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Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:36 am

UA is scheduled to take delivery of 12 77Ws by the end of May, however thus far the only route that UA has announced so far is SFO-HKG which only takes 2 frames. Another thread mentioned that UA may be now planning on basing the entire fleet out of SFO. Are there any rumors of where the next 3-4 routes will be? SYD, FRA, NRT?
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SonomaFlyer
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 am

NRT and PEK would be good bets. I'd think FRA would be 77W in the summer months but don't expect SYD yet due to yield concerns with the extra seats on the 77W. I'm sure UA yield management already has a list drawn up factoring in cargo and time of year to optimize $$$.
 
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:54 am

If I'm not mistaken, but I believe UA's new management is still in the process of deciding where the remaining 12 77Ws they currently have on order will go. At this point, it appears all going to SFO is an even money bet. I assume something will be announced internally sooner versus later. If and when United adds additional 77Ws to the order books, then I think you'll see some 77Ws find there way to EWR/ORD.
 
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:05 am

I thought they idea was for the new 77W's to replace UA's 744 on a one for one basis?
 
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:13 am

EWR-DEL?
 
Cointrin330
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:20 am

I would expect the 777-300ER to replace 747-400 routes and at a relatively quick pace, out of SFO. PVG or PEK, LHR, and FRA should probably see the plane from SFO.
 
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:47 am

There has been no official or unofficial (rumored) updates at this point. But let not forget the holidays just ended and most of the decision makers just returned to work on January 9th after being off for 2 weeks. So if I had to guess I would say there probably will be at the very least some unofficial (rumor) information making there rounds at Willis Tower by the end of the month and hopefully there will be an official statement by February.

What we do know (unofficially) is UA is leaning towards basing the entire 77W fleet (14 frames) at SFO to accelerate the retirement of the 744 fleet. As soon as I hear something about which routes I will post it as a rumor until UA makes an official announcement.
 
DeSpringbokke
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:26 am

jayunited wrote:
There has been no official or unofficial (rumored) updates at this point. But let not forget the holidays just ended and most of the decision makers just returned to work on January 9th after being off for 2 weeks. So if I had to guess I would say there probably will be at the very least some unofficial (rumor) information making there rounds at Willis Tower by the end of the month and hopefully there will be an official statement by February.

What we do know (unofficially) is UA is leaning towards basing the entire 77W fleet (14 frames) at SFO to accelerate the retirement of the 744 fleet. As soon as I hear something about which routes I will post it as a rumor until UA makes an official announcement.


And I assume if UA does base the entire 77W fleet at SFO, is it a possibility that the 747 fleet, given its slack, can be parked this year instead of next year?
 
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Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:53 am

ORD-HKG?

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