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by xxcr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like UA loves the 77W! Ordering 4 more!!!!!!

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

strfyr51 wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500?

I don't think so, The A320/A319 more than took it's place.



the 735 was a workhorse for UA. I remember when they did the Shuttle by United. SFO-LAX-SFO. I used to fly that route when i super young as a non-rev, and that's i saw on that route.

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7619

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

I flew through ATL a few times, TSA there is a joke regardless if they get paid or not! I had my bags get pulled for a secondary check, and they opened the bag then said you're good sir....i was like uhh!!

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by xxcr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Really interesting, surprised they would make that public. Seems they currently have a push internally to take extra special care of Apple as the contract is up for renewal now in Q1. Also now one understands why some routes received the 77W pretty early - such as TPE, and why some new SFO routes h...

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4340

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

Bobloblaw wrote:
xxcr wrote:
with this government shutdown, are there any security delays out of SFO?

SFO has private firm doing security....airports can opt out of TSA and SFO did


They have TSA there at terminal 3. i flew SFO-LAX last month and its all TSA. unless that changed in the past week or two.

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Some insight into UA corporate accounts. Interesting Apple is the #1 account by such a large margin. Really interesting, surprised they would make that public. I wonder if this is just SFO/LAX accounts and info? 50 business class seats daily on the SFO>PVG run...a full 789's worth daily! No wonder ...

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Now that UA is flying the 78J and 73J, should we expect UA to receive the A359 or will they keep pushing the deliveries? My money is on yes.... the A359 will come... Why do I say this.... Just plain old gut feeling. I'm still on the fence about this one, reason is UA has a lot more ultra long haul ...

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4340

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

with this government shutdown, are there any security delays out of SFO?

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 36757

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Now that UA is flying the 78J and 73J, should we expect UA to receive the A359 or will they keep pushing the deliveries?

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Virgin Atlantics A340-600 Upper class, its only a 1-1-1 yet you get very minimal privacy and storage space. Its like flying inside a coffin.....Same goes for their 789. Terrible design IMO. To me, any airline that uses a similar layout needs a new design. VS Upper Class, even at 1-1-1 in the narrow...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2430

Re: Your 2018 statistics

2018 was a good year for me when it came to air travel. Distance flown: 80,628 miles Sectors Flown: 43 Most flown sector: SFO-LAX x6, SFO-EWR x3, SFO-MIA x3 Longest Flight (distance): SIN-LAX 8,770miles Longest Flight (duration): 16.5 hours Shortest Flight (distance): 337miles SFO-LAX, LAX-SFO Short...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Virgin Atlantics A340-600 Upper class, its only a 1-1-1 yet you get very minimal privacy and storage space. Its like flying inside a coffin.....Same goes for their 789. Terrible design IMO.
To me, any airline that uses a similar layout needs a new design.

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

77W have a unique startup. the whole plane shakes at start-up.....but you cant beat the take off though! the sound of the GE90-115 engines are music to my ears!

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL MD88 & MD90
Replies: 7
Views: 551

DL MD88 & MD90

MODS---Please move this post if its in the wrong section. For you Aviation geeks, im sure you have some sort of plane/airport/lounge/seat bucket list. Im trying to scratch mine off for the MD88/90 and was curious to see where DL flies their MD's? I want to fly on one before they retire them. Do they...

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Review Of United's New Premium Plus Seat From IAD to FRA
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

Re: A Review Of United's New Premium Plus Seat From IAD to FRA

Great review and write up. Im looking forward to my first PP flight in march. Im flying on the 78J from SFO-EWR, although its being sold as econ+, its my way of experiencing the new seats and features.

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 93
Views: 16477

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

What do they do when they takeoff on 19R, which I believe is extremely rare. 19L takeoffs make a left turn and head south over Burlingame. What about 19R takeoffs? When I lived in Millbrae as a young child, 1R and 1L approaches were straight in over the hill and houses, not the curved approaches th...

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 93
Views: 16477

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

SFO is one of the best airports IMO to fly out of. Delays are minimal and only bad a few weeks out of the year. It's like saying DL or AA should move their JFK ops to IAD or DCA....not much different. You have a very high bar for what you consider problematic delays. There are few airports that hav...

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by xxcr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 93
Views: 16477

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Looks what killing the operation again today is that they are using 10/19s instead of 01/28s Must be killer for UA with international connections. With only single daily flight to most points across the Pacific, they must be stranding lots of people during such days. SFO is an airport to be avoided...

