HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
I know there was a thread about this topic earlier, but i have searched for it and never found any thing.
I recently booked a trip from PHX - IAD - DEN - PHX, and after i upgraded using the frequent flier miles i was curious about how the configuration on the UA 777 is. i found out 3 versions, two are international and one claimed to be north america. from where and to where does united use those 777's? and do they have the IFE on them? i would think at least united might have safety videos on those airplanes.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3351 times:
The domestic version of UA's 777 is equipped with 36 seats and has a 38" pitch. As domestic indicates, it would operate within the Continental US and Hawaii. The pitch in this aircraft is less than that of some airlines with business class seating (CO/AC).
UA's international version 777's are equipped with either 10 seats which operate predominantly to Japan, and 12 seats which operate to Europe. Both types have a 78" pitch (lie flat seats) and are United "Suite" seats.
As can happen domestically, periodically equipment substitution can occur, and I was lucky enough to get the Europe 777 between ORD & LAX. It was awesome.
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
I believe the "domestic" 777 (two class) configurations are used primarily on Mainland - Hawaii routes. UA 777 I've flown: ORD-SFO, SFO-DEN, SFO-ORD have been all three class configurations. Unless you're going to HA, I think you'll get the three class config.
UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 1): As can happen domestically, periodically equipment substitution can occur, and I was lucky enough to get the Europe 777 between ORD & LAX. It was awesome.
Well and not only "substitutions", but UA also scedules international 777s on many domestic routes wayyy in advance.
Quoting USFlyer MSP (Reply 4): The simplest way to figure it out is seeing whether you upgraded to F or C. If its F, its domestic if its C, its international.
Exactly. If your reservation now shows "[Upgraded] United Business" it's 3-class, "United First" than 2-class. Of coruse if you're still unsure you can always call United and ask if you have a 2-cabin or 3-cabin aircraft.
HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
well i knew since the begining that i am going to be on a 3 class airplane, because i have taken that trip so many times, but i just wondered because i never knew that there was a united 777 in a domestic configuration.
this leads to another question.
which is better? seats 8A or 11A? seat guru doesnt say much about either seats.