iahcsr wrote:6451 is actually in service. 6447 is the other in HKG. 6441, 6454, and 6460 are the remaining 3 class.
Doh! Got them mixed up! Thanks for the info. (Why don't I just go and check?)
LAXintl wrote:fun2fly wrote:
Regarding the older 763's, someone on one of the threads said that Kirby was not a fan and wanted to get new a/c to phase those out ASAP. Any truth to that rumor? That would certainly shut off any discussion on the lie flat 763's getting Polaris.
Its well known the 763 fleet is getting old and having increasing reliability issues. Now with 744s off property, the 763 are the problem children.
To this end UA has a well-publicized RFP out soliciting replacement options and should be making some decisions very soon. Stay tuned.
Can't agree more - same as what you get with vintage cars. Different bits and pieces start to fail and fall off yet parts are much harder to come by, you can spend silly money to get it all back to tip top condition but it's definitely not how the business work.
The 767 was unlucky enough to come out only 6 years before airframe technology peaked - hence they'll be gone from UA's fleet in 5 years, while the A320 fleet of the same age do not have retirement plans. Thanks Gen X/Y.
When the aircraft comes in and it's older than most of the crew working on it you know it's going to be difficult working on it....