20 Years Ago Today UA launched the 777

Old Jun 19, 15, 12:32 pm
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20 Years Ago Today UA launched the 777

Twenty years ago today UA launched the Boeing 777 with three AC:

N777UA (SN 26916 / LN 7): UA921 LHR-IAD, UA911 IAD-ORD, UA941 ORD-DEN
N766UA (SN 26917 / LN 8): UA910 DEN-ORD-IAD, UA918 IAD-LHR
N767UA (SN 26918 / LN 9): UA303 IAD-ORD, UA940 ORD-FRA


Thank you to GCMap.com for the reminder and information ^. Were any Flyertalkers on any of those first flights? Mr. Madone59 Sr. was on the first UA940 FRA-ORD....the 777 luggage tag is on his bag to this day.
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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:40 pm
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I remember in 1995, I had to fly from Cincinnati to Boston. I was a DL flyer then.

But rather than taking the nonstop, I flew UA CVG-ORD-IAD-BOS just to try the 777 on the ORD-IAD leg.

It was like flying in a living room!
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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
Were any Flyertalkers on any of those first flights?
I missed the first ones, but flew ORD-LHR on 777 about 5 days after they'd started. Out in C, op-up to F on the return!

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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:55 pm
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From 10 years ago http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...7-service.html
Some interesting links.
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Video of UAL 777 (n777ua) first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles.

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Old Jun 19, 15, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tuolumne View Post
Video of UAL 777 (n777ua) first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles.
So they deadheaded a 777 to LHR and started commercial service there? Why?
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Originally Posted by tuolumne View Post
Video of UAL 777 (n777ua) first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles.

Truly a different era...
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Old Jun 19, 15, 1:55 pm
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Cool review by Darren here--

http://frequentlyflying.boardingarea...d-june-7-1995/

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