Big777jet
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***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:09 am

I just unexpecting find out that United B747-400 is coming to Las Vegas very soon. I don't know if you make it. Sorry to inform you last minute. LOL Hope you guys taking some pictures of them.

Here it is:

Airline United
Flight Number 717
Departure City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Departure Time 04/25/2004 08:43 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Arrival Time 04/25/2004 09:53 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:47
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 39,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 484 mph
Flight Status In Flight


Big777jet

 
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:11 am

What is it doing coming to LAS.

Do united normally fly there 747's there
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:12 am

WOW...a 757 upgraded to a 744,impressive!

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Big777jet
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:26 am

United changes immediately with unexpected aircraft swapped. Maybe overbook or something special large groups to LAS or from LAS.

United does not normally use 744 to LAS. It's 757 flt 717.


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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:50 am

Must've been one heavily overbooked flight for that equimpent swap.
 
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:57 am

Its cool to see a UA 744 going back to LAS. I think its been awhile since they have been on scheduled service, but at a time they were. In the late 90's i flew a 744 ORD-LAS and got an upgrade to J. (the aircraft was in the luxury configuration with a massive business class and only coach in the far back section). It was an awesome flight, needless to say!
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:42 am

Wow ! I'm flying on UA775 ORD-LAS on May28th on a 757,a 744 upgrade would be great,but unlikely  Sad
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:12 am

It is probably being flown over to be mothballed.  Smile
 
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:20 am

Yeah, I think it is, I just checked and the return flight back to ORD is a 757, and UA does not have a 744 leaving Vegas today or tomorrow.
 
Big777jet
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:17 am

No, it is not mothballed aircraft at LAS. United is flying back right now to ORD.

Here it is:

Flight Number UAL314
Owner / Operator United Air Lines Inc

Aircraft Type B744
Manufacturer / Model
Serial Number
Model Year / Cert Date
Flight Plan Received 04-25-2004 14:31
Status IN FLIGHT
Departure LAS MC CARRAN INTL, NV
Planned Alt 410
Planned Speed 0479
Planned Dep 04-25-2004 18:15
Actual Dep 04-25-2004 19:21
Arrival ORD CHICAGO O'HARE INTL, IL
Last Visited 04-24-2004 21:21
Planned Arrival 04-25-2004 21:05
Estimated Arrival 04-25-2004 22:11
Actual Arrival
Last Position 3750N 10849W
Speed 500
Altitude 410
Distance (nm) 991
Last Update 04-25-2004 20:02
Route LAS.TRALR1.DVC.J197.HGO..HLC..STJ..IRK.BDF3.ORD/0250


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BlackJackLV
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:11 am

I saw it land this morning...perfect touchtown on beauftiful day here in Las Vegas. Nice to see a United B744 at McCarran. Sorry no pics.

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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:07 am

Oh well!! That is too bad for you and did not take a pics with UA B744 aircraft this morning.  Sad
 
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:53 am

Watched it land as well from the Mandalay Bay right before heading down for breakfast to meet up with TWAlives and the rest our group. Turns out it was an aircraft sub and was sent back to ORD. I saw it sitting at the D gates, too bad I was on the 1:30 flight to ORD and not the earlier one.

FYI- According to united.com, that aircraft then went from ORD to LAX and then onto SYD. Can someone confirm?
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RE: ***ALERT LAS Spotters***

Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:37 am

Anybody get any pics? I miss LAS! Can't wait to get back there this winter!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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