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When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:13 am

Anybody know when did UA start fly into Asia?
What kind of aircraft they use?
Which cities they serve when they first start fly into Asia?
 
Cody
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:25 am

I believe it was 1985 on the Seattle Tokyo route using a 747-200. I may be wrong about hte year but the route I know. This was before they bought Pan Am's Pacific division at which time they had to give up the Seattle route.
 
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 3:04 am

i think it might have been closer to '81 or '82. i lived in PDX, which used to alternate w/SEA on that route once a week (fairly certain it was tuesdays). the middle school i went to had a view of PDX from about 2 miles away, and i skipped the occasional class to catch it's mid-day turnaround.
 
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 4:38 am

April 2, 1983 was the inaugural. I just looked it up.
 
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 4:52 am

Most of the Asia routes were purchased from Pan Am.

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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 11:26 am

I know they first served AKL in 1986, they took over from Pan AM, don't know what aircraft was first I think it was the 741. UA didn't get the 742 until 1987 of which they got just 2 747-222's, they later purchased 7 747-238's off Qantas!
 
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:13 pm

It was 1983 and UA flew ORD-SEA-NRT except Tuesday then it was ORD-PDX-NRT
 
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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 8:53 pm

When did UA develop its huge hub in NRT?

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RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?

Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:06 pm

If I remember correctly, UA flew SEA-HKG using using DC-10-30's with extra fuel tanks leased from CP Air back in the early 1980's. I remember seeing that plane at HKG back then....

As for UA's large hub in NRT, that's a consequence of UA taking over Pan Am's Pacific Division--PA had a hub back at TYO (as HND was known back then) for many years. NW also has a hub at NRT because of the fact NW provided much assistance in creating JL back in the late 1940's.