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1st UAL 742 Retiree  
User currently offlineWomen_fly_too From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 813 times:

Today, UAL retired its first 747-238. (actually yesterday ~ depending on your time zone 27 OCT)
3 more will be retired on 31 OCT.

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 766 times:

So this was obviously one of the ones they bought from QF, then?

User currently offlineWomen_fly_too From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 757 times:

>So this was obviously one of the ones they bought from QF, then?

Leased, not bought. And I believe it was from AA; that is where the term "lemon-sisters" was derived.
Also, UAL is terminating their lease early - despite the penalties they must pay.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 748 times:

So how many does UAL own? 742 I mean

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 735 times:

good, that free's up 3 more 747-2 for cargo companies.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 730 times:

Expect Northwest cargo or UPS to snatch them up if they want to expand their long distance overseas networks.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineWomen_fly_too From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 679 times:

someone can correct me, but I'm going to say they had 7 742's.
Am I correct?


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 680 times:

I believe seven is the correct number!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


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