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Newly Refitted UA747's?  
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2899 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3585 times:
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Are there any UA 747's with the new F and C seats flying? if so what routes? I'm flying to Shanghai on the 17th and wondered what my odds were to score a new seat.


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User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

The only route I recall them operating the new 747 on is SFO-HKG-SIN and back.

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3552 times:



Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
Are there any UA 747's with the new F and C seats flying?

Yup....

N121UA
N128UA
N173UA
N188UA
N179UA
N181UA
N182UA

N122UA is up next for conversion.

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
I'm flying to Shanghai on the 17th and wondered what my odds were to score a new seat.

A little to far out to confirm one way or the other, I know they have been keeping them on SFO-HKG/FRA but you never know when one aircraft might get subbed for another.



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8373 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3282 times:
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Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
N121UA
N128UA
N173UA
N188UA
N179UA
N181UA
N182UA

N122UA is up next for conversion.

Seems UA is REALLY slow on those conversions. For an airline with a large Asia-Pacific route system upgrading should be a tremendous prioity.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3174 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 3):
Seems UA is REALLY slow on those conversions. For an airline with a large Asia-Pacific route system upgrading should be a tremendous prioity

They rolled out the first 747 conversion in May just before the start of the peak season for 747 usage. Now that winter is here and usage is down you will see them pick up the speed of conversions.



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User currently offlineDC8FanJet From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Also, this is a fairly major refit, with a great deal of high-tech equipment that has to be
wired and checked. As United1 says, off-season will see pickup in conversion rate on
both the 744 and the 767 fleet. 777s will wait until the other 2 fleets are done.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25416 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3036 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 3):
Seems UA is REALLY slow on those conversions. For an airline with a large Asia-Pacific route system upgrading should be a tremendous prioity.

Dont worry - they should have 15 744s complete by New Years.



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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

They are flying
SFO-FRA
IAD-FRA
SFO-HKG-SIN

so i doubt you will get one



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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2919 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
N188UA

Do you mean N198UA or 178UA? There is no ship 8188, IIRC.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2900 times:



Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 8):
178UA

Whoops N178UA is what I ment to type.



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User currently offlineORDPIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I'm on ua858 tomorrow, ord-pvg, does anyone know if I'll be lucky enough to get the new interior?


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User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2572 times:



Quoting ORDPIA (Reply 10):
I'm on ua858 tomorrow, ord-pvg, does anyone know if I'll be lucky enough to get the new interior?

Read above man... The 747's with the new interior are not even based at ORD so i doubt it.


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

When will they install PTVs in their economy class seats?

Any pictures?


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2319 times:



Quoting AA388 (Reply 11):
Read above man... The 747's with the new interior are not even based at ORD so i doubt it.

UA does not have any planes based anyway  Wink


User currently offlineMagicalchaz From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

So far New B747s new config are flying to

SFO-HKG-SIN
ORD-HKG-SGN
also at the end of this month
SFO-SYD-MEL
(based on web list of UA staff)


User currently offlineMagicalchaz From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Here are some booking for ORD-HKG-SGN on 14 OCT 2008

Available Flights
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
895 ORD-HKG 12:20 16:45 FC 12-12-14 BC 52-44-06 EY 310-323-04 744
869 HKG-SGN 20:40 22:10 FC 12-01-00 BC 52-08-01 EY 310-162-01 744

For SFO-SYD-MEL it postpones to 25 NOV 2008
Available Flights
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
863 SFO-SYD 22:38 8:05 FC 12-04-03 BC 52-08-02 EY 310-093-00 744
839 SYD-MEL 09:40 11:15 FC 12-02-00 BC 52-12-00 EY 310-076-00 744


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2015 times:



Quoting Magicalchaz (Reply 15):
895 ORD-HKG 12:20 16:45 FC 12-12-14 BC 52-44-06 EY 310-323-04 744

ORD-HKG is a cash cow for UA, I would love to know what the financials are for that route alone, it musst, with the cost of fuel going down makes some $$$$

I only wish we had seen the new config 747 on the SFO-LHR route, I am sure that could have warrented it?


User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1787 times:



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 16):
ORD-HKG is a cash cow for UA, I would love to know what the financials are for that route alone, it musst, with the cost of fuel going down makes some $$$$

From what i've heard about the KWI flight, its a cash cow too ??? We load 7 PMC boards on it every night at an average of $110,000 a board and thats just cargo, it doesnt include the passengers...

Just mt 0.02



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Just as an update...

N174UA went in for conversion that makes:

744 = 7 complete, 1 in process, 16 old configuration
772 = 46 old international configurations (on hold while Y class is sorted out)
763 = 9 complete, 1 in process, 11 old configuration



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