United’s Grounded 777s Trigger Cost Headwinds, Network Headaches

United Boeing 777-200
Maintenance strategies have been praised for keeping some of United's older 767s and 777s in-service for longer than anticipated.
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A fleet of grounded Boeing 777s widebodies at United Airlines is creating cost challenges for the airline in the 2021 third quarter while also prompting problems with gauge in the U.S. domestic market. Roughly 130 777-200s, -200ERs and 300s powered by Pratt & Whitney engines were grounded by global...

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