jayunited wrote:FSDan wrote:
At IAH, there will be IAH-EWR, IAH-SCL, IAH-GIG, and IAH-LHR flights on the 764.
IAH-LHR is down gauged for around 4 weeks (January) but quickly returns to a 77E in Feburary.
We have to keep in mind this upcoming IATA winter UA will have a lot of frames out of service for Polaris/PE. Looking at the schedule at one point there will be a total of 5 77Es at either HKG (GE) or XMN (PW) for Polaris/PE installation. But the good news is except for the 4 PW frames that will be converted to HD the last PW 77E will enter XMN this December and the last GE 77E will enter HKG in May 2020. I'm trying to get information as to when UA intends to pull the 4 PW 77Es from international routes I would hope these aircraft would be pulled from international service once the final GE 77E enters HKG for Polaris. For now I have not seen any schedule dictating when those 4 aircraft will be converted into HD layout.
The 788 should also be done by May 2020, the last 763 should be exiting HKG by August 2020, and the first 764 is scheduled to enter HKG in August 2020.
Looking at the schedule most of the IAH flights that are being upguaged to764s for the winter 2019/2020 season are once again being downguaged to a 763 in spring of 2020. By spring 2020 there will only be a hand full of 763 remaining with diamond seats and by April 2020 if the schedule holds the second to last GE 77E will already be at HKG having Polaris/PE installed meaning there will only be 1 GE 77E frame flying around with diamond seats. The 764s will be making their way back to EWR and IAD to support UA's increased TATL summer and season travel season which means there is a very good chance 80% of IAH's international flights will be on Polaris equipped aircraft. (Noticed I said Polaris because the oldest 763s do not have PE seats I think some those 763s will be used on IAH-South America routes during the spring summer 2020 season.)
Regarding the HD 77Es, will they be Polaris or will they have the 2-4-2 front back seats up front?