ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8452 times:
My Uncle passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer on that same day-June 7, 1995; He never boarded a plane his entire life. I was in Keflavik at the time, the United Flight flew close to us in Iceland.
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2138 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8334 times:
Quoting SafetyDude (Reply 4): Why was the first flight from LHR to IAD, and not IAD to LHR?
My guess is because the flight was a public-relations event, both for Boeing and United. It would have been better to have the focus of attention to be a daytime flight, so the invitees/press are awake during the flight. LHR to IAD fits this objective. The arrival of the flight in IAD would make the evening newscasts on television and be reported in the morning newspapers.
Though, in 1970, the first 747 revenue flight (on Panam) was JFK to LHR.
[Edited 2005-06-08 05:40:51]
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StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 weeks ago) and read 8276 times:
I had the unique opportunity to see N777UA the day United actually took delivery of her in PDX, on Monday, 5/15/95...the day after I graduated from Willamette University in Salem, OR. Today, I live not 2 miles from where she was built, at PAE.
She left PAE or BFI that morning, flew up to YVR, and then down to PDX and parked on E5. I saw her from the terminal level and it looked ENORMOUS, and then my dad (lead mechanic for UA in PDX at the time) took me downstairs and we walked around the aircraft, and distinctly remember the "bigfoot" with six wheels on the main bogie. An AMAZING airplane! It wasn't until July 26th last year that I flew on my first 777, from LHR to ORD on #949.
I saw N777UA at IAD on my birthday last year, being prepped for #920 to LHR. I was on 916 heading to FRA that day.
Abba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 weeks ago) and read 8212 times:
With the competition increasing between A & B I wonder how long a life planes would have in production today. The 330 cannot be much older than the T7 and has already been (more or less) pushed out of the market by the 787 even if it in its day was a very good plane. Now the very same thing might well happen to the T7 because of the 350 - even if it (like what might happen to the 747 if we are very optimistic indeed and what has happened to the A300) could keep going for some time as an F-plane.
Personally I do not believe it is a bad thing that competition promotes innovation and improvements. It will help keep travel expenses affordable for all of us!
Zoom1018 From Taiwan, joined May 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 weeks ago) and read 8191 times:
Quoting Abba (Reply 15): . Now the very same thing might well happen to the T7 because of the 350
yeah well, perhaps it is correct to some customers regarding 777-200ER but I do not see it a case for 777-200LR, which is still not-competable. So if Boeing could make it even lighter (with composites,) it would be a plane for the next decades.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8163 times:
I love that UA has N777UA in new colors. I am very disappointed that her name was removed for that new paint. To me she will always be "Working Together." I've flown her twice, once IAD-CDG, and again SFO-ORD.
BTW Working Together and I share anniversaries, she started work 6-7-95 I started four years later 6-7-99. She's got 4 years senority on me.