The 747 is likely a divert or a sports charter. I don't think UA
ever had scheduled 747 service into PHX
. Only carrier, besides BA
, that did in recent times was NW
with 1 or 2x daily during the winter to MSP
widebody service was either with the DC-10 or domestic 767-300s. All to Chicago. Pre-9/11 peak 1-2 of the 6 daily ORD
flights was a 67, the rest were a mix of Airbii and 757s. LAX
, and DEN
were all Shuttle 737s, with IAD
being an A320.
Given that the 747 pic was shot in January, I would be willing to bet that it was a Fiesta Bowl charter. And if it was returning from the desert it would make more sense that it would head to LAX/SFO were UA has large MX bases.
[Edited 2005-10-05 23:53:46]
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