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A320s from where sir? And any reg# info? :bouncy:
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:47 pm

73G:
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:43 pm

You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air
Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number.
Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:02 pm

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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:40 am

Not quite on topic right this moment, but has UA spoken about the long term plans for the 757-300s? My friends in SF HATE that aircraft due to it's length and let out a moan every time they get one. They asked me what is going on with them because they know I am an A.nutter and UA FF. But, I think they are going to be around for a while and due for the new domestic First Class seat eventually and Y. But will the 737 MAX 10 take over many of their routes? Thanks!
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:48 am

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Not quite on topic right this moment, but has UA spoken about the long term plans for the 757-300s? My friends in SF HATE that aircraft due to it's length and let out a moan every time they get one. They asked me what is going on with them because they know I am an A.nutter and UA FF. But, I think they are going to be around for a while and due for the new domestic First Class seat eventually and Y. But will the 737 MAX 10 take over many of their routes? Thanks!


No one really knows what the MAX 10 is gonna be doing but a betting man would say it would be operating on current -900ER routes and could be used to add capacity on routes with a lot of frequency and just operate around the domestic routes. I also could see the aircraft taking over P.S duties. The 753s will be around for awhile, no retiriement for them anytime soon.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:55 am

VC10er wrote:
Not quite on topic right this moment, but has UA spoken about the long term plans for the 757-300s? My friends in SF HATE that aircraft due to it's length and let out a moan every time they get one. They asked me what is going on with them because they know I am an A.nutter and UA FF. But, I think they are going to be around for a while and due for the new domestic First Class seat eventually and Y. But will the 737 MAX 10 take over many of their routes? Thanks!

They'll be around for a good, long while. They are still fairly young (2001-2005 builds IIRC), so they've got at least another ten years, maybe more. They've got excellent CASM, so that's definitely an appealing factor for the airline.

I think if they receive new seats and a cabin update, they'd be a little less hated. They were slow to get DTV on the half of the fleet that did receive it, then slow to get in seat power (still one more to go), then slow to get WiFi, then slow to get PDE. All of that is a byproduct of the routes they generally ply, which is usually full of Basic Economy fares headed to Disney World. Unfortunately they do take a lifetime to board/deplane. They're best suited for flights to Florida, but UA has put them on a lot of transcons (especially from SFO-EWR) post-merger. With more domestic 772s coming into the mix, I was hoping all of those 753 rotations would switch up to the 772, but I'm not sure that's happened.

Long story short, those things print money on the right routes, so they ain't going anywhere for a long time.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:35 am

CALTECH wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
STT757 wrote:
Any update on acquiring the A320s?


Scheduled for delivery Oct and Nov '17.....


Where they coming from? Used I’m assuming?

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:16 am

ikolkyo wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Not quite on topic right this moment, but has UA spoken about the long term plans for the 757-300s? My friends in SF HATE that aircraft due to it's length and let out a moan every time they get one. They asked me what is going on with them because they know I am an A.nutter and UA FF. But, I think they are going to be around for a while and due for the new domestic First Class seat eventually and Y. But will the 737 MAX 10 take over many of their routes? Thanks!


No one really knows what the MAX 10 is gonna be doing but a betting man would say it would be operating on current -900ER routes and could be used to add capacity on routes with a lot of frequency and just operate around the domestic routes. I also could see the aircraft taking over P.S duties. The 753s will be around for awhile, no retiriement for them anytime soon.


The thing to remember too is that the MAX10 is not significantly bigger than the -900s. At most, the MAX10 will have 12 more seats over the -900s and MAX9. That's still 22 fewer seats than the 753s, assuming the 753s remain in their current configuration and aren't ""densified"" further. I think you're right that the MAX10 will end up on the routes that see the -900s today. 753s will probably continue to be the oddball combination of mid-con low-yield Florida hauler and mid-to-transcon high density routes that aren't p.s.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:48 am

I'm sure many won't like this but, the 753 is going to start real soon with slimline seats, which will add 21 seats in Y. Probably see a lav removed and seat pitch go down to 30" in Y and 34" in E+.
They are good aircraft for Hawaiian flights with the low CASM. Also used on hub to hub flights and MCO a lot.
MAX 10 should be a good Hawaiian aircraft as well along with transcon and flying around domestically on heavier demand routes/flights.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:23 pm

The 753s don’t do ps EWR/SFO do they, really?
Does F have many more domestic F seats than other single aisles?

