Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
UA used to have a daily 777 flight from DEN to EWR, but the 777 has been removed from the route for quite a while now, and the schedules show no 777s indefinetly. I'm wondering if/when we could expect the plane on this route again? I hope it comes back... that route is usually the only time I get to fly on that wonderful plane and airline
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
I'm pretty certain 777s existed on DEN-EWR because of the now-dormant EWR-LHR route. United's EWR-LHR flight actually began and terminated at DEN; the reason for this was to create a direct routing from DEN to LHR (UA does not and cannot fly DEN-LHR nonstop). A similar situation occurs with United's SEA-Tokyo Narita flight--UA flies the same aircraft on DEN-SEA first in order to make a direct connection from DEN to NRT.
Chances are, you will not see 777s on DEN-EWR unless UA reinstates EWR-LHR.