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UA And SCO 777s

Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:40 am

Where did the sCO 777s that operate IAH-GIG come from? Also, where will the 2 (or 4) 777s that are being replaced by 3x 763s on IAH-LHR going?
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:55 pm

An sCO crew member told me that beginning in the winter, the earlier IAH-LHR-LHR flights (34/35) will switch to a 787-8, allowing the 777 to be deployed on IAH-GIG. Then in the spring, IAH-LHR will be served three times daily with sUA 763s (former ghetto birds that have been converted to new 2class configurations) freeing up the remaining sCO 777 for IAH-FRA, which is currently served by a 764.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:22 pm

You will likely see more 777 action going to South America on routes that used to feature 767's. As mentioned above, UA is putting its 777's and 744's on flights from its hubs to FRA. It appears the Star Alliance tie up with LH is doing well.

The IAH to LHR flights were always two class 777's so adding a flight and switching to two class 763's makes sense. They are the most comfortable planes (in Y class) in the fleet so IAH folks should be happy. I'm a little surprised UA decided first class wasn't warranted out of IAH but F class will be seen throughout the system.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:17 pm

Any one have an idea where the 777's used on LAX-NRT and LAX-PVG are going to be used after the 787's replace them?
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:18 pm

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 3):
Any one have an idea where the 777's used on LAX-NRT and LAX-PVG are going to be used after the 787's replace them?

Hopefully being used to Newark replacing those 757 used to LHR. 757's to LHR ? that must be a former General Motors Executive who invented the Cadillac Cimarron, we know how badly that ended.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:14 am

Ok, I'll ask - "sCO"? Is that in the same vein as "PMCO"?
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:31 am

When does UA34 / 35 get the B787?
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:16 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):
Ok, I'll ask - "sCO"? Is that in the same vein as "PMCO"?

sCO and sUA is the internal nomenclature used for the two halves of the operation. The s stands for subsidiary.
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 7):

Which is mostly used by the management and the HR departments to label us as employees as well. One labor group (the pilots at minimum) have a different sense of pride and call themselves amongst themselves L(egacy)-UA or L(egacy)-CO, which I wish the company would use but eh, to each their own.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:07 am

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 3):
Any one have an idea where the 777's used on LAX-NRT and LAX-PVG are going to be used after the 787's replace them?

UA's NRT-SIN-NRT service will be changed from a PMUA B772 to a PMCO B772 next year, as well as the flight number being changed to UA7/UA6.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:20 am

I recall reading that 2 sUA 777s with non-flat seats will be converted to sCO configuration. I cannot find where I read that. Can anyone confirm this?
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 3):
Any one have an idea where the 777's used on LAX-NRT and LAX-PVG are going to be used after the 787's replace them?

When did UA start sending the 777 to NRT from LAX? I thought the route was operated by a 744
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 4):

The morning and late afternoon flights are fine for a 757. At least a sCO 777 operates EWR-LHR 1x a day. However, I've noticed that the late 757 to LHR usually goes out half empty. I kind of wonder how long that will last.
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:30 am

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 12):
I've noticed that the late 757 to LHR usually goes out half empty. I kind of wonder how long that will last.

It may be requiered a full flight back at a later time Westbound?
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:52 am

Quoting terminalc (Reply 10):

I recall reading that 2 sUA 777s with non-flat seats will be converted to sCO configuration. I cannot find where I read that. Can anyone confirm this?

Oh please, for the love. I flew on one of these birds the other month in C from NRT to SEA and it was sub-par.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:57 pm

Quoting PJCin303 (Reply 8):
Which is mostly used by the management and the HR departments to label us as employees as well. One labor group (the pilots at minimum) have a different sense of pride and call themselves amongst themselves L(egacy)-UA or L(egacy)-CO, which I wish the company would use but eh, to each their own.

Legacy refers to the pre-merger entities. Subsidiary refers the the 2 separate legal entities that currently exist under United Continental Holdings. Yes, there is still a "Continental Airlines" it just doesn't technically fly airplanes any more. It just houses contracts and finances that exist from before the merger.
 
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RE: UA And SCO 777s

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 11):
When did UA start sending the 777 to NRT from LAX? I thought the route was operated by a 744

It's been a while. The only UA 747 we see at LAX is LAX-SYD

Quoting je89_w (Reply 9):

UA's NRT-SIN-NRT service will be changed from a PMUA B772 to a PMCO B772 next year, as well as the flight number being changed to UA7/UA6.

I think I'm missing your point here, the aircraft that serve LAX-NRT and LAX-PVG are sUA planes.
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