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United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 2:11 am

I know some may already have this info but to those like me who just found out here it is,
Today UNITED AIRLINES announced that it would dedicate a BOEING 777 to the 18 employee's who were killed in the sep.11 hijackings.
Aircraft number 2825 has been sitting in seattle since december.the aircraft was waiting for seats and video equipment.this airplane will make it's first flight today,it will start ORD-FRA.
The aircraft has now been named "SPIRIT OF UNITED"
When the employees of boeing found out UNITED was going to rename the plane for the employee's,"they took it apon themselves to repaint the name on the plane in record time and FREE of charge to UNITED AIRLINES.a quote from jack creighton

what a nice thing to do for our fallen brothers and sister of united airlines.

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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 3:32 am

This is a very nice gesture by boeing, a truly great company. And so the sep 11th victims can certainly be honoured in some style! What better way than a 777?

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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 8:11 am

does anyone know if AMERICAN had any employee's onboard?

if so ,it would be cool if they did the same.

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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 9:52 am

No, their flights were being flown by United crews as well...OF COURSE THEY HAD EMPLOYEES ON BOARD.  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 10:12 am

nice answer guy, i know that they had crews onboard, i meant sa pax.

real quick with the draw!!!

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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 1:21 pm

Nice to hear this. One slight correction though; N225UA (2825) had its first revenue flight on 5 May as UA 970 SFO-IAD. The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 1:57 pm

I had wondered how it got to FRA as I wrote my own thread on this. But the Skynet posting was mostly for employees to go see it as it came to ORD for the first time.
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RE: United 777

Sat May 11, 2002 2:30 pm

Nice gesture!

Another question (sorry, it is a little bit off topic):
Are there any plans to switch to the 777 on their ORD-MUC flights? After 9/11 they reduced the capacity and went back from the 777 they used before to the 767.
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RE: United 777

Sun May 12, 2002 1:16 am

is it true that the UA chicago-beijing on the 777 flies over the north pole........?
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RE: United 777

Sun May 12, 2002 6:12 am

no it doesnt fly over the north pole.

it flies over the tip of alaska and come in over siberia.

i have taken this flight two times now(very long)

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