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United New Biz Upgrade- 1st Flight To FRA Oct 29th  
User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Ignore if already posted. I found nothing in my cursory search.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/other.html?issueDate=8%2F28%2F2007

United Airlines said the first flight by an aircraft equipped with its new premium cabin upgrade will be 767 service from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt on Oct. 29. UA said it will be the first US airline to offer 180-deg. lie-flat business class beds on long-haul flights (ATWOnline, July 25). The aircraft will operate between IAD, FRA and Zurich and will be the first of 97 planes outfitted with the new product. The first 747 will begin flying in mid-December and the first 777 in early February, UA said. One reconfigured aircraft will join the fleet each week through the fall of 2009. In addition to the new seats, UA will add on-demand IFE, new premium cabin restrooms, new seat cushions in coach and new carpet.

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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

How many carriers worldwide offer two completely different cabins both with 180 degree lie flat seats?

Quoting 787KQ (Thread starter):
new seat cushions

New fabric (i.e. blue that is already on most a/c) or actual new cusions?



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User currently offlineUnitedNRT From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 284 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 1):

It should be a new cushion in its entirety, though how much of an increase in product value it will offer, is up for grabs.



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25166 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4135 times:

The aircraft will likely also operate a day or two earlier some domestic legs, particularly SFO-IAD.

As the conversion dates gets closer the schedule should get firmed up.



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User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 1):
How many carriers worldwide offer two completely different cabins both with 180 degree lie flat seats?

Jet, British, Cathay, Singapore, and now, United.


User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Can't wait to try it out.

With regards to Y seats, are the new cushions the only improvement in Y? Will the new AVOD for example also feature in Y? And on the 747?



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

i am a little dissapointed that LHR was not given the aircraft first but thats just me being selfish I guess, I hope we get a 767 not long thereafter as I am dieing to try the new seats out and see the new cabins throughout.

User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 6):
i am a little dissapointed that LHR was not given the aircraft first but thats just me being selfish I guess, I hope we get a 767 not long thereafter as I am dieing to try the new seats out and see the new cabins throughout.

It has more to do with scheduling than anything else. If UA were to use the single reconfig a/c for an IAD-LHR routing in Oct, they would only be able to do it every other day (since it RON's in LHR). In other IAD-Euro markets, they can send it back and forth everyday.



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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Any reaction on thge UA upgrade yet from American ?

I guess they are still get used to the idea of horizontal beds in UA Business Class & don't dare to ask the board for more because they could ask why they didn't see it coming..

I'm not sure if Lufthansa is happy either..


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26950 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Cant wait to see and try the new cabins. Im sure someone on here will be on the 767 and have a few pics etc... Great to see this upgrade on UA.

User currently offlineFlyMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3501 times:

Hopefully we will see the new Bz. class in ORD soon. I swear everything international from UA lately centers on IAD!


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