richardw
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UA B744s Longest Direct Legs.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:42 pm

UA fly direct non stopping from SFO and LAX to places like SYD and HKG with B744s. Does UA have the most B744s, of any airline, utilised on these long legs greater than 7500 miles?
 
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RE: UA B744s Longest Direct Legs.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:54 pm

Quoting Richardw (Thread starter):
UA fly direct non stopping from SFO and LAX to places like SYD and HKG with B744s.

Actually, they have not flown LAX-HKG in the past few years. Their current longest route is ORD-HKG, as they have stopped flying LAX-MEL non-stop. Additionally, LAX-SYD is less than 7500 miles (barely) and SFO-HKG is less than 7000 miles.

Quoting Richardw (Thread starter):
Does UA have the most B744s, of any airline, utilised on these long legs greater than 7500 miles?

QF flies more of these longer routes with 744s than UA does.
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RE: UA B744s Longest Direct Legs.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:11 pm

Taking it to include SFO-HKG, and all UA bases. How many B744s does UA have on these long routes?
 
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RE: UA B744s Longest Direct Legs.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:16 pm

Quoting Richardw (Reply 2):
Taking it to include SFO-HKG, and all UA bases. How many B744s does UA have on these long routes?

Well, they have 31 744s active, and all circulate among their routes. Longer routes like these require 2-3 aircraft to run daily frequencies, so there is a guide.
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RE: UA B744s Longest Direct Legs.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:06 pm

They also ran JFK-HKG a few years back,too.
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