NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 633 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
Well, doesn't UAL use 777's on all trans-Atlantic operations? Or does it still use some 767ER's? Seems to me that they don't use 747s anymore there; those are confined to trans-Pacific routes.
Depending on the season, UA uses a mix of 763, 772, and 744 for their Trans-Atlantic flights. Currently, United runs 747-400s on SFO-LHR and IAD-LHR. During the Spring/Summer seasons 744s are used on SFO-FRA, IAD-FRA, IAD-LHR. It is interesting to note that the 744 is dropped from the SFO-LHR sector and replaced with a 777 during the Spring/Summer season.
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
Legacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1866 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
The SFO-LHR run was done by a 747-400 most of the summer/Spring. The SFO-CDG run was done by a 777 the same time period. LHR will drop back to 2 777 during the Fall-Spring and SFO-CDG will drop to a 767 the same time period. We can expect the same aircraft for 2005.