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United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:34 pm

Hello All,
The previous thread became long so Part 17 is being created to continue the conversation.
Part 16 can be found here United Fleet Upgrade Status 16 (by iowaman May 15 2013 in Civil Aviation)

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Pat
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:43 pm

The last full list I could locate was dated July 25th.

Does not include most recent 739 and 787 deliveries.

Previous changes also included in below update
CRJ7 N174GJ in globe paint
739ER New delivery N27477
772 Hawaiian N213UA in SFO mod
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>>>>PAINT United - Mainline REMAINING = (23 of 58 B744/B763 aircraft)
B744 (14/23) 104-105 [2], 107, 116-119 [4], 127-128 [2], 175, 177, 180, 197, 199.
B763 (22/35) 643-644 [2], 647, 652-653 [2], 656-657 [2], 663-677 [15].

>>>>PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED = 642
A319 (55/55) - A320 (97/97)[475 UA Retro]
B73G (36/36) - B738 (130/130) - B739 (77/77) [entering fleet, 3436 CO Retro]
B752 (41/41)[former CO] - B752 (89/89)[former UA] - B753 (21/21)
B764 (16/16)
B772 (74/74)[52 sUA, 22 sCO]
B787 (6/6)[entering fleet].
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>>>>PAINT United Express - Express REMAINING (295 of 451)
ERJ-135LR ExpressJet (8/9) 15514/17524-N12530 [7]
ERJ-145 Chautauqua (3/8) 266SK, 267SK, 288SK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex UA EX two blue (16/22) 16541-14542 [2], 11544, 11547, 16559, 16561-14562 [2], 14568, 14573, 14907-22909 [3], 14920, 14923, 12924, 16999.
ERJ-145 Trans States (9/22) 802HK, 809HK-811HK [3], 829HK, 832HK, 834HK-836HK [3], 855HK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex CO EX (109/116) 11535-11536 [2], 13538-11539 [2], 14543, 11548-14558 [11], 14562, 12564-12567 [4], 16571-15572 [2], 10575; 12900, 14902-29906 [5], 13908, 15910-16919 [10], 12921-12922 [2], 14925-14930 /15932-13975 [50], 14977-13981/15983-13988 [11], 14991-13992 [2], 11994-14998 [5].
ERJ-170 Shuttle America (14/38) 631RW-639RW [9], 641RW-642RW [2], 653RW, 856RW-857RW [2].
CRJ-700 GoJet (20/25) 151GJ-171GJ, 173GJ-174GJ [22].
CRJ-700 Mesa (7/20) 505MJ-506MJ [2], 508MJ, 510MJ, 512MJ-513MJ [2], 515MJ.
CRJ-700 SkyWest (33/70) 701SK-703SK [2], 705SK-710SK [6], 712SK-713SK [2], 715SK-716SK [2], 718SK-719SK [2], 724SK, 726SK-728SK [3], 730SK, 742SK-745SK [4], 750SK-752SK [3], 754SK, 763SK, 765SK-768SK [4], 771SK, 774SK..
CRJ-200 ASA, now Expressjet (8/14) 820AS, 827AS-830AS [4], 832AS, 835AS, 877AS.
CRJ-200 SkyWest (51/63) 903SW, 905SW, 910SW, 912SW-913SW [2], 915SW-920SW [6], 923SW-930SW [8], 932SW, 934SW-939SW [6], 941SW, 943SW, 945SW-946SW [2], 948SW, 952SW, 954SW, 956SW-965SW [10], 967SW, 969SW-971SW [4], 976SW, 979SW-980SW [2], 471CA.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Lynx (3/4) 502LX,507LX,508LX.
B1900D Silver Gulfstream (8/11) 81535-81536 [2], 47542, 81546-69547 [2], 87551, 81556 -87557 [2].
EMB-120 SkyWest (2/25) 295SW, 563SW - [14 in UA blue paint, 11 in gray paint and 17 extra in SkyWest House Paint].
>>>>PAINT United Express - Express COMPLETED = 155
ERJ-145XR ExpressJet (104/104) COMPLETED.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Colgan (28/28) COMPLETED - total to be confirmed.
Q200 CommutAir (16/16) COMPLETED.
Q300 CommutAir (5/5) COMPLETED.
ATR 42-320 (2/2) COMPLETED.
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PAINT TOTALS: Mainline 678/700=96.9%, Express 455/607=75.0%, Combined 1133/1307=86.7%
______________________________________________________________________________
INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

Airbus new interior bins (A319 N8xxUA) (A320 N4xxUA)
A319: (7/55) 02-03,26,29,49,51,53.
A320 (30/97) 07,21,22,24,28,30,32,35-36,41,48-49,53-54,56,58,64,66,68,73,80,85,87,90-91,93-95,97-98.

