United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5338 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
Quoting Speedbird0125 (Thread starter): Did UA already upgraded their 744 and 772? If they did, where are they usually flying? Asia or Europe?
There are 2 (actually might/should be 3 at this point) 763s and 1 744 with the new interiors no 777s have been converted yet. Right now they are using them between the US and Europe IAD-FRA, IAD-LHR, and I think ORD-LHR have the new seats at this point. You can also find them on some US domestic flights between SFO and IAD/ORD.
There is only one 744 with the new interior at this point and I believe the plan was for it to operate for a couple months to work the bugs out before beginning to retrofit more of the 744s. I'm sure you'll see them in SYD next year some time, actually if UA pulls the 744s out of IAD you may see it sooner then that...
United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5338 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
Quoting Tundra767 (Reply 3): Actually it's up to four 767's now and 1 744. Then 2nd 744 will be out in about two weeks and the 777 in July.
Cool I didn't think the 4th was supposed to be done till the end of this month, guess they moved things up a bit. I thought the plan was to hold off on the 744s for a month or two guess they got the bugs worked out on the first one.
UnitedSuperDC8 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 84 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
Based on United's initial press release from July of 2007, the modifications will not be complete until late 2009.
Chicago, July 23, 2007
Once the entire modification is completed in late 2009, customers can expect consistent lie-flat seating in United First and United Business across the carrier’s entire international fleet of 97 widebody B767, B747 and B777 aircraft.
On the recent quarterly conference call as well as in communications to employees, United management announced they intend to complete the modifications despite cuts in other capital spending.
The last time I checked
complete: N647UA & N653UA
on the way: N656UA (was due last week of May) & N652UA (due 1st week of June)
on the way: N181UA due late June
No thanks - keep the 'Change'.....Al Gore invented two things: the internet & global warming
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1965 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
Quoting N104UA (Reply 5): SYD and MEL will be the last because of the high premium seats sold on the routes and the decrease in capacity will not allow for the amount of premium seats to be sold
Or UA may figure with QF having the A380 on the SYD-LAX route by the end of the year, and additional competition due to come along in the form of V Australia, it might be a good idea to upgrade the product to retain customer loyalty befond FFP.