Gosh I really am not fond of them either but I guess they would be cash generators? What’s it maximum range?
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:41 pm

753s aren't scheduled between EWR and SFO as all EWR-SFO flights have lie-flat up front and no 753s have lie-flat up front.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:50 pm

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The 753s don’t do ps EWR/SFO do they, really?
Does F have many more domestic F seats than other single aisles?

Gosh I really am not fond of them either but I guess they would be cash generators? What’s it maximum range?

They used to run that route frequently (multiple times daily), but that was before the p.s. switch from JFK to EWR and making all flights between the markets lieflat. I wasn't sure if that had actually occurred yet, but clearly that's the case. These days, the 753s fly mostly to ORD, but I don't think that it operates from SFO nearly as much as it used to.
 
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73G:
N27733 entered IAH 833/9Oct, slimlines?????

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UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am

I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Today, a 777-300 is on EWR-SJU for a couple days. Why is this?
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am

What's the current timeframe for 787's?
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 am

Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout.


https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-c ... 75323.html
http://edition.cnn.com/videos/travel/20 ... aris-a.cnn
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:20 am

klwright69 wrote:
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Today, a 777-300 is on EWR-SJU for a couple days. Why is this?

The United Fleet Thread these days is almost primarily a discussion on Polaris. Having a separate topic would badly split the discussion. While I would support regular Polaris specific updates, I don't feel that the discussion should take place separately from this thread, when that is the primary discussion of the United Thread.
 
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Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:51 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
klwright69 wrote:
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Today, a 777-300 is on EWR-SJU for a couple days. Why is this?

The United Fleet Thread these days is almost primarily a discussion on Polaris. Having a separate topic would badly split the discussion. While I would support regular Polaris specific updates, I don't feel that the discussion should take place separately from this thread, when that is the primary discussion of the United Thread.

Especially since this thread has been going so long it was previously keeping track of the IPTE and sCO Diamond seat installations. Just like following cars, we seem to have followed an entire generation from design to replacement design.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Yeah...I'm getting a little tired of reading about seats......I mean, really, it's Chairs in the air!
 
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Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 pm

klwright69 wrote:
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Already started in reply #1375 above! All the aircraft/flights can be tracked on FlightAware and FlightRadar24. Here is the tracking of N644UA:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N644UA
 
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Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:17 pm

klwright69 wrote:
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Today, a 777-300 is on EWR-SJU for a couple days. Why is this?

664UA has also done a few EWRHNL on occasion and is currently planned for a BCN turn.
77W to SJU is mainly to fly in as many hurricane relief supplies and as many passengers out as possible. Puerto Rico is still very very much a mess from Irma and it will be some time before things are back to anywhere near what could be considered normal.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:25 pm

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
What's the current timeframe for 787's?

UA has 12 788s and 21 789s in service. The last four 789s will come by Jan’18 7810s will start sometime next year. These will be the first to have the Polaris seats.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 pm

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FoxtrotSierra wrote:
What's the current timeframe for 787's?

UA has 12 788s and 21 789s in service. The last four 789s will come by Jan’18 7810s will start sometime next year. These will be the first to have the Polaris seats.

2 of those 4 upcoming 789s will likely fly the new IAH-SYD route launching that same month.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 pm

AVENSAB727 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
FoxtrotSierra wrote:
What's the current timeframe for 787's?

UA has 12 788s and 21 789s in service. The last four 789s will come by Jan’18 7810s will start sometime next year. These will be the first to have the Polaris seats.

2 of those 4 upcoming 789s will likely fly the new IAH-SYD route launching that same month.


The 787-9 used on SYD will rotate through LAX with a IAH-LAX-IAH leg. Those new 787 will not be assigned solely to any base, but yes they will end up doing SYD-IAH at some point in their lives.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm

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You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air
Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number.
Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers.

This showed up in the thread about LH buying AirBerlin's assets:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376017&start=50#p19880951

It’s possible LH does not keep the entire fleet. Rumor is that United will very soon announce a transaction for 30-40 used airbus aircraft to enter the fleet.

:stirthepot:
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 pm

737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:49 pm

LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


Managed to add another row of Y, Looks like the -10 is gonna need to have the aft wing exit doors activated to seat over 189 passengers.
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:51 pm

boilerla wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air
Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number.
Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers.

