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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:32 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 48):
Quoting United1 (Reply 43):
The orders were deferred from 2017/2018....UA still plan on taking 10 789s next year.

1 789 scheduled for delivery in Jan'15, and 2 more 789s scheduled for Mar'15. Do not believe any more 788s will be delivered, but things could change at any time.

Yeah I don't think any more 8s will come online either (all of the 8s that were deferred were converted to -10s) someone posted a delivery schedule for the 789s coming aboard beyond Q1 in 2015. I'll see if I can find it...
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:56 am

Deep South Amirica is a good idea if you can fill the aircraft - lot's of down time and how important is IFE on red eyes?

If done from IAH maybe aircraft time in IAH could be used to for something like IAH-NRT where 1 772 May not be enough. Also plenty of swap out opportunity with other aircraft.

[Edited 2014-12-06 21:12:28]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:17 am

739:
N38424 exited INT 2182/7Dec with WiFi

764:
N67057 sked to exit HKG 2193/9Dec, appears only maint, no WiFi

772:
N78001 sked to exit HKG 116/9Sed with Intl WiFi -
MILESTONE:UA's 400th mainline aircraft with WiFi
N78009 sked to enter HKG 117/7Dec for WiFi

Scimitar update report on 738 fleet (below are changes from previously posted):
N32273/N73278/N37287 will exit INT with scimitars
N73291 has scimitars
N78524 reported w/o scimitars
41 of 130 complete with those in INT mod counted
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:18 am

As much as I love the 747, United doesn't seem to be fully utilizing them. IF reliability is better now, United could retire a few with little to no change in 747 flying and lower their costs. It seems like they will largely wait until the A350 arrives but perhaps we will see a slow, drawn-out retirement of the Queen.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:38 am

319:
N810UA entered LCQ 2138/8Dec for slimlines
N832UA exited LCQ 2139/9Dec with slimlines
6 remaining w/o slimlines, 4 of those now in LCQ mod

739
N68823 ship#3823 reported with Scimitar winglets

744
N116UA sked to enter XMN 2186/11Dec for In-seat power (ISP)
N174UA sked to exit XMN 2180/10Dec with ISP and Globe paint
N178UA sked to enter XMN 2185/10Dec for ISP/Paint
N197UA sked to exit XMN 2181/11Dec, already had ISP

753:
N57869 sked to exit MIA 2145/11Dec with Intl WiFi
N77867 sked to enter MIA 2144/11Dec for WiFi

[Edited 2014-12-08 22:39:15]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:06 am

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 49):

I agree, I'd like to see United's 744s soldier on, with WiFi, ISP, and improved J and F catering. But UA does not need all the ones it currently flies.

I like the idea of the 744, just the novelty of it being a 744 hasn't been enough to make up for the atrocious onboard product for UA. On other carriers it's a better situation.

But I'm glad that they're finally getting them a economy retrofit. Even if it's a very overdue and somewhat half-arsed retrofit it's still sufficient I'd say.

When are they planning on starting the 320 Y+ Power retrofits? I'm curious how long that will end up taking, since there's so many of them (and why they didn't just install the power while they're installing the slimlines, they're ripping the old seats out anyways right?)
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:20 am

Quoting S75752 (Reply 55):
I like the idea of the 744, just the novelty of it being a 744 hasn't been enough to make up for the atrocious onboard product for UA. On other carriers it's a better situation.

That's my sentiment exactly. Properly maintained, the 747 will always be my favorite airliner. But when I'm flying for twelve hours NRT-ORD last month on N128UA with sidewall lights that won't TURN OFF, making it pretty much impossible to sleep, I make a note to avoid United's 747s. Talk about red eyes...

Quoting S75752 (Reply 55):
and why they didn't just install the power while they're installing the slimlines, they're ripping the old seats out anyways right?

Uh, no, I don't think so, should just be installing the power modules. There's no way that they'd be CONTINUING the slimline seat installation if they knew they were ripping them out in a few months...
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:09 pm

738 N76288 shows WiFi active per ua.com
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:15 pm

Quoting n515cr (Reply 57):

738 N76288 shows WiFi active per ua.com

Must have received it in MIA last month - did not show WiFi when it exited MIA, but now is reported with scimitars and WiFi.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Quoting S75752 (Reply 55):
I like the idea of the 744, just the novelty of it being a 744 hasn't been enough to make up for the atrocious onboard product for UA. On other carriers it's a better situation.
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 56):
That's my sentiment exactly. Properly maintained, the 747 will always be my favorite airliner. But when I'm flying for twelve hours NRT-ORD last month on N128UA with sidewall lights that won't TURN OFF, making it pretty much impossible to sleep, I make a note to avoid United's 747s. Talk about red eyes...