Airbus new Recaro 3520 Slimline Y seats (A319 8F/42E+/78Y N8xxUA) (A320 12F/42E+/96Y N4xxUA)
A319: (0/55)
A320: (1/97) 68

New ps Configuration:
752 (7/15=40%) - Completed: 589,595,596,597 In Mod: 510/IAH,512/MCN,588/GSO,598/MIA
To be reconfigured 502,505,518,546,568,587,590

New First & Business Seats for former United International Widebodies
B772*(43/43=100%): ER:204,206,209,216-229[14],782-788[7],791-799 [9], NonER:769,771,773-778[6],780-781
B772 768,772,779 [3 Old Intl to be converted to Hawaiian - see below]
B744 (23/23=100%) - Complete
B763 (21/21=100%) - Complete - B763 (14/14=100%) [2 Cabin] - Complete
TOTAL INTL(100/104=96.15%)[exlcudes 6 HI/Dom aircraft] When completed will be 101 Intl Aircraft
*IPTE: AVOD/Power, 3-3-3 Y configuration, Forward/Rear facing BusinessFirst Seats, Global First

New BusinessFirst Lie Flat Seats for former CO International fleet
B752 (41/41=100%) - B764 (16/16=100%) - B772 (22/22=100%) - 788 (6/6=100%)- TOTAL (85/85=100%)

Economy Plus conversion [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
COMPLETED - 788; 772; 764; 753; 752; 73G*.
NOT COMPLETED:
739 - 13 Ships: 0443-0455. other 65 Completed [83.3%]
738*- 31 Ships: 0260-0277; 0519-0531; other 91 Completed [74.6%]

New Hawaii Configuration for Select 772A aircraft - 32Business*/312Y (*7 across recliners)
B722A (1/9=0%) Completed: None, SFO Mod: N213UA, Remaining: N210/211/212/214/215/768/772/779UA

DirecTV (Former CO aircraft) [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
73G*- 32/32 [100%]
738*- 104/122 [85.2%] - Not Completed 3260-3277, awaiting installation with mid-lav removal
739 - 55/78 [70.5%] - Not Completed 3456-3476, awaiting installation
753 - 9/9 [100%] - Excluding 12 Hawaiian configured aircraft with overhead TV (3860-3871)

WiFi Installation (excluding ps fleet)
A319 - (26/55): 801-811,813-819,822-823,831,835-836,839,847,855
A320 - (15/97): 403-404,409-410,420-421,431,435,437,443,454,461-463,468
744 - (9/23): 104-105,107,116-117,175,181,197,199
772 - (1/74): 773
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:54 pm

Quoting qfatwa (Reply 1):
>>>>PAINT United - Mainline REMAINING = (23 of 58 B744/B763 aircraft)
B744 (14/23) 104-105 [2], 107, 116-119 [4], 127-128 [2], 175, 177, 180, 197, 199.
B763 (22/35) 643-644 [2], 647, 652-653 [2], 656-657 [2], 663-677 [15].

Should be 22 of 58 if the individual counts are correct.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:56 am

I just realized its been a bit over 7-years since UA first announced its new international cabins in 2006, and only now is the IPTE project coming to completion.

I also remember in 2008 speaking with a SVP about his plans to bring the product to p.s., and this also is only now getting done as well.

So considering the huge lead times, I certainly hope the product planning group is looking at the next generation premium product. With such slowness even if announced in the next year, might be 2020+ before its all rolled out across the fleets!

The industry is moving ahead. In the US, both AA and DL have upped their games while foreign competitors continue to innovate with ever more elaborate onboard offerings.

Though while this might be a bruising tug of war internally again to get the marketing, revenue and finance people to settle on configuration that maximizes revenue onboard for the space taken up, I think it would be dangerous for the company to sit on its hands for more than a couple years.
I also imagine this is the time to have the heavy discussion if first class stays, or if the airline settles around business first as the path forward.

Be nice if the A350 arrives with all new cabin product imo   
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:52 am

Below is versus mylast full update on July 29 post 179 of thread #16
Fixed paint and total aircraft counts by putting in Excel to check totals
2 739ER and 1 788 delivery
GoJet CRJ700 now 23 of 25 painted
Bins on 319/320 updated
319 new seats on N823UA
ps reconfiguration updated
319/320 WiFi updated
Let me know if there are any errors
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Updated 8/10/13
>>>>PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED = 36, REMAINING = (22 of 58 B744/B763 aircraft)
B744 (14/23) 104-105 [2], 107, 116-119 [4], 127-128 [2], 175, 177, 180, 197, 199.
B763 (22/35) 643-644 [2], 647, 652-653 [2], 656-657 [2], 663-677 [15].

