Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
UA 777 Question?  
User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

I was looking at airfleets and somesthing struck me as odd. UA has 7 or so 777's that have gone to Air India and Varig.

Why give up some 777's that are only 5 or 6 years old and keep the older ones?


You mad Bro???
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting AlexInWa (Thread starter):
Why give up some 777's that are only 5 or 6 years old and keep the older ones?

These things called bankruptcy, shredding capacity, high leases, etc.


User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Wouldn't these be leased from the same place at the same price? Say the 1995 frames?


You mad Bro???
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5727 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

The 1995 frames are 777-200A, as in, NOT -ER... not much market value for Varig and Air India.
I believe they were intended to be domestic DC-10 replacements. But it quickly became apparent that the 2ER was the way to go. Most airlines don't even own any -200As. American, Delta, Continental... all -ERs.
I suspect that's why they got rid of the newer ones- because they could. And their 777 lease rates were higher than their 744 lease rates. In the end, they ended up getting rid of several of both those types. But at first, they were parking brand new, never flown for revenue birds. I think there are pics in this database of UA 772s sitting around Seattle...

Hope that proves useful.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Five of the 8 ex-UA 777-222s, were indeed -200/ER (N789UA, N790UA, N205UA, N207UA and N208UA).

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
UA 777 Equip Question posted Sun Mar 12 2006 15:21:51 by 777DadandJr
UA 777 Business Class Question posted Thu Sep 19 2002 22:34:54 by Ualisthebst
Quick Question About UA 777's In Hawaiian Market posted Wed Apr 11 2001 03:57:00 by US A333 PIT
UA Website Question posted Mon Oct 16 2006 17:08:14 by Eastern023
UA 777 Parked At HNL posted Fri Oct 6 2006 03:47:23 by FL370
Why UA 777 In MKE Today posted Wed Oct 4 2006 21:45:45 by Legacytravel
UA 777's At SEA posted Tue Aug 29 2006 07:46:47 by Bartond
Whats A UA 777 Doing In Hong Kong posted Fri Jul 21 2006 23:15:57 by FL370
UA 777 Fleet posted Mon Jun 12 2006 19:18:25 by Rwylie77
YYC Spotters: UA 777 Is Here Right Now posted Thu Apr 20 2006 23:18:40 by VonRichtofen