American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2097 times:
DC10's early to mid 90's? I don't agree. I would say the 80's for the DC-10. It was in the early to mid 90's (93/94) that United started phasing out the DC-10 in favor of the 777.
747-400: I would say mid 90's to early 2000's
777: I would say late 90's to present (mid 2000's)
767: I would say early 90's to early 2000's
Yes, I would say United was in its best shape during the second half of the 90's with a large fleet of 747-400's, 767's and 777's.
Now, when the narrowbodies are/were most active:
757: mid 90's to present (mid 2000's)
A319/320: mid 90's to present (mid 2000's)
737-300/500: early 90's to early 2000's
727: 70's, 80's and early 90's
DC-8: 60's, 70's and 80's
737-200: 70's, 80's and early 90's
Classic 747: 80's and early 90's
I don't mention the L-1011 because United only inherited a small fleet of those from Pan Am and those didn't stay long.