United747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
Hello. I was wondering if anyone thinks or knows for a fact if United Airlines operates their 747s to Europe from the east coast? I dont think out of JFK but what about IAD?? If so, where will they be flying to?
Mark152 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 903 times:
United used to fly their -100's and -200's into LHR, but stopped when they got their 777's. The only United traffic into LHR now is in the form of 767's or 777's from all US destinations, although I hear that they are going to intoduce a -400 service from somewhere on the west coast in April which will replace a 777 I think. Does anyone know if United have ever flown a -400 into England because I have never seen one over here but would love to, thx, Mark.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 896 times:
I fly out of Dulles (IAD) weekly and the only United 747 I've seen there recently goes to Los Angeles. Its Atlantic routes are flown with 777s and 767s. United uses its 747s on routes to Asia, Australia, New Zealand.
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 888 times:
I know that UA has flown 747-400s into LHR, I have seen them my self while at the airport. I am not sure if they still do, read that they were stopping 744 flights to LHR. Not sure about the rest of europe
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 850 times:
KLM 777 and The777Man are correct. United usually only flies the 747-400 to Europe seasonally, in the summer when transatlantic travel from NA-Europe is at its peak. Last summer United flew the 747-400 from IAD-LHR and IAD-FRA. Again, only for the summer. Now they are flown mostly by 777-200s. In the upcoming summer SFO-LHR will use the 744, as well as ORD-FRA. No IAD-Europe flights will switch to the 747-400, oddly enough. They use to fill all the 744s out of IAD last summer, to Europe.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 828 times:
It really was pretty smart of UA to switch the LHR 747-400 from IAD to SFO this year.
SFO-LHR is UA's most lucrative route in the entire system, and has been, even before the Asian Crisis hit. While the 777's on the route do help with effeciency, the ticket prices are EXTREMELY high (highest in the system), and both SFO-LHR flights are filled to capacity every day. The 747-400's additional revenue (55 in Economy, 35 in Business, and 2-6 in First) will allow for $340,000 additional dollars/day on one of the SFO-LHR flights. That will be a great cushion of cash for when the fare-slashing starts in October!