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Great photos!

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Wow. Great pic. Nice work UA.
 
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I don't know if there was a last minute change, but 25/20Dec LAX_EWR is now sked to operate with N17002

73G:
N15712 sked to exit MIA 2735/20Dec as Domestic unit (was GUM)
From what I see, GUM now has 2 73G units, N21723 and N39726.
 
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78J
N12003 Delivery UA2710 CHSIAD 20Dec. Very interestingly the flight back from PDX paint has been updated to show as both a B3/C1. Unusual but practical.
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I don't know if there was a last minute change, but 25/20Dec LAX_EWR is now sked to operate with N17002

73G:
N15712 sked to exit MIA 2735/20Dec as Domestic unit (was GUM)
From what I see, GUM now has 2 73G units, N21723 and N39726.

They apparently changed their minds again as UA25 is back to Ship 1001. :confused:
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:05 pm

Thanks for posting LAXintl.

Kudos to UA for taking time to stage the scene.
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:26 pm

iahcsr wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
I don't know if there was a last minute change, but 25/20Dec LAX_EWR is now sked to operate with N17002

73G:
N15712 sked to exit MIA 2735/20Dec as Domestic unit (was GUM)
From what I see, GUM now has 2 73G units, N21723 and N39726.

They apparently changed their minds again as UA25 is back to Ship 1001. :confused:

Maybe they shouldn’t have changed it back; UA25 now on Mx delay and offering egress to the passengers.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:51 pm

Frustrating experience this morning; I bought a basic economy ticket (which is a good deal since I’m an Explorer card holder I get many of the benefits I need) and purchased an advanced seat assignment on my E145 flight. This morning they changed the seat map and my assigned seat was changed to one of the worst in the aircraft. Are there any plans to straighten out the E145 row numbering? This is very frustrating.
 
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jetmatt777 wrote:
Frustrating experience this morning; I bought a basic economy ticket (which is a good deal since I’m an Explorer card holder I get many of the benefits I need) and purchased an advanced seat assignment on my E145 flight. This morning they changed the seat map and my assigned seat was changed to one of the worst in the aircraft. Are there any plans to straighten out the E145 row numbering? This is very frustrating.

This has happened to me a couple times, I think almost always when they change the aircraft that is supposed to fly the route (seat assignments get reset).
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:30 pm

kipfilet wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
Frustrating experience this morning; I bought a basic economy ticket (which is a good deal since I’m an Explorer card holder I get many of the benefits I need) and purchased an advanced seat assignment on my E145 flight. This morning they changed the seat map and my assigned seat was changed to one of the worst in the aircraft. Are there any plans to straighten out the E145 row numbering? This is very frustrating.

This has happened to me a couple times, I think almost always when they change the aircraft that is supposed to fly the route (seat assignments get reset).


Aircraft swaps of the same seat map will result in a clean exchange of assignments. This one was a totally different map. I am in row 18 which is the very last row on the airplane, on the previous seat map 18 was exit row.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:48 pm

jetmatt777 wrote:
kipfilet wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
Frustrating experience this morning; I bought a basic economy ticket (which is a good deal since I’m an Explorer card holder I get many of the benefits I need) and purchased an advanced seat assignment on my E145 flight. This morning they changed the seat map and my assigned seat was changed to one of the worst in the aircraft. Are there any plans to straighten out the E145 row numbering? This is very frustrating.

This has happened to me a couple times, I think almost always when they change the aircraft that is supposed to fly the route (seat assignments get reset).


Aircraft swaps of the same seat map will result in a clean exchange of assignments. This one was a totally different map. I am in row 18 which is the very last row on the airplane, on the previous seat map 18 was exit row.

I recently had a change of flights, and thought I had lost a seat assignment, so I chose another worse seat, and the next day, I checked and UA remembered my original seat and I was back in it. I would wait 24 hours, then call and see what they suggest.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:19 pm

cosyr wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
kipfilet wrote:
This has happened to me a couple times, I think almost always when they change the aircraft that is supposed to fly the route (seat assignments get reset).


