767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
I'm looking to book a EWR-SIN mileage run on UA. Since I don't (yet) have any SWU's, I'll be doing this in Economy. However, since I am a basic Premier, I should be eligible for E+ seating on those a/c that have it. I'll be on a 757 or 320 between EWR and SFO - no problem there.
Question is: how can I improve the odds of getting one of the UA 744s that have been converted to E+ on the SFO-NRT and NRT-SIN segments? I've been told that united.com isn't a reliable source. I've also heard that there are something like 13 744s that haven't been converted - these are the a/c I'm trying to avoid. Are there certain flights that consistently fly the converted a/c? (I know that anything can happen with equipement at the last minute, I'm really just interested in increasing the odds in my favor)
Aspen1 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
If any of your pacific flights are on a 777 then they will not have economy plus. I belive that the NRT-SIN route is on a 777 but i am not 100% sure. All long range 777's do not have E+ and will not have them. Most likely the 747's with E+ will be operating the Atlantic runs.
Aspen1 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
Okay alot of people do not seem to understand this so i will repeat myself again.
United has 5 777 configurations.
Nose number's 21XX, 24XX, 26XX, 27XX, 28XX
777-200 domestic two class
777-200A international (21XX) (this is the shorter range 777-200) All of these planes will have United First suites, Business Plus, and Economy Plus. These planes run ORD-LHR, JFK-LHR
777-200B International (24XX) (this is the long range variant of the 777-200) All of these planes have United first suites and NO business plus or economy plus. These aircraft are not schedualed to receive economy plus.
These planes run LAX-LHR, SFO-LHR, CDG-LAX/SFO, ORD-South America, JFK-South America
777-200B International (27XX) (this is the long range variant with altered Cabin crew rest accomadations.) This plane has 12 United first suites, 49 business seats, and 216 economy. The crew rest from the pilot is 3A, while for the cabin crew they have a LDCR facility that you can reach from door three. There is one less lavatory on this aircraft
777-200B International(28XX) (this is the long range variant with altered flight and cabin crew rest accomadations.) There are only 10 united first suites on these aircraft, 49 business, and 216 economy. seats 1E/F were removed and replaced with a lavatory. The lavatory and storage compartment located before door 1 has been replaced with two cockpit crew rest bunks. The cabin crew has the LDCR accomodations.
777-200 A domestic (26XX) is a two class aircraft with no crew rest.
I do not know why united doesnt post all of the 777 configurations in the timetables or online.