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Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm

Just thought would start pre-emptive thread. UA has 777 going LAX-MKE today carrying the LA Dodgers. This way we don't get all those questions why is UA flying a 777 to MKE?..Lol
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:17 pm

Is that what the Dodgers usually fly around in? Brewers always take a UA 738.
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:27 pm

Looks like the Astros are on a 764 today to Boston. They up-gauge during the playoffs from I think their normal UA 738/739:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KIAH/KBOS
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm

mke717spotter wrote:
Is that what the Dodgers usually fly around in? Brewers always take a UA 738.


Not 100% certain if this is the reason but I know in the past teams (both NFL and MLB) have upgraded their aircraft when it came to post season play. Lot of times families, boosters, hometown press etc catch rides with the team.
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:12 pm

When is it supposed to arrive?
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Flight 2502 ETA just after 6pm local MKE time.
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 pm

the big 3 carriers have widebody slack between October and February, some of which goes to maintenance checks and is unavailable to fly, but probably each airline has some added availability in those months for sports playoffs. might be a factor too.
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:02 pm

mke717spotter wrote:
Is that what the Dodgers usually fly around in? Brewers always take a UA 738.



No, but these are the Dodgers, and this series will be short.
Just see what they take for next round.
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:01 am

I got down there and saw here. Registry was N771UA. I got some pics I'll post in a little while.
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:58 am

They will be leaving around 2100 Saturday night on another 777-200. The Brewers are leaving Sunday morning on a 767 around 1030.
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:29 am

To put some more information out there:

- The Dodgers usually take a 738 or 753 during the regular season (March through September). 738s are generally used on their shorter trips while this year they opted for the 753 on East Coast trips and when their roster expanded in September (meaning more players traveling)

- In the first round of playoffs versus Atlanta, they took a 789 from LAX to ATL, and then a 764 back to LAX this previous Monday. I'm pretty sure Untied schedules whatever wide-body has slack at the given time, since these charters are on relatively short notice.

- With the next round of playoffs in MKE, and by advancing further into the playoffs (meaning more media members, player's families, etc), they used a 772 today and it looks like they will take one back as well!
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:20 pm

Any word what the Brewers and Dodgers will be taking back to MKE for Game 6?
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:54 am

rj777 wrote:
Any word what the Brewers and Dodgers will be taking back to MKE for Game 6?


Flightradar24 has the Dodgers on another B772 and the Brewers on a B764 back to MKE tomorrow.
 
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Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:30 am

Delta is also sending an A320 on LAX-MKE through flight #8878: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KLAX/KMKE
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