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USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:50 pm

Hi

I trying to find out the routes currently flown by USA B744 operators UA and DL, to and from the USA.
A search did not produce a good answer. Could someone shed some light on that?

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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:36 pm

UA currently has:
ORD-PVG
ORD-NRT
SFO-NRT
SFO-HKG
SFO-PEK
SFO-PVG
SFO-FRA

Not sure about DL at the moment. I think most of their 744 operations are out of DTW these days.
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:08 pm

DL's 747 routes. From Flyertalk

DTW-ICN: 5x weekly as of 10/06/2015
DTW-NRT: 4x weekly as of 10/05/2015
NRT-MNL: Daily
NRT-HNL: Daily
CHARTER FLIGHTS: As needed
ATL/DTW/MSP SHUTTLE FLIGHTS: As needed
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:16 pm

Quoting IAHWorldFlyer (Reply 1):
Quoting United_fan (Reply 2):

Many thanks indeed guys!

That was exctly the information I was looking...

  
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:55 pm

Atlas also has a few pax 744's for charter,I think .
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:30 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 2):

Is that seriously it? No daily flights to/from the USA mainland on DL, just a couple of less-than-daily flights? Didn't realize the operation has drawn down that much.

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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:44 am

Quoting HOmsaR (Reply 5):
Is that seriously it? No daily flights to/from the USA mainland on DL, just a couple of less-than-daily flights? Didn't realize the operation has drawn down that much.

Well, I think DL is down to only something like 9 frames right now. They are currently doing some 744 subs on DTW-ATL this week for the Detroit Auto Show.
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:22 pm

Quoting IAHWorldFlyer (Reply 1):
UA currently has:
ORD-PVG
ORD-NRT
SFO-NRT
SFO-HKG
SFO-PEK
SFO-PVG
SFO-FRA

Summer '15 also had SFO-LHR and ORD-FRA.....these may well be seasonal upgauge - downgauge. SFO-ICN recently downgauged to a 772....not sure if that's permanent. Two airframes left the fleet in 2015, and two more are scheduled to exit in 2016.
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:26 pm

Quoting stratacruiser (Reply 7):
Summer '15 also had SFO-LHR and ORD-FRA.....

FWIW, UA is also running SFO-ORD in March this year, UA 1570 as well as ORD-SFO, UA 1213. Not sure what's up with that sort of flying, maybe they're trying to utilize ships that would be otherwise sat on the ground at SFO while awaiting their next Asia flight or are doing a W rotation both ways for a month. Either way, it's pretty cool to see UA do this domestically on a daily basis.
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:34 pm

Quoting stratacruiser (Reply 7):

SFO-ICN will go back to a 744 before it goes 789 later in the year
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:09 am

Quoting ua900 (Reply 8):
FWIW, UA is also running SFO-ORD in March this year, UA 1570 as well as ORD-SFO, UA 1213. Not sure what's up with that sort of flying, maybe they're trying to utilize ships that would be otherwise sat on the ground at SFO while awaiting their next Asia flight or are doing a W rotation both ways for a month. Either way, it's pretty cool to see UA do this domestically on a daily basis.

They've done this before...if memory serves, the stated reason at the time was so that they could rotate the 747's flying out of ORD and make sure all the ships go through the maintenance base at SFO. I think it's a good bet that's why they're doing it this time as well.

Are SFO-LHR and ORD-FRA going back to the 747 in summer 2016?
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:22 am

Of about four of the seven 747-451s that Delta has stored are their later build 747s.
Anyone know the reason for that?   
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:45 am

Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 11):
Of about four of the seven 747-451s that Delta has stored are their later build 747s.
Anyone know the reason for that?

Probably because they were the ones due for heavy maintenance. Doesn't make sense to spend those millions when you're in the process of retiring the type.
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:14 am

On January 16th I flew UA from FRA to IAH. There was a UA 744 at FRA that morning, which I believe was heading to ORD. Don't know if that was a regularly scheduled flight or a one off.
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:48 am

In January 2016 Delta has substituted B744s on DL134/DL135 DTW-AMS-DTW several times:

- 26/1
- 24/1
- 20/1


http://www.flightradar24.com/flight/dl134
 
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:45 pm

UA also runs 747 for charter ops, military and sports as well.
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RE: USA B747-400 Pax Operations

Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:41 pm

Quoting traindoc (Reply 13):


Hey I was at FRA on the morning of the 16th as well connecting from TLV to BOS. Saw the UA 744 and it was definitely operating the SFO flight.

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