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UA LAX-SFO With 777/747, When?  
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7716 times:

Hi, In the past UA has used the 777/747 on LAX-SFO-LAX, and I wonder if anyone know when they intend to do this again? Can one really know far ahead? Because I am planning on taking a day trip to SFO from LAX with UA, and I would love to catch one of those birds. Anyone know if they will use the 777/747 in April?

[Edited 2009-01-16 16:34:35]


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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7660 times:

Not as far as I know that is mostly airbuses and B757 on that route, definitely not a 744, but UA is flying the 744 SFO-ORD in March


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24785 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7582 times:

This generaly occurs when 1) A 744 needs to be positioned to/from LAX (eg for the upcoming Air Pacific flying again), or 2) When SFO has poor weather and the flights up and down the coast get severly delayed/cxld to aid in clearing passenger backlogs.


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7483 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
This generaly occurs when 1) A 744 needs to be positioned to/from LAX (eg for the upcoming Air Pacific flying again), or 2) When SFO has poor weather and the flights up and down the coast get severly delayed/cxld to aid in clearing passenger backlogs.

Oh, so you cant really plan your flight dates then. All depends on luck.



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7210 times:

Every so often, UA schedules a larger bird on the corridor, so you can plan in advance. But it is rare, and usually is for just a few weeks.

In the past year, I remember scheduled 3 cabin 767's as well as 757's (PS version) on the route, once daily, and again, only for a 3-4 week window of time.



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User currently offlineXxcr From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7093 times:

ya, i've been on both the 747/777 on the SFO-LAX leg. its usually a re-positioning flight. i flew on the 747 a few months ago when the east coast was hit with a massive winter storm, so they used a 747 to make up for the delayed flights and stranded passengers, but this is very rare. i think that day they had 2 flights that used 747's! quite nice to sit in first class suites for a 1 hour flight!

and the other time on the 777, it was just a re-positioning flight. that flight was booked with 15seas IIRC.

but this will rarely happen.

hope this helps.

XXCR


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6006 times:



Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 4):
Every so often, UA schedules a larger bird on the corridor, so you can plan in advance

Do you know if they have scheduled anything for the first two weeks in April?



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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3907 times:
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On 13 & 17 April it's interesting to note, there are only 4 scheduled 737 on LAX-SFO route (3-733 & 1-735.) . I was surprised to see so many 752s on the schedule: 7. 319-4, 320-1. I would have thought they would utilize mainly 319/320s do to the length of the flight and the number of frequencies.

User currently offlineJJeff From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
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Spotted two UA 744s departing in a row this morning from LAX. First was indeed a LAX-SFO repositioning flight (UA9929). Second was daily LAX - NRT (UA891).

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9929


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3379 times:



Quoting JJeff (Reply 8):
Spotted two UA 744s departing in a row this morning from LAX. First was indeed a LAX-SFO repositioning flight (UA9929). Second was daily LAX - NRT (UA891).

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...L9929

Wow, that is interesting. And did UA schedule this flight a long time ago??



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User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Would a 744 departing from 1L or 1R at SFO (can't remember which exactly) and then making a sharp turn right to the south have been heading to LAX? That was on Oct 14th if so

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