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UA: 733 Or A319  
User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

One of the flights I'm going to be on with United just got changed from an A319 to a 733 (flight 360; ORD-IAD). Both have CH. 9 right? Which aircraft is better, nicer, etc.? Thanks!


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

Quoting ContinentalAUS (Thread starter):
Both have CH. 9 right? Which aircraft is better, nicer, etc.? Thanks!

Yes, both have Ch 9.
Nicer? It matters what kind of 737. On UA, I find the 737 to be nicer. You could find more in archived Polls Prefs.



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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6836 times:

In my opinion, it is the A319. It is quieter, wider, and seems to be overall more comfortable. Just my opinion, though.


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User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 383 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6846 times:

If i remember correctly, the 319 has video, although its x-many rows between the screens while the 733 only has audio. besides that, there is no other difference I can remember except the obvios that one is better then other and Ch.9 is pilot discretion so just hope you have a nice crew upfront who don't mind flippin that switch.

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6852 times:

Never flown UA, but my friend is a Captain on the A319/320 at UA and says the 320/319 is better. The 737 is nice but the 319 is wider making it more comfortable depending on which class.

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9828 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

I will say that the A319s are reasonably better than the 737s. The A319s aren much newer and feature United's new seat that is in place on most of the fleet. The economy seats have headrests, which are nice. The 737s are getting old and aren't very nice inside. They need to be refurbished, but instead are slowly leaving the fleet as more 70 seat ExPlus RJs enter the fleet.

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 3):
besides that, there is no other difference I can remember except the obvios that one is better then other

That's a weird response. When comparing the A319 to the 73G, then they are similary, but the 733s are a good 10 years older.



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

Quoting ContinentalAUS (Thread starter):
One of the flights I'm going to be on with United just got changed from an A319 to a 733 (flight 360; ORD-IAD). Both have CH. 9 right? Which aircraft is better, nicer, etc.? Thanks!

Too bad you didn't get the option of flying on a 777. I know UA has flown the 777 among other wide bodies between its hubs in the past.

To answer your question, the A319 in my opinion is nicer. Nicer cabin, IFE, and at least 10 years younger compared to the 733.



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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

All UA mainline aircraft are capable of Channel 9. The Captain's discretion will dictate if Channel 9 is music or ATC.

Personally, the A319 is more comfortable. The seat width is very nice. Also, the A319 has audio and video IFE. The 733 only has audio.

Are you seated in Economy, Economy Plus or First?

First on the 733 can either be good or so-so. Some of the 733's and 735's are still in the former Shuttle configuration. That means, only two lavatories, no ovens and no drink carts. First class meals on a former Shuttle aircraft are served on black plastic tv-dinner style trays. No ovens means no fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or warm rolls/food. Expect a cold sandwich or cold salad, ice cold rolls, and a packaged cookie. IIRC, there is no refrigeration on the former Shuttle aircraft either, so don't ask for a drink without ice. There's been horror stories of people getting sick from warm mayonnaise sauces on sandwiches. This is especially true if you're boarding from an airport without catering services. For example, if a Shuttle aircraft does a ORD-MHT-ORD run, all the meals for both legs are boarded in ORD. So, the folks on MHT-ORD will get room temperature food.

If you're in economy on a Shuttle aircraft, the flight attendants will be serving drinks by hand. They have WN style plastic drink trays that hold a dozen or so cups, but most flight attendants tend not to use it. Hence, drink service is painfully slow.

Non-Shuttle 733's and 735's have three lavatories, ovens, and drink carts.

Economy Plus has an inch or two more of legroom on the A319 vs. the 733 as well.

If you're interested, you can tell if you're on a former Shuttle 733 by looking at the seat maps. Seatguru.com has the Shuttle configuration labeled as "US 2." On the Shuttle aircraft, seats 23A and 23B exist, and 10A and 10F don't exist.

Have a good flight!

[Edited 2006-11-23 05:02:30]

[Edited 2006-11-23 05:05:01]

User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

So wait UA's 737's have no video? I am going to be on one next week from ATL-DEN. Then I will be on a 319 from SFO-ATL.

So check back next week and I can give you a first hand answer of which was better IMO.

Oh yeah does UA Express have CH 9? I can't remember.

[Edited 2006-11-23 05:01:37]

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 8):
So wait UA's 737's have no video? I am going to be on one next week from ATL-DEN. Then I will be on a 319 from SFO-ATL.

I am almost certain there is no video on UA 737's. Although it has been many years since I flew on one. All I can say is make sure you bring something to read!



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User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 6):
Too bad you didn't get the option of flying on a 777. I know UA has flown the 777 among other wide bodies between its hubs in the past.

