xxcr
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UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:32 am

I just flew back to SFO and noticed a few 763's parking the the UA maintenance building. Are the 763 there for maintenance or are they scheduled? 763 are rare at SFO now.

the last time i saw a 763 fly out of SFO was maybe early 2011.
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:17 am

Just for maintenance. There are no scheduled 767s out of SFO this summer.
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:35 am

xxcr wrote:
I just flew back to SFO and noticed a few 763's parking the the UA maintenance building. Are the 763 there for maintenance or are they scheduled? 763 are rare at SFO now.

the last time i saw a 763 fly out of SFO was maybe early 2011.


I flew UA990 in 2015, SFO-CDG, operated with a 763. Not sure how much longer they were scheduled at SFO.
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 am

There have been virtually no 767's schedule from SFO for the last few years. Occasionally the mid-day HNL turn was a 764, but the fleet type was virtually eliminated from SFO by 2016 when I left UA. Seeing a 763 in SFO is very rare indeed
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 am

The United 763 fleet is primarily a Chicago and Newark to Europe airplane. Some have been reconfigured with a very large Polaris cabin and the new Y+ so their total seating capacity is only abou 160 passengers.
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:51 pm

jfk777 wrote:
The United 763 fleet is primarily a Chicago and Newark to Europe airplane. Some have been reconfigured with a very large Polaris cabin and the new Y+ so their total seating capacity is only abou 160 passengers.


And deep South America (EZE, GIG, GRU & SCL) from EWR & IAH.
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:33 pm

SFO does most of the overhaul work etc for UA
 
xxcr
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:14 pm

thanks for the responses! i got excited when i saw the 763!!
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Does UA perform Polaris retrofit at SFO?
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 pm

No all Polaris mods are done in XMN and HKG
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Most of the time, 767 are at SFO for landing gear change. No Polaris retrofit is done at SFO at all.
 
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Re: UA SFO widebodies

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:05 am

SFO is one of UA's largest and primary maintenance bases. You can often see a number of UA aircraft, 767s included, on the flight line in the maintenance bay across from the runways. Nothing unusual here.

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