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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN and Satcom
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: WN and Satcom

Anywhere from the mainland US to Belize and or Central America is in VHF coverage. HF is or isn't required depending on the carriers opspec allowances. LDOC providers for all over water operations are SFO and NY ARINC via Mexnet/Gulfnet frequencies and is guaranteed above FL200. SATCOM is not, in an...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 52
Views: 7130

Re: United to introduce premium economy

dz09 wrote:
are these going to be free for 1k elites?

I sure hope not. Enough with giving away premium seats when the market has shown people are willing to pay for it instead.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15539

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

Wow. A 737 TATL route that didn't survive.

Color me shocked


/sarcasm

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 45
Views: 10769

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

DIKDALEK wrote:
the A380 and A340 are the real Queen of the skies. Line Captain David Dik Dalek

No, they aren't, "Line Captain"

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 7674

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

Believe or not but for us it is Denver. I am going by FROM the hub to an outstation, to a geographical point in the cont. 48 USA, and based on flying time. Not percentage of population or anything. Why Denver? Its not about geographic center or anything like that. Its because you need optimal year-r...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 7881

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

What about diverting into military bases? How are the charges billed? If a civilian plane diverted to a military air field, they would likely be met by MP's with rifles pointed. The only way for a civilian plane to land at a base is to get the written approval of the base comander. There's paperwor...

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 70
Views: 23788

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

TUGMASTER wrote:
Doesn't seem to be in a hurry at 327kts and FL360...?

and seems a tad bizarre northerly routing,,,...?

Not really. They are avoiding the strong headwinds of the winter Atlantic jet stream.
Too many factors going into speed and altitude. Specifically altitude has no affect on enroute time.

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 23
Views: 4342

Re: Fate of UA 747s

snuggs28 wrote:
UA 2695-20Dec VCV-TUP. In the air and last flight for Aircraft 8417 (N117UA). Headed for the scrape heap. :(

Yup. Thats a flight to its own grave for sure. Once it goes in, it will never come out.

Farewell my queen :guilty:

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United retire its 767-200s (non-ER classics)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: When did United retire its 767-200s?

My question is why post merger UA retired their very new 762's acquired by CO a few years earlier. My thoughts are that they would have been a great supliment to the 77A's for domestic runs and Hawaii in a lower J config with slimlines in Y. They would have had the benefit of ULD baggage and cargo ...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: why always requst before APU bleed to keep windows or door open,

Not sure if English is your 2nd language or not, but it is very hard to understand what you are asking...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5799

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mental...

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5799

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mentali...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 23
Views: 4342

Re: Fate of UA 747s

Sadly, all of them will be parted out then turned into cans or fancy key chains for you to buy most likely unless some random operator buys one.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 blows tires in EWR
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: UA 777 blows tires in EWR

Tires blew, they changed them and moved the AC off the runway a little bit later.
Life goes on.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4593

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

UA fly's over Turkey sometimes to and from TLV also, no problems there.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3855

Re: UA 772 at MIA now?

It was a enroute diversion

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8713

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

Anytime you have a ceiling below 3000 ft it almost takes off 20 flights per hour on the arrival rate, and any ceiling below 2000 ft you are guaranteed a ground delay program into SFO. The traffic demand plus the runway configuration neuter the arrival rate badly to where they can only handle 25-35 p...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 772A replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: United 772A replacement

The frames will probably stay in the fleet until they max out on time/cycles so they will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

There is absolutely nothing available that can replace them, and their mission.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4481

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

XAM2175 wrote:
Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.

Yep. All because a 747 got shot dow......errr I mean "exploded" after take off.
Cough cough TWA800

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?

trijetsonly wrote:
OneSexyL1011 wrote:
In order the last 3 routes where
SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-LHR-SFO


SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-FRA-SFO

AFAIK

FRA was changed over the the 77W before LHR

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 14630

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

Please, please, pleeeeeease be for the 748i. I just...ugh wish so bad.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?

In order the last 3 routes where
SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-LHR-SFO

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The way UA did this, I couldn't be any more proud to be a UA employee. They truly did the 747 justice in its retirement.
I cant believe its gone. SFO and ORD to me will never be the same.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

There has been absolutely ZERO mention of keeping 2 747's on property for charter operations. At least in my department that I know of. It was commonly known, and said that all 747's will exit the fleet by the end of the year. The only thing I can think of is we have outstanding charter contracts th...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA900

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua900

And with that, marks the end of regular scheduled passenger service with the 744 at UA. End of an era for sure.
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CarbonFibre wrote:
Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua900

And with that, marks the end of regular scheduled passenger service with the 744 at UA. End of an era for sure.

