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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 28886 times:

Since the previous thread was closed, I have decided to start a new thread:

United Existing Fleet Upgrade Status (by United787 Apr 15 2010 in Civil Aviation)

Given the news of the merger, this thread may become slow for a while. Does anyone know if United is continuing to upgrade and repaint it's fleet or have they put things on hold until the merger is finalized?

I know the merger is a hot topic at the moment but please keep the discussions in this thread to the status of the United upgrades, pre-merger. In addition, the rebranding of United/Continental has already been discussed to death:

UA/CO Merger Livery. Will They Change It? (by TOMMY767 May 21 2010 in Civil Aviation)

Also, is N794UA back in service after the severe turbulence incident? Has another 777 gone in the shop for the interior modifications or is that on hold?

UA 935 Suffers Severe Turbulence, Lands At YUL (by Numero4 May 25 2010 in Civil Aviation)


New Livery

A319 (13/55-24%): 801, 802, 803, 804, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 815, 818, 819

A320** (64/97-66%): 401, 402, 403, 406, 407, 408, 411, 412, 414, 417, 420, 423, 424, 426, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 457, 458, 459, 460, 465, 467, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498

B733 & B735 (Fleets Completely Retired)

B744 (24/24-100%): 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121*, 122, 127, 128, 171, 173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B752 (71/96-74%): 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 563, 562, 564, 567, 573, 574, 576, 577, 578, 579, 581, 583, 585, 586, 589, 590, 593***, 595, 596, 597, 598

B763**** (21/35-60%): 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653*, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772 (21/52-40%): 209, 217, 218*, 219, 220, 221, 768, 769, 772, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 780, 783, 784, 785, 787, 793, 795

TOTAL (214/359-60%)

* Star Alliance Livery
** All former Ted aircraft have been painted in the new livery.
*** Test aircraft for the next generation Y class slimline leather seats with power ports.
**** Only the 763 international fleet has been painted in the new livery, none of the domestic fleet.


New Winglets for ETOPS and P.S. 752s

B752 (14/29-52%) 502, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 544, 546, 549, 554, 555, 589, 590, 595


WiFi for P.S. 752s

B752 (13/13-100%) 502, 505, 508, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 554, 555, 557, 560

*Reported that the WiFi test on the P.S. 752s was successful so they are looking at expanding the program.


New First & Business Seats for International Widebodies
Includes new Y class carpeting, bulkheads & cloth seat covers.

B744* (24/24-100%) 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 128, 173, 174, 175, 171, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B763 (21/21-100%) 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772** (1/46-2%) 794

TOTAL (46/91-51%)

* Includes new drop-down LCD screens in Y class.
** Includes next generation Y class slimline cloth seats with power ports in 3-3-3 configuration and new larger PTVs with AVOD and winged headrests. The 777 fleet reconfiguration should be complete in 2012.


New Interiors for Former Ted A320s
Includes conversion to 12 F, 42 Y+, 90 Y class seats & new leather seat covers for all seats.

A320 (56/56-100%)


Recently Retired 744s

B744 - 187, 193, 194, 195, 196 & 198

[Edited 2010-06-01 13:54:04]

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User currently offlineontime From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 28863 times:

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):

Recently Retired 744s

B744 - 187, 193, 194, 195, 196 & 198

I believe ship 194 has been brought out of retirement and is currently in for installation of the new business and first class seats.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28681 times:

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Has another 777 gone in the shop for the interior modifications or is that on hold?

N782UA should be in SFO right now getting the new interior....there are no plans that I have heard of to stop UAs IPTE refit.



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User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 28364 times:

Quoting Reply 1):
I believe ship 194 has been brought out of retirement and is currently in for installation of the new business and first class seats.

Although I don't know the airplane/ship number, there will be a 747-400 taken from the desert and placed into service this month, but it will *not* be reconfigured with the IPTE cabins, according to memos and F/A Operating Manual bulletins. It will remain in the old configuration, apparently.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25062 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 27985 times:

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 3):
Although I don't know the airplane/ship number, there will be a 747-400 taken from the desert and placed into service this month, but it will *not* be reconfigured with the IPTE cabins, according to memos and F/A Operating Manual bulletins. It will remain in the old configuration, apparently.

That is correct -- and aircraft will primarily fly domestic legs including the UA801/973 SFO-ORD-SFO turn, but off course subject to sub for broken 747s that might arise. (I would however hate to see the reaction of passengers in getting the old version on a international flight however).



