MSPNWA wrote:redrooster3 wrote:This looks like the end for the 764s and PW757s. In an email I got earlier today.
"Currently, we’ve parked 450 mainline aircraft and 300 United Express aircraft across 23 locations. Some of those planes were already slated for retirement, including our B767-400 and B757 PS fleets."
Interesting, but since the 764 wasn't already slated for retirement, it does call into question the accuracy of the information.
The accuracy of the information is confirmed I have also seen the email which does state the PW 752s and the 764s are slated for retirement.
More than likely that decision on the 764s were made after the January Polaris/PE schedule update which there hasn't been an updated schedule since January when prior to COVId-19 there were monthly updates at the very least. Not sure what impact the additional 78X order had on the decision to retire the 764 fleet. But obviously sometime after mid-January UA made a decision to order more 78Xs and retire the 764s. Coronavirus may have sped up UA's timetable but just because things have changed since January does not mean the information posted is in accurate. Most insiders on this thread are posting the most accurate information we have at the time o four post. The decision to retire the 764s was not made known to employees until this week, just as the decision to exercise options for 7 additional 78Xs was not known publicly until UA released their Q1 results. Although insiders like myself over 2 years ago were posting that we had seen internal documents showing the 78X fleet being larger than just 14 frames.