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First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:18 am

Come the end of September. I will be going SDF-CVG-IAD on Delta RJ's. Coming back is the fun part. I will fly IAD-ORD-SDF on United. Even I managed to skip out on RJ's and UAL's cramped little Airbuses and snag a ride on a UAL 767-300 for the IAD-ORD leg of the trip. I have never been on a 767 before. Are they nice? I hope they're not as cramped as UAL's A319's. I picked this flight because I am tired of flying smaller planes and Southwest 737's. Nothing against the 737, but I wanted to go on a plane I have yet to go on. I am definitely looking foward to listening to Channel 9 the entire way, that's a plus. Tell me about your experiences on UAL 767s.

I will finish out the trip flying IAD-SDF on a United ERJ-170. Are they decent, and do RJ's have Channel 9. And is a 2 and a half hour layover at ORD gonna be enough? This is also a new experience as I have never actually been to this revered, massive, and very busy airport.
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:34 am



Quoting Jeffry747 (Thread starter):
RJ's have Channel 9. And is a 2 and a half hour layover at ORD gonna be enough?

No Channel 9 on RJs. 2.5 hours is more than enough time in ORD as well - UA is in T1 and T2, and it's no more than a 15 minute walk from the farthest gates to each other.
 
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:14 am

Depends on the configuration of the 767, but in general they are very nice.

O'Hare's daunting at first, but it's really, really easy to get around. 2.5 hours is plenty. I've had people who've made connections from F12 to B22 (about as far away as you can get without changing airlines) in 10 minutes. The extra time gives you plenty of time to spot or just explore the airport.

As far as FTFD goes, it's not available on RJ's and many Mainline crews will keep it off, so it wouldn't hurt to ask someone as you board if they'll turn it on.
 
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:50 pm

Most recent interior photo of United 767-300:


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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:30 pm



Quoting September11 (Reply 3):
Most recent interior photo of United 767-300:

That's an international 763. Domestic ones have the usual domestic UA seats, and no PTVs.
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:56 pm

I like them, I was always on the UAL B767-300 whenever I went LAX-HNL, for some reason when I first flew on one I really enjoyed it (first wide body I was ever on) and now the UAL767 is one of my favorite aircraft.

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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:10 pm

Hi, I had my first (and yet only) flight on a UA 763 three years ago and really enjoyed it. I was in economy plus with extra legroom and the opportunity of having an empty seat next to me. On the return leg I finally ended up chatting with the guy behind me for almost the entire flight and we were both agreeing to say it was very nice... Enjoy it man !
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:51 pm



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 4):
That's an international 763. Domestic ones have the usual domestic UA seats, and no PTVs

Doesn't IAD-ORD many times have the international 763, to rotate to each hub?
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:51 am



Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 7):
Doesn't IAD-ORD many times have the international 763, to rotate to each hub?

It does, though the domestic 763s are exclusively used for hub-hub and hub-Hawaii routes now.
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:03 am

Hi,

I have never flown in a UA 767-300 before, but I have flown on an AA 767-300 before, and I didn't really like it. Cramped seats (the lady in front of me complained that I was kicking her legs o.O), and no PTV. No free food either, but isn't that what all US carriers do on domestic routes? (FYI, this is JFK-SFO)

However, I think that you'll have a better experience on UAL. Do remember to post a trip report!
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:39 am

Don't expect a lot unless you get Scottie as your flight attendant.  drool 
 
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:11 am

That pic in post 3 looks horrible! The 70s called and they want their aircraft interior back.
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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:44 am

You´ll have a great ride on the 767. In my opinion, the 2-3-2 Y configuration makes them one of the most comfortable widebody aircraft out there.

I flew on a UA 767 a couple of years ago in the short EZE-MVD (20 minutes). It was a fun short ride.


If you want more 767, you can try flying JFK-YYZ on LAN... their 767s are a dream.

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RE: First Time On A 767...What To Expect?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:29 pm



Quoting Brons2 (Reply 11):
That pic in post 3 looks horrible! The 70s called and they want their aircraft interior back.

I believe almost all 763s, apart from some delivered very recently with the Boeing Signature Interior, have this interior setup (although I also admit it looks dated). However, based on the picture I saw, the fact that there are no overhead monitors seems to make the cabin appear more spacious, with nothing dropping down from the ceiling. To my recollection, I haven't been on a UA 763 recently so I can't comment personally, but in general I have found 763s to be very nice with their 2-3-2 configuration in coach, meaning you are never more than one seat away from the aisle. Much better than being stuck in the middle seat of a 3-4-3 747, or worse, in the middle seat of a 2-5-2 777.
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