This showed up in the thread about LH buying AirBerlin's assets:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376017&start=50#p19880951

It’s possible LH does not keep the entire fleet. Rumor is that United will very soon announce a transaction for 30-40 used airbus aircraft to enter the fleet.

:stirthepot:

It's possible that with 30-40 it could make sense, but I don't know why they would want to introduce a new engine type for a subset of one of their smaller fleet types to begin with.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:14 pm

cosyr wrote:
boilerla wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air
Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number.
Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers.

This showed up in the thread about LH buying AirBerlin's assets:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376017&start=50#p19880951

It’s possible LH does not keep the entire fleet. Rumor is that United will very soon announce a transaction for 30-40 used airbus aircraft to enter the fleet.

:stirthepot:

It's possible that with 30-40 it could make sense, but I don't know why they would want to introduce a new engine type for a subset of one of their smaller fleet types to begin with.

I dare say UA is quite familiar with the CFM 56 engine, it won’t be a problem I think.
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Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:40 pm

iahcsr wrote:
klwright69 wrote:
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread.

I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris.
How many aircraft currently have Polaris?
What routes do they fly?

There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR, TXL, and HAM.
Where is it now?

Today, a 777-300 is on EWR-SJU for a couple days. Why is this?

664UA has also done a few EWRHNL on occasion and is currently planned for a BCN turn.
77W to SJU is mainly to fly in as many hurricane relief supplies and as many passengers out as possible. Puerto Rico is still very very much a mess from Irma and it will be some time before things are back to anywhere near what could be considered normal.

I assume you meant N644UA, as N664UA doesn't have the Polaris interior yet!
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 pm

iahcsr wrote:
cosyr wrote:
boilerla wrote:
This showed up in the thread about LH buying AirBerlin's assets:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376017&start=50#p19880951


:stirthepot:

It's possible that with 30-40 it could make sense, but I don't know why they would want to introduce a new engine type for a subset of one of their smaller fleet types to begin with.

I dare say UA is quite familiar with the CFM 56 engine, it won’t be a problem I think.
For fleet #s 43xx, 44xx, 45xx, 49xx are all available.


I understand that maintenance are familiar with the engine, but I doubt there are many shared parts between the 3 series and the 5 series. That is a logistical complication, so UA would have to be getting a really good price to offset the additional complexity.
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm

LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


CONTACREW wrote:
Seat map for 73X:


https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/ ... 80/photo/1

According to that photo, I'm only counting 159 Y, although I don't see the point of a different Y+ config compared with the 739.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:33 pm

cosyr wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


CONTACREW wrote:
Seat map for 73X:


https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/ ... 80/photo/1

According to that photo, I'm only counting 159 Y, although I don't see the point of a different Y+ config compared with the 739.


I also see 159 Y
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:40 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


Managed to add another row of Y, Looks like the -10 is gonna need to have the aft wing exit doors activated to seat over 189 passengers.


I thought the 737 max10 was automatically going to have the aft wing activated as standard no matter who was the operator?
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:42 pm

cosyr wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
cosyr wrote:
It's possible that with 30-40 it could make sense, but I don't know why they would want to introduce a new engine type for a subset of one of their smaller fleet types to begin with.

I dare say UA is quite familiar with the CFM 56 engine, it won’t be a problem I think.
For fleet #s 43xx, 44xx, 45xx, 49xx are all available.


I understand that maintenance are familiar with the engine, but I doubt there are many shared parts between the 3 series and the 5 series. That is a logistical complication, so UA would have to be getting a really good price to offset the additional complexity.


It goes back to the same point that was made in the thread about the changes in the A350 order size. At a fleet size of 40 commonality (if I recall 40 was what kirby said about the A350), with the remainder of the fleet. 40 becomes big enough to justify it's own world. It could also be that they can isolate these to specific hubs to reduce that cost (ie parts/spares/etc).
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm

Coalways wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


Managed to add another row of Y, Looks like the -10 is gonna need to have the aft wing exit doors activated to seat over 189 passengers.


I thought the 737 max10 was automatically going to have the aft wing activated as standard no matter who was the operator?


I could see that happening but if the aircraft is going to be used in a more premium configuration it’s not necessary.
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:05 pm

ordbosewr wrote:
cosyr wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
I dare say UA is quite familiar with the CFM 56 engine, it won’t be a problem I think.
For fleet #s 43xx, 44xx, 45xx, 49xx are all available.


