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UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772  
User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

For the summer season, this seems like a very significant downgrade in terms of number of seats. I've been on the LHR-SFO leg of this on a well over-booked 744... I know September 11th has had an effect on travel, but that's a key route, and the number of seats is being dropped by 25 some odd %.

Is there any particular reason besides a general decline in traffic for this?

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User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Perhaps they want to use the extra aircraft on a new route?

User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

United's yields to LHR have suffered a beating.

You'll notice that these are also not returning:

LAX-LHR #2
JFK-LHR #3
ORD-LHR#4 *

* This was supposed to start up, but never did.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4133 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

How is LHR-BOS #1 doing? Delta is giving up their 767-300 BOS-LGW, and I wonder with all the lift between Boston and Heathrow (BA has 2x 747-400, 1x 777; AA has 1x 777 and 1x 767-300; Virgin has 1x 747-400) whether UA is making a satisfactory go of this route. I guess not good enough to bump up to a 777 like AA has.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

I think that United are now beginning to learn from the other carriers that it is better to send 2 x full 777's than half empty versions of each of the other aircraft.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
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This has come as a blow, i was hoping to see UA 744's again at LHR during the summer season. Any chance of that?

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

I don't know, it seemed as though UA wasn't having a whole lot of trouble filling both the 744 and the 777. I would think they could keep the loads that high this summer if they just dropped the 763 (Which I'm sure has been reassigned). And I'm sure there is no shortage of UA 744s right now...

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1852 times:
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A lot of the UA744 are stored in the desert aren't they?




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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1852 times:

Arsenal@LHR wrote:
A lot of the UA744 are stored in the desert aren't they?


3 presently, but come June, nope... they will be back flying.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1842 times:
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Unfortunately, none will be coming to LHR  Sad

Arsenal@LHR



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