>>>>PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED = 643
A319 (55/55) - A320 (97/97)[475 UA Retro]
B73G (36/36) - B738 (130/130) - B739 (79/79) [entering fleet, 3436 CO Retro]
B752 (41/41)[former CO] - B752 (89/89)[former UA] - B753 (21/21)
B764 (16/16)
B772 (74/74)[52 sUA, 22 sCO]
B787 (7/7)[entering fleet].
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>>>>PAINT United Express - Express REMAINING (295 of 451)
ERJ-135LR ExpressJet (8/9) 15514/17524-N12530 [7]
ERJ-145 Chautauqua (3/8) 266SK, 267SK, 288SK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex UA EX two blue (16/22) 16541-14542 [2], 11544, 11547, 16559, 16561-14562 [2], 14568, 14573, 14907-22909 [3], 14920, 14923, 12924, 16999.
ERJ-145 Trans States (9/22) 802HK, 809HK-811HK [3], 829HK, 832HK, 834HK-836HK [3], 855HK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex CO EX (109/116) 11535-11536 [2], 13538-11539 [2], 14543, 11548-14558 [11], 14562, 12564-12567 [4], 16571-15572 [2], 10575; 12900, 14902-29906 [5], 13908, 15910-16919 [10], 12921-12922 [2], 14925-14930 /15932-13975 [50], 14977-13981/15983-13988 [11], 14991-13992 [2], 11994-14998 [5].
ERJ-170 Shuttle America (14/38) 631RW-639RW [9], 641RW-642RW [2], 653RW, 856RW-857RW [2].
CRJ-700 GoJet (23/25) 151GJ-174GJ [24].
CRJ-700 Mesa (7/20) 505MJ-506MJ [2], 508MJ, 510MJ, 512MJ-513MJ [2], 515MJ.
CRJ-700 SkyWest (33/70) 701SK-703SK [2], 705SK-710SK [6], 712SK-713SK [2], 715SK-716SK [2], 718SK-719SK [2], 724SK, 726SK-728SK [3], 730SK, 742SK-745SK [4], 750SK-752SK [3], 754SK, 763SK, 765SK-768SK [4], 771SK, 774SK..
CRJ-200 ASA, now Expressjet (8/14) 820AS, 827AS-830AS [4], 832AS, 835AS, 877AS.
CRJ-200 SkyWest (51/63) 903SW, 905SW, 910SW, 912SW-913SW [2], 915SW-920SW [6], 923SW-930SW [8], 932SW, 934SW-939SW [6], 941SW, 943SW, 945SW-946SW [2], 948SW, 952SW, 954SW, 956SW-965SW [10], 967SW, 969SW-971SW [4], 976SW, 979SW-980SW [2], 471CA.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Lynx (3/4) 502LX,507LX,508LX.
B1900D Silver Gulfstream (8/11) 81535-81536 [2], 47542, 81546-69547 [2], 87551, 81556 -87557 [2].
EMB-120 SkyWest (2/25) 295SW, 563SW - [14 in UA blue paint, 11 in gray paint and 17 extra in SkyWest House Paint].
>>>>PAINT United Express - Express COMPLETED = 155
ERJ-145XR ExpressJet (104/104) COMPLETED.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Colgan (28/28) COMPLETED - total to be confirmed.
Q200 CommutAir (16/16) COMPLETED.
Q300 CommutAir (5/5) COMPLETED.
ATR 42-320 (2/2) COMPLETED.
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PAINT TOTALS: Mainline 681/703=96.9%, Express 449/602=74.6%, Combined 1133/1307=86.6%
______________________________________________________________________________
INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

Airbus new interior bins (A319 N8xxUA) (A320 N4xxUA)
A319: (10/55) 02-03,22,26,29,35,36,49,51,53.
A320 (30/97) 07,21,22,24,28,30,32,41,48-49,53-54,56,58,62,64,66,68,72,73,80,85,87,90-91,93-95,97-98.

Airbus new Recaro 3520 Slimline Y sea5s (A319 8F/42E+/78Y N8xxUA) (A320 12F/42E+/96Y N4xxUA)
A319: (1/55) 23 (seat map shows new config, but seat numbers don't match United.com)
A320: (1/97) 68

New ps Configuration:
752 (11/15=73%) - Completed: 510,512,589,595-598 In Mod: 502/IAH,518/MCN,588/GSO,590/MIA
To be reconfigured 505,546,568,587 (505 is old ps config)

New First & Business Seats for former United International Widebodies
B772*(43/43=100%): ER:204,206,209,216-229[14],782-788[7],791-799 [9], NonER:769,771,773-778[6],780-781
B772 768,772,779 [3 Old Intl to be converted to Hawaiian - see below]
B744 (23/23=100%) - Complete
B763 (21/21=100%) - Complete - B763 (14/14=100%) [2 Cabin] - Complete
TOTAL INTL(100/104=96.15%)[exlcudes 6 HI/Dom aircraft] When completed will be 101 Intl Aircraft
*IPTE: AVOD/Power, 3-3-3 Y configuration, Forward/Rear facing BusinessFirst Seats, Global First

New BusinessFirst Lie Flat Seats for former CO International fleet
B752 (41/41=100%) - B764 (16/16=100%) - B772 (22/22=100%) - 788 (6/6=100%)- TOTAL (85/85=100%)

Economy Plus conversion [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
COMPLETED - 788; 772; 764; 753; 752; 73G*.
NOT COMPLETED:
739 - 13 Ships: 0443-0455. other 66 Completed [83.5%]
738*- 31 Ships: 0260-0277; 0519-0531; other 91 Completed [74.6%]

New Hawaii Configuration for Select 772A aircraft - 32Business*/312Y (*7 across recliners)
B722A (1/9=0%) Completed: None, SFO Mod: N213UA, Remaining: N210/211/212/214/215/768/772/779UA

DirecTV (Former CO aircraft) [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
73G*- 32/32 [100%]
738*- 104/122 [85.2%] - Not Completed 3260-3277, awaiting installation with mid-lav removal
739 - 55/79 [69.6%] - Not Completed 3456-3476, awaiting installation
753 - 9/9 [100%] - Excluding 12 Hawaiian configured aircraft with overhead TV (3860-3871)

WiFi Installation (excluding ps fleet)
A319 - (29/55): 801-811,813-819,822-824,831,835-837,839,841,847,855
A320 - (17/97): 403-405,409-410,420-421,429,431,435,437,443,454,461-463,468
739 - (1/78): 417
744 - (11/23): 104-105,107,116-117,127,175,181,182,197,199
772 - (1/74): 773
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:09 pm

WiFi:
A319 N827UA shown with WiFi on United.com
A320 N430UA shown with WiFi on United.com

Airbus new seats/WiFi:
A320 N411UA spotted with new configuration/bins & WiFi
A320 N429UA spotted with new configuration/bins & WiFi
A320 N455UA spotted with new configuration/bins & WiFi
A320 N460UA spotted with new configuration/bins & WiFi
A319 N823UA spotted with new configuration/bins (already had WiFi)

788 :
N29907 had first revenue flight 94/10Aug

744 Maint:
N179UA exited PEK 88/11Aug

772Maint:
Appears N794UA sked to entere PEK 889/11Aug - (replacing 744 N179UA?)

