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UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sat May 25, 2002 11:29 am

For the summer season, this seems like a very significant downgrade in terms of number of seats. I've been on the LHR-SFO leg of this on a well over-booked 744... I know September 11th has had an effect on travel, but that's a key route, and the number of seats is being dropped by 25 some odd %.

Is there any particular reason besides a general decline in traffic for this?
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sat May 25, 2002 5:13 pm

Perhaps they want to use the extra aircraft on a new route?
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sat May 25, 2002 9:05 pm

United's yields to LHR have suffered a beating.

You'll notice that these are also not returning:

LAX-LHR #2
JFK-LHR #3
ORD-LHR#4 *

* This was supposed to start up, but never did.
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sat May 25, 2002 9:45 pm

How is LHR-BOS #1 doing? Delta is giving up their 767-300 BOS-LGW, and I wonder with all the lift between Boston and Heathrow (BA has 2x 747-400, 1x 777; AA has 1x 777 and 1x 767-300; Virgin has 1x 747-400) whether UA is making a satisfactory go of this route. I guess not good enough to bump up to a 777 like AA has.
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sat May 25, 2002 10:26 pm

I think that United are now beginning to learn from the other carriers that it is better to send 2 x full 777's than half empty versions of each of the other aircraft.
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sun May 26, 2002 1:25 am

This has come as a blow, i was hoping to see UA 744's again at LHR during the summer season. Any chance of that?

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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sun May 26, 2002 4:15 am

I don't know, it seemed as though UA wasn't having a whole lot of trouble filling both the 744 and the 777. I would think they could keep the loads that high this summer if they just dropped the 763 (Which I'm sure has been reassigned). And I'm sure there is no shortage of UA 744s right now...
 
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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sun May 26, 2002 5:25 am

A lot of the UA744 are stored in the desert aren't they?

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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sun May 26, 2002 5:40 am

Arsenal@LHR wrote:
A lot of the UA744 are stored in the desert aren't they?


3 presently, but come June, nope... they will be back flying.

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RE: UA SFO-LHR Goes From 744,772,763, To 2x772

Sun May 26, 2002 5:50 am

Unfortunately, none will be coming to LHR  Sad

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