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User currently offlineTriscl From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9021 times:

I know there has been a lot of talk of UA bringing back the 747's these days. I just wanted to say I went through LAX on Sunday and saw four UA 744's-- three parked next to each other at the end of T7, and economics aside, all I have to say is: gorgeous.

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User currently offlineKl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8878 times:

Yes....


It is a very good sign!

Good Luck for United Airlines!

We Wish you The Best!


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747-400 Routes-
(give or take a 777)

SFO-DEN
LAX-DEN
SFO-ORD
LAX-ORD
LAX-IAD
SFO-NRT
SFO-SEL
SFO-TPE
SFO-PEK
SFO-SHA
SFO-HKG
LAX-NRT
SFO-SYD
LAX-SYD


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What Routes it would be nice to see the 747-400 on-
SFO-LHR
SFO-CDG
SFO-FRA
SFO-KIX
SFO-HNL... those were the good days!
SFO-JFK
SFO-IAD
LAX-HNL... those were the good days!
LAX-JFK
LAX-IAD
ORD-HNL
ORD-LHR
ORD-FRA
ORD-CDG
ORD-GRU
JFK-LHR
IAD-MIA
IAD-GRU
IAD-LHR
IAD-FRA
IAD-CDG
MIA-GRU
MIA-EZE
DEN-HNL
DEN-MIA
DEN-SEA
SEA-NRT


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User currently offlineTriscl From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8794 times:

Actually after looking at that list, I am trying to figure out where they were going. One was definitely 891 to NRT. Another one, and I thought this was strange when I saw it, was going to Sydney, but it was at noon or so, so it didn't make sense, since their SYD flight goes late in the evening. I can't remember the flight no, but I am SURE it was going to Sydney. I sat in front of the gate agent as he closed the flight. That would be one DELAYED flight. Not sure about the other one, but I think was going to Denver.

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5617 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8635 times:

KI777jfk,

You listed UA 744s among current svcs on LAX -IAD. And among 'it would be nice to see' routes. It is a current LAX-IAD run. And shortly, LAX-LHR will be a 744 run as will a SFO-LHR, ORD-LHR and either JFK or IAD to LHR.


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5617 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8618 times:

KI777jfk,

You listed UA 744s among current svcs on LAX -IAD. And among 'it would be nice to see' routes. It is a current LAX-IAD run. And shortly, LAX-LHR will be a 744 run as will a SFO-LHR, ORD-LHR and either JFK or IAD to LHR.


BN747

And if traffic continues upwards, we may get our LAX-KIX and LAX-HKG runs back...now that would rock!



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineKl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8580 times:

I am a California boy....

I am game for any part of United Airlines ruling the skies again!

GO UNITED!



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8481 times:

I'm fairly sure SFO-ICN is a 777, as are some of the other routes.

N


User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8454 times:

*waiting patiently on the UA information minister (Mr. Contrail) to come in and proclaim victory*

Those UA 747-400s sure do look funny flying for Thai Airways still in UA colors. Anyone want to take bets on when the 744s returned to service go back to the desert?


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5617 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8438 times:

Right on KI777jfk....but don't get me wrong..I'm by no means a UAL fan ...but hey since they have the largest US fleet of 744s...hell yea...bring 'em on, the more the better. Just why didn't Crandall go with the 744s...I could get behind that 100%. But reality is .....UAL, so reluctantly, I too shout, 'Go United!'

BN747

I remember Crandall commenting about how it was a mistake not to get in on a 744 order earlier in the game. I think if they did and given the way they manage their operation vs UAL....wow..the thought is staggering.
SA)">AA 744s on
SA - Texas">DFW-LGW
SA - Texas">DFW-FRA
SA - Texas">DFW-CDG
SA - Texas">DFW-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - Texas">DFW-EZE
SA - Texas">DFW-GRU
SA - Texas">DFW-SA - California">LAX
SA - Texas">DFW-SA - Hawaii">HNL
SA - New York">JFK-LHR (5)
SA - New York">JFK-CDG
SA - New York">JFK-FRA
SA - New York">JFK-FCO
SA - New York">JFK-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT (2)
SA - New York">JFK-KIX
SA - New York">JFK-HKG
SA - New York">JFK-GRU/GIG
SA - New York">JFK-JNB
SA - New York">JFK-SA - California">LAX
SA - Illinois">ORD-LHR (3)
SA - Illinois">ORD-FRA
SA - Illinois">ORD-CDG
SA - Illinois">ORD-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - Illinois">ORD-SEL
SA - Illinois">ORD-SA - Hawaii">HNL
SA - Illinois">ORD-BOM/DEL
SA - California">LAX-SA - New York">JFK-(Europe)
SA - California">LAX-SA - Florida">MIA-(SA)
SA - California">LAX-LHR
SA - California">LAX-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - California">LAX-KIX
SA - California">LAX-HKG
SA - California">LAX-SYD
SA - California">LAX-MEL
SA - California">LAX-SA)">AA), New Zealand">AKL