Airbus Minat:
A319 N825UA skedl to enter LCQ 6857/11Aug
A319 N832UA sked to exit LCQ Flight??
A320 N428UA exited LCQ 6858/11Aug
A320 N432UA sked to exit LCQ 6855/12Aug
A320 N482UA sked to enter LCQ 6854/12Aug

738/G Maint:
N33294 exited INT 6880/8Aug
N77295 entered INT 6879/8Aug
N16703 entered INT 7Aug

7863ER maint:
N657UA exited HKG 6866/9Aug
N675UA entered GSO 6863/9Aug

752 Maint?
N593UA entered MCO 6854/9Aug

[Edited 2013-08-11 13:34:14]
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:19 pm

4260, 4655 4711 and 4629 are now labeled 20S (AS) as well & have the new slimline seats showing in United.com.

Known AS aircraft:
UA 0733 DEN SFO 20S 4668


On united.com now showing having a row 12 and a row 38 in economy:

UA 0789 DEN RNO 20S 4260
UA 0311 DEN SMF 20S 4711
UA 0379 IAD MCO 20S 4629
UA 0728 IAH DCA 20S 4655


I am surprised at 4260 undergoing the refresh as this was an ex-blue leather aircraft. It might have been a test to see how long the conversion would be for the type.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:23 pm

Airways Mag showing N592UA was sold to FedEx on Aug 8. http://www.airwaysmag.com/att.html?type=view&article_id=145&junk=.pdf
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:34 am

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 4):
1 788 delivery

I was on that for its 3rd ever commercial flight. New Plane smell is fantastic!
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:57 am

UA starts IAH-LOS with the 787 today, wonder if it is the new bird just delivered!
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:24 am

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 9):

Nope tail 905.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:44 am

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 10):

Ah ok, I heard here on a.net the new bird was going to be used primarily on IAH-LOS
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:05 am

Note 592UA, in VCV since 8/7

752 ps reconfiguration:
N588UA exited GSO 6865/12Aug

A319/320 maint/mod:
A320 N428UA exited LCQ with Slimline seats, WiFi not shown on United.com
A319 N832 exited LCQ 6855/12Aug

772 Maint:
N769UA sked to enter HKG 6851/14Aug
N783UA sked to exit HKG 6850/14Aug

763ER maint:
N647UA entered GSO 6856/12Aug

753 Maint:
N78866 sked to enter MCO 6880/12Aug

752 Maint:
N514UA entered MIA 6862/12Aug
N593UA exited MCO 510/12Aug

73G Maint:
N16703 sked to exit INT 6861/13Aug

[Edited 2013-08-12 19:32:54]
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:14 am

Question on A320 seat conversions:
So far we have had 6 conversions to the slimline seats.
4260 (Previous ExTed configuration)
4628/4629/4655/4668 (Previous UA configuration)
4711 (Overwater previous UA config)
FYI: #4628 not showing WiFi on United.com. Also, flight amenities on all above show overhead and Channel 9. Is this an error?

With the new configuration, shouldn't the previous UA configurations and previous ExTed configurations be the same?
Is there something else that identified ExTed vs UA units?
If not, why not merge the fleet into 42XX or 46XX series?

73G Maint:
N16703 exited INT 6861/13Aug
N24715 entered INT 6860/13Aug

ps reconfiguration:
Looks like 2 units are in mod at MCN as N518UA and N546UA are both in MCN nad on the conversion list. There are no ps conversion aircraft at GSO at this time.

A320 Maint/mod:
N407UA sked to exit LCQ 6857/14Aug
N418UA sked to enter LCQ 6856/14Aug
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:23 pm

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 11):

Ah ok, I heard here on a.net the new bird was going to be used primarily on IAH-LOS

The 788 is going to be used on the route, but not any particular tail #. They cycle through the (limited) 787 network, DEN-IAH/NRT, LAX-IAH/NRT, IAH-LOS, and soon to be SEA-NRT.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:50 am

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 13):

Question on A320 seat conversions:
So far we have had 6 conversions to the slimline seats.
4260 (Previous ExTed configuration)
4628/4629/4655/4668 (Previous UA configuration)
4711 (Overwater previous UA config)

It was my understanding that the first A320 reconfigure was going to ply the skies solo for an amount of time to determine the pros/cons of the new interior, so tweaks could be made before going full board. Guess not.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:18 pm

4668 was flying since May 16 - Not sure if anything was addressed prior to the next aircraft.

319 new seats:
N838UA has the new slimline seats. United.com does not show WiFi on this aircraft yet - may be an error.

319 Maint:
N806UA entered LCQ 6860/14Aug
N838UA exited LCQ 6865/14Aug - showing regular configuration

[Edited 2013-08-15 06:26:49]
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Is sUA flying in revenue service, any of the 737-900s yet (ship 801, etc.)?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:04 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 16):
N838UA exited LCQ 6865/14Aug - showing regular configuration

I think there may be a mistype of the reg number as 838 has the new seats.

Quoting FlyHossD (Reply 17):
Is sUA flying in revenue service, any of the 737-900s yet (ship 801, etc.)?

801 seeks to have made a 45 minute loop around MCO earlier this month...that's the last activity I can find for it. Probably still undergoing induction at MCO.

Quoting n7371f (Reply 15):
Guess not.

