xxcr wrote:does anyone have a picture of N222UA? would like to see the difference in interiors compared to the older domestic layout.
I could be wrong but I don't believe N222UA ever reenter revenue service, I believe there was an issue with the flight deck barrier being removed. Keep in mind there was a pilot rest area on the left side of the aircraft right behind the flight deck and when occupied the barrier was deployed which also blocked off the only global first lavatory. To the best of my knowledge the pilot crew rest area has been removed and in its place a there is a closet and I think (again I could be wrong) but I think UA reinstalled the lavatory so there would now be 2 lavs behind the flight deck. (For those of you who are not familiar before the merger UA remove 2 lavatories from some of our 77Es one was removed from first class along with a closet to make room for a pilot rest area. The second lavatory was removed from coach near door 3R so the FA's could access their downstairs bunker.)
It is my understanding that when the pilot rest area was removed during modification they discarded the barrier as well and never reinstalled it. Perhaps UA thought both the pilots and FA's would be okay with blocking the walkway with galley carts whenever the flight deck door was open during flight. As it turns out both the pilots and FA's want that permanent barrier reinstalled UA agreed and I don't thing the aircraft reentered service. Originally the aircraft was grounded at SFO awaiting the reinstallation of the barrier and now it is temporarily stored at ROW.