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UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:07 am

I know there has been a lot of talk of UA bringing back the 747's these days. I just wanted to say I went through LAX on Sunday and saw four UA 744's-- three parked next to each other at the end of T7, and economics aside, all I have to say is: gorgeous.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:21 am

Yes....


It is a very good sign!

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LAX-ORD
LAX-IAD
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What Routes it would be nice to see the 747-400 on-
SFO-LHR
SFO-CDG
SFO-FRA
SFO-KIX
SFO-HNL... those were the good days!
SFO-JFK
SFO-IAD
LAX-HNL... those were the good days!
LAX-JFK
LAX-IAD
ORD-HNL
ORD-LHR
ORD-FRA
ORD-CDG
ORD-GRU
JFK-LHR
IAD-MIA
IAD-GRU
IAD-LHR
IAD-FRA
IAD-CDG
MIA-GRU
MIA-EZE
DEN-HNL
DEN-MIA
DEN-SEA
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:33 am

Actually after looking at that list, I am trying to figure out where they were going. One was definitely 891 to NRT. Another one, and I thought this was strange when I saw it, was going to Sydney, but it was at noon or so, so it didn't make sense, since their SYD flight goes late in the evening. I can't remember the flight no, but I am SURE it was going to Sydney. I sat in front of the gate agent as he closed the flight. That would be one DELAYED flight. Not sure about the other one, but I think was going to Denver.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:45 am

KI777jfk,

You listed UA 744s among current svcs on LAX -IAD. And among 'it would be nice to see' routes. It is a current LAX-IAD run. And shortly, LAX-LHR will be a 744 run as will a SFO-LHR, ORD-LHR and either JFK or IAD to LHR.


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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:47 am

KI777jfk,

You listed UA 744s among current svcs on LAX -IAD. And among 'it would be nice to see' routes. It is a current LAX-IAD run. And shortly, LAX-LHR will be a 744 run as will a SFO-LHR, ORD-LHR and either JFK or IAD to LHR.


BN747

And if traffic continues upwards, we may get our LAX-KIX and LAX-HKG runs back...now that would rock!
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:51 am

I am a California boy....

I am game for any part of United Airlines ruling the skies again!

GO UNITED!

 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:50 am

I'm fairly sure SFO-ICN is a 777, as are some of the other routes.

N
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:55 am

*waiting patiently on the UA information minister (Mr. Contrail) to come in and proclaim victory*

Those UA 747-400s sure do look funny flying for Thai Airways still in UA colors. Anyone want to take bets on when the 744s returned to service go back to the desert?
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:58 am

Right on KI777jfk....but don't get me wrong..I'm by no means a UAL fan ...but hey since they have the largest US fleet of 744s...hell yea...bring 'em on, the more the better. Just why didn't Crandall go with the 744s...I could get behind that 100%. But reality is .....UAL, so reluctantly, I too shout, 'Go United!'

BN747

I remember Crandall commenting about how it was a mistake not to get in on a 744 order earlier in the game. I think if they did and given the way they manage their operation vs UAL....wow..the thought is staggering.
SA)">AA 744s on
SA - Texas">DFW-LGW
SA - Texas">DFW-FRA
SA - Texas">DFW-CDG
SA - Texas">DFW-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - Texas">DFW-EZE
SA - Texas">DFW-GRU
SA - Texas">DFW-SA - California">LAX
SA - Texas">DFW-SA - Hawaii">HNL
SA - New York">JFK-LHR (5)
SA - New York">JFK-CDG
SA - New York">JFK-FRA
SA - New York">JFK-FCO
SA - New York">JFK-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT (2)
SA - New York">JFK-KIX
SA - New York">JFK-HKG
SA - New York">JFK-GRU/GIG
SA - New York">JFK-JNB
SA - New York">JFK-SA - California">LAX
SA - Illinois">ORD-LHR (3)
SA - Illinois">ORD-FRA
SA - Illinois">ORD-CDG
SA - Illinois">ORD-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - Illinois">ORD-SEL
SA - Illinois">ORD-SA - Hawaii">HNL
SA - Illinois">ORD-BOM/DEL
SA - California">LAX-SA - New York">JFK-(Europe)
SA - California">LAX-SA - Florida">MIA-(SA)
SA - California">LAX-LHR
SA - California">LAX-SA)">AA), Japan">NRT
SA - California">LAX-KIX
SA - California">LAX-HKG
SA - California">LAX-SYD
SA - California">LAX-MEL
SA - California">LAX-SA)">AA), New Zealand">AKL