Aircraft swaps of the same seat map will result in a clean exchange of assignments. This one was a totally different map. I am in row 18 which is the very last row on the airplane, on the previous seat map 18 was exit row.

I recently had a change of flights, and thought I had lost a seat assignment, so I chose another worse seat, and the next day, I checked and UA remembered my original seat and I was back in it. I would wait 24 hours, then call and see what they suggest.


Flight leaves in 25 minutes and is oversold! Not anticipating any changes! It’s not a huge deal, but it is very frustrating how often the ball is dropped on the small things.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:39 pm

cosyr wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
kipfilet wrote:
This has happened to me a couple times, I think almost always when they change the aircraft that is supposed to fly the route (seat assignments get reset).


Aircraft swaps of the same seat map will result in a clean exchange of assignments. This one was a totally different map. I am in row 18 which is the very last row on the airplane, on the previous seat map 18 was exit row.

I recently had a change of flights, and thought I had lost a seat assignment, so I chose another worse seat, and the next day, I checked and UA remembered my original seat and I was back in it. I would wait 24 hours, then call and see what they suggest.


So, the seats are correct on the airplane but the seat map and a seat assignments are wrong. No one is sitting in correct seats. All of the rows are wrong aft of the exit.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:06 pm

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Amazing shot!!!

Forgot how stubby the 788 looks compared to the 789 and 78J lol!

Only airline to get this shot.

Anyone know any others airline that will have all 3 models of the 787 in their fleet?
 
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xxcr wrote:
LAXintl wrote:


Amazing shot!!!

Forgot how stubby the 788 looks compared to the 789 and 78J lol!

Only airline to get this shot.

Anyone know any others airline that will have all 3 models of the 787 in their fleet?


ANA and maybe JAL and AA if they order the -10, which I think they eventually will.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:14 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
xxcr wrote:
LAXintl wrote:


Amazing shot!!!

Forgot how stubby the 788 looks compared to the 789 and 78J lol!

Only airline to get this shot.

Anyone know any others airline that will have all 3 models of the 787 in their fleet?


ANA and maybe JAL and AA if they order the -10, which I think they eventually will.


British Airways will. They get their first -10 very end 2019 or Jan 2020. I think they are 2nd to have all three.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:36 pm

george77300 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
xxcr wrote:

Amazing shot!!!

Forgot how stubby the 788 looks compared to the 789 and 78J lol!

Only airline to get this shot.

Anyone know any others airline that will have all 3 models of the 787 in their fleet?


ANA and maybe JAL and AA if they order the -10, which I think they eventually will.


British Airways will. They get their first -10 very end 2019 or Jan 2020. I think they are 2nd to have all three.


Knew I was forgetting someone, Scoot is also a solid candidate
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
george77300 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:

ANA and maybe JAL and AA if they order the -10, which I think they eventually will.


British Airways will. They get their first -10 very end 2019 or Jan 2020. I think they are 2nd to have all three.


Knew I was forgetting someone, Scoot is also a solid candidate


No worries. Technically SIA group was first (Scoot 8/9 and Singapore 10). As for Scoot they are getting some of the SQ ordered 10 confirmed. Therefore of the airlines confirmed to getting all variants (not counting SIA). United is 1st. BA is 2nd. Then ANA and Scoot are 3rd and 4th. No other airline has firm orders for all although as you mention AA is certianly high on the list of probables. AC for TATL is another one I’d put money on for eventually. QR, HU, JL, LO, LATAM, TUI and Qantas Group are certianly in the realms of possibility.
 
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78J
N14001 UA25 LAXEWR / UA275 EWRLAX 20Dec. 78J is swap for 788. First revenue flights for -10.


I saw the N14001 787-10 land at EWR from FRA Friday Dec 14th. Was that just a test hop or was that a revenue flight?
 
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iahcsr wrote:
78J
N14001 UA25 LAXEWR / UA275 EWRLAX 20Dec. 78J is swap for 788. First revenue flights for -10.


I saw the N14001 787-10 land at EWR from FRA Friday Dec 14th. Was that just a test hop or was that a revenue flight?


