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US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:22 pm

Just occurred to me, besides NW which other US carriers are using B747. If not, then why?
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:25 pm

United is the second.
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:27 pm

UA does
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It's been talked to death the reasons why and why not....try to search but I guarantee some people will chime-in on this topic.

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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:39 pm

Don't forget that HP and CO had them at one point also.  Big grin

Edit: Eastern also had a few back in the day.

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aseem
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:39 pm

NW I presume must be using on MSP-AMS and DTW-AMS...what about UA and others..

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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:41 pm

MSP-AMS is mostly DC-10s
 
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:45 pm

NW as far as I know uses its 747's on Pacific crossings and Asia routes. All MSP-AMS is DC10, and DTW-AMS is A330.
 
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:48 pm

By using the 744 and 742 (and even DC-10) to their fullest on Pacific routes, Northwest has completely avoided the 777. An interesting strategy... 777 are very expensive birds after all.
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:58 pm

>United is the second.<

Actually, UA flies more than twice as many as NW does (if you don't include the currently inactive 742s).
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:07 pm

Quoting N1120A (reply 8):
Actually, UA flies more than twice as many as NW does



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here is one in the new livery..are they too using on their Pacific routes.
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RE: US Carriers And B747

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:13 pm

>here is one in the new livery..are they too using on their Pacific routes.<

For a while, the 744s were almost exclusively trans-pacific, with 777s doing the atlantic. Since some of the 777s were RTL, the 744s have been seen back on trans-atlantics, including on SFO-LHR, IAD-LHR and IAD-FRA
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