Looks like ROW will start seeing some more 772s arriving the next days. N225UA, N77006 & N77014 slated for ROW for storage. All were in long term parking. N77014 is the very last CO 777 with old diamond seats and if i recall is a leased plane. Think she will be retired?
Another 77E was ferried today to ROW, N209UA is being moved out of IAD this afternoon.
Looking at UA's fleet of 74 77A/77Es, 43 frames are either in service or still in short term storage at our hubs, and 31 frames are now in long term storage at ROW.
We have seen an increase in 77Es being used on cargo only flights especially since we have no additional 787s available for cargo only flights.
Of the 43 frames (mixture of 77A/77E) in service or short term storage at the hubs I'm going to estimate 20 or so are actually flying every day. With UA swapping aircraft in and out of service to avoid high maintenance cost associate with storage I didn't feel like doing the work to see how many 77A/77Es are actually flying verses how many are on the ground.
With winter approaching I wonder how many additional 77A/77E frames UA is considering moving out of hubs like IAD, ORD, DEN (did not see a single 777 stored at EWR) to ROW?