Guess not either.... 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:02 am

Quoting qfatwa (Reply 1):
753 - 9/9 [100%] - Excluding 12 Hawaiian configured aircraft with overhead TV (3860-3871)

Why did UA choose to only install DirecTV on 9 of this planes while leaving the other 12 with overhead TV? I could understand this choice if the 12 hawaiian configured 753's remained on the West Coast and only served the West Coast Hawaii market, but this is not the case. So why were 9 of these aircraft singled out while the rest were not and does UA send the 753's that have DirecTV installed to Hawaii or are those aircraft restricted to the lower 48?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:49 am

The 9 that have Directv are not ETOPS, so they don't do Hawaii.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:52 am

It was posted on here a while back that UA was going to upgrade them to ETOPS standards. Don't know if that was fact or rumor.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:13 am

Quoting ordramper98 (Reply 21):

Yes the remaining 753s except for 2 will be getting ETOPS. Tail #s 852, 853, 855 - 859 will be getting ETOPS. Tail #s 851 & 854 won't. Scheduled to get the upgrade between Sep - Nov this year.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:19 am

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 22):
Tail #s 851 & 854 won't

Any idea why they are excluding those two aircraft?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:55 pm

Quoting FlyHossD (Reply 17):

801 is not flying yet. Not sure when it goes into service. SUA pilots won't be trained for a bit yet (737 bid has to be awarded) but I am guessing the first crews will start training in Oct. as far as flying the planes, the way I understood the MOU is that ( from a flight deck standpoint) any 737 pilot can fly any 737 after SLI. I guess you could be on a sCO 737 flown by sUA pilots with sCO FAs. Conversely 801 would be staffed by sUA FAs but could be flown by sCO pilots. Once IT can integrate the arbitrated seniority list,cockpits can be mixed.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:47 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 13):
Question on A320 seat conversions:
So far we have had 6 conversions to the slimline seats.
4260 (Previous ExTed configuration)
4628/4629/4655/4668 (Previous UA configuration)
4711 (Overwater previous UA config)
FYI: #4628 not showing WiFi on United.com. Also, flight amenities on all above show overhead and Channel 9. Is this an error?

With the new configuration, shouldn't the previous UA configurations and previous ExTed configurations be the same?
Is there something else that identified ExTed vs UA units?
If not, why not merge the fleet into 42XX or 46XX series?

Minor Differences:
sUA aircraft seat 138 - no row 12 and last row is 37. blue seats cloth.
ExTed aircraft seat 144 - there is a row 12 and last row is 37. blue seats leather.
320S seats 150. -there is a row 12 and last row is 38. gray seats leather.

320s-
They took out a few closets in economy, Added ovens in economy, removed an oven in first, realigned all the emergency equipment, moved the onboard wheelchair among other cabin upgrades.

Only the 41xx series does not have a "test case" yet of the fleet. But it is almost identical to a 42xx.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:51 am

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 22):
Yes the remaining 753s except for 2 will be getting ETOPS. Tail #s 852, 853, 855 - 859 will be getting ETOPS. Tail #s 851 & 854 won't. Scheduled to get the upgrade between Sep - Nov this year.
Quoting United1 (Reply 23):
Any idea why they are excluding those two aircraft?

They all will get ETOPS.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:59 am

Quoting United1 (Reply 18):
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 16):
N838UA exited LCQ 6865/14Aug - showing regular configuration

I think there may be a mistype of the reg number as 838 has the new seats.

N838UA departed LCQ with the standard config showing. Made it's first revenue flight with new config. Thanks for pointing it tout.

penguinflies, thanks for the explanation on the Airbus fleets.

738 Maint:
N77295 exited INT 6879/16Aug
N26215 entered INT 6880/16Aug

762 fleet exit:
N76153 entered MCO (from GYR) 6861/16Aug

752 Interior refresh:
N520UA appears to be in MCO for interior refresh since 8/12 - 551/556/545/564/559 supposed to follow

753 Maint:
N57863 finally exited MIA a 6868/16Aug and is now flying revenue IAH-LAX

For what it's worth:
73G N38727 in IAH since 7/25
763ER N674UA appears to be aircraft with nose gear retract incident in IAH.
752 N17105 in MIA sinde 8/7
752 N12116 in SFO since 7/31
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:05 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 26):
They all will get ETOPS.

Thanks for the correction   
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 28):
Thanks for the correction

Sorry for any confusion, the schedule just showed the ones getting it by Nov 2013, the 2 missing ones might get it in Dec 2013 or in 2014. The schedule just didn't go beyond Nov 2013.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:14 am

A320 N410UA reported with new bins

752 Interior Refresh: (Program restarted)
N520UA exiting MCO 7855/19Aug
N551UA entered MCO 7954/18Aug

762 Fleet exit:
N73152 taking another MCO test hop 6865/19Aug - before exiting UA possession

A319 Maint:
N825UA exited LCQ 6851/18Aug - WiFi installed, but no seat reconfiguration per United.com
N834UA entered LCQ 6850/18Aug
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:39 am

Interior Refresh info added below
Airbus bins: A319 + N823/38UA, A320 + N410/11/29/35/55UA
Airbus seats: A319 + N838UA, A320 + N410/11/29/35/55UA
ps reonconfig: + N546UA (in MCN mod)
WiFi: A319 + N825/27/32UA, A320 + N411/30/55/60UA

New totals below
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Updated 8/19/13
>>>>PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED = 36, REMAINING = (22 of 58 B744/B763 aircraft)
B744 (14/23) 104-105 [2], 107, 116-119 [4], 127-128 [2], 175, 177, 180, 197, 199.
B763 (22/35) 643-644 [2], 647, 652-653 [2], 656-657 [2], 663-677 [15].