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 27880 times:

N794UA is back in service; operated UA 935 LHR-LAX today on 1June and then UA 948 LAX-DEN.

No need to mention the Ted conversions since they are completed long time ago, same with repaint from Ted to UA.

The777Man



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User currently offlinehoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 27623 times:

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 3):
Although I don't know the airplane/ship number, there will be a 747-400 taken from the desert and placed into service this month, but it will *not* be reconfigured with the IPTE cabins, according to memos and F/A Operating Manual bulletins. It will remain in the old configuration, apparently.

Is this N194UA, or an another 747, for a total 2 747s being taken out of the desert?



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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 27397 times:

Quoting hoya (Reply 6):
Is this N194UA, or an another 747, for a total 2 747s being taken out of the desert?

It will either be N194UA or perhaps N187UA which was just retired this past winter. 193, 195, 196 and 198 have been out of service for a while now. I don't know what kind of condition they're in.

From what I've heard, it's just one coming out of retirement (which is the role 187 played last summer/fall before retirement, in addition to AMC charters). Two would be nice though...

What I want to know is... will they paint it? These a/c were retired to defer complete maintenance and overhaul (D-Check), I'm assuming the check will be conducted, so does that include the new blue and white c/s?

[Edited 2010-06-03 15:32:24]

User currently offlineordramper98 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 27055 times:

2 things to add to your list

1)20 of the A319's are in new colors 801-819 plus 849
2)PS bird 505 has winglets


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 26631 times:

Will 194 fly for long? Also the other one?

Wonder if they will get new config. They should. Why not?


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 26611 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):

That is correct -- and aircraft will primarily fly domestic legs including the UA801/973 SFO-ORD-SFO turn,

Good to know - I was thinking about grabbing a paid F ticket on SFO-ORD to try out the new F seats (I've flown the old F seats on the 777 before). Guess I might not grab that flight then.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 26275 times:

Nice to see a UA 747 out of retirement but too bad they couldn't have picked one with new colors, I am guessing this one doesn't need a D-Check as soon???


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New Livery

A319 (20/55-36%): 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811,812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 849

A320 (64/97-66%): 401, 402, 403, 406, 407, 408, 411, 412, 414, 417, 420, 423, 424, 426, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 457, 458, 459, 460, 465, 467, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498

B744 (24/25-96%): 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121*, 122, 127, 128, 171, 173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B752 (72/96-75%): 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 563, 562, 564, 567, 573, 574, 576, 577, 578, 579, 581, 583, 584, 585, 586, 589, 590, 593**, 595, 596, 597, 598

B763*** (21/35-60%): 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653*, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772 (21/52-40%): 209, 217, 218*, 219, 220, 221, 768, 769, 772, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 780, 783, 784, 785, 787, 793, 795

TOTAL (222/360-62%)

* Star Alliance Livery
** Test aircraft for the next generation Y class slimline leather seats with power ports.
*** Only the 763 international fleet has been painted in the new livery, none of the domestic fleet.


New Winglets for ETOPS and P.S. 752s

B752 (16/29-55%) 502, 505, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 544, 546, 549, 554, 555, 589, 590, 595


WiFi for P.S. 752s

B752 (13/13-100%) 502, 505, 508, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 554, 555, 557, 560

*Reported that the WiFi test on the P.S. 752s was successful so they are looking at expanding the program.


New First & Business Seats for International Widebodies
Includes new Y class carpeting, bulkheads & cloth seat covers.

B744* (24/24-100%) 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 128, 173, 174, 175, 171, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B763 (21/21-100%) 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772** (1/46-2%) 794 (782 is in the shop getting the new interior)

TOTAL (46/91-51%)

* Includes new drop-down LCD screens in Y class - although ship 194 has been brought out of retirement, it will not be getting the new interior.
** Includes next generation Y class slimline cloth seats with power ports in 3-3-3 configuration and new larger PTVs with AVOD and winged headrests. The 777 fleet reconfiguration should be complete in 2012.


Recently Retired 744s

B744 - 187, 193, 195, 196 & 198 (194 was recently brought out of retirement)


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 26104 times:

How long will 194 be in service for?????? Permanently?

User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1715 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25576 times:
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Can someone who knows UA's fleet or works with UA explain to me the ship # reasoning with the A320's? I thought the ex-Ted 320's were all given fleet #'s beginning with 42__ but I believe I've seen several former Ted planes with ship #'s beginning with 41__.