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by xxcr
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 93
Views: 16477

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Yeah, SFO is terrible when it comes to rain and fog! Just a little rain will delay flights for hours. The runway layout at SFO doesn't help either.......

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by xxcr
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

In GDS (ie shares) UA shows it as 781..... The777Man I think the 787-10 will have the most names lol. I know it as the 78J, others know it as the 78X, United calls it the 781 :scratchchin: what other names does this plane have??? And the Airbus A350-1000 seems to be referred to as the A35K! Go figu...

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by xxcr
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is ANA’s 380 configuration?
Replies: 20
Views: 5320

Re: What is ANA’s 380 configuration?

Check this out. https://www.ana.co.jp/en/ca/international/departure/inflight/seatmap/detail/a380.html Cheers! Wow. nice, but not as many seats as I expected. I guess they expect to sell quite some upperclass seats to Hawaii. The upper deck seems very spacious, especially premium. I wonder if the am...

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by xxcr
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just consider the X and J interchangeable. X is ‘official’, but whatever works. :bouncy: I prefer to call it the "ten hundred." :duck: In GDS (ie shares) UA shows it as 781..... The777Man I think the 787-10 will have the most names lol. I know it as the 78J, others know it as the 78X, U...

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by xxcr
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A bit off topic, the 77W's that are getting the PE mod, how long does it take to Mod 1 77W with the PE seats?

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by xxcr
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Yeah, this would be the easiest and cheapest way to experience the old GF seat on the 3-class 772. There's a good amount of 3-class configured 772's flying. I think like 20-25 of them flying in the old 3-class. 20-25! I guess I never stopped to think about them the way I was tracking the 3 class 76...

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by xxcr
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As it turns out, I must have missed a United email or did not catch it here. Monday I’m on an old 3 class 772 from EWR to GRU. I selected a seat in J (and it was a Saver Award seat that was remarkably required very few miles! I do love MP!) Anyway I did not know that I could select an old F seat ju...

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by xxcr
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As it turns out, I must have missed a United email or did not catch it here. Monday I’m on an old 3 class 772 from EWR to GRU. I selected a seat in J (and it was a Saver Award seat that was remarkably required very few miles! I do love MP!) Anyway I did not know that I could select an old F seat ju...

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by xxcr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

gsg013 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
78J
N14001 UA25 LAXEWR / UA275 EWRLAX 20Dec. 78J is swap for 788. First revenue flights for -10.


I saw the N14001 787-10 land at EWR from FRA Friday Dec 14th. Was that just a test hop or was that a revenue flight?


EWR-FRA was a test hop.

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by xxcr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Another angle https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Duuhrh3U8AAgItl.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Duuhrh3U8AAgItl.jpg:large Amazing shot!!! Forgot how stubby the 788 looks compared to the 789 and 78J lol! Only airline to get this shot. Anyone know any others airline that will have all 3 models of the 787 i...

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by xxcr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622669

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First part for first Air France A350 MSN331 has arrived at XFW https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuEc6sCWwAY18nT.jpg https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status/1072169995608707072 How long does it usually take Airbus to complete one A359 from the time it receives the parts to completion?

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by xxcr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68996

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

Impressive for United. Delta needs to step up its game. Embarrassing that they don't fly to Hong Kong and New Zealand AT ALL while United flies to so many places. Hong Kong is the the world's top financial and business center along with New York and London and Delta has zero presence there. Im sure...

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by xxcr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68996

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

Was personally expecting ORD-TLV/BOM on 77E, SFO-BLR on 789, and EWR-ICN on 77E. How none of these routes are flown or planned, I don't know. UA and AI competing directly on a route would be interesting. To be fair UA EWR-DEL/BOM competes indirectly with AI JFK-DEL/BOM, but adding UA on 9x AI may b...

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by xxcr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68996

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Now here is my question, with all new these new routes being announced....where are the spare planes coming from?

I also fly SFO-ICN 5-6x times a year, and its nice to see a 2nd flight, when does the 2nd flight start?

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by xxcr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68996

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

According to TPG, here are the new routes and additions out of SFO. The following routes or frequencies will be added from SFO in 2019: San Francisco (SFO) – Melbourne (MEL) — 3x weekly San Francisco (SFO) – New Delhi (DEL) — daily San Francisco (SFO) – Toronto (YYZ) — 2x daily San Francisco (SFO) –...

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by xxcr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

Re: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh

These seats are still old, but still much better than their coffin looking seats.

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by xxcr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most disconnected Alliance member?
Replies: 19
Views: 4554

Re: The most disconnected Alliance member?

