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When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?  
User currently offlineVH-ANA From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Anybody know when did UA start fly into Asia?
What kind of aircraft they use?
Which cities they serve when they first start fly into Asia?

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

I believe it was 1985 on the Seattle Tokyo route using a 747-200. I may be wrong about hte year but the route I know. This was before they bought Pan Am's Pacific division at which time they had to give up the Seattle route.

User currently offlineSuperspy From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

i think it might have been closer to '81 or '82. i lived in PDX, which used to alternate w/SEA on that route once a week (fairly certain it was tuesdays). the middle school i went to had a view of PDX from about 2 miles away, and i skipped the occasional class to catch it's mid-day turnaround.


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

April 2, 1983 was the inaugural. I just looked it up.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Most of the Asia routes were purchased from Pan Am.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

I know they first served AKL in 1986, they took over from Pan AM, don't know what aircraft was first I think it was the 741. UA didn't get the 742 until 1987 of which they got just 2 747-222's, they later purchased 7 747-238's off Qantas!

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

It was 1983 and UA flew ORD-SEA-NRT except Tuesday then it was ORD-PDX-NRT

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1268 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

When did UA develop its huge hub in NRT?

Hkg82.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7989 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

If I remember correctly, UA flew SEA-HKG using using DC-10-30's with extra fuel tanks leased from CP Air back in the early 1980's. I remember seeing that plane at HKG back then....

As for UA's large hub in NRT, that's a consequence of UA taking over Pan Am's Pacific Division--PA had a hub back at TYO (as HND was known back then) for many years. NW also has a hub at NRT because of the fact NW provided much assistance in creating JL back in the late 1940's.


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