I had also read this somewhere, sad to see, but based on economic reality. UA
has continously stated that they will be carefully scrutinizing their fleet and routes, and their cost/benefit analysis has apparently indicated that the older 762's don't fit into their long-term picture.
was the launch customer for the 767-200, and took it's first delivery in August 1982, in San Francisco. My dad worked in UA
's maintenance operations center at the time, and was there at the ceremony. They were primarily used for domestic operations, but possibly for some international later on. I was lucky enough to fly on one in November 1982, my one and only time, from ORD
. It will be sad to see them go. Sadly, one of their planes built in 1983 operated as #175 on 9/11/01, and we all know that outcome much to well. I doubt this was a reason why UA
is going to retire them.
And the winner for best actress is....REESE WITHERSPOON for 'Walk the Line'!!!!!!!!