panam330
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UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:16 am

Browsing on expedia.com for flights for my probable trip to Europe in April, and came across this:

Sun 17-Apr-05 Web Fare

Munich (MUC)
Depart 11:55 am
Terminal 2 to Washington DC (IAD)
Arrive 3:25 pm 4246 mile(s)
(6833 km)
Duration: 9hr 30mn

Flight: 903

Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 777



Just thought I'd let those who care, know. I find it interesting that they didn't upgrade other flights before MUC, but who cares! Better than a DL 763 to ATL  Big grin! Does anyone know of any other upgrades?





 
nzblue
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:29 am

Seems like this is an upgrade for the Spring/Summer 2005 schedule  Smile
Good to see UA putting in a larger aircraft!

Other UA Spring/Summer '05 European schedule changes from IAD include:
IAD-AMS: returns to a 777 at this time
IAD-LHR: gets an extra 777 segment

Cheers!

NZblue

[Edited 2004-09-27 01:33:57]
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UAL#1fan
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:50 am

Well, doesn't UAL use 777's on all trans-Atlantic operations? Or does it still use some 767ER's? Seems to me that they don't use 747s anymore there; those are confined to trans-Pacific routes.
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nzblue
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:00 am

Well, doesn't UAL use 777's on all trans-Atlantic operations? Or does it still use some 767ER's? Seems to me that they don't use 747s anymore there; those are confined to trans-Pacific routes.

Depending on the season, UA uses a mix of 763, 772, and 744 for their Trans-Atlantic flights. Currently, United runs 747-400s on SFO-LHR and IAD-LHR. During the Spring/Summer seasons 744s are used on SFO-FRA, IAD-FRA, IAD-LHR. It is interesting to note that the 744 is dropped from the SFO-LHR sector and replaced with a 777 during the Spring/Summer season.

Cheers!

NZblue
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JoFMO
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:01 am

UA brings more capacity to Germany even for the winter. MUC-IAD goes 777 and SFO-FRA goes from 777 to 744.
 
timberwolf24
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:29 am

Does anyone know will UA add any European flights out of ORD in '05?
Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
 
nzblue
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:33 am

Here's a complete UA Trans-Atlantic schedule from now until the Spring/Summer 05 schedule change. I think I got all of them. Hope it helps!  Smile

Looks like the IAD-MUC 777 upgrade takes place during the winter!

Cheers!
NZblue

SFO-LHR
Currently: 2x daily (1 744, 1 777)
Winter 04: 2x daily (2 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 2x daily (2 777)

SFO-CDG
Currently: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 763)

SFO-FRA
Currently: 1x daily (1 777)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 744)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 744)

LAX-LHR
Currently: 1x daily (1 777)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 777)

ORD-LHR
Currently: 3x daily (3 777)
Winter 04: 3x daily (3 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 3x daily (3 777)

ORD-FRA
Currently: 2x daily (2 777)
Winter 04: 2x daily (2 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 2x daily (2 777)

ORD-CDG
Currently: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 763)

ORD-AMS
Currenrtly: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 763)

IAD-MUC
Currently: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 777)

IAD-AMS
Currently: 1x daily (1 777)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 777)

IAD-LHR
Currently: 4x daily (2 763, 1 777, 1 744)
Winter 04: 4x daily (2 744, 1 777, 1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 4x daily (2 777, 1 744, 1 763)

IAD-FRA
Currently: 2x daily (1 777, 1 744)
Winter 04: 2x daily (1 777, 1 744)
Spring/Summer 05: 2x daily (1 777, 1 744)

IAD-BRU
Currently: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 763)

IAD-ZRH
Currently: 1x daily (1 763)
Winter 04: 1x daily (1 763)
Spring/Summer 05: 1x daily (1 763)

JFK-LHR
Currently: 2x daily (1 763, 1 777)
Winter 04: 2x daily (1 763, 1 777)
Spring/Summer 05: 2x daily (1 763, 1 777)

[Edited 2004-09-27 02:40:55]
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legacyins
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:19 am

The SFO-LHR run was done by a 747-400 most of the summer/Spring. The SFO-CDG run was done by a 777 the same time period. LHR will drop back to 2 777 during the Fall-Spring and SFO-CDG will drop to a 767 the same time period. We can expect the same aircraft for 2005.
 
Kohflot
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RE: UA Upgrade IAD-MUC To B777-200

Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:35 am

The way I see it, IAD-MUC on the 763 was actually a downgrade. It switched from a 772 to a 763 in 2001, IIRC.
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