Had SA)">AA pulled that off....NWA would be running for cover and UAL would in a museum now. And BA, AF and LH would not be as dominate in the US marketplace as they are now. I take that back...maybe they would be..but it sure be a blood bath! The question...who would be left standing or on life-support?

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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:03 am

The AA 777's are nice....

but ...

nothing.... nothing ...

has the influence of a mighty 747-400 on takeoff, or landing...

with the exception of the Concorde  Sad
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:28 am

I was looking into taking a 744 LAX-ORD or IAD this December,but they weren't flying them according to the downloadable timetable. So I took a SNA-ORD flight instead on a 757.
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:34 am

Sure would be nice to see more UA 747-400s flying. I agree that AA should have bought the 747-400 earlier on; it would do well on their European and Pacific routes and they could be more competitive with UA and NWA. The 777, though a nice aircraft, doesn't have the presence or the personality of the 747.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:43 am

United_Fan, that SUX...you're right, they pulled it. I checked all the way into next July and it's still a no show! Bummer. But somehow I get the weird feeling...it'll be back if the continue to keep the IAD hub thriving.

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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:56 am

You're right,BN747,you would think that they would wait til after Jan 1st to pull transcon 74's ,but hopefully they are needed for Asian ops.
I'de like to fly on a 74,as it and the 762 are the only mainline UA I haven't been on.
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:26 am

Triscl - Yeah, I agree seeing three 744's parked together is a nice sight.
SFO is also a good spot to see many UA744's together especially in the late morning/noon you can see Flights 837, 853, 857, 805, 152.

BN747 - I would also like to see UA's SFO-TPE and SFO-PEK routes back in action.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:29 am

LHR is down to go back to 4 daily 744 flights:
LAX
ORD
SFO
and another I'm not 100%sure about.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:04 pm

Most of the routes mentioned by Kl777JFK are not operated by a 744. UA does not fly SFO-TPE SFO-PEK at all currently.

Current UA 744 routes :

SFO-PVG
SFO-NRT-BKK
SFO-HKG-SIN
SFO-SYD
LAX-NRT
LAX-SYD
ORD-HKG
ORD-NRT-TPE

and very soon

SFO-LHR
IAD-LHR
ORD-IAD
SFO-DEN

Take Care

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Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:57 pm

Don't forget to add LAX-LHR, 777man. It's already in the skeds.

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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:49 pm

The777Man
I'm sorry to correct you but UA flight to Bangkok is still B777. I would love to see UA744 in BKK too someday, I hope.
Thanks anyway for the info,
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:42 pm

With UA two of it's 4 x daily services IAD-LHR is opearted by 747's (well at least in December it is)

 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:21 pm

Guys, you forgot SFO-ORD and ORD-SFO are also operated by a 747-400. I can't wait to see them back in Denver - gotta list myself on a flight and go!



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RoyalOrchid773

Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:48 pm

UA 837/838 have been 744s since 1 October. I flew them about 2 weeks ago, they were definitely 744s !

Unfortunately, 800/801 between NRT and SIN will be reverting to 777s instead of 744s.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:30 pm

BN747: LAX-LHR will go to a 744 in Apr04 so it's not currently flown with a 744.

RoyalOrchid773: BKK-NRT changed to a 744 on 1Oc03.

Aussie747: IAD-LHR will go to 3 daily flights starting begininng of Nov03 and one of them will be a 744.

AN-225: SFO-ORD will also start begininng of Nov03 but it's not currently flown with a 744.

No 744 to DEN; my mistake. Confused it with SFO-ORD.

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RE: UA 744s

Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:45 pm

I flew SFO-ORD on a 744. Look at this picture, this is the proof.


