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Old May 12, 20, 6:06 am   -   Wikipost
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Widebody Schedule May 5-11-20

12 May 2020
Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
UA cargo-only service for May listed by hub with return flights mostly deleted (cargo-only sections in 27XX/28XX flight number range):

EWR-BOM 2830 77W 3x
EWR-FRA 2798 77W/787 3x
EWR-SFO 2730 77W 1x

GUM-LAX 2797 77W/787 Daily (operating PVG-LAX-GUM)
GUM-PVG 2778 77W Daily
GUM-SFO 2849 77W 3x (operating TPE-GUM-SFO)
GUM-TPE 2847 77W 3x

HKG-SIN 2861 77W/787 3x

IAD-BRU 2792 787 3x
IAD-DUB 2816 787 3x
IAD-NRT 2863 787 Daily
IAD-SJU 2810 77W 1x

IAH-AMS 2786 77W 2x
IAH-FRA 2788 77W 3x
IAH-SCL 2790 787 2x

LAX-FRA 2796 77W 3x
LAX-GUM 2765 77W Daily (operating LAX-GUM-PVG)
LAX-HKG 2852 77W Daily
LAX-HKG 2774 77W Daily
LAX-LHR 2800 787 2x
LAX-SYD 2812 787 4x

NRT-CTU 2801 787 Daily
NRT-PEK 2845 787 Daily
NRT-PEK 2822 787 Daily
NRT-PEK 2836 787 4x
NRT-PVG 2808 787 Daily
NRT-PVG 2850 787 Daily

ORD-AMS 2810 787 2x
ORD-BRU 2841 787 Daily
ORD-FRA 2776 77W 3x
ORD-HKG 2865 77W Daily
ORD-LHR 2806 787 2x
ORD-NRT 2820 787 Daily
ORD-NRT 2821 787 Daily
ORD-SFO 2853 77W 1x
ORD-ZRH 2782 787 3x

SFO-AMS 2768 77W 3x
SFO-FRA 2780 77W 2x
SFO-GUM 2846 77W 3x
SFO-HKG 2861 77W/787 3x
SFO-ICN 2832 787 3x
SFO-MEL 2854 1x
SFO-NRT 2826 787 Daily
SFO-NRT 2834 787 Daily
SFO-NRT 2835 787 4x
SFO-SYD 2812 787 3x

All 777 flights are 77W, 787s are EQV, all series, but mostly 789.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 10:44 am
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UA cargo-only flights during COVID-19 era

Noticed this one go out last night as UA2802 ORD-FRA, empty seat maps both directions. Any clue what this bi-directional ferry was for? To pick up crew or other staff? Isn't there an easier way than sending an empty 789?
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Old Mar 21, 20, 10:55 am
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Hard to tell many individuals were on these flights (might have included other employees returning to USA besides the crew of a recent flight) but narrowbodies can not make this flight without multiple stops which could be problematic with the number of border closures.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 11:02 am
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No F/As on board. May be one of those cargo only flights.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 2:02 pm
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Cargo section.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
Cargo section.
Due to very limited cargo space cargo rates have been spiking hugely.
A friend in freight forwarding mentioned a five-fold increase - and that was earlier this week.
Given that, UA might run some "empty" overseas flights here and there.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 2:56 pm
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Per UA pilot clubord in another thread, the pilots have been notified that more cargo-only flights will be flown.

The pax 777 is a cargo beast, especially the GE variants.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 3:05 pm
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This one was a cargo section for USPS.

Some various others to FRA, LHR, and AMS.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by runner450 View Post
Some various others to FRA, LHR, and AMS.
Dutch aviation website reported United folks saying at least twice weekly 777 freight flights to AMS for the foreseeable future...
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I wonder how long it would take and how much it would cost to remove the economy section and make at least part of the main deck suitable for cargo.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:37 pm
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I wonder how long it would take and how much it would cost to remove the economy section and make at least part of the main deck suitable for cargo.
How long would it take to cut in a door large enough to load pallets?
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Originally Posted by Meola10 View Post
How long would it take to cut in a door large enough to load pallets?
Strap the cargo into seats.
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Strap the cargo into seats.
Which cargo would get E+
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Which cargo would get E+
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
Strap the cargo into seats.
But not exit row - I don't think the cargo can verbally respond to the crew that they understand the obligations that come with sitting in the exit row.
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