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21 June 2022 UA928 LHR-ORD operated by a 752

21 June 2022 UA928 LHR-ORD operated by a 752

Old Jun 21, 22, 10:50 pm
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The B752 is a great piece of equipment to test a new TATL route. Id love to see UA try BOS to FRA.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 1:02 am
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There's a 757 that does the morning rotation on iad-lhr-iad...
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Old Jun 22, 22, 4:54 am
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan View Post
The B752 is a great piece of equipment to test a new TATL route. Id love to see UA try BOS to FRA.
with LH flying a 744 on the route and likely going back to twice a day? No chance IMHO. If more flights out of BOS are being added it will be point to point and not to partner hub IMO. Maybe Paris, although another super competitive route.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 5:41 am
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Back in the mid-90s, our TWA 767 flight from LGW-STL was swapped for a 757. We had to make a fuel stop at ORD (just couldn't quite make it to STL). Bummer was that we were actually flying to ORD via STL but as an international flight they wouldn't let us off the plane while we refueled in Chicago.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
and I though 777HD to MUC was bad.

Kirby is making a run for Smisek territory with this smallball tactics
You mispelled $misek
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Old Jun 22, 22, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by tcdtcd View Post
The only intl 757s from ORD are SNN/sometimes DUB!😱
LHR? Wow!
ORD-EDI is another for the 752 though maybe that hasn't restarted post-COVID.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
They used to be a mainstay of EWR-LHR to max frequency.
My first united flight was LHR - EWR on a 757 and i was so bummed out about it.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 7:28 am
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I'd wager at least half the pax didn't even realize it. TATL is substantially a vacation crowd this year and no doubt that flight was populated with lots of families and young people coming home from, or going to, a holiday.

Operationally, this summer is off to a disastrous start and I sincerely doubt a LHR-ORD 757 downgauge will be the greatest travesty to be suffered by UA pax, unfortunately.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by MiraculousM View Post
My first united flight was LHR - EWR on a 757 and i was so bummed out about it.
my first UA Intl flight was EWR-LHR on a gleaming new 777 in 96

Widebody to major destinations or Im not booking.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 7:48 am
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I seem to recall reading on FT that the 757 was the preferred aircraft when flying in Y. I actually prefer the 767. Pre Covid I regularly flew ORD-LHR on a 767 and found the exit row with 2 seats nice.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
I get this reasoning and can sympathize a little with the current state of airline ops, but IMHO you only get to play this card a couple times before it gets old and you lose customer trust. First a 772HD on IAH-LHR, then another on IAD-MUC, and now this, all in the span of what, a month? 752s and 772HDs are not valid long-term spare aircraft for routes that are more-or-less Polaris guaranteed and sell PE.
Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
exactly

You also arent getting hoodwinked by the but would you rather they cancel? nonsense.
(shrug) The airline is damned either way, and the best alternative is to get as many people to their destination as possible. If you happen to be on all 3 flights that had an aircraft substitution, well go buy a lottery ticket.

And that's 3 flights out of how many flights that operated with their assigned aircraft?
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Old Jun 22, 22, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by JALsnipe View Post
https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL928/2c5615a7

Never seen a 752 on this route. Seems to be pushing the maximum range of this aircraft no?
How often do you see these aircraft with only 16 J seats operate ORD-LHR or even EWR-LHR (where this aircraft came from). For a popular route, I would think they would be using Polaris-equipped aircraft and leave the 752s for destinations like Porto, Keflavik, etc. without heavy business travel. Seatmap shows a pretty light load on this flight though.
Believe it or not, AA used the 757 for a few years on ORD-MAN so it's possible.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Operationally, this summer is off to a disastrous start and I sincerely doubt a LHR-ORD 757 downgauge will be the greatest travesty to be suffered by UA pax, unfortunately.
This. The airlines are off to a disasterous summer start; I dont think were going to see something on UA like the summer of hell from 2000; but I do think things are going to get worse for the flying public.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
my first UA Intl flight was EWR-LHR on a gleaming new 777 in 96

Widebody to major destinations or Im not booking.
You mean CO?
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Old Jun 22, 22, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by JimInOhio View Post
You mean CO?
CO didn't have LHR landing rights in 1996.
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