ikolkyo wrote:amtravels wrote:I’m sure this has been discussed before, but is there any place in United’s current fleet strategy for the 777X? Do you see UA ordering them at some point?
Not anytime soon, the 77Ws are young
If UA cancels there A350 order they could replace their 772s with a fleet of 23 78JERs and 22 779s. The 779 would be perfect for high-capacity routes from United’s slot-constrained SFO and EWR hubs complementing the 77W when the fleet receives their mid-life overhaul in the late 2020s Then the 77W fleet would be reshuffled to replace the GE 77E while the 78JER replaces the PW 77E. Then the GE 77E fleet can be de-rated and used on domestic routes where they could replace the 77A fleet. Maybe if they cancel the A350 order they could use its deposits for A220s and more A321XLRs.