United to postpone SFO-CDG and SFO-TPE

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  1. Nelumbo
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    Due to the 788 issue, the SFO-CDG route is now scheduled to start on April 26 and the SFO-TPE route on June 6.

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  2. TravelerRob
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    Not sure what sense it makes to postpone SFO-CDG to April 26th. UA has already announced their 787 flights are grounded until June 5 at the earliest. Where would the aircraft come from for this flight if the 787 isn't ready and they need the 777 somewhere else?

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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Doesn't change our question materially, but afaik, SFO-CDG is meant to be operated by a 767. One of these two-class former domestic UA birds they are converting. Too lazy to look up the conversion status, it's on a wiki somewhere.

    Ok, now at a computer, so here's the wiki: http://www.flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php/Interior_Conversions_(UA)#B767-300

    Looks like they are done.
     
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    Are they being postponed because of 787 issues ....or are they postponing it due to soft sales and are using 787 issues as a scapegoat to postpone service?
     
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    If you're missing five or six widebodies in your fleet, something's gotta give, I'd think.
     
  6. HeathrowGuy
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    They just yanked a 3-cabin 777 off of DEN-HNL for May.
     

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