B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
When you position an aircraft from point A to point B, it might be empty, but if you can sell a few fares, why not do it...
I dont see any criticism necessary. Flying a 747 from SFO to LAX, does it require a report on first page of the LA Times and SF Chronicle...?
Sounds to me that it would be better in the National Inquirer for some...
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4832 times:
It could be a glitch in the system. Maybe it's a 737 that connects with a 747. If you put Baltimore to Sydney in, you'll get 747 for the equipment but it's actually a 757 that connects with a 747 in SFO, all on one flight number. Maybe this is like the system incorrectly showing a BWI-SFO 747 because of the continuing service.
If you put LA to Manila in for UA864, the CRS might state equipment 747 on the screen but it's really a 737 LA-SFO connecting to a 747 SFO-Manila, again all on one flight number.
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EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14880 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
It IS a change of gauge, but going from an A-320 on the SAL-LAX segment to a B-747-400 on the LAX-SFO segment. However, this only occurs on 26OCT, supporting the possibility that it's simply to reposition the aircraft.
Hope this helps!
26OCT DPTR ARVL MEALS EQP ELPD ACCUM MILES SM¶
SAL LAX C 800A P 1205P B /B /B 320 5.05 5.05 2313 N¶
ARR-TERMINAL 6 ¶
LAX SFO P 215P 340P 744 1.25 8.40 330 N¶
DEP-TERMINAL 6 ARR-TERMINAL 3 ¶
STAR ALLIANCE ¶
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MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
I flew the same route on Saturday, and it was operated by a 747-400 N119UA. The aircraft load was as follows: F12/C8/Y84 out of F14/C73/Y260 (i think that's the 744 capacity). We were non-revving and were able to get into First Suite. Got some photos, and hope to upload them onto airliners in the next 2 weeks. Flight duration was 46mins at FL350. The climb to FL350 took only 11mins. The aircraft was towed to the maintenance hangar at SFO shortly after it was fully unloaded.
Wn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4338 times:
We should file this thread under "Hello & Welcome to Last Week!!!"
I've only mentioned that I have flown that route/AC/carrier combination six times in the last few months, under various threads, usually title "what's the biggest plane you've flown under an hour/shortest route etc..."
It's really no secret that any of the big leaguers reposition the planes in the late afternoons, or at night.
Do a search before posting, no wonder the database is overflowing there. It's all about doing your homework, people...
Planenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4182 times:
I know that UA has historically collapsed say 3 737 LAX-SFO flights into a 744. They used to do this a lot when the Shuttle product was still in operation. If they had only a handful of seats sold on a series of flights, or if there was a weather delay into SFO, they would load the 733 pax into a single 744 flight.
Wn700Driver: This is a FORUM. I think that anyone should be able to post whatever they want as long as its about aviation. Thats the point of a forum: to discuss. If someone has question or inquiry, people in the know should answer it. Even if its been discussed or answered before.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4120 times:
Ive done a repo flight, USAirways A330-300 PHL-PIT...a one day only thing to position it for a PIT-LGW flight I think, flight #740 on 3/16...the plane was pretty empty and the fares were dirt cheap...repo flights are not uncommon...
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