jpj777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 75 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15364 times:
I was sitting eating lunch at the Sunset Road viewing area and heard the tower clear United 461 from SFO for landing but he said 461 Heavy! and sure enough it was a 747, from SFO! she latter took off as flight 207 for LAX! would loved to have been booked on that short flight... anybody know why the heavy today ?? Thanks
jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 15010 times:
I heard a pilot on the radio right after she took off saying something about it needing to do three domestic legs before it could go back long haul. I'm guessing it had something to do with maintenance performed. I was taxing back from the VOR on taxiway Bravo when she left. Very cool sight.
crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14360 times:
Both UAL 777 and 744 a/c are not that uncommon for LAS. Just last week, UA used a 777 on a IAD-LAS run. United frequently subs wide-bodies at LAS for various reasons, even during the "all-Ted" period. Despite them not being scheduled, a couple per month are not unusual.
mccarranmgr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12128 times:
Both UA and Delta have been dropping in these larger birds pretty frequently, and their frequent visits are only expected to increase. UA with the 74s and 777, while Delta has had a mix of A330s and 777s.
Guess we know United's 'Iron Triangle' for breaking in airplanes after maintenance. Hopefully, after the IPTE mods on the 777 fleet, UA will continue to send the big heavy metal boys to Vegas . I can only hope.
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