747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
During the summer of 1997, United replaced one of there two daily 747 400 flights, from LAX to NRT with an 747 200B. I thought the aircraft was a 747 222B, but I herd the 747 222B's was only for JFK-NRT. So did United's used 747 238B for these flights?
PS: For those who saw those 747 222B on the JFK-NRT route take off. How powerful and loud was there take off, because JFK-NRT is pushing a 747 200B to it's max, and they had to have to use full power.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
I'm pretty sure it was the ex-Qantas -238B's which were used for the JFK-NRT flights, and the -222B (original United) were used everywhere else. The reason I say this is because the Qantas planes had the "L" shaped staircase along with the "Colliseum Class" seating in what was then Connoisseur Class.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6082 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
The -222Bs were with UA until early 2000 and mostly flew EWR-NRT until that route was discontinued in 1999 or so. I think the 747-222Bs flew to other routes for a short while before they were sold to NW who had them converted to freighters.
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UALMMflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2481 times:
IIRC, I took both LAX-NRT flights and the JFK-NRT in 1997. One of the LAX-NRT flights was indeed 742, and JFK-NRT was also on the 742. I frequently flew between United's US internaitonal gateways and NRT between 1995 and 2000, and I had only seen 744 between EWR and NRT.
I am not sure about which versions of 742 I was on, but I do know the JFK-NRT flight had over 30F seats and over 120 business class seats and a smaller Y cabin due to weight restriction for long JFK-NRT flight.
On the LAX-NRT ( Flight 876/875), the 742 was in regular configuration with 18F seats... that configuration was also used for SFO-NRT. UA had severak 747-100 in its fleet at the time, and they were used on many intra-Asia flights out of NRT, HNL-NRT, SFO-NRT, HNL-LAX/SFO, and also flew to CDG, LHR and destinations in Latin America from Miami.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Who would have though back as recent as ten years ago, UA & NW would be entirely removed on the TYO-NYC sector?
The two 747-222Bs were ordered exactly for the NYC-NRT runs just similar to JL's & NWs HGW 742s. While the most of the 742s that used to ply this range-demanding route in the late 1980s are still flying as freighters, the NW's 742s are now sitting in MZJ.