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Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s  
User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

In about 1 month's time all UA's 747 classic fleet will be withdrawn from service. They have been a leading aircraft in the fleet for many years. They have served honestly and with lots of dignity. The loss will be very sad but almost all 747 classics will be withdrawn soon.
GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!
Michael :-( :-( :-(


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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Most of those UA 747-200s will find work elsewhere by being converted to freighters rather than being scrapped.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Actually, the 742s have been gone for over a month. They have been sent down to the desert collecting dust.

User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!

And you'll be remembered in my mind as the first 747 I flew on! (DEN-IAD, July 1998)

Corey777


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!

Apart from the 8 or 9 people that were sucked out of one over the Pacific when a cargo door blew out, I presume.
Of course, UA simply repaired the a/c and put it back in service at a great rate of knots - obviously they don't believe in bad karma.




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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

...And obviously, it wasn't a 747-200.

(The -100 which did have the 'blow out' lived out its usefulness without another incident).

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

The first 747 I flew on was a United -200, HNL-LAX.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

My first 747 ride was a -238 from SFO to IAD in Business class. I remember that flight so well. I already miss those birds. From a maintence, and an economical standpoint I'm glad that they are gone. They kept breaking, and paying three pilots was costly.

User currently offlineWomen_fly_too From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

As others have pointed out...the 238's have been gone for over 1 month....
wft


User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

The cargo door - ripped off - I knew about the accident some time ago, but recently i heard on the news that the aircraft had a complete overhaul not a long time ago, and that it was still in service out of SFO. If it was -100 thats impossible. So was it a -200 or what?!

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

My only UA 742 flight...IAD-SFO, a few years back.

User currently offlineJumboClassic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Two of them (N151UA & N152UA) have already found a new home with NWA as freighters (not yet converted).

My first 747 flight was also a -200, but with BA. Their 15 -236s will be gone by next year to be converted to freighters.
JC


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2190 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

The aircraft that suffered the cargo door incident was a 747-122, reg# N4713U.

That particular aircraft is now registered to an outfit called Air Dabia. Supposedly it's stored at Plattsburgh, NY.


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