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United Storing 747-400's?  
User currently offlineRominato From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 268 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Heard through the grapevine that United already has 3 747-400's in storage in the desert, and that more can be expected to go there soon. Expect 777's to start taking some routes from the 400's. I won't be surprised to see United gradually start to further decrease the number of 747's they keep in their fleet.

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Actually, the current number is 5 747s that are parked, 2 of them have come out of storage to fly re-instated routes.

The 747s that are down in storage are on long term parking, not retirement. They are however being kept in the mix. Every few weeks, they get rotated back into service, to balance out the usage of the planes.

The 777 has taken over very few 747 routes. Some of them have been swaped from a 747 to a 777 just because the loads demand it, not because we are parking 747s.


Rominato wrote:
I won't be surprised to see United gradually start to further decrease the number of 747's they keep in their fleet.

United has not decreased the number of 747s in their fleet. The number still stands at 44, with some that are parked. If you were to pull up their status in Unimatic, under Current Routing, it would say something along the lines of "Long Term Storage-VCV." That does not mean that the plane is out of the fleet.

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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Curious to know which the fifth one is; Skynet lists FOUR 744s parked at Victorville (VCV): N173UA, N183UA, N184UA and N186UA. Any idea when N224UA and N225UA will enter service ? Thanks!! The777Man


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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Hello,

ILUV767, aren't N183UA and N184UA in storage since early October?

How long would they remain before being replaced by other 747-400s please?


Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Hi,

From where did you get that UAL info? Skynet? What is skynet webpage? Any good UAL page?

Thanks
Regards from Argentina  Big thumbs up
Matt.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Skynet is the intranet for United, only available to UA employees. The777Man


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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

The777Man wrote:
Any idea when N224UA and N225UA will enter service ? Thanks!! The777Man

It will be a while, because they swaped some parts off of those planes to two other 777s that were out of service. When they get parts for 2824 and 2825, they should enter service.

I wasnt sure if the parked 747 number was four or five. I dont have the list in front of me. My post was based on memory.

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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Thanks for the info!! I think that UA will park more 744s as 2824, 2825 and newer 777s enter service. Any idea if UA will take 2826 and 2827 in Jan, 2828 in Feb and 2829 in Mar ? Thanks The777Man


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

So 2824 and 2825 are sitting at OAK or SFO? The777Man


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

So 2824 and 2825 are sitting at OAK or SFO? The777Man


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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

This morning at SFO, I saw at least 4 UA 744s sitting on the flight line near the maintence hangar next to runway 28R, where before I've seen one or two at most.

Hmmm...


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

the777man wrote:
So 2824 and 2825 are sitting at OAK or SFO? The777Man

They are at PAE right now. Preservice is done, but now they are out of service.  Sad They should be back asap.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1468 times:

I was at VCV last Sunday.I did see the 3 UA744's there.But one had no engines on her. I couldn't see the reg.I also saw a new 737 w/no paint among others.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

They withdrawn some 744 flights to LHR and FRA.
Also former 744 Asian destinations are now served by 777.
Ex :
JFK-NRT
SFO-NRT ????


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

I love the way so many carriers are using 9/11 as a reason to store aircraft and fire people.

Every person I know thats flown long haul in the past weeks says they are FULL !!, thats including flights to and from the states.


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Flights to and from the states are not full.

User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Hi Ben88
Flts from USA to Australia and New Zealand on United and Qantas and Air New Zealand are VERY full and still remain over sold.
cheers.



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