hamad
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UA 767 FRA - IAD New Business Class, How Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:18 pm

I havent been on united new business class on their 767 yet, however i will try it next week from FRA - IAD, how is it, is it better than the regular 777 business class service?

this also leads me to another quesiton:
why did UA start installing it on their 767's and not their 777's or 747's?
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abrelosojos
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RE: UA 767 FRA - IAD New Business Class, How Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:19 pm

Yes - SIGNIFICANTLY better. And, MUCH better than LH on IAD - FRA.

777's had weight and other issues when the new seats were tested initially. They should be all new J by end 2010.

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OffshoreAir
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RE: UA 767 FRA - IAD New Business Class, How Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:34 pm

I JUST flew this flight on Tuesday. I was non-reving FRA-TPA, but didn't get Business. Missed it by ONE seat  Sad It looked very, very nice.
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whatusaid
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RE: UA 767 FRA - IAD New Business Class, How Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:09 pm

As noted in another post, I flew it today, IAD-DEN...on a flight that turned as a DEN-IAD-Zurich. You're gonna love the seats, the entertainment system until you walk into 1st, at which time you're gonna want to try that out as well. I was wishing that I was in that seat for longer than three hours just to test how an over-night flight would have been. The 777 Intl Business class is nothing compared to the 767. You wouldn't even know its the same airline.
 
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RE: UA 767 FRA - IAD New Business Class, How Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:26 pm



Quoting Hamad (Thread starter):
why did UA start installing it on their 767's and not their 777's or 747's?

Well, the 767-300 fleet is 100% complete now, 21 of 21 ships have the new cabins. The 747-400 fleet is nearly complete, with 20 completed out of a total of 24. N177UA is being reconfigured as we speak, due back in service in mid-August, leaving three frames still in use with the old configuration.

UA started with the 767-300's, as at the time they had the lowest utilization of the international fleets and had frames to spare.

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 1):
777's had weight and other issues when the new seats were tested initially.

What weight issues??  confused 

No, it had to do with the working out of the details for the Y-cabin reconfigurations also.

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