And the 320's that remain in delivery configuration are 46__ and 47__, at least that's what I understand...


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25548 times:

Quoting n7371f (Reply 14):
I thought the ex-Ted 320's were all given fleet #'s beginning with 42__ but I believe I've seen several former Ted planes with ship #'s beginning with 41__.

I would have to look up which is which but one of those ship numbers designates overwater equiped ex-Ted 320s and the other would be for non-overwater ex-Ted A320s



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 25115 times:

Does anyone have any updates to the fleet? When is the N782UA scheduled to be done with the conversion?

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 25102 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 16):
N782UA

It should be done in early July.



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 24806 times:

It looks like 777 in the new interior configuration N794UA got painted before roll out, I wonder if the next one will also get painted or will N794UA be the last UA plane painted in the new, soon to be old, livery...

Is this the final tally of aircraft painted in the new livery? 62%?



New Livery

A319 (20/55-36%): 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811,812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 849

A320 (64/97-66%): 401, 402, 403, 406, 407, 408, 411, 412, 414, 417, 420, 423, 424, 426, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 457, 458, 459, 460, 465, 467, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498

B744 (24/25-96%): 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121*, 122, 127, 128, 171, 173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B752 (72/96-75%): 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 567, 573, 574, 576, 577, 578, 579, 581, 583, 584, 585, 586, 589, 590, 593**, 595, 596, 597, 598

B763*** (21/35-60%): 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653*, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772 (22/52-42%): 209, 217, 218*, 219, 220, 221, 768, 769, 772, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 780, 783, 784, 785, 787, 793, 794, 795

TOTAL (223/360-62%)

* Star Alliance Livery
** Test aircraft for the next generation Y class slimline leather seats with power ports.
*** Only the 763 international fleet has been painted in the new livery, none of the domestic fleet.


New Winglets for ETOPS and P.S. 752s

B752 (16/29-55%) 502, 505, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 544, 546, 549, 554, 555, 589, 590, 595


WiFi for P.S. 752s

B752 (13/13-100%) 502, 505, 508, 510, 512, 517, 518, 525, 532, 554, 555, 557, 560

*Reported that the WiFi test on the P.S. 752s was successful so they are looking at expanding the program.


New First & Business Seats for International Widebodies
Includes new Y class carpeting, bulkheads & cloth seat covers.

B744* (24/24-100%) 104, 105, 107, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 128, 173, 174, 175, 171, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 197, 199

B763 (21/21-100%) 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663

B772** (1/46-2%) 794 (782 is in the shop getting the new interior)

TOTAL (46/91-51%)

* Includes new drop-down LCD screens in Y class - although ship 194 has been brought out of retirement, it will not be getting the new interior.
** Includes next generation Y class slimline cloth seats with power ports in 3-3-3 configuration and new larger PTVs with AVOD and winged headrests. The 777 fleet reconfiguration should be complete in 2012.


Recently Retired 744s

B744 - 187, 193, 195, 196 & 198 (194 was recently brought out of retirement)


User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 24568 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 18):
* Includes new drop-down LCD screens in Y class

I'm pretty sure the LCD screens in Y are not "drop-down" models, but permanently fixed over the aisles (and of course, attached to the bulkheads).


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5172 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24478 times:

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 19):

I'm pretty sure the LCD screens in Y are not "drop-down" models, but permanently fixed over the aisles (and of course, attached to the bulkheads).

Your right, I've been on one of the 744s.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16857 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 24458 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 18):
Recently Retired 744s

B744 - 187, 193, 195, 196 & 198 (194 was recently brought out of retirement)

Any possibility that in light of the upcoming merger with CO that these 744s would be brought back to service?



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User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 24423 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 21):
Any possibility that in light of the upcoming merger with CO that these 744s would be brought back to service?

I'd also think one of the first things the new UA would do is to put AVOD in the units to match DL and the CO standards. These birds will be around until at least 2016 when the A359 comes into the fleet (or whatever a/c the new CO/UA chooses in its place).


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5172 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 24387 times:

I can't wait to see the CO/UA 744 at IAH.


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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2885 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24204 times:
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Given the recent WTO ruling on the A380, it was thought it could adversly impact the development and launch of the A350. "Assuming" the FT article was right and it pushed back deliveries of the A350's could that prompt UA (under an all Boeing CO management team to reconsider the 748-I which they can get sooner, with all the bells and whistles and beautiful new interiors at a great Boeing price?


