|Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):|
UA has 1 B 747-400 sitting in HKG overnight (SFO-HKG-SFO). Should/will they use it to open up new intra-Asia routes? Let's say HKG-TPE or HKG-BKK or HKG-DEL (They have done the later two)?
IIRC, before the start of the HKG
always had a B744 sitting overnight in HKG
. It came in handy as a "spare" if the HKG
tag-on B744 went MX
Once the HKG
tag-on started, there was no B744 RON's in HKG
Then after the merger with CO
, there was 2 x B744 RON's in HKG
. I believe they were rotated in/out for overnight MX
. The HKG
tag-on's were operated by PMCO
B738's (in a COMIKE configuration).
During Mid-2013, B744 operations will be consolidated to SFO
. Therefore, the B744 on ORD
will revert to a PMUA
B772. I'd imagine that UA
will continue to have a B772 or a B744 RON at HKG
is currently scheduled to remain as a B744, but I'd imagine that scheduling will rotate in the B722 as loads/demand permit.
IIRC, the PMCO
772 that operates EWR
has always RON at HKG