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UA 787 Domestic Routes?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11427 times:

I was wondering, has anybody here, herd any info on domestic routes the UA will fly their 787s on?

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User currently offlinetpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11410 times:

Since it is a CO 787, and will be flown by PMCO crew, *if* the past was any guide EWR-MCO or IAH-LAX would be good bets. But now-a-days it could be IAH-ORD just the same

User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2154 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11398 times:

Heard possible IAH SFO and IAH ORD to get crew and mtc familiarity up to speed. However that was sometime back,,,about 3 delayed delivery announcements from Boeing...grin. However...a domestic shakedown prior to the first longhaul is pretty much assured.

User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11365 times:

IAH-EWR-IAH   

User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11245 times:

My bet is on IAH-ORD...

User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9379 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11218 times:

IAH-SFO/ORD/EWR/MCO makes sense. Those are where the main maintenance bases are which is good for familiarization and also those cities can respond to any problems during entry into service. Also there is plenty of frequency and capacity on those routes to reroute passengers if there are problems.


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10853 times:

They possibly could do the IAD-LAX sector with the 787, even though its CO aircraft.


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User currently offlinedia77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 704 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10796 times:

Would be nice to see this bird in DEN. Unfortunately UA widebodies aren't as common in DEN like they used to be. Sigh...

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2886 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10038 times:

Is UA going to do what NH has done, and fly the 787 on domestic routes to get used to the plane, before launching IAH-AKL? I got the impression UA was only bent on launching AKL ASAP.


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User currently offlineUA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10005 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 1):
Since it is a CO 787, and will be flown by PMCO crew, *if* the past was any guide EWR-MCO or IAH-LAX would be good bets. But now-a-days it could be IAH-ORD just the same

I was under the impression that PMCO does not exist any longer?!



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User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9917 times:

I would have thought it would make sense to fly IAH to all the hubs at some point. Apart from the fact they need to have these flights for familarity tests etc, what better way than to show boat the new 787 and promote her around the system. I am still hoping that UA will have some huge 787 somewhere on her when she rolls out, similar to NH.

User currently offlineCOEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 334 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9757 times:

Quoting UA933 (Reply 9):
I was under the impression that PMCO does not exist any longer?!

True. But since employee rosters have not been merged yet, and employees of PMCO get to operate PMCO aircrafts and PMUA get to operate PMUA aircrafts, internally they still have to operationally maintain the separation.


User currently offlinejetsetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9730 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 8):
before launching IAH-AKL?

When is this route slated to begin? When do seats go on sale?


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5065 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9320 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 8):
Is UA going to do what NH has done, and fly the 787 on domestic routes to get used to the plane, before launching IAH-AKL? I got the impression UA was only bent on launching AKL ASAP.

I'm almost certain it will fly domestically for a few weeks first.



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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9280 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 1):

At the very least the starters will probalby be EWR-MCO and IAH-LAX -- per what has been mentioned on the forum.

Other possibilities I could see:
IAH-ORD (a given.)
EWR-IAH (a given.)
ORD-SFO
EWR-ORD
IAH-SFO
EWR-LAX (please?)



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User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8820 times:

I'd say it will follow this routing:

EWR-MCO-IAH-LAX.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8797 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 13):
I'm almost certain it will fly domestically for a few weeks first.

Eight weeks as per the Chief CO 787 pilot.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8741 times:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...AFQjCNHwrd-pJC47phbXxZ14_vjrz4hWXA

Quote:

The U.S. launch customer, the Continental Airlines unit of United Continental Holdings Inc., plans to fly its new Dreamliners on domestic U.S. routes for six to eight weeks following expected delivery in the second half of next year, before shifting them to international destinations. Five planes out of Continental's 25-plane order—recently reduced from six—are due to arrive in 2012, three years behind schedule.
Quote:
Dave Lundy, Continental's 787 fleet captain, said the airline will initially fly domestic routes from its hubs in Houston and Newark to familiarize flight and ground staff with the plane, as well as between 50 and 100 hours of nonrevenue international flights.
Quote:
Continental will train between 22 and 24 pilots for each plane. The new aircraft are due to arrive at the rate of one every six or seven weeks next year, though some flight crews have already gone through a course provided by Boeing.
Quote:

The airline has to date only announced two potential 787 routes: a 7,400-mile trek from Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, and a shorter hop to Lagos, Nigeria, that it already flies with a larger Boeing 777. The plane will also likely be used on other routes with heavy business traffic, such as Newark to London Heathrow.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

This is really anyone's guess...

I remember when CO took delivery of the 777 for example. The 777 was being rotated throughout the entire route system. It even made a stop in DEN (where I was living at the time), even though it was not a normal CO widebody station.

We can speculate all we want about the usual suspects, EWR-IAH for example. But these birds can visit at just about any city in the network that can handle it.


User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

SEA-SFO or SEA-DEN.

I wish :'(


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8536 times:
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Quoting Sulley (Reply 15):
EWR-MCO-IAH-LAX.

I've flown both the DC10 and the 764 on IAH-LAX.

There is no reason to believe the 787 won't also appear on that route   


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8496 times:

On second thought I could definitely see the 787 making na appearance on DEN-ORD, considering it still sees a 777.


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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8393 times:
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No worries A-Nutters, you'll likely see the 787 rotating though the system flying between hubs and perhaps making cameo appearances on such routes as SAN to IAH or EWR, SEA to IAH etc. Given the small number of a/c they'll receive initially, I'd expect the only international route they'll fly towards the end of 2012 is IAH to AKL and likely that won't happen until they receive at least three a/c and crews are familiarized.

User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1000 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8295 times:

Any update on the delivery dates? The article is a bit dated.

I'm sure UA would like to run the AKL route for the S. Hemisphere summer season. Wonder if they will go less than daily or just continue to delay the route.

If the run the 788 on AKL and LOS, doesn't that take all 5 planes and effectively domicile them at IAH? Not love for the other hubs until 2013 then.


User currently offlinestaralliance85 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7783 times:

I don't think it would be smart for UA to under utilize the 787 for domestic routes. They will use it for IAH to AKL and LOS. I hope they also use it for EWR-JNB, EWR-TPE, SFO-BKK, SFO-SIN and many others.


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25 cipango : Im sure we'll see the 787 on any route the 762, 764 and 772 is currently on at some point in the future.
26 The777Man : This was discussed less than a week ago; first domestic routes will be EWR-MCO and IAH-LAX. The777Man
27 Africawings : Just did the IAH -LOS run on the tripple 7. Plane was only half full both ways. 787 will be perfect for this route until yeilds imrove.
28 bkircher : When is United supposed to get their first 787??? It looks like its about to roll out.
29 UALWN : When are first deliveries to UA/CO expected? I'm planning a trip to IAH in the fall. One possible routing is BCN-FRA-IAH with an A380 on FRA-IAH. Anot
30 kgaiflyer : Things should pick back up when the rioting and instability settle down. Political instability has a way of slowing down businessmen.
31 AADC10 : I suspect that there will not be any domestic runs in the short term. There may be enough time to make a positioning flight but with the few early del
32 drerx7 : There will definitely be domestic runs at the outset for familiarization as stated by the CO chief 787 pilot per STT's post. Now if you mean after al
33 DocLightning : My guess is a fair amount of HOU-SFO. It's the perfect stage length for this kind of "training service." It's about 2.5 hours. And I will be on one of
34 727LOVER : But before it enters ANY revenue service, where will it go upon delivery?
35 UA933 : When will we see a 787 in full UA colors and what the lastest planned delivery date?
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