B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17643 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7452 times:
Will UA206 (LAX-IAD) be flown by their non-ER 777-200s?
Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 1): I think they are changing routes from ORD and putting them to IAD, suck as ORD-FRA is now moved to IAD-FRA. UA still has an ORD-FRA route, it's just with a 772ER and a 744.
Do they always do that for the summer timetable? Currently UA944 is operated by non-ER 772s.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6827 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7438 times:
They interchange aircraft -200 and -200/ER on a lot of routes from ORD and IAD to Europe ie UA 944 one day is a -200 and the next a -200/ER. Longer routes like IAD-DXB, IAD-PEK need to be a -200/ER because of the distance of the flight.
I guess you can try to look at flight tracker websites to see if there's some pattern to the -200s. That may give you an idea.
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
I don't think UA flight 206 exists.
However, I can tell you that both LAXβIAD flights that are on a 777 (950, 653) are the 3-class configuration. Same for UA 967 which is the one daily IADβLAX. Where it is the new configuration 3-3-3 in Y and 2-4-2 in C or the old 2-5-2 in Y and 2-3-2 in C is up for grabs. I've taken 3 of these 777 flights this year and had the new configuration twice.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5950 times:
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4): Well the B-77A still has a range of about 5200 nm, so why not use it on TATL from ORD and IAH? IAH-FRA is only 4550 nm. Infact, according to GCM the B-77A has the range to fly DEN-NRT.
UA has some 19-20 B-77As, and they include the oldest B-777 flying anywhere.
Actually the first 777 is flying with cathay pacific and not united.
Sometimes 772A planes show up on transpacific routes but only on HNL/SFO/SEA- NRT and that is pretty rare.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
flylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5706 times:
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 11): Actually the first 777 is flying with cathay pacific and not united.
Doesn't that depend on what your mean by "first"? UA received the first delivery but that was not the first article produced. I was in Everett I think in late '96 and hull number one was there with engines off. It was still in Boeing colors but the guide said all the telemetry gear was being removed and it was to be delivered to a carrier in the coming months. I do not recall who initially received it.