Donc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
It is SFO. In terms of number of flights and pilots based there. They fly to LHR, NRT (2x), KIX, SEL, PVG, TPE, HKG, and SYD from there. LAX now has NRT, HKG, AKL, SYD, And HKG-DEL and LAX-IAD-LHR. It is actually probably 3rd in size after SFO and ORD. Hope this helps.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I think the majority of UA's 747-400 fleet congregate at SFO for two reasons:
1. SFO--being UA's West Coast hub--has a very large number of 747-400 flights to Asia and Europe using the 744. You see a lot of 744's parked at the ramp next to the (former?) AA hangar north of Runway 28R/10L most of the day. Between 9 am to 8 pm local time, the majority of the gates at the G concourse at SFO have UA 744's parked there preparing for international flights.
2. UA has a major 744 maintainance operation at OAK, which can do the equivalent of D-check overhauls.