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User currently offlineUnited1P From United States of America, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 24223 times:

Quoting n7371f (Reply 14):
Quoting United1 (Reply 15):

OK, here it goes:

A320- 46XX
A320 (overwater)- 47XX
A320 (ex-Ted)- 48XX [no longer used]**
A320 (overwater, ex-Ted)- 45XX [no longer used]**
A320 (ex-Ted, reconfigured)- 42XX
A320 (ex-Ted, overwater, reconfigured)- 41XX
**all Ted planes have been reconfigured with mainline cabin leather seats

unfortunately, UA enjoys using a different ship # for every little difference between its aircraft  



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25 RoseFlyer : Why is that unfortunate? It makes it a lot easier to track airplanes whether in dispatch, maintenance or reliability.
26 deltal1011man : Maybe, but i wouldn't count on it....... DL's 747-451s have a lower empty weight than the UA 747-400(both 422 and IIRC the 451s Ua have are the same
27 Post contains images United1P : haha i was joking..... it just makes it more confusing for us aviation geeks
28 n7371f : Thanks United1P. Geez you're right!
29 kgaiflyer : I have one issue with the CO planes with Direct TV. I flew EWR-SNA last Friday on an NG700 with DirectTV. I was in an "extra legroom" row sandwiched
30 United1 : Looks like N782UA is out and bouncing around on a couple domestic flights today. N794UA is en route from IAD-LHR as we speak errr type. Anyone know w
31 United787 : Thank you for the correction! Sweet, the United Suite Dreams website confirms that it is in service! New Livery A319 (20/55-36%): 801, 802, 803, 804,
32 STT757 : In what condition is N185UA?
33 PacificClipper : Flight Aware showed her routing LAX-LHR today, with about a 1:30 departure delay.
34 United1 : It should be doing the LHR-SFO-LHR turn tomorrow. N794UA is doing the UA930 SFO-LHR tonight.
35 PacificClipper : BTW, did she get a re-spray? I'm assuming not...
36 LAXintl : N185UA was a lease return ages ago. Up to the bank these days.
37 FL787 : With the 763s all refurbished now, what's the deal with UA's low utilization? It seems to be a common thought that UA is maxed out for widebodies but
38 LAXintl : Oh quite to the contraire -- the fleet historically barely sits and has had some recent reliability issues as a result. Back to your list; For starte
39 FL787 : I stand corrected. Are you talking about reconfiguring some of the domestic birds?
40 avek00 : Direct TV =/= AVOD in CO land. The 757s and 777s of CO's international fleet feature AVOD systems with plenty of movies, music, games, etc. I expect
41 futureorthopod : Definitely not the CO 753's. They are still fitted with the drop down screens through the entire aircraft (in all classes). And I thought CO was repl
42 the777man : I saw it depart today from LAX.....in the old colors..... The777Man
43 drerx7 : Nope... The 753s are scheduled to get DirecTV. The 752 are staying AVOD. The international fleet gets AVOD because DirecTV is not available overwater
44 Post contains images kgaiflyer : The flight I was on -- CO787 EWR-SNA -- only a handful of screens seemed to be illuminated. Almost no one sprung for the $6, and almost everyone was
45 STT757 : All CO 757-200s, 767-200s, 767-400s and 777-200ERs either have or will get AVOD, all 737-700s, 737-800s (save the ones in Guam), 737-900s, 737-900ERs,
46 scorpy : If they simply provide seat power and wifi, I would be very happy. I never use IFE, as much as its touted as a must have on this forum.
47 Post contains links kgaiflyer : That could be, but UA planes will have ZUNE replacing XM Satellite Radio. http://www.united.com/page/article/1,,51600,00.html "Channel 9" will not be
48 DeltAirlines : Same here. The biggest priority for me would be 110V AC power at each seat and wi-fi on the plane. If those are there, then I could care less if ther
49 United1P : really? i'm so glad to hear that! but on my flight 531 two Saturdays ago, channel wasn't "blank", it was another music channel. is this the new "proc
50 drerx7 : Yep, if they don't turn on ch 9 then its music, at least it has been that way on my last ua flight that they opted not to turn on ch9.
51 LAXintl : Yes the crew always has the discretion to turn Ch9 off with music playing instead. this was the same prior with XM.
52 CODC10 : To the best of my knowledge, nothing about the system makes the seats *narrower*. The hardware under the seat is very slim and takes up less space th
53 kgaiflyer : A "new" procedure? No -- not new at all. The Captain usually makes an announcement from the cockpit when (if) Channel 9 is available.
