UA's intranet, Skynet, doesn't list any 777s as "nonoperative". N766UA, N777UA (777-222s), N789UA, N205UA, N207UA and N208UA (777-222/ER) are apperently no longer a part of the UA
fleet and appears to have been on capital leases and were rejected. Very sad to see this happen, particulary with N777UA since that operated the first ever 777 revenue flight.
I do agree that it may be possible for UA
to negotiate lower rates for these 777s and perhaps get them back in a while, not sure how likely that is.
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777