I did have the option of a 763, but the times didn't work for me. I caught it on the return trip though!



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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 8):
Oh yeah does UA Express have CH 9? I can't remember.

United Express aircraft have WN style IFE (none).

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 8):
So wait UA's 737's have no video?

Audio only, no video.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6704 times:

Quoting ContinentalAUS (Reply 10):
I did have the option of a 763, but the times didn't work for me. I caught it on the return trip though!

Nice, so you at least get to compare the 733 with the 763, good times.  cool 



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

There is no video on UA 733's, just audio. I've flown on two recently...an ex-Shuttle plane and a regular one. The 737's have the old 1980's style seats in them, but they are comfortable. I was also on a UA 319 recently, and it was avery nice flight as well. The Airbii have the drop down LCD screens every few rows. I've never really noticed the "wider" cabin on the A319/320 series aircraft to be honest. I'll take a Boeing over an Airbus because I think the ride is better, but both are quality aircraft. If you prefer new planes, go with the 319. If that doesn't matter to you, go wth the 37. They won't be around forever.

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 13):
If that doesn't matter to you, go wth the 37. They won't be around forever.

Yes they will, maybe not the 733 but I'm willing to bet there will be plenty of 737's around at least 30 years from now. The MD80's however will not, which is why I try to enjoy the Mad Dog flights while I can.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 2):
In my opinion, it is the A319. It is quieter, wider, and seems to be overall more comfortable. Just my opinion, though.

Just my 2cents, but while the A319 is newer and has video (which is nice) and is also quieter, the seats UA put on their A319/320 are kinda stiff and funky, and not terribly comfortable. You can even consult seatguru.com - it even notes the less than ideal seats UA put in the 319/320. That said, they aren't terrible, and it is likely a matter of preference, however, while I find everything else about UA's A319s to be better, the 733 has nicer seats.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 14):
Yes they will, maybe not the 733 but I'm willing to bet there will be plenty of 737's around at least 30 years from now

I was talking about United 733's specifically.


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6492 times:

For me, defiantly the A319. The A319 is much quieter and wide. I feel more comfortable in the A319 than any other narrow body aircraft. UA's A319 and B737 both have Chan. 9, last time I checked. In addition, I think that most of UA's A319 have IFE and the B737 doesn't. Airbus A319 is IMO better.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6482 times:
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Apparantly the only aircraft in UA fleet that don't have channel 9 are the CRJs and ERJs. When I was flying UA in June from LAX-DTW via ORD, I was on an A320 red-eye flight to ORD and then onto UAs oldest B733 for the ORD-DTW sector. I found the B733 to be a very big let down, otherwise UAs service was excellent. The B733 was a very cold flight as I could feel air coming throu the window frame. That B733 is about 20 years old thou.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6477 times:

The 737 is a fine aircraft, though as mentioned, UA's have the older looking interiors. I haven't really noticed the seat width difference, at least on the US fleet.

While the A319 has video, I don't know that it would matter that much for a ORD-IAD flight (besides the safety video). That flight is only about 75 minutes. How much video programming would there be anyway?


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6471 times:

Alright so this thread should lead right into when will UA replace the 733's and with what?

[Edited 2006-11-23 07:42:31]

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6426 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 20):
Alright so this thread should lead right into when will UA replace the 733's and with what?

Well given that UA already has a large number of A320's I would say that is the logical choice.



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

Quoting N670UW (Reply 19):
How much video programming would there be anyway?

Sometimes NBC in flight is shown on these short flights. If I were you I would take the A319, newer, nicer cabin.



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User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

i would go for the airbus just becuase they have IFE, but i actually like the 737/300/500 because there more comfortable, the seats arn't as stiff.



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6260 times:

You better try the UA 737-300 Classic, ´cuz they wont be around for much longer.

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25 Danny : On UA take Airbus any day over 733. Wider, quieter and better IFE.
26 UAL777UK : whilst as a rule i always prefer Boeing, on a choice between these two i would go with UA's 319. Happy Thanksgiving to all you US A.Netters.
27 1011 : I have 54 segments on UA this year. I personally like the 733 better because the audio system doesn't reset all the time switching channel 9 back to c
28 JeckPDX : I have flown many mainline and shuttle/ex-shuttle UA 733/735s. I have not however been on a UA 319. I have flown many UA 320s so I'm guessing the diff
29 N766UA : I've flown A320s, A321s, and all models of the 737... I've never noticed a difference in width. I think the reality is an extra inch on either side,
30 Post contains images Bohica : The only real difference from a passenger's point of view is that the A319/20 has video and the 737 doesn't. Considering the flight is approximately 1
31 Gigneil : It would be a new episode of the Office these days. NS
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