tsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 602 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
Out of those 3 I'd have to say LAX, but if I had to guess the airport with the most SA)">UA 744 activity overall, I would have to guess SFO or maybe NRT...JFk saw mostly 763 with the exception of the NRT and HKG flts...MIA probably didn't see any. as far as i remember before they pulled the deep SA out altogether...
timberwolf24 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 562 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I would say ORD has seen more UA 747s than JFK & MIA combined. ORD-NRT/HKG/PVG/LAX/HNL/IAD/LHR/FRA/SFO, these are routes that I can remember that have had 747's on them. There was a time were NRT was 2x daily on 744s and HKG was 10x a week on 747s.
g500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 724 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
Definetly not MIA. Besides a flew 747 flights from Europe and Atlas Air, who else operates the 747 into MIA? The reason why MIA has more international passengers than LAX is because Miami is AA's major South American funneling airport, and AA does not operate the 747.
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7345 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
Quoting g500 (Reply 12): Definetly not MIA. Besides a flew 747 flights from Europe and Atlas Air, who else operates the 747 into MIA? The reason why MIA has more international passengers than LAX is because Miami is AA's major South American funneling airport, and AA does not operate the 747.
Many of MIA "internatioal" flights are flown by A320, 737 and 757 since most destinations are within 3-5 hours flying time in the the Caribean or Latin America. MIA does see lots of European action, LHR is the biggest destination from MIA, with the European airlines.
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1832 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 3): LAX had LAX-NRT, LAX-AKL, LAX-SYD & LAX-HKG for a while on 747s.
In the boom times of the late 1990s during peak season, UA had double daily 747s (usually 1 744 and 1 742) SFO and LAX to NRT. The 742 was mostly F and C with only the section behind the aft midships galley Y. LAX and SFO also had some domestic 747 positioning flights to other hubs, DEN, ORD and IAD although not consistently. I remember many nearly empty 747 flights between LAX and DEN.
Going back to 1970, UA's flights were very different but after the purchase of the PA Pacific Division, I would think that NRT had the most 747 flights. Some of the 747 routes out of NRT were inter-Asia.
In the 1970s and 1980s, it wasn't uncommon for UA to fly LAX-HNL 4x or 5x / day with 747s.
UA 747s were also used regularly on LAX-JFK / ORD / DEN, and occasionally on LAX-CLE and LAX-DTW (when GM and Ford had assembly plants in southern California). UA even flew a 1x day LAX-SAN 747, as a tag on HNL-LAX.
Before deregulation, UA flew 747s MIA-CLE / PIT in the winter. UA's 747 service at JFK was mainly 1x or 2x day on JFK-LAX / SFO. I think UA's combined MIA and JFK 747 operations were less than their 747 operations on LAX-HNL alone.
bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
SFO by far has seen more 747 ops than any other UA station. SFO is not only one of their hubs, but also their main gateway to the pacific as well as their 747 maintenance base. Before the 777 came along, the only plane across the Pacific besides Hawaii was a 747 except for a few years when they had L-1011's. Even as late as the 1990's, UA still operated 747's on hub to hub flights from SFO to IAD and ORD, as well as flights to Hawaii.
I'm sure IAD has seen more 747 ops than JFK and MIA. At one time 747's were common on routes from IAD to LHR and FRA as well as a few other European destinations at one time or another. The 747's also flew from IAD to other hubs.
I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that NRT ranks second only to SFO for the number of UA 747 ops. At one time, the only type of UA plane you would see in NRT was a 747. Not only was there Trans-Pacific flights, but also Inter-Asia flights, all with 747's.