I understand that maintenance are familiar with the engine, but I doubt there are many shared parts between the 3 series and the 5 series. That is a logistical complication, so UA would have to be getting a really good price to offset the additional complexity.


It goes back to the same point that was made in the thread about the changes in the A350 order size. At a fleet size of 40 commonality (if I recall 40 was what kirby said about the A350), with the remainder of the fleet. 40 becomes big enough to justify it's own world. It could also be that they can isolate these to specific hubs to reduce that cost (ie parts/spares/etc).

Except that the A350 will go through a select set of predictable airports worldwide, many flying no more than 2 flights a day. A320's get mixed in through more than 100 destinations across the US, and have far more rotations. 30-40 is a large set of widebodies, but a small set of narrowbodies.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:24 am

ikolkyo wrote:
cosyr wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


CONTACREW wrote:
Seat map for 73X:


https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/ ... 80/photo/1

According to that photo, I'm only counting 159 Y, although I don't see the point of a different Y+ config compared with the 739.


I also see 159 Y

Same, 159.... the 165 would more likely be for the Max10
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:43 am

CONTACREW wrote:

Is this a credible tweet? The style of the image looks different than every other seat map image I've seen come out of United. The style across the desktop website, mobile website, app, GIDS are pretty consistent and this does not match.
146 319 320 321 332 333 343 717 734 735 73G 738 739 744 752 753 763 764 772 773 789 AR1 AT4 CNA CR2 CR7 DC9 ER3 ERD ER4 E70 E75 E90
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:08 am

cosyr wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.

Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10.


CONTACREW wrote:
Seat map for 73X:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/ ... 80/photo/1

According to that photo, I'm only counting 159 Y, although I don't see the point of a different Y+ config compared with the 739.


Vs. 739, 12 and 14 DEF are E+ where they are Y on the 117Y 739 version. Everything else looks the same - galleys, lavs. So 6 more E+ seats and 6 fewer Y seats.

Since the 737MAX10 is 66 inches longer than the 737MAX9, you'd expect all of theat would be floor space and allow one row in front and one behind the wing exits will be added. That is unless it goes to 24F or lavs are added, which I highly doubt.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:19 pm

LAXintl wrote:
737MAX-9 config will be 20/165.




Everything I'm seeing including what has been loaded into the flight attendant manuals is a configuration of 20/159.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm

adamblang wrote:
CONTACREW wrote:

Is this a credible tweet? The style of the image looks different than every other seat map image I've seen come out of United. The style across the desktop website, mobile website, app, GIDS are pretty consistent and this does not match.



The image is legit and from an internal reference you wouldn't have access to unless you were crew for UA.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:35 pm

744:
N121UA - Still operating customer flights, flew SFO/LHR/SFO 2 days ago

73G:
N27733 exited IAH 1781/11Oct, no slimlines

738:
N78438 entered RFD 2997/9Oct, probable slimlines

752:
N17128 - SAT as of 14-Sept/2812, probable scimitars at new SAT MRO
N33132 - Entered RFD 2-Oct/2798, scimitars, exited 2812/15Oct

753:
N75851 - SAT as of 10-Oct/2798, possible slimlines

772:
N226UA exited HKG 2782/13Oct

Updated delivery status from Boeing.
789:
N29971 expected delivery date 1 Dec 2017
N24972 expected delivery date 1 Jan 2018
N24973 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018
N24974 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018
This will finish off all ordered 787-9s

CR2:
N455AW (2003 build) entered service with Air Wisconsin dba UAX
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Was it really so impossible to get Polaris onto those last 4 787-9's?
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:37 pm

VC10er wrote:
Was it really so impossible to get Polaris onto those last 4 787-9's?

From what I understand, those seats have about a two year lead time. Certain things are locked in far in advance, and it probably didn't happen soon enough for these birds. I'm sure UA would love for there to be another way, because I'm sure they don't want to pay for seats that will only be used for a couple of years, but that's the way it goes.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:01 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Was it really so impossible to get Polaris onto those last 4 787-9's?

From what I understand, those seats have about a two year lead time. Certain things are locked in far in advance, and it probably didn't happen soon enough for these birds. I'm sure UA would love for there to be another way, because I'm sure they don't want to pay for seats that will only be used for a couple of years, but that's the way it goes.


Think about it this way, it will cost UAL more to retrofit the planes with Polaris than to have them delivered with it. So yes, I'd say that it wasn't possible to get Polaris installed before delivery.
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