54 Post contains images kgaiflyer : I was in 21B, and it *was* a squeeze. Maybe I've been spoiled by first-class upgrades.
55 United1P : no i wasn't talking about the fact that the captain has a choice to turn channel 9 on/off, i was talking about the fact that there was music in the p
56 LAXintl : No again, its not a new procedure. Ch9 can play a default music channel if the crew selects such. Was so with XM and is the same now with Zune.
57 Post contains images PacificClipper : Rats
58 United1P : I was responding to kgaiflyer's comment on part of my own reply, which I believe he unknowingly took out of context. I understood what you said the f
59 modesto2 : The cockpit crew controls the channel 9 audio with a switch on the overhead panel.
60 vegas005 : The cockpit crew should leave channel 9 on in all cases except some type of emergency. Too often I fly United and channel 9 is off. Channel 9 is Unite
61 dfambro : You can always ask a FA to have it turned on. I've asked several times and most of the time - but not all - the pilot has turned it on.
62 United1 : Looks like N784UA is in the shop receiving the new interior.
63 United1P : What are the ship #'s for the reconfigured 777's? (XD, XJ, XQ)
64 laphroig : Flew the reconfigured 777 DEN-LAX the other day. Say what you will about 2-5-2 or 3-3-3, but it felt WAY roomier at 3-3-3 somehow. Very nice interior
65 The777Man : I fairly sure they are XQs, shipnumbers, 2882 and 2894. 28xx also have the loer deck crew rests like the XP. XP therefore will be XQs as they are con
66 United1P : thanks, The777Man! Do you also happen to know what the ship numbers will be for the future XD (from XC) and XJ (from XI) ships?
67 LAXintl : I posted this a while back. XD - 24xx XJ - 27xx XQ -28xx
68 Post contains links United787 : In this thread: UA Reports 2nd Q Results (by UAL777UK Jul 20 2010 in Civil Aviation) United1 stated that: "On a somewhat related note UA suspended re-
69 PacificClipper : My question: is 794 (the first IPTE 772) the last ship to be reprayed, across the entire mainline fleet?
70 The777Man : Not sure what you mean by "reprayed", assuming you "resprayed", no there are several 777s left in the old colors. The777Man
71 United787 : I think what he is asking is: Since United has stopped repainting their aircraft, will N794UA be the last aircraft to be painted in the new colors? I
72 PacificClipper : Correct.
73 SFOtraveler : I know it is somewhat off topic but it bums me out they have suspended the re-painting. I can't stand that they are adopting the old Continental ideni
74 The777Man : That makes it a lot clearer; no idea, but aircraft do need to be repainted sometimes so I would be surprised if they would stop repaint to the white/
75 United787 : I am guessing that they will defer the painting as it purely an aesthetic maintenance item, not a safety one IMHO...
76 Schweigend : You are right, this is tight! Is 2-4-2 really UA's 777 J config? That is only one seat less across than 3-3-3 in Y. Maybe that is just their domestic
77 PacificClipper : FlightAware shows N782UA active and routing LHR-LAX today. Anyone know what ship is next in line for the interior refurb?
78 laphroig : There is no J on the "domestic" birds. The so-called domestic 777 and 767 are in a 2 class high density configuration for mainland - Hawaii service.
79 Post contains links United1 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N782UA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N794UA 782 is heading to LAX from LHR and 794 is en route to IAD from LHR
80 United1 : N784UA should be out the middle/end of August.
81 VC10er : since the titile of this post is about UA fleet upgrade status... How many UA 777 have the new seats and flying? How many in the hanger being fitted,
82 PacificClipper : 2 are fitted with the new interiors and flying: N782UA and N794UA. You can look up the those N numbers on FlightAware to see what routes they are sch
83 laphroig : Looks like DEN-LAX and LAX-DEN are good domestic routes (only domestic routes!) to try the new product. I'll give it another run in two weeks.
84 n800nn : i think 194 is back in service i saw a photo of it landing at sfo 2 days ago
85 LAXintl : Yes she has been for a couple months. Running mostly the SFO-ORD-SFO domestic tag.
86 ORDnHKG : Yes, I agree they should leave ch.9 on at all times, but now for int'l flights, especially those that are flying into US, they use an excuse to turn
87 LAXintl : All XC will become XD. All XP will become XQ IIRC 7 or 8 XI will become XQ with the crew rest module. Rest of XI will become XJ.
88 pacificclipper : Is out of the shop and operating UA 930 SFO-LHR tonight.
