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1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 4:24 pm

Today, UAL retired its first 747-238. (actually yesterday ~ depending on your time zone 27 OCT)
3 more will be retired on 31 OCT.
 
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 4:44 pm

So this was obviously one of the ones they bought from QF, then?
 
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 4:49 pm

>So this was obviously one of the ones they bought from QF, then?

Leased, not bought. And I believe it was from AA; that is where the term "lemon-sisters" was derived.
Also, UAL is terminating their lease early - despite the penalties they must pay.
 
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 6:08 pm

So how many does UAL own? 742 I mean
 
galaxy5
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 9:59 pm

good, that free's up 3 more 747-2 for cargo companies.
"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sat Oct 28, 2000 10:26 pm

Expect Northwest cargo or UPS to snatch them up if they want to expand their long distance overseas networks.
"FUIMUS"
 
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sun Oct 29, 2000 5:01 pm

someone can correct me, but I'm going to say they had 7 742's.
Am I correct?
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: 1st UAL 742 Retiree

Sun Oct 29, 2000 5:17 pm

I believe seven is the correct number!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

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