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United 767 Question

Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:46 am

I recently flew UA between ORD and LAX on the oldest airplane I ever saw in my life (a B767). It was in a good shape overall but the interior was extremely old fashioned. I only got a partial reg which was written just above the front landing gear and which read "6667". I immediately looked at airfleets.net and saw that the closest reg to that was N667UA. According to this website, the plane was delivered new in 1998. I thought it was impossible because a 10 year old plane would have a much newer interior. Can anyone confirm that I flew this airplane? If so, was it really delivered "new" in 1998?

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RE: United 767 Question

Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:38 pm



Quoting TurkishWings (Thread starter):
on the oldest airplane I ever saw in my life (a B767).

Seriously???  eyebrow 

Quoting TurkishWings (Thread starter):
"6667".

6xxx = 767
x6xx = 2-cabin domestic
xx67 = last two digits of the N-number

6667 = domestic 2-cabin 767-300, N667UA

Quoting TurkishWings (Thread starter):
Can anyone confirm that I flew this airplane? If so, was it really delivered "new" in 1998?

Yes and yes.

Only the international 3-cabin birds (63xx and 64xx) are getting the interior upgrades, not the 2-cabin domestic birds.
 
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RE: United 767 Question

Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:02 am

Also, the Boeing Signature Interior did not come out until around 2000 so the "new" in 1998 N667UA had the original 767 interior..."old" by some people's standards, but all that was available until the Signature Interior was rolled out.
 
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RE: United 767 Question

Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:14 pm

Please pardon my ignorance, but don't all of UA's 777s have the Signature Interior, and weren't they launched by UA in the mid-1990s? Or, was the 777 interior standard, and the same interior wasn't offered to _other_ planes until around 2000?
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RE: United 767 Question

Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:46 am



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 3):
Please pardon my ignorance, but don't all of UA's 777s have the Signature Interior, and weren't they launched by UA in the mid-1990s? Or, was the 777 interior standard, and the same interior wasn't offered to _other_ planes until around 2000?

The Boeing Signature Interior is based on the 777 interior. It wasn't offered until around 2000 for other aircraft, namely the 767. It is standard on all 764's and I believe all new-build 763's and the CO 762's since the time of offering. It can also be retrofitted on 767's with the original interior as well.

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