EWR-FRA was a test hop.
 
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xxcr wrote:
gsg013 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
78J
N14001 UA25 LAXEWR / UA275 EWRLAX 20Dec. 78J is swap for 788. First revenue flights for -10.


I saw the N14001 787-10 land at EWR from FRA Friday Dec 14th. Was that just a test hop or was that a revenue flight?


EWR-FRA was a test hop.

First revenue flight(s) was yesterday 20Dec. LAXEWRLAX. Next revenue planned UA1950 IADDEN 22Dec
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78X:
N17002 sked first revenue flight 1950/22Dec IAD-DEN

73G:
N15712, Note exited SFO with slimline seats, last 737 to get slimlines
Only remaining non-slimline domestic aircraft is 753 N74856, which should go into mod soon
 
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We are at one page per week on this thread for ‘18... Let’s get to page 52 :bigthumbsup:
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It is an awesome photo, and I’m sure it will used often and for a long time. Firsts like this (operating all 3 787 types) is a real feather in their caps. Especially for all us aviation geeks- I hope United can connect the benefits for the average flier, it’s a far less obvious good/new thing than Polaris or Premium Economy or fixed up gate areas etc for the United brand- but it is a very clear sign this is NOT the United of just a handful of years ago. Although it’s taken time, and may take a couple years to get there completely, but even today United is virtually a new airline. (Especially when you read about their growth.
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Pushing for page 52:
73G:
N17730 entered SFO 2742/20Dec, outside chance at Domesic to GUM reconfiguration??? N16713 also in SFO since 12/2

772:
N768UA entered HKG maint 2785/21Dec

78X:
N17002 just took off from IAD 1950/21Dec, first revenue flight. FYI: Pretty close to full, 54 standbys shown as boarded
 
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calpsafltskeds wrote:
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78X:
N17002 just took off from IAD 1950/21Dec, first revenue flight. FYI: Pretty close to full, 54 standbys shown as boarded

Any interior pictures of the 78X yet?
E145 E190 F100 L10/15 DC8 D8S D10 M11 D91/S/5 M80 M90 717 727/S 732/3/4/5/G/8/9 741/42/43/44 752 762/3/4 77E/L 788 A300 310 319 320 321 333 Concorde
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It is an awesome photo, and I’m sure it will used often and for a long time. Firsts like this (operating all 3 787 types) is a real feather in their caps. Especially for all us aviation geeks- I hope United can connect the benefits for the average flier, it’s a far less obvious good/new thing than Polaris or Premium Economy or fixed up gate areas etc for the United brand- but it is a very clear sign this is NOT the United of just a handful of years ago. Although it’s taken time, and may take a couple years to get there completely, but even today United is virtually a new airline. (Especially when you read about their growth.
Bravo to United & Boeing


There are signs - good signs like your message - about United's turnaround. It's certainly not the same airline that suffered under Tilton's morass and Smisek's stench. No doubt, there is still much to be repaired, but the current captains (Munoz and Kirby) seem to have the ship at least headed in the right direction.

And the photo of the three 787 sub-types was indeed sweet.
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calpsafltskeds wrote:
Pushing for page 52:

78X:
N17002 just took off from IAD 1950/21Dec, first revenue flight. FYI: Pretty close to full, 54 standbys shown as boarded


How did the 787-10 become known as the 78X? I understand that X is the Roman numeral for ten, but I thought the prior references for the 787-10 were 78J - J being the 10th letter of the alphabet.
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:52 pm

FlyHossD wrote:
VC10er wrote:
It is an awesome photo, and I’m sure it will used often and for a long time. Firsts like this (operating all 3 787 types) is a real feather in their caps. Especially for all us aviation geeks- I hope United can connect the benefits for the average flier, it’s a far less obvious good/new thing than Polaris or Premium Economy or fixed up gate areas etc for the United brand- but it is a very clear sign this is NOT the United of just a handful of years ago. Although it’s taken time, and may take a couple years to get there completely, but even today United is virtually a new airline. (Especially when you read about their growth.
Bravo to United & Boeing


There are signs - good signs like your message - about United's turnaround. It's certainly not the same airline that suffered under Tilton's morass and Smisek's stench. No doubt, there is still much to be repaired, but the current captains (Munoz and Kirby) seem to have the ship at least headed in the right direction.