Had SA)">AA pulled that off....NWA would be running for cover and UAL would in a museum now. And BA, AF and LH would not be as dominate in the US marketplace as they are now. I take that back...maybe they would be..but it sure be a blood bath! The question...who would be left standing or on life-support?

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineKl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8383 times:

The AA 777's are nice....

but ...

nothing.... nothing ...

has the influence of a mighty 747-400 on takeoff, or landing...

with the exception of the Concorde  Sad


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

I was looking into taking a 744 LAX-ORD or IAD this December,but they weren't flying them according to the downloadable timetable. So I took a SNA-ORD flight instead on a 757.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8272 times:

Sure would be nice to see more UA 747-400s flying. I agree that AA should have bought the 747-400 earlier on; it would do well on their European and Pacific routes and they could be more competitive with UA and NWA. The 777, though a nice aircraft, doesn't have the presence or the personality of the 747.

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5617 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8222 times:

United_Fan, that SUX...you're right, they pulled it. I checked all the way into next July and it's still a no show! Bummer. But somehow I get the weird feeling...it'll be back if the continue to keep the IAD hub thriving.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8163 times:

You're right,BN747,you would think that they would wait til after Jan 1st to pull transcon 74's ,but hopefully they are needed for Asian ops.
I'de like to fly on a 74,as it and the 762 are the only mainline UA I haven't been on.



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineLImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

Triscl - Yeah, I agree seeing three 744's parked together is a nice sight.
SFO is also a good spot to see many UA744's together especially in the late morning/noon you can see Flights 837, 853, 857, 805, 152.

BN747 - I would also like to see UA's SFO-TPE and SFO-PEK routes back in action.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8109 times:

LHR is down to go back to 4 daily 744 flights:
LAX
ORD
SFO
and another I'm not 100%sure about.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Most of the routes mentioned by Kl777JFK are not operated by a 744. UA does not fly SFO-TPE SFO-PEK at all currently.

Current UA 744 routes :

SFO-PVG
SFO-NRT-BKK
SFO-HKG-SIN
SFO-SYD
LAX-NRT
LAX-SYD
ORD-HKG
ORD-NRT-TPE

and very soon

SFO-LHR
IAD-LHR
ORD-IAD
SFO-DEN

Take Care

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5617 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7788 times:

Don't forget to add LAX-LHR, 777man. It's already in the skeds.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineRoyalOrchid773 From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7673 times:

The777Man
I'm sorry to correct you but UA flight to Bangkok is still B777. I would love to see UA744 in BKK too someday, I hope.
Thanks anyway for the info,
RoyalOrchid773


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7536 times:

With UA two of it's 4 x daily services IAD-LHR is opearted by 747's (well at least in December it is)



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7477 times:

Guys, you forgot SFO-ORD and ORD-SFO are also operated by a 747-400. I can't wait to see them back in Denver - gotta list myself on a flight and go!



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Long Live UA ////

Alex.



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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7368 times:

UA 837/838 have been 744s since 1 October. I flew them about 2 weeks ago, they were definitely 744s !

Unfortunately, 800/801 between NRT and SIN will be reverting to 777s instead of 744s.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7229 times:

BN747: LAX-LHR will go to a 744 in Apr04 so it's not currently flown with a 744.

RoyalOrchid773: BKK-NRT changed to a 744 on 1Oc03.

Aussie747: IAD-LHR will go to 3 daily flights starting begininng of Nov03 and one of them will be a 744.

AN-225: SFO-ORD will also start begininng of Nov03 but it's not currently flown with a 744.

No 744 to DEN; my mistake. Confused it with SFO-ORD.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

I flew SFO-ORD on a 744. Look at this picture, this is the proof.


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Alex.



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User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1086 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7070 times:

I flew on N122UA (B747-400) SFO-ORD on 5th September 2003 flight number UA 150. That aircraft just came back from NRT (I saw..and took!!...freshly menus left in seat pockets C class).

Don't know if they change the aircraft to a smaller one already?