For Star Alliance, i wanna say SQ is on the bottom. Its extremely hard to use miles to book award tickets through UA, AC, LH..... Even when it comes to buying a seat through a Star alliance carrier.
I still love them though lol!

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by xxcr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

adamblang wrote:
xxcr wrote:
Would this make UA the first airline to offer Premium Economy? the layout would be what 2-2-2?

In North America, Air Canada, American, and Delta all already have it. All sorts of non-North America carriers have Premium Economy.


Oops, left out the important part. i meant for the 767

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by xxcr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10186

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

this is great news for those that fly out of SFO! more options to Europe.

They'll fly out of Terminal A most likely. Terminal G is used almost all day and dominated with Star Alliance

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by xxcr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A little clarification on the 767 Polaris product. All 767-300's will be getting the Polaris Biz class seat. With the original 763 builds they all have them except N660UA. These Aircraft will not be getting Premium Economy seats. All the 76C or nose 66XX's will be getting both the Polaris and Premi...

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by xxcr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 23835

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

from my past experience with AA, i will never fly them again. As arrogant as it sounds, i would gladly pay more to avoid AA. I would pick UA or DL over AA any day. That's the beauty of a free society. You're free to fly however you wish. I've flown AA a lot over the years, including Sunday night, a...

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by xxcr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 23835

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

from my past experience with AA, i will never fly them again. As arrogant as it sounds, i would gladly pay more to avoid AA. I would pick UA or DL over AA any day.

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by xxcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'm so confused now with the 767 fleet. were the 2-class 763 B/E Diamond birds from UA? i thought all the PMUA 763 were 3-class? Yes they were from UA. They had some in a domestic configuration prior to the merger. These were converted to international with the B/E Diamond after the merger. ahh.......

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by xxcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I think xxcr is referring to the 21 767-322ERs that have non-Polaris lie flat seats. Yes. I'm talking about the PMCO 763 with the B/E diamond seats. CO had the 762, 763 and the 764. I know the 762 are long gone. 764 has no set schedule for Polaris. So the current B/E diamond 763 are not getting the...

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by xxcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So the current B/E diamond 763 are not getting the new Polaris seats? The 14 newer frames, delivered 1998-2001, yes to Polaris, and the first one (N666UA) is reportedly at HKG to be the STC bird for the 76L configuration. The 7 oldest (1992-93 builds), no, as they will be retired. Thank you for cla...

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by xxcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I meant the PMCO 2-class 767-300. Are these birds getting the new Polaris? or are they keeping the B/E Diamonds seats for a while? i know the 764 have no set schedule as of now. pmCO had no 763s, only 762s and 764s. The 762s are long gone. The 763s are all pmUA. I think xxcr is referring to the 21 ...

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by xxcr
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

No, one more. N660UA is still doing ORDLHR round trips. Must be only one mod line now, so waiting for 654 to exit.(?) Ahh, so once they finish the PMUA 767 retrofit, do they start the retrofits on the PMCO 767? The only pmCO 76s are the -400s and I don’t know the schedule on those. I’m guessing aft...

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by xxcr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763 Polaris Mod N654UA out for a test hop tomorrow and HNL the day after (if it has any luck). this should be the last of the 3 class 767 in mod right? No, one more. N660UA is still doing ORDLHR round trips. Must be only one mod line now, so waiting for 654 to exit.(?) Ahh, so once they finish the ...

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by xxcr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359441

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

fun2fly wrote:
763 Polaris Mod N654UA out for a test hop tomorrow and HNL the day after (if it has any luck).



this should be the last of the 3 class 767 in mod right?

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by xxcr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12388

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

When was the last time you were at LAX United? They've COMPLETELY redone the check in and security area. It's much better and nicer than it's ever been. It definitely use to be a disaster, but nowadays it's nice, spacious, and airy. Honestly, even compare it to UA's other hubs: T1 at ORD is more da...

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by xxcr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 23501

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

Some cabin shots inside UA 787-10 Polaris https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsIpht8XcAAF4yK.jpg https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1063458173531709441 Premium Plus https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsIuBzhWsAAuirh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsIupPKXQAIp4fo.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsIuQmQXoAY2i...

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by xxcr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 86
Views: 10073

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

It's funny but when UAL first came up with the battleship grey I hated it. Thought it was awful. But by the time they got rid of it, I had come to love it. Like many things, it grew on me. But what they replaced it with never grew on me, I thought it was awful. And today's Continental livery I am O...

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