And the photo of the three 787 sub-types was indeed sweet.


I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I had the chance to turn a big office around when I was much younger, it was hard, worked lots of OT (gladly) it took us time...it was exciting and certainly gratifying when we succeeded- but then comes the time when you need to maintain the great thing you and your team did...and that is when backsliding can happen. Then comes the cost cutting because you’re a public company beholden to investors.
IMHO, Oscar’s charm and leadership style really comes through even on the seat back TVs or his letters in Hemispheres, etc.
I just hope the next person, after Oscar, doesn’t come in with a chainsaw!
Although the industry always seems to be changing, and the competing never stops.
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:49 pm

FlyHossD wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
Pushing for page 52:

78X:
N17002 just took off from IAD 1950/21Dec, first revenue flight. FYI: Pretty close to full, 54 standbys shown as boarded


How did the 787-10 become known as the 78X? I understand that X is the Roman numeral for ten, but I thought the prior references for the 787-10 were 78J - J being the 10th letter of the alphabet.


The official ICAO code is 78X, not sure where the 78J came from.

https://www.icao.int/publications/DOC86 ... earch.aspx
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Amwest2United wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
Pushing for page 52:

78X:
N17002 just took off from IAD 1950/21Dec, first revenue flight. FYI: Pretty close to full, 54 standbys shown as boarded


How did the 787-10 become known as the 78X? I understand that X is the Roman numeral for ten, but I thought the prior references for the 787-10 were 78J - J being the 10th letter of the alphabet.


The official ICAO code is 78X, not sure where the 78J came from.

https://www.icao.int/publications/DOC86 ... earch.aspx

I just consider the X and J interchangeable. X is ‘official’, but whatever works. :bouncy:
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:11 pm

VC10er wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:
VC10er wrote:
It is an awesome photo, and I’m sure it will used often and for a long time. Firsts like this (operating all 3 787 types) is a real feather in their caps. Especially for all us aviation geeks- I hope United can connect the benefits for the average flier, it’s a far less obvious good/new thing than Polaris or Premium Economy or fixed up gate areas etc for the United brand- but it is a very clear sign this is NOT the United of just a handful of years ago. Although it’s taken time, and may take a couple years to get there completely, but even today United is virtually a new airline. (Especially when you read about their growth.
Bravo to United & Boeing


There are signs - good signs like your message - about United's turnaround. It's certainly not the same airline that suffered under Tilton's morass and Smisek's stench. No doubt, there is still much to be repaired, but the current captains (Munoz and Kirby) seem to have the ship at least headed in the right direction.

And the photo of the three 787 sub-types was indeed sweet.


I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I had the chance to turn a big office around when I was much younger, it was hard, worked lots of OT (gladly) it took us time...it was exciting and certainly gratifying when we succeeded- but then comes the time when you need to maintain the great thing you and your team did...and that is when backsliding can happen. Then comes the cost cutting because you’re a public company beholden to investors.
IMHO, Oscar’s charm and leadership style really comes through even on the seat back TVs or his letters in Hemispheres, etc.
I just hope the next person, after Oscar, doesn’t come in with a chainsaw!
Although the industry always seems to be changing, and the competing never stops.


VC10ER,

I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

77H
 
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Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:31 am

77H wrote:
VC10er wrote:
I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?
 
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audidudi wrote:
77H wrote:
VC10er wrote:
I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?


I'm on N793UA tonight between SFO and ORD if I remember I will take a look. I'm getting a chance to try out the new premium plus seats on the flight.
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Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:24 am

77H wrote:
VC10er wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:

There are signs - good signs like your message - about United's turnaround. It's certainly not the same airline that suffered under Tilton's morass and Smisek's stench. No doubt, there is still much to be repaired, but the current captains (Munoz and Kirby) seem to have the ship at least headed in the right direction.

And the photo of the three 787 sub-types was indeed sweet.


