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United 918/919 From 747 To 777  
User currently offlineHARLEYF150 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Does anyone know why United have changed the UA918/UA919 from Washington to Heathrow from a 747 to a 777.Ever since the 1st of April United have used the 777 in favour of the 747 which was the only United 747 service into Heathrow.Thanks

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

It's because the 744's have been redeployed for the summer where UA needs them most, i.e Asia (HKG IIRC).

I was scheduled to fly on one of these 744's from LHR to IAD; unfortunately on that day fools upfront made a poupovesque landing and damaged the aircrhaaft, thus got rerouted in a 772. Rhaa !

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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 1):
I was scheduled to fly on one of these 744's from LHR to IAD; unfortunately on that day fools upfront made a poupovesque landing and damaged the aircrhaaft, thus got rerouted in a 772. Rhaa !

Count me into the 'missed the 747 on UA919' crowd...was happily pre-assigned seats on upper deck. Arrived at check-in and asked where I was going. 'Washington'....'Oh you've been moved to the earlier flight...a 777'. Normally I don't give a hoot about aircraft type but missing out on upper deck when I had requested those flights was annoying...even more so the fact we left late, about the same time as the 747!  Angry
UA Business Class: IAD-LHR-IAD (w/pics) (by Fbgdavidson Feb 22 2006 in Trip Reports)



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