All you people do is complain about the 744's While I have flown on every type of aircraft UA has in its combined fleetand it has been years since I've flown on a UA 744. However I just went to SIN for a week flew ORD-NRT-SIN roundtrip standby. I was in first class going but economy plus window seat all the way home as both first and business were sold out. Focusing only on the 744 segments I I found it to be the most comfortable ride in UA's fleet in both first and coach and the WiFi and streaming video on the 744 worked perfectly their was ISP on the aircraft. Going to NRT in first class I used the in seat entertainment system while coming home I used my iPAD and UA's streaming video and what surprised me is there is more content available to customers via streaming video than there was loaded into the PTV system.
Say what ever you want about those coach seats on the 744 but I promise you, you will not find a more comfortable coach seat on any United aircraft including the 777's. Everybody makes a bid deal about the lack of PTV's in coach on UA's 744 fleet but I notice very few people using their PTV's in coach on the 7 plus hour SIN-NRT segment which was onboard a 772ER. Long haul travel isn't just about having a PTV the most important thing is having an extremely comfortable and cushioned seat something a lot of airlines are getting away from. So stop complaining about the 744 because in the near future when you are sitting in your rock hard coach seat enjoying your PTV on your long haul flight there will be a moment when you say to yourself I miss those comfortable seats UA had on their 744's because this one thing is for sure UA and other airlines are definitely taking the comfort and cushion out their seats in coach. These lighter seats that UA and others are now using on their new and retrofitted aircraft are horrible.

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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:21 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 59):

Long live the 744!!

The 744 will at least be halfway decent now that there's ISP going in them. Otherwise, a marginally, slightly more comfortable seat than the 772... No not enough to make up for it.

HOWEVER, even though they do have a decent chance of being something good now that there is ISP, it will not, and does not deserve to be, called anywhere near good until the entire (scheduled) fleet has power installed. Before then, the chance of ending up with a non-retrofit craft is enough reason to warn others very strongly away from the 744's. The streaming video and wifi on a non retrofitted craft is completely worthless without power available.
(This doesn't mean that I completely like the 788 though. The seats were atrocious. I'd have to say the 772, 763 2-Class, 752 were the sweet spots.)

Now, I could go on about the 744's noise...

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 56):
Uh, no, I don't think so, should just be installing the power modules. There's no way that they'd be CONTINUING the slimline seat installation if they knew they were ripping them out in a few months...

Don't they need to remove the seats so they can install the new wiring and modules?
Power for Y+ is advertised on the site as coming soon.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:41 pm

Hey all,

Can someone help me out? How many 752s are left to retire (minus PMCO/ps) and how many 739 deliveries are left? The Google site shows 9 deliveries thru March. Is it possible UA retired some 752 for winter to then replace them in spring when they really need them with the 739? That would seem economical!
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:46 pm

Quoting S75752 (Reply 60):
Now, I could go on about the 744's noise...

Hey no one said the 744 was quite LOL!!!

It is loud sitting next to the window but after reading all the horror stories people have posted on here I was not peaked when I checked the load status and saw I would have to fly coach all the way from SIN to ORD. However I was surprised at the fact that there was ISP in coach the WiFi and streaming video system worked and what surprised me most of all was how comfortable the seat was. I was prepared for an horrific experience on board the 744 but the flight was great. As I stated before it has been years since I've flown coach on board UA's 744's so I can't comment on how the experience use to be, but now it seems like UA is doing everything possible to make that experience more enjoyable the only thing the 744's don't have is PTV's and to be perfectly honest I didn't miss them.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:48 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 59):
All you people do is complain about the 744's While I have flown on every type of aircraft UA has in its combined fleetand it has been years since I've flown on a UA 744. However I just went to SIN for a week flew ORD-NRT-SIN roundtrip standby. I was in first class going but economy plus window seat all the way home as both first and business were sold out. Focusing only on the 744 segments I I found it to be the most comfortable ride in UA's fleet in both first and coach and the WiFi and streaming video on the 744 worked perfectly their was ISP on the aircraft

Yes, but you're one of our resident United cheerleaders! But seriously, the 744 coach seat is indeed comfortable. My complaints aren't with comfort, they're with reliability.

