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Domestic 747 Services In U.S.  
User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

These threads pop up every so often, and tonight I just happened to stumble on this, so I thought I'd post it. I am planning a 4 leg trip, one of which is BWI-LAS. I'm one of those who shops price but also equipment, so I began looking at options. If I get a ride to Dulles, I can hop on United to LAS via SFO... and the IAD-SFO leg is a B744. Flight is UAL 975. One-way fare is $158.

Not bad for 36 hours before departure!

I wonder if there are more out there...

Drew


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2966 times:



Quoting AndrewUber (Thread starter):
the IAD-SFO leg is a B744. Flight is UAL 975

Maybe. These flights are notorious for getting equipment swaps pretty regularly. Sounds good, but be advised that you may find yourself on a 777 or 763 instead.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30978 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2950 times:
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Well UA and NW are your only options to fly a 747 within the US. While I believe some foreign airlines do operate 747 service domestically, they do not have the authority to transport US citizens between two US locations (with the intent to exit the plane at the second location and not re-board for the international leg).

User currently offlineHSVflier From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Starting april 1 delta is flying a 747 ATL-HNL daily, im pretty exciting since i fly this route several times a year.


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25305 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2676 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
While I believe some foreign airlines do operate 747 service domestically, they do not have the authority to transport US citizens between two US locations (with the intent to exit the plane at the second location and not re-board for the international leg).

It has nothing to do with US citizenship. A foreign carrier can't carry any passengers solely between two US points, regardless of the passengers' citizenship.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2587 times:

As of right now - 22 hours before departure - it's still scheduled as a 744. Looks like a full flight. I've requested an upgrade but for now I'm confirmed in 61B!

Should be fun, I will post some updates as I get them. I did speak to someone at UA who mentioned this 747 IAD-SFO thing is getting somewhat regular, they are operating several times per week.

Drew  wave 



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5951 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2536 times:



Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 5):
As of right now - 22 hours before departure - it's still scheduled as a 744. Looks like a full flight. I've requested an upgrade but for now I'm confirmed in 61B!

Looks like its scheduled on one of the new configuration birds, hope you have a good flight.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5951 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2509 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 5):
As of right now - 22 hours before departure - it's still scheduled as a 744. Looks like a full flight. I've requested an upgrade but for now I'm confirmed in 61B!

Looks like its scheduled on one of the new configuration birds, hope you have a good flight.

Actualy I just checked something, there is no 61B on one of the reconfigured planes however the flight is showing as a "47C" which is a new configuration so you may end up with a seat change.



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2403 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 7):

I'm actually on a list for Business Class, I hope to get upgraded. I'm willing to swap 15k miles for a nice 5 hour ride on a 747!

Drew  wave 



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Just and update - I did fly on UA975 on April 1 from IAD to SFO, and it was indeed operated by a B747-400 (N173UA). The folks at the gate in Dulles told me the 747 is happening several times a week on this route. At $126, it was a hell of a bargain!


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I was #31 on the upgrade list, so I ended up sitting in the back of the bus, but it was still a fun trip. I was in the second to last window seat on the right, it was a great view. From my seat you can see the horizontal stab, and the contrails begin just outside your window. The seat next to me was open so I had room to stretch out and enjoy the flight. Seats were comfy, service was good - I'll do that flight again someday soon!

Drew  wave 



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