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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:22 am

I flew on N122UA (B747-400) SFO-ORD on 5th September 2003 flight number UA 150. That aircraft just came back from NRT (I saw..and took!!...freshly menus left in seat pockets C class).

Don't know if they change the aircraft to a smaller one already?

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:14 am

AN-225: I'm sure you flew on a 744 but I looked at the schedules this week and I did not see any 744s between SFO and ORD. It's always nice to fly on a big plane like that even for a short flight.

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:57 am

Yeah go ahead forget about the poor little SYD-MEL-SYD route on the 747-400! It would sure be nice to get LAX-MEL back into action as well!
 
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:52 am

The777Man - I checked in my computer right now and I see 744 on SFO-ORD routes: UA 152, Departure SFO is 1:40pm Arrival in ORD is 7:41pm.
ORD-SFO UA 857, Departure ORD is 10:00am Arrival in SFO is 12:17pm. UA is operating this flight as a 744 until October 25, 2003.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:08 am

Glad to see more 747's into LHR, would be nice to get the 777 back to AKL.
There was a thread floating around about 2 weeks ago that had another list of 747 routes by UAL and some for the near future.


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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:34 am

Maybe a bit off-topic, but I'll never forget the day back in the mid-1990's at Orlando when I saw a UA 747SP in old colors landing on 18R. Definitely something I'll always remember. How about SFO-MCO on a 744?  Smile
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:43 am

Remember the 747-400 on the following routes??


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SFO-HNL
SFO-KOA
LAX-HNL
ORD-LAS
LAX-AKL
LAX-MEL

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:53 am

UA has dropped AKL from its route map.
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:04 am

Why doesn't United fly nonstop from the US to Melbourne? Didn't they at one point? Now it is direct from the US to Sydney then a short hop over to Melbourne. Flew it last year. It is quite and exhilerating takeoff with so few passengers and so little fuel for such a short flight.

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:06 am

Luv2Fly,


There is always a chance that it will return..


It was a great flight... Service was impeccable!

The flight always parked alongside the Sydney and Melbourne departures...

It would be nice to see the 3 747-400's at LAX 11pm...again!
 
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:48 am

Kl777jfk,how often did UA put 744's into LAS ? There is only 1 pic of one . Was it a sub for a DC-10 ? That would be sweet if they brought that back,as UA doesn't fly wide-bodies to LAS anymore.
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:59 am

Does anyone have a pic of the former UA 747 flying for Thai in UA's colors? I went looking in the DB but came up blank.
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:59 am

Oh what a great bird!

I remeber sitting on a UA 744 from IAD to DEN...we had to wait in IAD, due to technical probs...3 hrs in the evening heat, moisture, t-storm...no APU, con AirCon, no nothing...at least serving ice-water, headphones and movies...

I was 16 and pretty puzzled, because I was on a LH744 between FRA and IAD, then another 744 for the hop between IAD and DEN...which is not a hop actually, but to me it was a domestic connection...measured with European feelings...would be weird to see a LH744 between STR and HAM, I just made it on a 733...

Yeah, UA was a nice experience. Best wishes to the guys...last year I was on an AtlanticCoast CRJ between IAD and BNA, a branch of UA, this was the damned cutest FA I ever saw, the youngest porbably too...had a good time...actually without her and in severe turbs...but I enjoyed the flight (was the last one boarding...IAD is huge, changed Terminal...all that stuff...)...
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RE: Aviation Lovers- We Are Not Terrorists. Speak

Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:11 am

UALPHLCS, I think that deal has been squashed!

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:32 am

Yeah, unfortunately, at least for the time being, Denver has no UA 744 service. . .even where it seems to be needed. For example, I'm booked on a couple UA 777 flights going DEN-SFO-DEN in about two weeks. I've checked the flights' seatmaps via travel agent ways and guess what. . .there isn't a seat on either 777 either way. . .go figure. Over the last few weeks, the seats quickly melted away and the flights became "packed" in no time.
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:04 pm

Actually there is an airline called Thai Orient (I think that's the name Smile) (not TG) that is flying a 747-200 in UA colors minus the tail and titles. As far as I know the deal to buy 7 of UA's 747-400 is dead in the water ...er sky.
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:39 pm

kaitakfan,

That poor little SYD-MEL-SYD run is my favourite flight on a 744. Was on UA815 SYD-MEL yesterday morning. Pax load was probably no more than 120. Low fuel. The thing took off like a rocket straight to FL380. Impressive to say the least.
 
