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UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:59 pm
by Cointrin330
I noticed UA is flying the 787-10 between SFO and FRA the past few days, in place of the 77W. Is this a short term equipment sub? Crew training?

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 pm
by Irehdna
Probably a sub, they flew the 787-10 on this route for a week a while back.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:24 pm
by jayunited
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:30 pm
by Nicknuzzii
jayunited wrote:
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.


In the United fleet and Network thread this post won't get much attention because of someone's brilliant idea to combine the two.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:24 pm
by N174UA
Nicknuzzii wrote:
jayunited wrote:
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.


In the United fleet and Network thread this post won't get much attention because of someone's brilliant idea to combine the two.


Agreed. In fact, I think there's a United Widebody thread that tracks movements like these? I know there is one for Delta widebodies also.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:44 pm
by Max Q
jayunited wrote:
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.



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Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:56 pm
by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Having flown a LH B744 from FRA to SFO, I'd love to know the difference in fuel consumption per hour per passenger between this flight and a UA B78J.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:23 pm
by DylanHarvey
It’s done this route on and off, the 787-10 is an extremely capable aircraft, a 10 hour route is nothing for it.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:42 pm
by AirCalSNA
Max Q wrote:
jayunited wrote:
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.



There is no mandatory requirement to read
any of these threads


Best and only possible answer to the self-appointed hall monitors.

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:41 pm
by Cointrin330
jayunited wrote:
Do we really need another thread on this topic? I honestly don't understand why an equipment substitution is such a big deal that it requires its own thread every time someone notices a 78J taking over for a 788/9. For the record the 78J didn't sub for the 77W it subs for the 789 UA926/927 and has done so on multiple occasions since the end of January or the beginning of February. I think the entire thread dedicated to UA807/808, IAD-PEK-IAD demonstrated the potential capabilities of UA's current 78Js. The equipment substitutions are do to 788/9s being out of service on maintenance and UA is either trying to save a flight from cancellation or a from lengthy delay.


You are not obligated to read the post and I don't necessarily want to scroll through 500+ posts in the United Network thread.