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United At LHR In 1996 Question  
User currently offlineMl007 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Hello all,

Trying to give my memory a jolt, I'm wondering if anyone could be of help - I'm trying to figure out the equipment that United used at LHR in 1996, specifically on UA954 from SFO on July 8th, and UA921 to IAD on July 25. I'm assuming UA still had their (at the time) new 777 on the route to IAD, as that was the inaugural route in June of 1995. The only thing I have to go on for the SFO flight is a blurry picture of a 747-400 I took as a child on the trip, but I'm not sure if it was the specific aircraft I flew on or not.

Any help would be much appreciated, as I have exhausted all other means that I know of.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

I'm guessing it would either be a 747 or a 767. At that time, UA had mostly pulled the 747 classics and DC10s from international routes. There were only a few 777s operating out of IAD and ORD to LHR and FRA.

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7228 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

The 9 July timetable shows a 767 on 954 and a 777 on 921.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8668 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Hi Timiz

I think I can help.

UAL954 departing SFO on 8 July 1996 and arriving at LHR on 9 July was operated by 763 N657UA.

UAL921 departing LHR for IAD on 25 July 1996 was operated by 772 N775UA.

The above data is recorded at:


This site has a fairly comprehensive listing of all flights to and from LHR and LGW for recent years and even lists some flights from more than thirty years ago.

You will need the archived section for all data older than two months.

User currently offlineMl007 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

VV701 - Thank you so much! That an absolutely incredible find, and very much appreciated. I know that in the US the Bureau of Transportation has a similar website for domestic flights, but I've been unable, up to this point, to find any sort of international data.

Thanks again,


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

In 1996, UA's operations ex-LHR consisted of the following:

JFK (3 daily, all 767-300ER)
EWR (1 daily, 777)
IAD (3 daily, 767, 777)
LAX (1 daily, 777)
SFO (2 daily, 747, 767)
DEL (1 daily, 767)
ORD (2 daily, 767)

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