>>>>PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED = 642
A319 (55/55) - A320 (97/97)[475 UA Retro]
B73G (36/36) - B738 (130/130) - B739 (79/79) [entering fleet, 3436 CO Retro]
B752 (41/41)[former CO] - B752 (88/88)[former UA] - B753 (21/21)
B764 (16/16)
B772 (74/74)[52 sUA, 22 sCO]
B787 (7/7)[entering fleet].
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>>>>PAINT United Express - Express REMAINING (295 of 451)
ERJ-135LR ExpressJet (8/9) 15514/17524-N12530 [7]
ERJ-145 Chautauqua (3/8) 266SK, 267SK, 288SK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex UA EX two blue (16/22) 16541-14542 [2], 11544, 11547, 16559, 16561-14562 [2], 14568, 14573, 14907-22909 [3], 14920, 14923, 12924, 16999.
ERJ-145 Trans States (9/22) 802HK, 809HK-811HK [3], 829HK, 832HK, 834HK-836HK [3], 855HK.
ERJ-145 ExpressJet ex CO EX (109/116) 11535-11536 [2], 13538-11539 [2], 14543, 11548-14558 [11], 14562, 12564-12567 [4], 16571-15572 [2], 10575; 12900, 14902-29906 [5], 13908, 15910-16919 [10], 12921-12922 [2], 14925-14930 /15932-13975 [50], 14977-13981/15983-13988 [11], 14991-13992 [2], 11994-14998 [5].
ERJ-170 Shuttle America (14/38) 631RW-639RW [9], 641RW-642RW [2], 653RW, 856RW-857RW [2].
CRJ-700 GoJet (23/25) 151GJ-174GJ [24].
CRJ-700 Mesa (7/20) 505MJ-506MJ [2], 508MJ, 510MJ, 512MJ-513MJ [2], 515MJ.
CRJ-700 SkyWest (33/70) 701SK-703SK [2], 705SK-710SK [6], 712SK-713SK [2], 715SK-716SK [2], 718SK-719SK [2], 724SK, 726SK-728SK [3], 730SK, 742SK-745SK [4], 750SK-752SK [3], 754SK, 763SK, 765SK-768SK [4], 771SK, 774SK.
CRJ-200 ASA, now Expressjet (8/14) 820AS, 827AS-830AS [4], 832AS, 835AS, 877AS.
CRJ-200 SkyWest (51/63) 903SW, 905SW, 910SW, 912SW-913SW [2], 915SW-920SW [6], 923SW-930SW [8], 932SW, 934SW-939SW [6], 941SW, 943SW, 945SW-946SW [2], 948SW, 952SW, 954SW, 956SW-965SW [10], 967SW, 969SW-971SW [4], 976SW, 979SW-980SW [2], 471CA.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Lynx (3/4) 502LX,507LX,508LX.
B1900D Silver Gulfstream (8/11) 81535-81536 [2], 47542, 81546-69547 [2], 87551, 81556 -87557 [2].
EMB-120 SkyWest (2/25) 295SW, 563SW - [14 in UA blue paint, 11 in gray paint and 17 extra in SkyWest House Paint].
>>>>PAINT United Express - Express COMPLETED = 155
ERJ-145XR ExpressJet (104/104) COMPLETED.
Dash 8-Q400 ex Colgan (28/28) COMPLETED - total to be confirmed.
Q200 CommutAir (16/16) COMPLETED.
Q300 CommutAir (5/5) COMPLETED.
ATR 42-320 (2/2) COMPLETED.
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PAINT TOTALS: Mainline 680/702=96.9%, Express 449/602=74.6%, Combined 1132/1306=86.6%
______________________________________________________________________________
INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

Airbus new interior bins (A319 N8xxUA) (A320 N4xxUA)
A319: (12/55) 02-03,22-23,26,29,35-36,38,49,51,53.
A320 (36/97) 07,10-11,21-22,24,28-30,32,35,41,48-49,53-56,58,60,62,64,66,68,72-73,80,85,87,90-91,93-95,97-98.

Airbus new Recaro 3520 Slimline Y sea5s (A319 8F/42E+/78Y N8xxUA) (A320 12F/42E+/96Y N4xxUA)
A319: (2/55) 23,38 (seat map shows new config, but seat numbers don't match United.com)
A320: (6/97) 11,28-29,55,60,68

New ps Configuration:
752 (12/15=8%) - Completed: 510,512,588-589,595-598 In Mod: 502/IAH,518/MCN,546/MCN,/GSO,590/MIA
To be reconfigured 505,568,587 (505 is old ps config)

Interior Refresh on sUA 752 aircraft:
Completed:520,536,540-541,547,549,581,584-585 In mod: 551, Next Sked: 556,545,564,559

New First & Business Seats for former United International Widebodies
B772*(43/43=100%): ER:204,206,209,216-229[14],782-788[7],791-799 [9], NonER:769,771,773-778[6],780-781
B772 768,772,779 [3 Old Intl to be converted to Hawaiian - see below]
B744 (23/23=100%) - Complete
B763 (21/21=100%) - Complete - B763 (14/14=100%) [2 Cabin] - Complete
TOTAL INTL(100/104=96.15%)[exlcudes 6 HI/Dom aircraft] When completed will be 101 Intl Aircraft
*IPTE: AVOD/Power, 3-3-3 Y configuration, Forward/Rear facing BusinessFirst Seats, Global First

New BusinessFirst Lie Flat Seats for former CO International fleet
B752 (41/41=100%) - B764 (16/16=100%) - B772 (22/22=100%) - 788 (6/6=100%)- TOTAL (85/85=100%)

