Erikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
How many (of each type) classic 747s did UAL operate? What years were each in operation? I assume they were all phased out when the 747-400s and the 777-200s arrived.
I've done a search on the photos and it seems that the 747-100s operated mainly domestically and to Hawaii, the 747-200s the same with a few international destinations, and the SPs to Asia after they were purchased from Pan Am. Is this the case?
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
I believe United and Pan Am did a fleet trade with their 747s. I know United started flying the 747SP (primarily for UA805), but I looked at one site that had an Pan Am 747 from the Post Asia era. It said the plane used to be a United 747.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3516 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 902 times:
Thanks the two of you, B747skipper and justplanesmart, for the clear and detailed info. I remember seeing in a United schedule back in 94 that they still had 747-100's and SP's at that time. The 200's continued to fly revenue service until the late 90's, SFO-ORD was one of the high-density domestic routes where United flew Classic 747's the most. I remember well seeing a Classic 747 landing at O'Hare in the Spring of 99, it was probably coming from San Francisco.
One of the SP's went to NASA for statospheric observation purposes, and it was the only one out of 11 receiving the new scheme that was introduced in 93.
PS: There is a big model of a 747-100 at 1/100, it is manufactured by Doyusha and comes with the United old color decals.