alexinwa
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UA 777 Question?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:04 pm

I was looking at airfleets and somesthing struck me as odd. UA has 7 or so 777's that have gone to Air India and Varig.

Why give up some 777's that are only 5 or 6 years old and keep the older ones?
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flypdx
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RE: UA 777 Question?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:12 pm

Quoting AlexInWa (Thread starter):
Why give up some 777's that are only 5 or 6 years old and keep the older ones?

These things called bankruptcy, shredding capacity, high leases, etc.
 
alexinwa
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RE: UA 777 Question?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:17 pm

Wouldn't these be leased from the same place at the same price? Say the 1995 frames?
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AA737-823
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RE: UA 777 Question?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:45 pm

The 1995 frames are 777-200A, as in, NOT -ER... not much market value for Varig and Air India.
I believe they were intended to be domestic DC-10 replacements. But it quickly became apparent that the 2ER was the way to go. Most airlines don't even own any -200As. American, Delta, Continental... all -ERs.
I suspect that's why they got rid of the newer ones- because they could. And their 777 lease rates were higher than their 744 lease rates. In the end, they ended up getting rid of several of both those types. But at first, they were parking brand new, never flown for revenue birds. I think there are pics in this database of UA 772s sitting around Seattle...

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The777Man
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RE: UA 777 Question?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:00 pm

Five of the 8 ex-UA 777-222s, were indeed -200/ER (N789UA, N790UA, N205UA, N207UA and N208UA).

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