Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4651 times:
Recent days have seen some 747-400's of UAL at Sea-Tac. I saw one arrive Monday, May 17 around 0800. Another was there Wednesday, May 19, leaving sometime after 1600. Were these diversions? Any info appreciated, especially registrations of said planes.
UAL777CONTRAIL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4372 times:
They were replacements, one I believe was a 767 replacement.
It was a bad day in DEN, full flights and over sells. I checked the status of a flight I needed to get a lady on and they upgraded the plane to a 747, she was happy and I was happy and she left me alone for the rest of the day.
Ulfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
Thanks for posting that. I had noticed that too and thought it was unusual. Usually the only four engine aircraft I see into Boeing field are SAS A340s, BA 744s, some EVA 744s and the occasional CargoLux 744. I pointed out the UA 744 to my fiance and she was more or less "big deal you airplane geek" :-P
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Are you sure about that China Eastern 744? Unless they have acquired some cargo ones recently or are wet-leasing them from someone like Atlas, they don't have any 747s. They have concentrated their longhaul on 343s, 346s, and the MD11s until the latter are disposed of (I think that they decided to convert them to cargo). Or, did you mean Air China? I don't recall them flying to SEA though.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3843 times:
as well as BAX and DHL with DC-8's
Great to see those old UA DC-8's still flying proud!
Actually, I'd bet a few lattes that those DC-8s actually fly into BFI, not SEA.
Someone had posted a rumor that UA would start putting 744's on the SEA-NRT route soon, and guess that was the 1% of all rumors that actually come true? I would think they're only seasonal, and we can expect 772's back in the fall.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3458 times:
Thanks for the info, I found out from an ACARS log that the Wednesday a/c was N175UA, came in as UA 755, and departed as UA 758. So that takes care of that one. Still looking for info about the Monday morning arrival that I saw.
My wife's reaction to my excitement about airplanes is often similar to your fiance's; but at times she does try to indulge me and even can name a few planes herself. My older son, turning eight later this year, is getting to be after my own heart. He already likes the 747 the most, and wants to know what all the planes are.