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United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:35 pm

While I was taking the SkyLink over the parking ramps where Terminal F might be someday, I saw both a United 787-800 and a 757. I didn't think United schedules any wide body aircraft (or even 757s) to DFW, does anyone know why they would be there? The weather had been clear for a week so I'd be surprised if they were diverted.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 pm

Diverted SYD-IAH. Not sure what caused the diversion.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm

I also think that it was a 767 and not a 757 that you saw. The 767 took the passengers the rest of the way to IAH.
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:38 pm

I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:00 pm

It was a 787-9 also, not a -8
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:19 pm

LHUSA wrote:
Diverted SYD-IAH. Not sure what caused the diversion.



Looks like UA 100 arrived into Houston area same time as storm front yesterday ( 29DEC)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /YSSY/KDFW
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 pm

Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:06 pm

In the last week, DFW has seen 2 77Ws, 763, 764, and 789 from UA. Combo of bowl charters and diversions. Funny seeing a 77W going to MDT. Might be more that I didn't witness too.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:34 pm

Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


I know a 77W flew MDT-DFW and initial suspicion was for Cotton Bowl. However wouldn't Penn State just charter two 738s from SCE instead? This could be something different.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:20 pm

voxkel wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


I know a 77W flew MDT-DFW and initial suspicion was for Cotton Bowl. However wouldn't Penn State just charter two 738s from SCE instead? This could be something different.


Nah, there was a UA 738 that also flew into UNV. To add to the issue the Cowboys ran into in PHL last week, football teams carry thousands of pounds of gear. Widebody jets are normally the answer. When I worked at MCO, I remember Wisconsin coming in for the Citrus Bowl in a DL 744. These guys don't travel light. Pretty sure the 77W was for the team.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:22 pm

Was originally diverting to AUS but went DFW instead. AUS customs may not have had people available for screening passengers if it had cancelled.
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:57 am

Acey559 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.


Just looked at FlightAware and I stand corrected. Indeed they did charter a 777 and 767 so my mistake.
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:45 am

rajincajun01 wrote:
Was originally diverting to AUS but went DFW instead. AUS customs may not have had people available for screening passengers if it had cancelled.


Possibly, AM2686 usually arrives around 12:30. AUS had a total of 23 diversions on Sunday, many of which were regionals, so it might have had more to do with the ability to handle additional wide body aircraft. YTD there have been a total of 593 diversion into AUS. For comparison, CY2018 saw a record 562 diverts.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:13 am

Acey559 wrote:
Acey559 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.


Just looked at FlightAware and I stand corrected. Indeed they did charter a 777 and 767 so my mistake.

I didn't think my mind had gone that far away but I could have been mistaken as well. I believe it was N2140U.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:26 am

Sooner787 wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Diverted SYD-IAH. Not sure what caused the diversion.



Looks like UA 100 arrived into Houston area same time as storm front yesterday ( 29DEC)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /YSSY/KDFW



It was definitely storms. A ton of aircraft diverted to AUS.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:39 am

What is the largest plane UA has had at DFW?
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:03 am

In regards to Penn St. Football...they were as follows
737-800 DFW-UNV, some of the team
767-300 DFW-MDT, rest of the team
777-300 DFW-MDT, the band
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:36 am

Wild. Would have loved to see those planes at MDT.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:47 pm

PHXWRLD wrote:
What is the largest plane UA has had at DFW?


I think they flew a few 744's in during college bowl season.

I do remember Northwest flying their 744's into DFW for various Cotton Bowl charters.
 
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Re: United 787 at DFW

Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm

Acey559 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.


They chartered a 764 and 738

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