NET



Let's just blame it on yields.
25 The777Man : AN-225: I'm sure you flew on a 744 but I looked at the schedules this week and I did not see any 744s between SFO and ORD. It's always nice to fly on
26 KaiTakFan : Yeah go ahead forget about the poor little SYD-MEL-SYD route on the 747-400! It would sure be nice to get LAX-MEL back into action as well!
27 LImamura : The777Man - I checked in my computer right now and I see 744 on SFO-ORD routes: UA 152, Departure SFO is 1:40pm Arrival in ORD is 7:41pm. ORD-SFO UA 8
28 Ual777contrail : Glad to see more 747's into LHR, would be nice to get the 777 back to AKL. There was a thread floating around about 2 weeks ago that had another list
29 Post contains images Flynavy : Maybe a bit off-topic, but I'll never forget the day back in the mid-1990's at Orlando when I saw a UA 747SP in old colors landing on 18R. Definitely
30 Post contains links and images Kl777jfk : Remember the 747-400 on the following routes?? View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Abbott SFO-HNL SFO-KOA LAX-HNL ORD-LAS LAX-AKL LAX-MEL She is m
31 Luv2fly : UA has dropped AKL from its route map.
32 Dinker225 : Why doesn't United fly nonstop from the US to Melbourne? Didn't they at one point? Now it is direct from the US to Sydney then a short hop over to Mel
33 Kl777jfk : Luv2Fly, There is always a chance that it will return.. It was a great flight... Service was impeccable! The flight always parked alongside the Sydney
34 United_Fan : Kl777jfk,how often did UA put 744's into LAS ? There is only 1 pic of one . Was it a sub for a DC-10 ? That would be sweet if they brought that back,a
35 UALPHLCS : Does anyone have a pic of the former UA 747 flying for Thai in UA's colors? I went looking in the DB but came up blank.
36 Nudelhirsch : Oh what a great bird! I remeber sitting on a UA 744 from IAD to DEN...we had to wait in IAD, due to technical probs...3 hrs in the evening heat, moist
37 BN747 : UALPHLCS, I think that deal has been squashed! BN747
38 DIA : Yeah, unfortunately, at least for the time being, Denver has no UA 744 service. . .even where it seems to be needed. For example, I'm booked on a coup
39 Post contains images United1 : Actually there is an airline called Thai Orient (I think that's the name ) (not TG) that is flying a 747-200 in UA colors minus the tail and titles. A
40 Shortfinals : kaitakfan, That poor little SYD-MEL-SYD run is my favourite flight on a 744. Was on UA815 SYD-MEL yesterday morning. Pax load was probably no more tha
41 The777Man : Llmamura and everyone: Just checked at work and yes, UA does currently fly 744s SFO-ORD. My mistake, UA does fly it until 25Oct03. Looks like I also f
42 Nethkt : Just check www.amadeus.net and found out that UA will fly... SFO-LHR LAX-LHR AID-LHR with B744s again (I checked on January 2004) Any other routes wit
43 DIA : Hate to bring this post back all the way to the beginning, but I'd rather do this than post a whole new one. . . Earlier this week, I think it was Tue
44 L1011Lover : Hello all, ...I´m very sorry to disappoint you guys! Someone said it is a good sign, that UA is bringing back its 747-400 into service! That is not q
45 UAL777CONTRAIL : DIA, There is a reason I have added you to the respected users list, you never seem to amaze me. You are the true aviation buff, You always have such
46 StevenUhl777 : Dinker225: Yes...at one point there was a nonstop between LAX and MEL. Flight 842 or 847...one of those two...someone else would have to confirm that
47 9V-SVE : Hope they fit those 744s with PTVs...they do longer segments than the 763s and still don't get PTVs???? What kind of logic is that? Based on the summe
48 UAL777CONTRAIL : 9V, I couldn't agree with you more, they need PTV'S. Hope UAL will insall them. ual 777 contrail
49 United Airline : Heard that the deal with Thai is dead in the water. Is that true????? PTVs? I am sure they will, when they have the money.
50 Nethkt : 4 of UA's 744 are sold to TG!!
51 United Airline : Only 4? Not 7????? Actually 2 of UAL's B 747-400s are wired for PTVs in the Economy Class Section. The two which were originally planned for Northwest
52 United Airline : L1011Lover, A few flight attendants told me that they prefer the B 747-400. -Desmond
53 RayChuang : I actually foresee UA selling off much of their 747-400 fleet, leaving about 22-24 planes for use on their transpacific service. However, if the econo
54 UAL Bagsmasher : UA is currently flying a B744 on ORD-IAD-ORD as flight 382/383 every day. It just started today.
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