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UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:25 pm

In some post I read that UA is soon getting rid of their 762's. I'll be flying one soon going to JFK. Anyone know when the beginning of the end of the 762's will start?

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RE: UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:34 pm

I haven't heard this.

Although the 762s are the oldest 767s, they're not that old.
 
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RE: UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:44 pm

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.

UA 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 to SFO. 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.
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RE: UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:54 pm

I believe that the UA 767-200's are configured in three-class configuration for the flights between JFK and LAX/SFO. I wouldn't be surprised they're phased out soon because these are among the oldest 767's built and are definitely getting up there in terms of airframe life.

The most likely replacement? UA's newer 767-300's, probably configured in three-class configuration like the 762's. The domestic-configuration 777-200's are WAY too big a plane for this route unless UA reduces its daily frequency of flights between JFK and LAX/SFO.
 
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RE: UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:59 pm

Yes, United's 767-200's are the oldest 767 aircraft ever built. The oldest one is now over 20 years old! Like you say, United was the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 767 back in 1982. My father flew on one around that time, I remember he gave me the safety card on which there was a picture inflight of a UA 767 brand new at that time. I remember very well United 767's wearing the orange/red/blue cheatline with the stylised U logo, the red line painted over the windows. United took delivery of 19 767-200's, one of which was lost 9-11 in NYC.
Now that the DC-10's and Classic 747's are gone, next to go are the 767-200's. They could fly for several more years with the airline but given the terrible economy in the airline industry these days and United's financial status, I wouldn't be surprised to see them go. I strongly beleive that the right replacement will be the 7E7 which will be available in 2008. American also has been flying the 767-200 for 20 years.

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RE: UA 762's

Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:59 pm

In my opinion they might not leave that soon as they are all fully paid off. And United owns them all.

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