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UA "Heavies" ORD-IAD-ORD Summer 05

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:30 am

Going to use my Dividend Miles on UA for a summer 05' trip. Want to book now while my DM are good. The only heavies on the schedule are B767-300s. Will UA use a 777 or 747 as in the past? Anyone have any knowledge of the summer schedule yet?
 
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RE: UA "Heavies" ORD-IAD-ORD Summer 05

Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:40 am

I think it will depend heavily on demand and the aircraft availability at that time. Given that UA is working on aircraft leases, it's hard to say what will in the fleet for those routes at that time.

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RE: UA "Heavies" ORD-IAD-ORD Summer 05

Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:53 am

I don't have much inside industry knowledge so maybe others know better, but UA is moving towards a lot more international operations while it has rejected the lease on some of the larger widebodies. UA has reduced the internationally configured airplanes on domestic routes recently, and they aren't likely to come back since there are many new international destinations where they can earn more money by utilizing equipment for what it was designed for. It is possible that all of the 747s and 777s will be removed from domestic flights (excluding Hawaii) altogether as they expand internationally, so getting a domestic 767 is as good as you will get. Maybe even some of the 767s could be reconfigured if international expansion continues, even though there are some domestic routes that warrent their capacity that they provided when the DC10s were retired.
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RE: UA "Heavies" ORD-IAD-ORD Summer 05

Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:31 pm

Wide and narrow bodies are, at some times during the day, used between all of United's hubs. From IAD, you have a better chance of getting a 777 if you were to fly to LAX or Denver. I don't recall any domestic flights with 747s at IAD this year....just the one each to Frankfurt and London.

At IAD, widebodies are usually scheduled to coincide with the heavy late afternoon bank of flghts from and to Europe. This is to meet the demand of passengers flying from Chicago through IAD and those from Europe flying on to Chicago. Some of the widebodies coming in to IAD from domestic hubs usually fly onward to one of United's European (or later in the evening to South America). And some of the inbound aircraft from Europe turn and fly on to United's domestic hubs. During lower demand times, you'll see something as small as a 737 flying between Chicago and Dulles and between other hubs.



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RE: UA "Heavies" ORD-IAD-ORD Summer 05

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:39 am

UA was running a 744 ORD-IAD this past Summer. I also got to fly on a 747 (for the first time) ORD-LAX and a 777 LAX-IAD in July.
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