I think it's frustrating that we can't all have a peak at the new product however, 2007 is turning out to be "War of the Business Classes" with BA
and a few others updating their products. United is being VERY Tight lipped however what I know from folks I've spoke to at our World Headquarters is that it will blow all US competition out of the water and give the Asian Carriers a run for their money! Since so many carriers are updating their products, we simply must be tightlipped! Additionally there was mention that UA
didn't want to make a big deal of it until the project is well underway so as to not disappoint.
I saw it when UA
was adding E+ back in 2000-2001. Some planes had it, others didn't. Man, were there some broken hearts on those long haul flights when people expected one thing but the product hadn't been updated yet on that specific aircraft!
Can't wait to see what they're working on! The first 3 class 763 should be out flying in it's new config next August (07)! Then 97 other 3 class aircraft to follow the conversion! (one at a time!) The next few years is going to be long waiting for the whole fleet to transition!
What I do know is all 3 class aircraft in First and Business will be consistant- not like today where the 777 and 747 are the same but the 763 is different. We also will have new video drivers for our international fleet but won't be rewiring the 744 in Economy for PTV's as it would take too long and is cost prohibitive.
Very exciting times at UA
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better