Economy Plus conversion [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
COMPLETED - 788; 772; 764; 753; 752; 73G*.
NOT COMPLETED:
739 - 13 Ships: 0443-0455. other 66 Completed [83.5%]
738*- 31 Ships: 0260-0277; 0519-0531; other 91 Completed [74.6%]

New Hawaii Configuration for Select 772A aircraft - 32Business*/312Y (*7 across recliners)
B722A (1/9=0%) Completed: None, SFO Mod: N213UA, Remaining: N210/211/212/214/215/768/772/779UA

DirecTV (Former CO aircraft) [*Not Counting Four 73G and Eight 738 Micronesia aircraft]
73G*- 32/32 [100%]
738*- 104/122 [85.2%] - Not Completed 3260-3277, awaiting installation with mid-lav removal
739 - 55/79 [69.6%] - Not Completed 3456-3476, awaiting installation
753 - 9/9 [100%] - Excluding 12 Hawaiian configured aircraft with overhead TV (3860-3871)

WiFi Installation (excluding ps fleet)
A319 - (32/55): 801-811,813-819,822-825,827,831-832,835-837,839,841,847,855
A320 - (21/97): 403-405,409-411,420-421,429-431,435,437,443,454-455,460-463,468
739 - (1/78): 417
744 - (11/23): 104-105,107,116-117,127,175,181,182,197,199
772 - (1/74): 773
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 31):
New Hawaii Configuration for Select 772A aircraft - 32Business*/312Y (*7 across recliners)
B722A (1/9=0%) Completed: None, SFO Mod: N213UA, Remaining: N210/211/212/214/215/768/772/779UA

The configuration is posted on UA's website, but it does not have any information about the entertainment. I'm sure J seats will have the armrest TV's, but are the putting the old Intl config sUA Y seats in with seatback TV's on a loop, or are they sticking with overhead monitors?

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont.../inflight/aircraft/777/200/v6.aspx
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:49 pm

Quoting cosyr (Reply 32):
I'm sure J seats will have the armrest TV's, but are the putting the old Intl config sUA Y seats in with seatback TV's on a loop, or are they sticking with overhead monitors?

Neither...these will be some of the first aircraft with streaming video and WiFi.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:51 pm

Quoting cosyr (Reply 32):
The configuration is posted on UA's website, but it does not have any information about the entertainment. I'm sure J seats will have the armrest TV's, but are the putting the old Intl config sUA Y seats in with seatback TV's on a loop, or are they sticking with overhead monitors?

All of the overhead monitors/and audio entertainment is getting removed during the reconfiguration process. These reconfigured 777s will be the first in the fleet to receive the streaming content as well as the satellite Wifi enabling it to work between HNL - GUM etc.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:00 am

Does anyone know if all the PS 757s will eventually get winglets? It looks like 11 out of the eventual 15 new PS aircraft have winglets already but 568, 587, 588, and 598 do not. Given that these birds will be around awhile flying routes where winglets are certainly advantageous, will these 4 see winglets installed soon?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:15 pm

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 34):
All of the overhead monitors/and audio entertainment is getting removed during the reconfiguration process. These reconfigured 777s will be the first in the fleet to receive the streaming content as well as the satellite Wifi enabling it to work between HNL - GUM etc.

I looked at the configuration on UA's website as well and noticed no inflight entertainment. Are you saying that UA has no form of inflight entertainment on the reconfigured Hawaii 777 except WIFI?

I hope that is not the case because that would be plain stupid. Its one thing to install WIFI only on the Airbus fleet most of those aircraft are used for flights that are 5.5 hours or less. But if UA is using WIFI only on the Hawaii 777 fleet I certainly hope they also install in-seat power throughout the entire aircraft because WIFI eats up the battery and there is no way anyone devise would last the entire 8+ hour trip to HNL from Chicago or if UA in the future launches these 777 from IAD and EWR those are 10+ hour trips. Although most devises say the battery will last 10, 12, or 14 hours most of those estimates were taken while the WIFI signal was turned off once you turn on WIFI you can cut your battery life in half if not more and UA executives should know this. The Airbus fleet does not have in-seat power throughout the entire aircraft I certainly hope UA did not make the same mistake on the reconfigured Hawaii 777 because it would most certainly be a huge mistake to not have install in-seat power at every seat on these aircraft if WIFI will be the only form of inflight entertainment.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:52 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 36):
I looked at the configuration on UA's website as well and noticed no inflight entertainment. Are you saying that UA has no form of inflight entertainment on the reconfigured Hawaii 777 except WIFI?

They are planning to install streaming wireless entertainment, same as the Airbus should be getting. What I'm not sure of, and what that seating chart shows, is if power ports are being installed at some point. I would like to think they will be, just maybe not at first.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:29 pm

Does anyone know if the 747-400 (in old livery) that was used for charters is still flying-----I have not seen it at its usual parking place in SFO for some time
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:48 pm

Quoting FL787 (Reply 35):
will these 4 see winglets installed soon?

Winglets installed as part of the conversion process, so yes, all PS birds will have winglets
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:52 pm

Quoting n471wn (Reply 38):
Does anyone know if the 747-400 (in old livery) that was used for charters is still flying-----I have not seen it at its usual parking place in SFO for some time

Only in SFO for maint. It's out working, flying charters.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:18 pm

Quoting n471wn (Reply 38):
Does anyone know if the 747-400 (in old livery) that was used for charters is still flying-----I have not seen it at its usual parking place in SFO for some time

The charter 744 has been at IAD most of the summer...not sure if its the same a/c,... this one is in new livery.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:19 pm

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 37):
is if power ports are being installed at some point. I would like to think they will be, just maybe not at first.

