United Airlines has decided to start sending to newly revamped 777-200 on the Boston to San Francisco routes. I’m really excited to see these bad boys because there hasn’t been any widebody domestic service to and from Boston for more than a decade. UAL will send them out in October and it will last until January. I hope I’ll be able to spot them before service is over and I hope that UAL extends this service.
UAL also added some more domestic routes with the 777-200. Read more about it from this article
yeah its weird to see big planes on domestic routes but Iberia were using a A340-600 for the Madrid to London route for quite a long time which is a bit weird to see before they changed it to a A320 I’m sure the plane was only ever half full
There are plenty of airlines that send large aircraft on domestic routes, there were plenty of airlines back in the day in the US that sent widebodies between hub cities. Currently, this practice is prevalent in Asia where airlines leverage the massive populations and offer low fares with impressive service on large jets often kitted out with long haul hardware when those planes are not being used on long haul flights. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are the foremost practitioners of this strategy.
United is configuring some of the old non-ER 777-200s for domestic use. It’s mostly through hubs I believe, but cities with high traffic, like Boston and San Juan PR, are getting service too! Pretty cool I think!