UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9 Posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
United is retiring its 4 DC10-30 freighters this week. The last flights are as follows:
N1859U> NRT-ORD as flight 9206 on Dec 22
N1853U> KIX-LAX as flight 9208 on Dec 22
N1852U> NRT-ORD as flight 9206 on Dec 23
N1854U> MNL-LAX as flight 9208 on Dec 23
These aircraft will not be replaced. UA is getting out of the dedicated freighter business this week.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
Most of those DC-10s have been out of service for the past year! This leaves one DC-10 (3056) in pax service. That plane is shuttling between ORD and BWI.
It should be gone by the end of the year.
The current scheduled retirements are to eliminate all 3 person cockpits.
-All 747-200s have been retired
-DC-10s are gone by the end of the year
-727s are gone in 3 years
-737-200s, the remaining 24 have no retirement scheduled yet. They are going through "D" check (HMV) at IND, and will most likely be hear for four more years. There is currently no replacement for the 732.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1332 times:
United still has 3 DC10-30's in Pax service. N1856U, N1857U, and N1858U. They are flying ORD-BWI, ORD-LAS, ORD-HNL, and ORD-LAX. I think they stopped flying the ORD-PHX and ORD-MCO routes recently. These three aircraft will be retired around mid-February, 2001.
Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
The 737-200 was orgininally designed for 2-man, but the only way United could order it was to have 3 pilots in there because that's how they did things back then, 3-man crew. They say the 3rd guy got to ride around some before he could become a first officer, but now United has changed that, right?
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7896 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Oh... did not know that, the last few timetables I checked showed 727/757/767... I do remember the day when both United and American had daily DC-10s in Phoenix, especially in the winter. Those days are now long gone.
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