Power is coming to the A319/320, 744, midlav and dark 737s, and domestic 777s.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:55 pm

Quoting codc10 (Reply 42):
Power is coming to the A319/320, 744, midlav and dark 737s, and domestic 777s.

In-seat power is coming? What sense does that make? Why didn't or why isn't UA installing in-seat power at every seat when the reconfiguration takes place? I was recently on a A320 reconfigured with WIFI and a quite a few people were upset that there was no in-seat power to charge their devises and that is for those of us who had devises. United is really piece milling this whole thing together in a way that makes no since. I understand using WIFI to provide streaming content as the sole form of inflight entertainment but what I don't understand is how UA executives decided not to include power ports at every seat instead deciding to install power ports at a later date if what you say is correct. It is a dumb decision that follows a pattern of dumb decisions that have been made since the beginning of this merger and quite frankly passengers are running out of patience with UA.

I most certainly hope you are correct and UA starts installing power ports on these planes very soon.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:48 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 43):
Quoting codc10 (Reply 42):
Power is coming to the A319/320, 744, midlav and dark 737s, and domestic 777s.

In-seat power is coming? What sense does that make? Why didn't or why isn't UA installing in-seat power at every seat when the reconfiguration takes place? I was recently on a A320 reconfigured with WIFI and a quite a few people were upset that there was no in-seat power to charge their devises and that is for those of us who had devises. United is really piece milling this whole thing together in a way that makes no since. I understand using WIFI to provide streaming content as the sole form of inflight entertainment but what I don't understand is how UA executives decided not to include power ports at every seat instead deciding to install power ports at a later date if what you say is correct. It is a dumb decision that follows a pattern of dumb decisions that have been made since the beginning of this merger and quite frankly passengers are running out of patience with UA.

I most certainly hope you are correct and UA starts installing power ports on these planes very soon.

Installing in-seat power is a seperate certification process. There are likely several reasons why it was not done at once. Wiring up an entire a/c takes time and must be certified. It might not have been possible to do it at the same time the rest of the reconfig takes place.

Folks will be able to use their own devices for perhaps six hours (assuming they are fully charged) depending on the device. If they fly in C class, power is already there. In Y class, it will be sometime next year.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:15 pm

Regarding the Airbuses, if they are all getting reconfigured with Slimline seats in the near future, why spend the extra cash to put power ports on seats that will be removed? However, it looks like the Slimline aircraft don;'t have power.

As for the 777 Hawaiian aircraft, you'd think the reconfiguration process would include power. N213UA is getting changes only in the front of the aircraft (except for overhead video removal) as F seats are replaced by old business seats and a couple lavs are removed.

Can anyone tell us the difference in WiFi and streaming free content by WiFi? How will the free vs. paid internet access be handled?

Quoting DC8FanJet (Reply 39):
Quoting FL787 (Reply 35):
will these 4 see winglets installed soon?

Winglets installed as part of the conversion process, so yes, all PS birds will have winglets

Does this mean that N598UA had winglets installed in MIA, N588UA had them installed in GSO and N568UA is having them installed in MCN? You'd think UA would pick one station to do the winglet installs instead of installing three sets at three different maintenance facilities. Can someone confirm if 588 and 598 have winglets?

73G Maint:
N33714 entered INT 6849/19Aug
N24715 exited INT 6850/20Aug

A320 Maint:
N413UA sked to enter LCQ 6858/21Aug
N482UA sked to exit LCQ 6859/21Aug - Flight info states WiFi installed - (no seating reconfiguration change)
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:46 am

Livery update;

"Final phase of new livery makeovers starts Aug. 27

With the busy summer season winding down, United is resuming it's paint lines starting Aug. 27 and plans to rebrand the entire fleet by next spring. United has a total of eight “tulip” Boeing 747s and 12 tulip 767s to rebrand before all 700 mainline planes will be in the new livery except for a few that feature the Star Alliance or “retro” specialty paint jobs.

United has completed the narrowbody fleets at the end of last year. The larger international aircraft take longer to complete because of their sheer airframe size, the high cost of removing them from service and because, in many cases, United deferred the branding work until the aircraft were due for longer maintenance visits.

When the branding is complete, United will still manage an active ongoing paint program. Like any other part of the structure, paint is a vital component of the aircraft and requires regular maintenance to ensure top performance as well as aesthetic appeal.

In addition, United has have repainted 82 percent of the planes used by United's regional airline partners on United Express flights."
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:52 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 46):
United has a total of eight “tulip” Boeing 747s and 12 tulip 767s to rebrand

I'm showing 13 763ERs that need paint:
641, 642, 646, 648, 649, 651, 654, 655, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662
Nave any of these been painted?

737NG maint:
739 N31412 entered INT 6851/21Aug
73G N33714 exited INT 6851/21Aug
738 N26215 sked to exit INT 6852/22Aug
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:36 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 47):
I'm showing 13 763ERs that need paint:

The totals above also indicate 9 744s left to paint, if you consider that the 744 STAR scheme is still has blue engines and the tulip.
 
codc10
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 17

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:14 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 43):
It is a dumb decision that follows a pattern of dumb decisions that have been made since the beginning of this merger and quite frankly passengers are running out of patience with UA.

It takes time for a STC to be achieved and the long lead times for sourcing onboard systems such as IFE or power make this process much more complicated than installing a new microwave in your kitchen.