FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
There are only going to be a few 777 flights across the Pacific, and those flights will be additional flights, and will not replace any of the 747-400's (with the obvious SEA-NRT exception). The 747-400's will return to the Pacific very soon, with UA re-opening the SFO-SEL flight, the 2nd daily SFO-HKG flight, LAX-KIX, ORD-KIX, the 2nd SFO-KIX (or is that the 3rd?), HNL-NRT, HNL-KIX, and many, many other flights that were taken out of UA's system. So to be brief, the 747-400's are going back to their origional routes in the Pacific.
367-80 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
UA decided to deploy temporarily much of its B747-400 fleet due to the recent economic slump in Asia. UA believed it would get better yields from the B747-400 fleet on transatlantic and hub-to-hub flights, at least during the high-demand summer months. UA has flown most of its transatlantic flights out of IAD this summer with B747-400s, while only last summer it used B777-200s exclusively.
I guess the smaller passenger yields on many Asian routes makes the Triple Seven a better choice for the transpacific market, at least until the region's economies perk up. Of course, once they do, you can bet the big birds will be back on the west coast.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4488 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
367 pretty much nailed it on the head. The 747-400s were redeployed to hub-hub operations and trans-atlantic ops. While it has been good to see them on the east coast going across the atlantic they will surely go back to the west when the economy returns
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Jubilee_777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
I heard that United may be using 777-200 on routes to either Melbourne or Sydney (or Both) in the future. Can anybody confirm this or will they continue their 747-400 service to Sydney and Melbourne as usual.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8313 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (15 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
UA will definitely be keeping the 747-400s on the LA and SF to Australia routes - these are consistent moneymakers and although Qantas fly to LA, UA have a monopoly in as much as QF can only get you to that one city, then you have to change onto American Airlines, whereas UA fly on to however many hundred US domestic destinations they serve. Those 747s are full year round, plus, these are amongst the longest and most remote flights anywhere in the world, in fact I think LAX - SYD is the longest scheduled flight in the world to be operated year-round non-stop. A 777 doesn't have the range (sometimes nearly 16 hours) and the lack of engines is a worry on a journey that is entirely over water and regularly outside even the 207-minute ETOPS requirement.
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