02 July 2010

United Subs 747-422 On UAL74


United Airlines substituted one of their 747-422s, N194UA (c/n 26892), on UAL74 (HNL-SFO). The flight HNL-SFO segment of the flight is normally operated with a 777-222. UAL74 does occasionally continue onto IAD using A320 series aircraft.

As recently as this past February, N194UA was photographed in storage at VCV.

2 comments:

mgate said...

I assume that it is pretty expensive to pull an aircraft out of storage. (maybe not). Does this mean UAL plans on keeping this bird in the fleet for the foreseeable future? Then, by extrapolation, could this mean that UAL is dipping their toe into capacity expansion?

Anonymous said...

They had to send it to South Korea to get the interior redone to match the rest of the fleet, but they didn't bother painting it. Get your photos while you can, she's the only gray 747 flying today ...