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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:46 pm

Llmamura and everyone:

Just checked at work and yes, UA does currently fly 744s SFO-ORD. My mistake, UA does fly it until 25Oct03. Looks like I also forgpt the SYD-MEL portion that's also flown on a 744.......

UA used to fly a lot of 744s on domestic routes like SFO-Den. LAX-DEN, ORD-DEN etc.

ORD-LAS was a 744 for at last 3 months from what I remember.

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RE: UA 744s

Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:40 pm

Just check www.amadeus.net and found out that UA will fly...

SFO-LHR
LAX-LHR
AID-LHR
with B744s again
(I checked on January 2004)

Any other routes with the "come back" of UA's B744s?
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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 7:00 am

Hate to bring this post back all the way to the beginning, but I'd rather do this than post a whole new one. . .

Earlier this week, I think it was Tuesday, maybe, I was witness to a UA744 that took off to the west and headed on the SFO pathway from Denver. I watched it for a good 10 to 15 minutes until it faded out of site.

So we still get them, I just don't the current schedules, or a/c replacement schedule of eventualities.

Just thought I'd update those folks who care about our UA "whales" situation.

Happy Halloween from Freezing Denver,
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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:05 am

Hello all,

...I´m very sorry to disappoint you guys!

Someone said it is a good sign, that UA is bringing back its 747-400 into service!
That is not quite true! The only reason they´re bringing them back is simply because Boeing offered them better leasing rates for the 744 than for the 777! It´s that simple!

However, I also love to see them coming back!
I love United and I wish them nothing but the best, and success for the future!
Hope they´ll soon be able to emerge from Chapter 11 better and stronger than ever before!!!

But on the other hand, as much as I love the 747 (well there is still something special about flying on a 747 Jumbo-Jet), the UA 777 is really a wonderful plane and much more comfortable than the UA 747-400!
For example Uniteds 747´s does not offer personal IFE system for economy class passengers, while the 777´s and even 767´s flown by United internationally do!
Also I was told by several UA Flight Attendants that it is in fact a lot easier and much more relaxed to work the 777!
However due to the 4 engines most longhaul trips are much faster on a 747!

By the way I also heard rumors that they wanna switch the early ORD-FRA-ORD flight back to 747-400 operation, but leave the later flight as well as both IAD flights and the SFO flight to the 777.
Anyhow, I would love to see them expanding their FRA services!
We will see!

Well, let´s just all hope for the best for United, and enjoy their 747´s rising back to the skies!

Best regards,

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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 2:20 pm

DIA,
There is a reason I have added you to the respected users list, you never seem to amaze me. You are the true aviation buff, You always have such wonderful things to say. This time on the 747, watching the "whale: depart is a true wonder, a beautiful plane.


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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 2:44 pm

Dinker225:

Yes...at one point there was a nonstop between LAX and MEL. Flight 842 or 847...one of those two...someone else would have to confirm that for me. Not sure on dates, but it may have been cancelled due to low load factors and/or 9/11.

I think they also did LAX-AKL-MEL and back again. Now it's just SFO/LAX-SYD-MEL.

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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 3:46 pm

Hope they fit those 744s with PTVs...they do longer segments than the 763s and still don't get PTVs???? What kind of logic is that?

Based on the summer schedule (2003) in FS2k2, the UA 744 utilization only required 15 planes...hope the number goes up....
 
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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:11 pm

9V,
I couldn't agree with you more, they need PTV'S.

Hope UAL will insall them.


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RE: UA 744s

Sat Nov 01, 2003 6:32 pm

Heard that the deal with Thai is dead in the water. Is that true?????

PTVs? I am sure they will, when they have the money.