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worldtrav Mar 14, 07 6:41 pm

UA 744 in Rockford!
 
That must be a sight...... flight 938 from Denver diverted to Rockford due to ORD weather.

ozstamps Mar 14, 07 8:49 pm

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?

Random_Flyer Mar 14, 07 8:50 pm


Originally Posted by worldtrav (Post 7403981)
That must be a sight...... flight 938 from Denver diverted to Rockford due to ORD weather.

And here I just thought there had been a *MASSIVE* response to the "fly anywhere in the US for $100" special. :)

worldtrav Mar 14, 07 8:57 pm


Originally Posted by ozstamps (Post 7404599)
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?

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.

boifromtroy Mar 14, 07 8:59 pm

I believe the plane that becomes UA 940 arrives from DEN at ORD... perhaps as UA 908?

ajthegreat Mar 14, 07 8:59 pm


Originally Posted by ozstamps (Post 7404599)
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?

The past 3 times I've been there i've seen them operating the ORD-DEN flights to clear the backlogs. Also maybe something to do with the 2 777's sitting broken in LHR?

Yankflyer Mar 14, 07 9:01 pm


Originally Posted by worldtrav (Post 7404661)
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.

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.

ajthegreat Mar 14, 07 9:06 pm


Originally Posted by Yankflyer (Post 7404688)
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.

that is one redeye I would like! did you UG? was it full?

ozstamps Mar 14, 07 9:11 pm


Originally Posted by Yankflyer (Post 7404688)

I think they're moving a bunch of stuff around.

Should be more of it!

I remember last year checking into SYD-SFO-IAD and agent asking what seats we wanted on the 747 to IAD.

I cockily told her the 747 did not service IAD, but it was a 777, and we already had row 8.

She smiled and handed over boarding passes for exit rows 15A/B that we had on the SYD flights, also for SFO-IAD ... they'd subbed the 747 and no-one else had woken up to ask for row 15 yet. ;)

What a use of a single SWU that was. :D

blort Mar 14, 07 9:14 pm


Originally Posted by ajthegreat (Post 7404725)
that is one redeye I would like! did you UG? was it full?

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.

jsgoldbe Mar 14, 07 9:45 pm


Originally Posted by blort (Post 7404771)
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.

Amen, brother. The last one I took (this month), the pilot bragged that we were arriving early. Groan. Interestingly, that was supposed to be a 777D, and got subbed to a 777XI/XC.

AceAirspeed Mar 14, 07 9:51 pm


Originally Posted by ozstamps (Post 7404599)
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've seen a 747 sitting at DEN recently, presumably remaining overnight as it was pretty late and there was no departure information at the gate - once on a Thursday night and again last Friday. Thought that was pretty strange as we don't get 747s too often at DEN.

JLaw725 Mar 14, 07 9:51 pm


Originally Posted by ozstamps (Post 7404599)
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?

747's in/out of DEN have been increasing lately.
Previous thread about this topic:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=667323

Pre 9/11, there was quite a bit of 747 routes in/out of DEN.

ajthegreat Mar 14, 07 9:53 pm


Originally Posted by blort (Post 7404771)
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.

hehe I feel you for that one. I frequent PHX-ORD which is the shortest redeye in the system and TED plus often arriving in ORD in the 4am hour :(

Having a 744 would be neat for a redeye...recling seats but i don't think id want to wake up when i get to ORD :p

WindFlyer Mar 14, 07 10:05 pm


Originally Posted by ozstamps (Post 7404599)
Why would a 747 be doing in Denver in the first place anyway?

Dunno... but I've flown 747s DEN-SFO a number of times ;)


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