Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
What date? It's in the schedule as an A320. In the past they've used a 757, too. However, this time of year with the popularity of flying South to warm up, there are many equipment substitutions. In fact, United used a 757 mainline the other day on IAD-MCO, which is usually just Ted.
Fight 847 is the feeder flight to United's late evening (9:00 hour) departures to South America from IAD. Often more than half of the flight is transferring to EZE, MVD, GIG or GRU. Nice that United has the variety of aircraft to meet demand....though I can't figure out why they don't use a 777 or 747 on their South America flights for this time of year (December to April). Fights are over sold and sometimes weight restricted....leaving valuable cargo behind.