UAL has very successfully renegotiated their leases on 744's, and combined with the new CBA's that took effect 5/1 of this year, it's now much cheaper for them to operate the 744's on domestic routes, and they are doing exactly that. Conversely, they weren't able to renegotiate leases on the newer 772's, so some of those aircraft are headed for the desert. I know they fly IAD
, as I saw those flights depart IAD
last week. Flights to SYD
of course (815/816) are 744's, that hasn't changed. I could be wrong on this, but I thought the planes had already been delivered to Thai.
It was just announced today that UAL is restoring their full transpacific schedule effective Sept. 1st I believe, especially to HKG
, so you'll start seeing even more! And yes...ON
has done an excellent job as of late in getting their flights in on time or early. As posted in another thread, in June they tied with JetBlue with 84.4% of their flights on time.
And the winner for best actress is....REESE WITHERSPOON for 'Walk the Line'!!!!!!!!