I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I had the chance to turn a big office around when I was much younger, it was hard, worked lots of OT (gladly) it took us time...it was exciting and certainly gratifying when we succeeded- but then comes the time when you need to maintain the great thing you and your team did...and that is when backsliding can happen. Then comes the cost cutting because you’re a public company beholden to investors.
IMHO, Oscar’s charm and leadership style really comes through even on the seat back TVs or his letters in Hemispheres, etc.
I just hope the next person, after Oscar, doesn’t come in with a chainsaw!
Although the industry always seems to be changing, and the competing never stops.


VC10ER,

I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

77H


I’m so sorry, but I have not yet learned how to ID an aircraft type just by ship number. Was it a 772?
If so, that does thrill me to bits. I was actually horrified when I saw the first pre merger UA 763 with everything new up to the curtain at the back of business- and then economy looked like my father’s 1962 Comet (after the accident!)
I’ve actually only been on 2 refitted aircraft, a 763, and one of the used CZ A319’s- I thought both looked and smelled factory new. And I was really proud of them for seriously changing EVERYTHING!
What were the sidewalls like? Did the lav have the new “pin-stripe” walls, where the pinstripes consist of extremely tiny United triangles? Very detaily!
I still miss United white napkin sculptures (like origami) the FA’s would make for the lavs before boarding started!
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:33 am

VC10er wrote:
77H wrote:
VC10er wrote:

I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I had the chance to turn a big office around when I was much younger, it was hard, worked lots of OT (gladly) it took us time...it was exciting and certainly gratifying when we succeeded- but then comes the time when you need to maintain the great thing you and your team did...and that is when backsliding can happen. Then comes the cost cutting because you’re a public company beholden to investors.
IMHO, Oscar’s charm and leadership style really comes through even on the seat back TVs or his letters in Hemispheres, etc.
I just hope the next person, after Oscar, doesn’t come in with a chainsaw!
Although the industry always seems to be changing, and the competing never stops.


VC10ER,

I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

77H


I’m so sorry, but I have not yet learned how to ID an aircraft type just by ship number. Was it a 772?
If so, that does thrill me to bits. I was actually horrified when I saw the first pre merger UA 763 with everything new up to the curtain at the back of business- and then economy looked like my father’s 1962 Comet (after the accident!)
I’ve actually only been on 2 refitted aircraft, a 763, and one of the used CZ A319’s- I thought both looked and smelled factory new. And I was really proud of them for seriously changing EVERYTHING!
What were the sidewalls like? Did the lav have the new “pin-stripe” walls, where the pinstripes consist of extremely tiny United triangles? Very detaily!
I still miss United white napkin sculptures (like origami) the FA’s would make for the lavs before boarding started!
Thanks for remembering! Have an awesome New Year!



I recently flew a Polaris 763 and it was beautiful. Like you noted really a great job on the details. The Polaris service itself has been gutted down to PMUA levels, but the plane was def something to be proud of! Sadly coming back the sCO 752 clearly hadn’t seen a bit of care since the merger. Not just wear and tear but aged yellow plastics. I am so frustrated with why UA is always so inconsistent with appearance of the fleet. The glory of the new product is lost if the rest of your fleet haven’t seen much care in years.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:36 am

United1 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
77H wrote:
I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?


I'm on N793UA tonight between SFO and ORD if I remember I will take a look. I'm getting a chance to try out the new premium plus seats on the flight.


They're running the internationally configured birds on domestic runs now?!
To me, it will always be:
- Bombardier CSeries
- Airbus A321neoLR and A321neoXLR
- EMBRACER ERJ-170, ERJ-175, ERJ-190, and ERJ-195
- MITSUBUSHI MRJ

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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:41 am

FlightLevel360 wrote:
United1 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?


I'm on N793UA tonight between SFO and ORD if I remember I will take a look. I'm getting a chance to try out the new premium plus seats on the flight.


They're running the internationally configured birds on domestic runs now?!

There is some slack in the fleet for the holiday period so they did so some upguages using the internationally configured 777s.
SFO
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:28 am

FlightLevel360 wrote:
United1 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?