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

n27903 wrote:
Did anyone else see N175UA do the wing wave this moring on its way to VCV? And N174UA wasnt long behind it

Such a shame. N174UA was the last one I flew on this past summer. Hard to believe its gone for good now.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

pezzy669 wrote:
Saw this bird at DEN today parked at a gate (B30 I think), is it subbing in as needed or what?

Employee hub to hub flights today. Last stop was Denver

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160454

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Oh man, the possibilities! Can just be a reprint of the original model or they can add any combination of upgrades to the -300. I would see UA jumping on this ASAP as we really, really love the 763/4. Its our most liked aircraft by passengers in the fleet. (yes, above the 787)

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5300

Re: Most-missed US Major

Northwest and Continental for me. Those were my two most flown carriers prior to merger mania. I remember seeing so many red tails in AMS and NRT. Domestically I used CO exclusively almost.

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats Unless your department had the inside track that this announcement and flight was going to be announced I seriously doubt 19 people from one department bought tickets. I know m...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88964

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Index B777-200ER Question
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Cost Index B777-200ER Question

At our carrier, CI 300 is roughly equal to a M.845 at cruise. Other variables apply of course, however we rarely plan flights faster than 300. 25 ranges from M.820-.830 and 150 is about M.840. Not sure if that helps you or not, however those speeds are generally what I see at those indexes if that h...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26514

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Copa has been flying their 737-800s on routes up to 2,900 nm for more than a decade. Per the information above, Norwegian is blocking-off about 30 seats. So whether blocking 15% of the seats counts as a "tremendous amount of seats" is pretty subjective. People were debating whether or not...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3222

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L1011 - Delta 1998'ish ATL-BOS
DC10 - NWA 2004 MSP-AMS
MD11 - KLM 1997 IAH-AMS

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26514

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more i...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?

Obstacle clearance limits for commercial sized aircraft is weight prohibitive on runway 05.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Re: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'

I feel there is A LOT of information here thats been lost in translation, manipulated to fit the sensationalism and/or just flat out missing.

It is getting to a point where you cant take these kinds of stories seriously anymore.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16185

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

At UA, the 763/4 are constantly voted by passengers as their favorite aircraft in the fleet. Yes, even over the 787.

Passengers just love it. Its the perfect balance. I just wish it had just a little bit more MTOW capability. This A/C is just begging to be turned into a MAX or NEO or whatever.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too
Replies: 38
Views: 8920

Re: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too

To think, there used to be Concorde service to Caracas back in the day. Caracas once was a major money destination.

Man, how times have changed.

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26514

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more it...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14027

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

This is the perfect plane for this route. Pre-merger wise the 777 was too much and the 763 was too weak performance wise.

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 15752

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

It isn't that bad as some have made it out to be. I actually enjoyed it and I don't understand a single thing of "British humor"

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 15046

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

The 77W has made it down to EZE a few times as well on the IAH-EZE route

What I really want to know, is why haven't the 772 C's been placed on the ORD-HKG route yet? Or just running flights in ORD in general.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8271

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Guys, its not a big deal. Here are the associated restrictions for having a single seal missing. Straight from the MEL manual itself. For one seal missing the following performance penalties are applied: A. Reduce Takeoff Performance Limited Weight by 100 pounds. B. Reduce Enroute Climb Performance ...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8271

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Just a slat/flap seal coming loose. You can have several missing before any type of penalty is applied. Even then, its extremely minimal.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 6504

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

Gosh, I remember the headphones that used hollow tubes of air instead of wires. Hahaha

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 16141

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

My question is, why should they change? For more leg room? Thats about it.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 15309

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

United ordered them but are waiting to announce it until they announce the A350 order cancellation first...



:stirthepot: :lol:

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO-NRT Now 77W
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

UA SFO-NRT Now 77W

..and thus ends all 747 service to Japan. As of a few days ago the last flight for a B744 went to NRT and back. All flights now out of all the hubs are on a 772 or 77W and 787.

Damn. Crazy how the Japan 747 service went out with nothing but a whimper...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 24109

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

UAL SFO-NRT is no longer operated by a 744 as of 2 days ago. Its now on a 77W.

The last routes as of June on the 744 are ICN, PEK, PVG, TPE, FRA and LHR. All out of SFO. From what I hear, TPE is expected to to go 77W in July.

Rumor has it, ICN will be the last B744 flight for UA

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