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Old Mar 14, 07, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
...flight 938 from Denver diverted to Rockford due to ORD weather.
I feel for all the pax that booked UA938 'direct' DEN-LHR
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Old Mar 14, 07, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
May be related to a shortage of 777's due to the 2 that are out of service in London, and have been for some time.
Guess I missed that. What's up with the 2 777s in LHR?
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Old Mar 14, 07, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by flyinbob View Post
Guess I missed that. What's up with the 2 777s in LHR?
http://www.airliners.net/discussions....main/3298475/

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Old Mar 14, 07, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by ozstamps View Post
Why would a 747 be doing in Denver in the first place anyway?

Nothing It'l goes out of there ... and not with a 747?
I flew on a UA 747 DEN-IAD in February 2007.
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Old Mar 14, 07, 11:19 pm
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I was on UA 909 ORD-DEN last week. Was changed from 777 to 747.
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Old Mar 15, 07, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by Yankflyer View Post
Possibly, My red eye SFO-ORD flight last night subbed a 747 in place of a domestic 777. I think they're moving a bunch of stuff around.
When I took that redeye two weeks ago same thing happened, 747 instead of 777 (after a bunch of flight cancellations the previous day.
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Old Mar 15, 07, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by WindFlyer View Post
I feel for all the pax that booked UA938 'direct' DEN-LHR
Shouldn't have been a problem for them....there was still 30 min between flights at ORD (between arrval of 938 from DEN (RFD) and departure to London....although it arrived at B16 and left from C16.
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Old Mar 15, 07, 9:34 am
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Figures...the one month I don't do the ORD <-> DEN runs, they swap in the 744's. Anyone know the load factors on the 744's at all? Are they going out full to / from DEN?
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Old Mar 15, 07, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by blort View Post
blah, that's a hellishly short red-eye already. The 747 is the fastest plane in UA's fleet and would just make it even shorter.

I've stepped out of the terminal before 5am more than a few times after that flight. ugh. I used to wonder if the pilots would take bribes to back off the gas a little bit or do some big loops on the way.
That's for sure. I flew a UA 747SP (ex-Pan Am) LAX-JFK some years ago, and with a nice tail wind, it was under four hours!
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