Mason747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2950 times:
Most likely was the -30ER series. The -40 series was only ordered by JAL and Northwest. It was the first long range variant that was offered. The DC-10s most likely had 3 class service as well. The 747-200 had a full range of 6700 miles and the -30ER had a range of 6500 miles. The SP had the same range as the 30-ER at 6500. The 100 only had a range of 4500 miles.
FL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2833 times:
ya i remember being on one of those flights back when i was a little kid. the flight was only like 11-12hours
wasn't that bad, but i remember landing in tapai or japan, don't remember that part. but it was deffienently and DC-10-30er
Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2550 times:
Yes, in fact they were -30s. My neighbor is a retired UA captain, and flew that route many times. No way could a -10 make that. Don't understand why UA dropped that route? Well, NW couldn't make it work either. I would love to see CX try it, the A343 would be a great fit. I don't see UA or NW starting this one up any time soon. Next intl destination from SEA: CDG or FRA.
AlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2499 times:
How long did UA lease the DC10-30's? That route was a DC10 for about 10 years or more if I'm not mistaken. It only went to the 747sp after UA bought the Pan Am pacific routes.
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 7): It amazes me that there are two airlines flying to Taipei and two airlines flying to Seoul from Seattle, yet there are no airlines flying to HKG.
Could not agree more. And don't forget the double daily to NRT.
I never thought that UA would pull SEA-HKG. And I doubt it was due to the flight not making money. The reason I remember it being cut was the thinking that going to HKG via SFO was no big deal.
Personally I would like to see SQ in SEA. Maybe a SEA-HKG-SIN route? I think the connections in Taipei/Seoul/Tokyo are good and with almost double daily flight on all those it's makes for alot choices. However I think SEA-HKG would work very well for any airline that started it!!
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8739 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
Quoting AlexInWa (Reply 9): I never thought that UA would pull SEA-HKG. And I doubt it was due to the flight not making money. The reason I remember it being cut was the thinking that going to HKG via SFO was no big deal.
I could be completely wrong here - but I thought that they were required to relinquish the rights when they bought PAs transpacific routes
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