Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3021 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
UA has done a host of changes to the TPE station in the past few years.
Pre-2001, it was daily SFO-TPE on 744.
For some time after 9-11, it was downgauged to 772.
Then SARS hit in 2003 and there were no flights to TPE for a couple of months then only to come back as the SFO-NRT-TPE on a 772.
When traffic rebounded, SFO-NRT-TPE was upgauged to 744.
When SFO-NGO-TPE started with 772, the LAX-NRT-TPE route was flown with 772. Now the NRT-TPE segment is an extension from either JFK or ORD still flown with 772.