AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25 Posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
From what I was told, UAL used to fly 747-200s to Europe.
What routes did they fly?
UAL also flew 747-100s to CDG, LHR, FCO, MXP and FRA from IAD. The 741s to CDG, LHR and FRA were all replaced by 777s. FCO was dropped and MXP got a 767-300ER until April this year when a 777 was put on that route.
Does anyone know when the 777 replaced the 747s on these routes please?
Could anyone tell me when the MUC-IAD flight was started? Do they have any plan to switch to 777 on the route?
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
United started operating 777's in Europe shortly after getting them from boeing. After that, they began to phase out the 747 in Europe. Now, the 747-400 flys to Europe. The only flight that I know about is ft UA954. SFO - LHR.
Hope that helps.
Star321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
UA flew 747-400 on the IAD-FRA route last summer but it is 777 now as LH increased frequencies. UA started flying 747-400 on ORD-FRA in April though.
I'm not sure when UA started to fly IAD-MUC, but I think it was 1997. There are NO PLANS to switch to 777 on that flight as it already IS oberated by 777.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7897 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
When United received its first transatlantic routes they used a few modified 767-222's, along with a mixed bag of 747s...741s, 742s, and SPs. And by 1992 they started receiving 767-322ERs from Boeing which gradually became the standard bearer until the 777s come online. If you do a search UA even operated DC-10-30's to South America.... this was all before they had a dedicated Transatlantic-fleet.
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TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (15 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
Just some additional info:
UA started daily ORD-DUS-ORD service in 1996/7 (?), soon after AA pulled out of the route, using a 763. Last year, departure time in DUS was shifted from noon to 1535h, so that LH passengers could make connections to the westbound flight.
Hope that helps!
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8346 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (15 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
Actually, the 777 was first used on a trans-Atlantic route. Remember the first route for the 777-200 was IAD-LHR?
Right now, it appears that United will be using their 777 fleet mostly on international flights, with the exception of the few two-class planes that are used on longer-range domestic flights (SFO/LAX-HNL).