HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
six months ago, in september i was driving by sky harbor, and i noticed that there was a United 767-300 with the old color parked at a remote area toward the east side of the airport. i wondered what it was doing there. well, on may 13, 2006 i was coming back from SFO on United and we landed and i saw a 747-400 for United parked at that same area, and i even asked the flight attendant and she was surprised that there was a United 747-400 at Phoenix, and she couldn't answer.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
No United doesn't have any maintenace at Sky Harbor. The planes in question could have been enroute to Goodyear or Marana for storage or coming back out of storage. Recently a couple of ex-UA's 747-400 have been sold and have stopped at PHX enroute to AMS for repainting and service for the new owners.