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UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:16 am

Just found this picture whilst randomly browsing through...what is this UA727 doing in LHR?!?!....Surely the 727s don't have the range to fly across the pond!!

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:21 am

If I remember correctly UA at one time had internal flights within Europe.
 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:23 am

Based on the date, I would guess that it was one of UAs 727s that were based in Europe for inter-continental routes that UA gained from Pan Am when it went under.
I know that TWA, Delta and Pan Am all use to fly 727 equipment throughout Europe.
 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:32 am

Yes, they did. It operated LAX-ORD-GDR-SNN-LHR.

Just like Iberia has MAD-MIA service on an A319!


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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:36 am

When United first bought Pan Am's LHR slots, in 1991, it inherited a few intra-Europe routes that were used to feed Pan Am flights to the USA. PA and subsequently, UA flew LHR to BRU, AMS, FRA, and I believe MUC. The LHR-BRU/AMS flights survived well into the late 1990's but were operated with B767-300 aircraft, that originated at JFK.

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:40 am

I think Hamburg was also another destination they served from Heathrow.
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:41 am

United also briefly based a few 727-200's at CDG, and operated flights to GVA, ZRH, and ATH from there. These flights were feeding UA nonstops to LAX, SFO, ORD, and IAD, all of which for a time (this was 1991/92) were flown with B767-200's.

 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:44 am

TXL was another city that was served. I flew it in May 1993.
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:46 am

I found a few more shots of American airlines operators of 727s within Europe.


In FRA


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In HAM


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In CDG

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:47 am

TWA operated B727-200's from FCO to ATH and then on to CAI and the reverse route, in 1985. This aircraft then connected to the daily FCO-JFK 747-100 service.

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:04 pm

Actually, NonRevKing, those IB A319's in MIA are not for Transatlantic flights. IB operates a minihub in MIA for flights to Latin America for pax connecting from MAD. IB uses these A319's for these flights to destinations such as MEX, SJO, PTY, etc.
 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:11 pm

Cory...

Your scarcasm detector not working today?

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:13 pm

Apparently it's broken. That's surprising, because normally I'm really sarcastic. Oh well. Sorry.  Sad
 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:32 pm

Pan Am & TWA operated a fleet of 727's in Europe till the early 90's not only to provide feeder services for their flights accross the pond but also for flights from various cities around Europe to West Berlin. Before the fall of the wall, the only airlines into and out of West Berlin were US, British and French carriers, no other carriers (including LH) were allowed by a treaty signed in the late 1940's between the Allies and the Soviets. So when UA took over PA's routes, it had to continue those services to West Berlin and for a while which they inherited from PA.
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:14 am

"So when UA took over PA's routes, it had to continue those services to West Berlin and for a while which they inherited from PA."

Skyguy, the IGS (Berlin) routes were sold to Lufthansa in May 1990 (transfered Oct-1990), ahead of the LHR/UA October 1990 sale (transfered Apr-1991). UAL never received the IGS routes.
 
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RE: UA Transatlantic

Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:19 am

Did UA really fly 767-200s transatlantic like someone said above? In 1991-92? Do they have -200ERs?
 
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:28 am

If I remember correctly, I saw a pic of a Sun country airlines 727 at London Gatwick. Can anyone back me up??? It must have been a charter flight, but that is still a long flight on a 727!!
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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:06 am

It's kinda like NW with the 757's doing routes in Asia. But, I just put 66,890lbs of fuel in a 727 the other day, maybe it's possible! hahaha.

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:14 am

Very Funny, Justin! It's kinda like with NW into their flight to Asia and it is doing very well. You already did went to NRT from last month and can you write with the trip report for me, please?

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RE: UA 727-200 @ LHR?!?!?!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:12 am

I believe the UA 727-222's that were European based were the old "lead sled" non advanced with the Dash 7A engines, N7620U - N7647. The one in the picture above I think is N7644U. These aircraft had an additional exit at Row 8 which was eventually made non functional. Look at the windows in front of the two over wing exits. You can see the outline of the door if you look closely.