I'm on N793UA tonight between SFO and ORD if I remember I will take a look. I'm getting a chance to try out the new premium plus seats on the flight.


They're running the internationally configured birds on domestic runs now?!


Yup...my plane is coming in from DEN tonight and there is at least one more Polarisized 772 routing ORD-SFO-IAD today and tomorrow.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:35 pm

PE Mod 77W N2639U looks to be coming out of mod and off to FRA on 12/24. Merry Christrmas!
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:21 pm

United1 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
77H wrote:
I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

Did you noticed whether the overhead bins and lavatories were changed also?


I'm on N793UA tonight between SFO and ORD if I remember I will take a look. I'm getting a chance to try out the new premium plus seats on the flight.


The lavs look like they have been redone and the overheads were cleaned up. They don’t look as new as the 77W but certainly not 20yo either.
I know the voices in my head aren't real but sometimes their ideas are just awesome!!!
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:15 pm

772:
N768UA entered HKG maint 2785/21Dec
N77012 sked to exit HKG maint 2786/24Dec

77W:
N2639U seat map still shows no PE, hopefully just not updated yet.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:47 pm

tpaewr wrote:
VC10er wrote:
77H wrote:

VC10ER,

I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

77H


I’m so sorry, but I have not yet learned how to ID an aircraft type just by ship number. Was it a 772?
If so, that does thrill me to bits. I was actually horrified when I saw the first pre merger UA 763 with everything new up to the curtain at the back of business- and then economy looked like my father’s 1962 Comet (after the accident!)
I’ve actually only been on 2 refitted aircraft, a 763, and one of the used CZ A319’s- I thought both looked and smelled factory new. And I was really proud of them for seriously changing EVERYTHING!
What were the sidewalls like? Did the lav have the new “pin-stripe” walls, where the pinstripes consist of extremely tiny United triangles? Very detaily!
I still miss United white napkin sculptures (like origami) the FA’s would make for the lavs before boarding started!
Thanks for remembering! Have an awesome New Year!



I recently flew a Polaris 763 and it was beautiful. Like you noted really a great job on the details. The Polaris service itself has been gutted down to PMUA levels, but the plane was def something to be proud of! Sadly coming back the sCO 752 clearly hadn’t seen a bit of care since the merger. Not just wear and tear but aged yellow plastics. I am so frustrated with why UA is always so inconsistent with appearance of the fleet. The glory of the new product is lost if the rest of your fleet haven’t seen much care in years.


I’ve been on here and wrote a number of posts about how seriously bad the front of the 752’s looked. Scratched seats poorly painted over and deep scrapes on TV screens, foam rubber popping out all over the bubbled wallpaper, discolored and mismatched side panels- not long ago the panel down by the floor of my seat was just missing! I thought, “ok I get the idea that poring many millions into them when they are close to being gone would/could be wasteful - BUT until there is a solution they will carry many millions of people (who’ve paid a lot to be in F etc) before that day comes and it’s just wrong to fly them in this condition. If it wasn’t United, some of these interiors would scare me, Eg; “is the aircraft itself properly maintained?” (I do NOT think UA would ever fly an unsafe aircraft)
Nobody ever really responded...until the last time. Probably somewhere in this thread- someone who was an insider...that ALL NEW First Class interior mods are coming to the remaining 752s, and that they had seen these interiors and that they were gorgeous!
They are just lower on the list than all the WB Polaris refits.
Perhaps they will be the same new custom designed 2x2 lie flats they have designed for the 737MAX-10?

To be optimistic: if United could take the HORRIBLE old 3 class 763, and make them look and smell brand new- they certainly can do the same for the 752’s.

As for Polaris service, yes, the pulling back from the launch Polaris is far more than palpable- but I’ve also read that those in Polaris are now boarding stuffed from the sit down dinners in Polaris Lounges. (Personally I think the Polaris Lounge food at EWR to be very good, and all I have on board is the sundae!) I wonder how many full meals are being thrown away now?
I’m off to GIG Monday night from EWR, so no new Polaris seats for me I’d bet!
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:31 pm

calpsafltskeds wrote:
772:
N768UA entered HKG maint 2785/21Dec
N77012 sked to exit HKG maint 2786/24Dec

77W:
N2639U seat map still shows no PE, hopefully just not updated yet.