89 United787 : Looks like it is headed back to SFO as UA 931. That took about a month, which aircraft is next? New First & Business Seats for International Wide
90 UA933 : Any listings to what cities the new refitted 777s will fly to next (after LHR)? What's the timeline?
91 pacificclipper : I'm thinking there may be a slight delay on getting the next one in. 219 has been stuck at NRT since last Thursday with an engine failure.
92 The777Man : N784UA is now 2884 so all three 777s so far with the new seats have gone from XI to XQ. The777Man
93 United1 : N783UA is at SFO receiving the new interior.
94 UAL777UK : I am so loving the fact that LHR is seeing the new 777 config first. I have had the pleaseure once to LAX and loved it.
95 bioyuki : Once United gets fully going, what will the monthly 772 retrofit rate be? Is 2 or 3 frames a month possible?
96 RoseFlyer : It appears as all IPTE 777s are flying to London. Is a date set for all London trips to be on IPTE planes?
97 pacificclipper : I've forgotten, how many 777s will remain in the domestic config?
98 united1P : The current 6 that are domestically configured will remain domestically configured
99 pacificclipper : Active again and has been routed to LHR from SFO, IAD and DEN since Friday.
100 United1 : N785UA is now in the shop at SFO...
101 pacificclipper : N221UA shows no activity since 8/24. Could there be two 777s getting refitted now?
102 aznmadsci : Is this to be in line with CO who had announced that all LHR flights would be operated fitted with their new lie-flat seats?
103 United787 : New First & Business Seats for International Widebodies Includes new Y class carpeting, bulkheads & cloth seat covers. B744* (24/24-100%) 104,
104 Post contains images UnitedTristar : a friend who works for UA in MX told me that it will take 5 airplanes to keep the SFO/DEN/LAX to LHR all on the IPTE airplanes, so we should be there
105 yeogeo : In KSFO.... 10 days now with no activity. Is there any information out there on this aircraft? N782UA is flying SFO-FRA and back today, in a change f
106 Post contains links yeogeo : Ah, never mind... N221UA is back in the air. Today on it's way back from FRA, and scheduled for GRU. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N221UA
107 PacificClipper : After 40 days(!), routing IAD-FRA tomorrow. However I don't see a flight entry that get's her to IAD. Could 785 be doing the early morning 777 SFO-IA
108 United787 : This thread is about to get a lot busier... New First & Business Seats for International Widebodies Includes new Y class carpeting, bulkheads &
109 The777Man : I guess your list of aircraft in the new colors will go down to almost zero very soon....... Very true! I think it will go very fast with painting of
110 United1 : N787UA is in the shop at SFO receiving the new interior....
111 PacificClipper : I wonder if the current interior conversion rate will be bumped up. I don't recall the pre-merger projected end date for the 777 interior upgrade.
112 The777Man : There was some talk about a bump up in the conversion just around the merger was announced. No end date has been set from what I have heard but it's
113 United787 : Here we go again...six and half years of hard work...now we are back to zero with twice the aircraft to go...lets hope it goes quicker this time! I a
114 FL787 : There are 34 according to CO's latest release. Yes it is a lie flat seat. It's similar to UA's business class except that it's a little bit wider and
115 United1 : N778UA is in the shop at LAX receiving the new interior...it will be the first of the non ER 777s with IPTE.
116 The777Man : It's not in the regular UA maintanence area so where is it ? Are you sure it's at LAX ? The777Man
117 United787 : I thought that the interiors are done in SFO. Have they added LAX to speed things up?
118 Post contains links United1 : Flightaware shows it arriving at LAX on the 7th of September. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N778UA The last ACARS hit I have on it is 778 operat
119 The777Man : Hi United1! ACARS is not always picked for every flight. There's no hangar space where a conversion of a UA 777 could take place.UA said when they fir
120 United1 : Alright so does anyone know where its at?
121 The777Man : I looked at currtg in Unimatic and it looks like it's being ferried from PEK to SFO on 8Oct. Then in service as UA 944 to ORD if I remember correctly
122 United787 : I have added the regionals...please correct me if any of these numbers are wrong, when researching on the internet I found a lot of conflicting number
