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UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!  
User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Just found this picture whilst randomly browsing through...what is this UA727 doing in LHR?!?!....Surely the 727s don't have the range to fly across the pond!!

Tom

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User currently offlineAmwest25 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

If I remember correctly UA at one time had internal flights within Europe.

User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Based on the date, I would guess that it was one of UAs 727s that were based in Europe for inter-continental routes that UA gained from Pan Am when it went under.
I know that TWA, Delta and Pan Am all use to fly 727 equipment throughout Europe.


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Yes, they did. It operated LAX-ORD-GDR-SNN-LHR.

Just like Iberia has MAD-MIA service on an A319!


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Great flight! You should try it sometime!  Big thumbs up

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

When United first bought Pan Am's LHR slots, in 1991, it inherited a few intra-Europe routes that were used to feed Pan Am flights to the USA. PA and subsequently, UA flew LHR to BRU, AMS, FRA, and I believe MUC. The LHR-BRU/AMS flights survived well into the late 1990's but were operated with B767-300 aircraft, that originated at JFK.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

I think Hamburg was also another destination they served from Heathrow.


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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

United also briefly based a few 727-200's at CDG, and operated flights to GVA, ZRH, and ATH from there. These flights were feeding UA nonstops to LAX, SFO, ORD, and IAD, all of which for a time (this was 1991/92) were flown with B767-200's.



User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

TXL was another city that was served. I flew it in May 1993.

User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

I found a few more shots of American airlines operators of 727s within Europe.


In FRA


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In HAM


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In CDG

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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

TWA operated B727-200's from FCO to ATH and then on to CAI and the reverse route, in 1985. This aircraft then connected to the daily FCO-JFK 747-100 service.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Actually, NonRevKing, those IB A319's in MIA are not for Transatlantic flights. IB operates a minihub in MIA for flights to Latin America for pax connecting from MAD. IB uses these A319's for these flights to destinations such as MEX, SJO, PTY, etc.

User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Cory...

Your scarcasm detector not working today?

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Apparently it's broken. That's surprising, because normally I'm really sarcastic. Oh well. Sorry.  Sad

User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Pan Am & TWA operated a fleet of 727's in Europe till the early 90's not only to provide feeder services for their flights accross the pond but also for flights from various cities around Europe to West Berlin. Before the fall of the wall, the only airlines into and out of West Berlin were US, British and French carriers, no other carriers (including LH) were allowed by a treaty signed in the late 1940's between the Allies and the Soviets. So when UA took over PA's routes, it had to continue those services to West Berlin and for a while which they inherited from PA.


"Those who talk, do not know, and those who know, do not talk."
User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
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"So when UA took over PA's routes, it had to continue those services to West Berlin and for a while which they inherited from PA."

Skyguy, the IGS (Berlin) routes were sold to Lufthansa in May 1990 (transfered Oct-1990), ahead of the LHR/UA October 1990 sale (transfered Apr-1991). UAL never received the IGS routes.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Did UA really fly 767-200s transatlantic like someone said above? In 1991-92? Do they have -200ERs?

User currently offlineCbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

If I remember correctly, I saw a pic of a Sun country airlines 727 at London Gatwick. Can anyone back me up??? It must have been a charter flight, but that is still a long flight on a 727!!


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

It's kinda like NW with the 757's doing routes in Asia. But, I just put 66,890lbs of fuel in a 727 the other day, maybe it's possible! hahaha.

Cory ignore Brian, it's just that he's not funny.  Big grin


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Very Funny, Justin! It's kinda like with NW into their flight to Asia and it is doing very well. You already did went to NRT from last month and can you write with the trip report for me, please?

Regards!


User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2012 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

I believe the UA 727-222's that were European based were the old "lead sled" non advanced with the Dash 7A engines, N7620U - N7647. The one in the picture above I think is N7644U. These aircraft had an additional exit at Row 8 which was eventually made non functional. Look at the windows in front of the two over wing exits. You can see the outline of the door if you look closely.

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