I’ve noticed that the seat maps for PE on the 77W don’t change until 24 hours out.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:12 pm

As it turns out, I must have missed a United email or did not catch it here. Monday I’m on an old 3 class 772 from EWR to GRU. I selected a seat in J (and it was a Saver Award seat that was remarkably required very few miles! I do love MP!)
Anyway I did not know that I could select an old F seat just the same as a backwards or forward seat)
So I changed my seat to 1K (the seat number)
I knew they had stopped attempting to sell Global First (when available) but I did think one needed to get comped up, or use a GPU certificate.
I have said “goodbye” to that seat the last 2 times I was in one- thinking I’d never sit in one again (gosh I loved 1A & 1K on a 747!)
It might be dated, but the storage is almost unrivaled for THAT KIND of seat, and spacious.
So I went on line and moved myself effortlessly from 8A to 1K. (I realize it’s all just J service and food- but I still love the seat itself)
Am I the last person who knew this?
How many 3 class 772’s are left doing revenue international flights?
SILLY THING: I would like to shout out about United’s Polaris sleep mask, it’s the best and I use them at home. Does AA & DL and other airlines use the same contoured one, or the old thin ones?
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:20 pm

SFOtoORD wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
772:
N768UA entered HKG maint 2785/21Dec
N77012 sked to exit HKG maint 2786/24Dec

77W:
N2639U seat map still shows no PE, hopefully just not updated yet.


I’ve noticed that the seat maps for PE on the 77W don’t change until 24 hours out.

Interestingly, the seat map for UA59 from FRA to SFO on Dec 25 does show PE seating.
E145 E190 F100 L10/15 DC8 D8S D10 M11 D91/S/5 M80 M90 717 727/S 732/3/4/5/G/8/9 741/42/43/44 752 762/3/4 77E/L 788 A300 310 319 320 321 333 Concorde
AA AC AF AL AQ AS BN CI CO CX DL EA FL HA HU HY KL MC MU MX NA NC NW OZ PA PI QH RC SQ TI TW UA US WA 9K
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:41 pm

VC10er wrote:
77H wrote:
VC10er wrote:

I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I had the chance to turn a big office around when I was much younger, it was hard, worked lots of OT (gladly) it took us time...it was exciting and certainly gratifying when we succeeded- but then comes the time when you need to maintain the great thing you and your team did...and that is when backsliding can happen. Then comes the cost cutting because you’re a public company beholden to investors.
IMHO, Oscar’s charm and leadership style really comes through even on the seat back TVs or his letters in Hemispheres, etc.
I just hope the next person, after Oscar, doesn’t come in with a chainsaw!
Although the industry always seems to be changing, and the competing never stops.


VC10ER,

I was on N788UA yesterday NRT-ORD which had Polaris and PE. Did a full walk around front to back. Plane has new sidewalls, new lighting and new seats. I was a little apprehensive about the purple PE seats but it helps to break up the monotonous blue. All in all it looked like a brand new airplane. Thought you’d like to know as we’ve talked about the sidewalls and lighting before.

77H


I’m so sorry, but I have not yet learned how to ID an aircraft type just by ship number. Was it a 772?
If so, that does thrill me to bits. I was actually horrified when I saw the first pre merger UA 763 with everything new up to the curtain at the back of business- and then economy looked like my father’s 1962 Comet (after the accident!)
I’ve actually only been on 2 refitted aircraft, a 763, and one of the used CZ A319’s- I thought both looked and smelled factory new. And I was really proud of them for seriously changing EVERYTHING!
What were the sidewalls like? Did the lav have the new “pin-stripe” walls, where the pinstripes consist of extremely tiny United triangles? Very detaily!
I still miss United white napkin sculptures (like origami) the FA’s would make for the lavs before boarding started!
Thanks for remembering! Have an awesome New Year!


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