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User currently offlineAstockla From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Hi Everyone, First up - let me appologies if this has already a been posted - a quick search couldn't find it. Does anyone know the roleout schedule for the new united business class? I know that it has been roled out on routes to Germany but when are we going to get it here in the UK?

Thanks everyone,

Alex


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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

It was discussed here recently but I cannot find it.

I believe a 777 and 747 are currently being reconfigured with the new seats etc, but when they are rolling out I have no idea. I think its a gimme that the 747 will be used across the pacific as opposed to FRA out of IAD.
What concerns me is that when the new DEN-LHR route opens in March, Two of the three daily 777's are going to 767's and as someone who tends to fly UA in F on that route quite a lot, I sure as hell don't want to be in the old F seats on the 767's as opposed to the Suites. That first 777 out of LHR in the morning is going to be popular!


User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3149 times:



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 1):
Two of the three daily 777's are going to 767's

Which O&D are you referring to? IAD or ORD from LHR?

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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3094 times:



Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 2):
Which O&D are you referring to? IAD or ORD from LHR?

Sorry. LHR to ORD.


User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

A good friend of mine hinted that the first B747 will be available on the 27MAR from IAD to FRA. Now weather this happens or not will depends on how fast those MX guys/gals install the cabin....

User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2813 times:



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 3):
Sorry. LHR to ORD.

Interesting!

LHR to ORD have had increased RASM lately (or at least they said so on the last earnings call). Perhaps they are anticipating a downturn with open skys

-m

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User currently offlineDrewboi3881 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2700 times:



Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 4):
A good friend of mine hinted that the first B747 will be available on the 27MAR from IAD to FRA. Now weather this happens or not will depends on how fast those MX guys/gals install the cabin....

You are correct. It's on united.com already. But yes, will it be ready?


User currently offlineDrewboi3881 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2676 times:



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 1):
Two of the three daily 777's are going to 767's and as someone who tends to fly UA in F on that route quite a lot, I sure as hell don't want to be in the old F seats on the 767's as opposed to the Suites. That first 777 out of LHR in the morning is going to be popular!

On United.com it shows the last day of all 777 out of ORD is 03/28/08. Truly a shame. I wouln't want to be sitting in the old first class on the 763. The flight that will be using the 763 is 928/949.


User currently offlineUAORD2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Hate to be that person but it's roll out. Not role out!  Smile

User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
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Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 4):
A good friend of mine hinted that the first B747 will be available on the 27MAR from IAD to FRA. Now weather this happens or not will depends on how fast those MX guys/gals install the cabin....

744 is all ready being converted.

The 2nd 767-300 (Star Alliance plane) has re-joined the fleet on IAD-ZRH, so now we have IAD-FRA and IAD-ZRH, every 6 days one will goto SFO on Flt 937 and come back the next day on F914.

Looking forward to seeing the new 744, not looking forward to the additional passengers. 347 paxs to 374 paxs.



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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

check out The Suite Deams website

you'll see some highlights of the progress each fleet type is planned to have...



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2322 times:



Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 4):
A good friend of mine hinted that the first B747 will be available on the 27MAR from IAD to FRA. Now weather this happens or not will depends on how fast those MX guys/gals install the cabin....

Why is FRA, getting the new seats all the time and not LHR, I know the flight attendants in London have done the training but god knows when I will ever see and aircraft with the Neew F & J seat at this rate. Rant over!!


User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

A United flight attendant, who regularly flies the newly reconfigured aircraft 767, suggested that United wanted to make the new seats available at each of its hubs ASAP. That means, in her opinion, that the next aircraft would go either to Chicago (747?), then SFO (777?).

Just a rumor.


User currently offlineDC8FanJet From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

The 767 substitutions are to allow 777's to be routed into refurb. I think you'll see the 777's back in Summer.

User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1957 times:



Quoting 787KQ (Reply 12):
That means, in her opinion, that the next aircraft would go either to Chicago (747?),

Looks like I'll be on UA888 from Beijing at the end of April. Right now the UA web site shows it as being the old configuration 747-400. Any chance that could change?


User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1695 times:



Quoting Drewboi3881 (Reply 7):
On United.com it shows the last day of all 777 out of ORD is 03/28/08. Truly a shame. I wouln't want to be sitting in the old first class on the 763. The flight that will be using the 763 is 928/949

Apollo still shows two B777's on both UA944 and UA940


User currently offlineCMHFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
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There appears to be refurbed 763s running ORD-LHR and IAD-LHR scheduled beginning at the end of May (24) and beginning of June (1), according to United.com.

Edited to add:
UA 928
UA 920

[Edited 2008-02-23 21:58:51]

User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1570 times:



Quoting CMHFlyGuy (Reply 16):
There appears to be refurbed 763s running ORD-LHR and IAD-LHR scheduled beginning at the end of May (24) and beginning of June (1), according to United.com.

Edited to add:
UA 928
UA 920

I am very pleased to read this, thanks for the post


User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

It looks very nice and I am glad to see that the seats are not leather. I realize that the leather lasts longer, is easier to clean and it gives the perception of luxury, but I find it is very hot after a couple of hours. Although with cloth seats that people will be sleeping in you do have to account for the drool factor, which would not be much of an issue with leather.
By the way do most other airlines use cloth seats on their newly re-vamped first/business class seats?

[Edited 2008-02-24 01:06:28]


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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1440 times:



Quoting Glbltrvlr (Reply 14):

Looks like I'll be on UA888 from Beijing at the end of April. Right now the UA web site shows it as being the old configuration 747-400. Any chance that could change?

I think PEK PVG and ORD - HKG will be the last ones that they transition. They are always full in C (and never open to upgrade so I assume paid business) so I am sure they will try to keep the old configuration on those as long as possible. The new configuration cuts the C cabin down to 52 seats from 73.

-m

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User currently offlineAstockla From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

ugh...sounds like its going to be ahilw until we can get it on the LHR-LAX route


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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1368 times:



Quoting 787KQ (Reply 12):
A United flight attendant, who regularly flies the newly reconfigured aircraft 767, suggested that United wanted to make the new seats available at each of its hubs ASAP.

Well considering UA doesn't fly its 763s anywhere except between its hubs and spokes, that shouldn't be hard!



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