KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
AKL spotters you may find this of interest! On January 1st of 2003, United Airlines is operating 2 non stop LAX-AKL flights. The first flight of the night is UA 849 served by the Boeing 747-400. Less then an hour after that flight departs, UA 841 a Boeing 777 will depart for Auckland. Arrival times for UA 849 is around 7:30AM. UA 841 due in a bit past 8AM on January 3rd. The 747-400 will stay in Auckland until the 4th before it returns to LAX as UA 848. I find it interesting that this is just a one time flight option during the month of January. I wonder if there is a particular reason for the extra flight?? Hope someone can get a shot of the two aircraft together in AKL!
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5397 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
Thanks for that!
This flight also operated last week in AKL from 0700 Sunday morning to 2000 Monday. Aircraft was N118UA!
I have a feeling that the 30 Dec UA841-842 service is a 747-400 due to the arrival time being a little earlier, that is the date it's in AKL. Maybe UA are looking at a new service to AKL? I heard before SEPT 11 that they planned double daily LAX-AKL with 744's! Strange that this flight is a 3 digit flight # considering last year they had a couple of extra flights with 744's and used 4 digit flight #'s!!
I actually heard UA's loads were down but the past year has seen a record number of American tourists to NZ, for the first time over 200-000!!
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
NBT, I checked UAL's skynet website in regard to the LAX-AKL flight on the 30th. It still shows a 777-200 on UA 841. You are correct though on the flight time change. It seems to be about an hour or so difference!