777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17 Posted (14 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
On my way up to the Giants game (blech) today, we noticed a 747 on short final to 22L as we neared the airport. I assumed it was a either LH or VS, as the SQ 744 was already on the ground. We got closer, and the aircraft appeared to be dark gray, and upon closer inspection was indeed a United 747-400. Soon after passing the airport, a UA 777-200 presented itself on approach. I was curious as to what they were doing at EWR. Anyone on the forum have any insight? Perhaps IAD wx-related diversions?
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17312 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
I don't know about the UA 747 but on Saturday I saw a Hawain DC-10 parked near CAL's new cargo building. It's possibly a charter for some North East Universities competing in Maui invitational, I know Seton Hall was there.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
Maybe it was an upsize due to the holidays. A few days ago UA upsized the DEN-IAD-DEN trip from a 777 to a 744 because of higher pax loads. It couldn't have been an IAD diversion, cause we didn't have diversions happening until after 17:00 today. Also, currently the only UA 744 sked for IAD is the arrival from LAX around 16:00, and it departs back for LAX at 17:45.
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2618 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (14 years 22 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
Yes, I did see that same aircraft yesterday at EWR. I was heading down to the baggage claim after a hopping off a shuttle from BOS and saw the 744 in question. I was at Terminal C and saw a 747 on its way to Terminal A. I was a little confused as to what it was doing in EWR, since I don't remember any scheduled UA 747 flights to EWR since the SP's used to do the NRT runs back in the late 80s/early 90s.
I was going to take the monorail over to A and see what it was doing there, but I had to deliver some papers to my office before my colleague left at 1:30. I would be curious to see why the a/c was in.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (14 years 13 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
Perhaps the 777 was doing the EWR-LHR run. I'm not familiar with that route, but I'd think it is generally operated by a 763. Anything is possible though. Plane changes do happen from time to time.
For the past few years, United has been running a 777 on teh EWR-LHR run. In addition to that, they send the 777 to DEN from EWR too.