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Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 6:57 am

In about 1 month's time all UA's 747 classic fleet will be withdrawn from service. They have been a leading aircraft in the fleet for many years. They have served honestly and with lots of dignity. The loss will be very sad but almost all 747 classics will be withdrawn soon.
GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!
Michael :-( :-( :-(
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 7:54 am

Most of those UA 747-200s will find work elsewhere by being converted to freighters rather than being scrapped.
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 10:42 am

Actually, the 742s have been gone for over a month. They have been sent down to the desert collecting dust.
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 10:59 am

GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!

And you'll be remembered in my mind as the first 747 I flew on! (DEN-IAD, July 1998)

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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 11:08 am

GOOD JOB UA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's mind as true and reliable flyers!

Apart from the 8 or 9 people that were sucked out of one over the Pacific when a cargo door blew out, I presume.
Of course, UA simply repaired the a/c and put it back in service at a great rate of knots - obviously they don't believe in bad karma.

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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 11:13 am

...And obviously, it wasn't a 747-200.

(The -100 which did have the 'blow out' lived out its usefulness without another incident).

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 12:32 pm

The first 747 I flew on was a United -200, HNL-LAX.
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 2:56 pm

My first 747 ride was a -238 from SFO to IAD in Business class. I remember that flight so well. I already miss those birds. From a maintence, and an economical standpoint I'm glad that they are gone. They kept breaking, and paying three pilots was costly.
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 3:08 pm

As others have pointed out...the 238's have been gone for over 1 month....
wft
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 4:36 pm

The cargo door - ripped off - I knew about the accident some time ago, but recently i heard on the news that the aircraft had a complete overhaul not a long time ago, and that it was still in service out of SFO. If it was -100 thats impossible. So was it a -200 or what?!
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Fri Jan 19, 2001 6:03 pm

My only UA 742 flight...IAD-SFO, a few years back.
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Sat Jan 20, 2001 12:16 am

Two of them (N151UA & N152UA) have already found a new home with NWA as freighters (not yet converted).

My first 747 flight was also a -200, but with BA. Their 15 -236s will be gone by next year to be converted to freighters.
JC
 
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RE: Tribute To UNITED'S 747-200s

Sat Jan 20, 2001 1:07 am

The aircraft that suffered the cargo door incident was a 747-122, reg# N4713U.

That particular aircraft is now registered to an outfit called Air Dabia. Supposedly it's stored at Plattsburgh, NY.