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UA LAX-BOS 1992  
User currently offlineScallar From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Back in April 1992 me and my family went over to the US on vacation. We flew BA 757 CPH-LHR, then BA 744 LHR-LAX. We stayed in San Diego for a couple of weeks (until the Rodney King riots in L.A settled down). Then we flew UA LAX-BOS to visit my brother who lived there. Now, my question is... Does anyone know what kind of equipment UA used on the LAX-BOS route at the time? I can't remember what it was. My dad says it was a widebody (probably 767), but I have a slight memory of a narrowbody. Could UA have used a 757? This was in the beginning of May 1992 (like 4-6th) and we took off from LAX in the afternoon and arrived to BOS pretty late in the night.

Thanks!
/Scallar

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User currently offlineTozairport From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

It was probably a 757 or a 767-200/300. It could have been a DC-10 I suppose. The DC-8's were gone by then and I think that leg would be a bit long for a 727. If it was a widebody, more than likely it was a 767-200 as the 300's had the lion share of the international back then. I hope that helps...


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting Scallar (Thread starter):
Does anyone know what kind of equipment UA used on the LAX-BOS route at the time? I can't remember what it was. My dad says it was a widebody (probably 767), but I have a slight memory of a narrowbody. Could UA have used a 757? This was in the beginning of May 1992 (like 4-6th) and we took off from LAX in the afternoon and arrived to BOS pretty late in the night.

A 757 or a 767 would be your best bet on the route, as both United and American operated some mix of the two for years. Post 9/11, it has been almost exclusively 757s for UA (also, only 2 flights a day    ) while AA has gone all the way down to all 738 service, though now has a mix of 738s and 757s

[Edited 2005-11-30 18:24:18]


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User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
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Quoting Tozairport (Reply 1):
It was probably a 757 or a 767-200/300. It could have been a DC-10 I suppose. The DC-8's were gone by then and I think that leg would be a bit long for a 727. If it was a widebody, more than likely it was a 767-200 as the 300's had the lion share of the international back then. I hope that helps...

True, although I'm not sure if 757's were utilized on transcon flights, then. Hmmmm....

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 3):
True, although I'm not sure if 757's were utilized on transcon flights, then. Hmmmm....

Yes they were. United has used them on transcons since their introduction of the type in 1989



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User currently offlineScallar From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2169 times:

Thanks alot, guys! However, I was actually hoping to rule out the 767 to prove my dad wrong. Big grin

Quoting Tozairport (Reply 1):
It was probably a 757 or a 767-200/300. It could have been a DC-10 I suppose. The DC-8's were gone by then and I think that leg would be a bit long for a 727.

I'm certain it was a twin, so the DC10, 727 and DC8 are all ruled out.
Ah well, when hearing this from the experts on the subject (you guys), I'm pretty sure now that it was a 767. My slight narrowbody memory is probably from the BA 757 LHR-CPH connection. It was such a long time ago...

Cheers!
/Scallar


User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I'm sorry to say my oldest OAG is from 1995 but at that time United seems to have been operating four 757s and one A320 a day. The 320 was the redeye flight.


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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

i have the May 1992 OAG

United had 2 nonstops LAX-BOS, both 757's

UA 174 left LAX 0800 arrived BOS 1627
UA 180 left LAX 1255 arrived BOS 2123

looks like you were on UA 180 that day!

American had 2 nonstop DC-10's
Northwest had 1 nonstop 757


chris

[Edited 2005-12-01 04:07:56]


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User currently offlineScallar From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 7):
i have the May 1992 OAG

United had 2 nonstops LAX-BOS, both 757's

UA 174 left LAX 0800 arrived BOS 1627
UA 180 left LAX 1255 arrived BOS 2123

looks like you were on UA 180 that day!

That's awesome, Chris! So I was right after all. It was a narrowbody. Wohoo! Big grin
Thanks alot!

/Scallar


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