123 PacificClipper : Shows scheduled to run SFO-ORD-FRA on 08 Oct.
124 Post contains links FL787 : 67 CR2s are under contract with UAX while another 14-19 are flying at risk as UAX. Only 9 EM2s are under contract with UAX, the rest (somewhere aroun
125 FL787 : A couple more minor corrections. AX flies 20 ER4s for UAX. The latest update on CO's website shows 15 772s and 23 752s completed. You certainly don't
126 United787 : Thank you to everyone for the updates, especially FL787, United1, The777Man, qfatwa and LouieP2186! New Livery United A319 (0/55-0%) A320 (0/97-0%) B7
127 AADC10 : Has there been any indication of which UA aircraft would receive the new colors first? Obviously the CO birds could have "United" painted on it in abo
128 AA737-823 : Methinks there are some mathematical challenges to these numbers... particularly the non-zero percentages... But thanks for updating this!
129 Post contains images unitedtristar : I would think that or one of the A319's who were some of the last delivered in the old livery. -m
130 LAXintl : A couple more bits of info. Another winglet B757 -- 596 Also all UA B777-200 B models have had a weight increase to new MTOW of 648,000 (was 640).
131 UA933 : Could you please elaborate what this means for OPS?
132 qfatwa : The moderators felt that the thread "United Livery List - From CO & UA" too closely matched this thread, so all future entries are to be made here
133 LAXintl : Simply put, the aircraft can take off with an additional potential 8,000lbs of weight on it.
134 The777Man : I think the poster meant if it meant anything for specific routes ie no weight restrictions on DXB-IAD, SFO-SYD now possible etc The777Man
135 UA933 : Where there any technical enhancements necessary? Or was this made on the basis of experience/ capability?
136 scorpy : Interesting. I would have assumed that they would only pay for the upgrade on those aircraft with the lower lobe crewrest that they use on the longes
137 washingtonian : What is the procedure for this? Why would United not have done this earlier?
138 LAXintl : The weight boost was a paper and software exercise, that in normal circumstances would have cost millions on its own, but was bonus from the 787 orde
139 Post contains images unitedtristar : wow...cool! what do these mod's mean in terms of range enhancements? -m
140 scorpy : Smart negotiating tactic from Boeing. Doesn't really 'cost' them anything to provide it, since UA have owned these 777 for over 10 years and not purc
141 Post contains images LAXintl : We'll depends when the trigger it pulled and what is decided. But I am not convinced the future UA will be 3-class across the board, so it could be a
142 scorpy : This would make sense. There are simply too many routes to europe that CO flies today that would be unviable with 3 class service. Some two class ser
143 washingtonian : Very interesting. Was this discussed on A.net somewhere else? Was it just "done"--Boeing just gave the information to United which has since incorpor
144 PacificClipper : Maybe some of those will be converted to int'l configuration/flying.
145 United1 : I'm about 90% certain that the international 763 (and 744 fleet) fleet is already at the maximum weight that they can be certified for. 6 777-200 XA
146 The777Man : Which 777XJ has been completed ? I haven't seen any XI converted to XJ yet. N787UA now has the new IPTE seats and is also a 777XQ (2887) With N787UA,
147 United1 : N785UA was an XI before reconfiguration....that should make it an XJ or did they re designate it as an XQ.
148 The777Man : As you wrote in the same post,8 XI are getting the lower lube crew rests and all IPTE 777s so far are all 28xx which means that they have all gone fr
149 washingtonian : And the 777 fleet is now as well? Why such small sub-fleets? What is different about these?
150 scorpy : These the aircraft with the new lie flat seats. The 777 fleet will go back to four configurations once this is completed: 777-200 Domestic 777-200 In
151 United787 : Does anyone know if anymore CO jets have the United name on them...I couldn't find anymore in our photo database...
152 United1 : What scorpy said is spot on however I was off on my numbers there are 6 XQs and no XJs in service. I'm not sure if 648 is max on the PW 772ERs or not
153 PacificClipper : Since N787UA is out of the shop and flying again, anyone know what ship is at SFO now for the IPTE upgrade?
154 Post contains links United787 : Schweigend recommended that we start a new thread to eliminate post-merger confusion and I agree... The new thread can be found at: United/Continental
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