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Will UAL Go For Additional B 757s?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Hi everyone!

In the past, we have talked about whether UAL will order the B 737NGs or not and other models like the B 747-400s, B 777-300 etc etc.

However, it doesn't seem that they have been ordering any B 757s anymore. Though they own one of the largest 757 fleet.

Will UAL go for the B 757 anymore?

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Currently UA has 98 757s with the youngest being 4 years old. They may in time, but htye somply do not need anymore 757s right now. The 757 is a very reliable plane for United, and it works well for them, so they may order more...only if they need it. If the merger were to go through, they may order more, and replace the US Airways' 757s. YOu never know.

User currently offlineDelta763ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1634 times:



Definitely yes. UAL just receive a 757 not too long ago, a few weeks old, so yes, they seem to be ordering more 757 and that is a smart move.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Sure they will. They need a combinaton of 757s and A320s to replace their aging and loud 727s. I like the 727 for nostalgia's sake, but they're getting dirty and shabby inside and the seats are uncomfortable.

User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

AA as 102 on hand with 20 more for delivery

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

UAL should replace the B727s with some B 757s.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

United Airline,

United Airlines is replacing the 727 with the A320 aircraft

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I know that. I would say a mixture of B 757s and A 320. I personally like the B 757 a lot more.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

If they were to get more 757s, it would be for transcon. The A320 can do transcon...but barly, the A319 is better for transcon, but only seats 126pax. If UA were to expand its east/west operations out of SEA, PDX, SFO, and LAX they may order more 757s.

The A320 is the 727 replacment, as well as some 757s.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

When will all the 727s be completely phased out?

They should be kept till 2007/2008.


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

U A

you've got to understand that UA is trying to eliminate all of its 3 person flight decks. The 727s are expencive as all hell to operate, and half of the time they are broken.

There are current;y 75 in the fleet. Over the next three years they will be phased out. 25 will be leaving next year. They will be gone with in a matter of months, then the next year 25 will go, and so on.

I can tell you that most flight attendants hate those planes. There is only one galley cart on board. It is stocked with beverages. When they have to do meal service, they whole thing is done on foot. Yes you guessed it...the three f/a's in coach have to serve over 100 people running back and fourth from the galley.

Operations will be much simpler when the 727s are gone. Currently there is no replacement for the 75 planes. Who knows what UA will do?


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Usually the A320 is fine cross country. As my name indicates, I do it frequently. But, I have experienced several coast to coast flights when a United A320 couldn't have a full passenger load because of headwinds and cargo. A couple of times they bumped most of the middle seat passengers. A good combination of 757s and A320s/310s gives UAL good flexibility in putting the right aircraft on the right route at the right times of year.

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