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United's Inter-europe Operations?  
User currently offlineUA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

A couple of days ago I came across a picture of a UA B722 in FRA. Now I was wondering if United had like PA short-haul inter-europe operations? And when did they stop operating?

UA933


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User currently offlineYukonTrader From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Hi UA933,

I recall that in 1992, United briefly used a handful of B727-222 for selected feeder flights from places like GVA, ZRH to CDG; As far as I remember all of the birds were old, non-advanced ones in the N764.U registration range (N7644U through N7647U perhaps?).

More info welcome, I have to rely on my memory here... Lukas


User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

They had a 727 running between CDG and ATH before dropping ATH.. That was mid 90's.. I remember seeing them elsewhere but I can't remember where.

User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 721 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

u nited took over the PanAm hub in LHR and all the 727 inter european routes went with it

User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

United flew the 727 out of LHR to many European cities in the early 90's, however it was a money loser and in the end those routes(slots) were effectively handed over to LH so they could feed the flights more profitably. I know alot of the UA Flight Attendants in LHR really miss doing those trips.

User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

IIRC, in later years UA also operated triangle runs such as IAD-BRU-LHR (?) - IAD


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User currently offlineUA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Thanks for the info guys but it would have been cool if they where still around here in europe with short-haul flights!
On the business side however it was a wise decision!



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User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 5):
IIRC, in later years UA also operated triangle runs such as IAD-BRU-LHR (?) - IAD

Actually, UA operated 763s for a while back in the mid and late 1990s on the LHR-AMS and LHR-BRU runs. In addition, they also had nonstop flights from IAD to AMS (with 777s for a while) and to BRU (always with 763s I think). These extensions from LHR were not really to provide connections as very few people flew on them. From what I heard, it was cheaper to operate them on the short flights to/from LHR and parking at the other cities instead of parking them all day in LHR.


User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

London to:

Amsterdam
Brussels

Paris to:

Athens
Berlin
Geneva


User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting Iowa744fan (Reply 7):
Actually, UA operated 763s for a while back in the mid and late 1990s on the LHR-AMS and LHR-BRU runs. In addition, they also had nonstop flights from IAD to AMS (with 777s for a while) and to BRU (always with 763s I think). These extensions from LHR were not really to provide connections as very few people flew on them. From what I heard, it was cheaper to operate them on the short flights to/from LHR and parking at the other cities instead of parking them all day in LHR.

Wasn't this eventually operated by Transavia? Or was that CO?


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7617 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting YukonTrader (Reply 1):
I recall that in 1992, United briefly used a handful of B727-222 for selected feeder flights from places like GVA, ZRH to CDG; As far as I remember all of the birds were old, non-advanced ones in the N764.U registration range (N7644U through N7647U perhaps?).

And in 1991. The 722s used included N7638U, N7642U, N7646U and N7647U all seen at LHR in 1991-92. I also saw '38U at BRU but believe most of the flights from LHR were to German cities to which UA still has (unused) 5th freedom rights.


User currently offlineMucflieger From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

UA had a B727 service MUC-LHR, which was marketed as a direct flight to SFO .
That was back in the early 90ies.


User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 8):
London to:

Amsterdam
Brussels

Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin as well. When LH and UA began their alliance in 1994 these routes were handed over to LH, to free up UA's LHR slots.


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