Quoting jayunited (Reply 59):
Say what ever you want about those coach seats on the 744 but I promise you, you will not find a more comfortable coach seat on any United aircraft including the 777's.

As a seasoned United flyer, you must surely realize that the 744 Y seat wasn't unique to the 744 in United's fleet.

Quoting jayunited (Reply 59):
Everybody makes a bid deal about the lack of PTV's in coach

If you'll go back and read what I actually said, you'll note that I didn't utter one word about PTV's. That said, you've brought up a very valid point yourself- UA's birds don't have them. Making them uncompetitive. Now, I'm actually a big fan of the streaming media, but my airplane DIDN'T have the ISP yet, so I got about three hours of Big BAng Theory before my phone died. Which left nine hours of trying to sleep with the cabin lights stuck on.

Quoting S75752 (Reply 60):
Don't they need to remove the seats so they can install the new wiring and modules?
Power for Y+ is advertised on the site as coming soon.

Yes, but pulling a seat triple is a ten minute process, if that. Doing a whole airplane takes longer, sure, but it's not a big deal.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:02 pm

Quoting 815Oceanic (Reply 61):
Can someone help me out? How many 752s are left to retire (minus PMCO/ps) and how many 739 deliveries are left? The Google site shows 9 deliveries thru March. Is it possible UA retired some 752 for winter to then replace them in spring when they really need them with the 739? That would seem economical!

Per UA fleet plan at the end of 2014 = 94

Less 41 PMCO TATL
Less 21 753
Less 15 PS
Equals 17 PMUA 757's left to retire. Should all be gone in 2015.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:55 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 63):
As a seasoned United flyer, you must surely realize that the 744 Y seat wasn't unique to the 744 in United's fleet.

But it is now the exception being the 3 class 763's but as we all know 11 of those will be converted to 2 class international standards and the rest are still slated for retirement. And again you don't have to agree with me this is my opinion an in my opinion the coach seats on UA's 744's are the most comfortable coach seats on any UA or UAX aircraft.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 63):
Yes, but you're one of our resident United cheerleaders!

I am not a United cheerleader I work for UA but I think the record shows that I have criticized United on many occasion but I've also defended United when I thought it appropriate. We all know how at times a.netters and in a lot of cases rightfully so became a UA bashing site and I'm not saying that you personally have undertaken in bashing UA so please don't take it personally. I understand the reliability issues the 744's have had and still have I may not have flown on a 744 in years but I do work with and around these aircraft on a daily basis and they still need some TLC. But I've never posted a personal comment about an experience in coach onboard UA's 744's because like I said it has been years since I've flown on a UA 744. However after my recent experience I just felt it necessary to post my experience because it was not what I expected. I was dreading spending 12 hours in coach on the NRT-ORD sector of my journey because of all the experiences and stories other people have posted to a.netters. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that UA has or is making all of the 744's as competitive as they can in coach and even though there are no PTV's in coach UA's WiFi and streaming video together with ISP and the comfortability of the seat made my flight enjoyable. With all the negativity that surrounds UA's 744 economy class I really think UA has listened to their customers and is responding appropriately. All I am saying is it wasn't what I expected and I think UA is bringing the 744 economy class out of the dark ages as it has been referred to many times here on a.netters.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:57 pm

Quoting jayunited (Reply 65):
And again you don't have to agree with me this is my opinion an in my opinion the coach seats on UA's 744's are the most comfortable coach seats on any UA or UAX aircraft.

Allow me to quote my post... the post that you yourself were quoting:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 63):
But seriously, the 744 coach seat is indeed comfortable.

See? We agree.

Quoting jayunited (Reply 65):
We all know how at times a.netters and in a lot of cases rightfully so became a UA bashing site

Yeah, which is a shame. But man, stay away from flyertalk... that place is brutal to UA, and in many cases, UNjustifiably.

Quoting jayunited (Reply 65):
With all the negativity that surrounds UA's 744 economy class I really think UA has listened to their customers and is responding appropriately.

Indeed, it was one of Smisek's first observations as CEO that the 744 Y product was "abysmal" or some such word.
I, for one, am not a big fan of PTV's in every seat, due to their periodic proclivity to produce pyrotechnics.
But I'm not the typical longhaul passenger, flying 14 hours across the globe to Hong Kong.

I'm all for the 744s staying around another ten years, but why can't United's be as reliable as Lufthansa's???
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:59 pm

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 64):
Equals 17 PMUA 757's left to retire. Should all be gone in 2015.

There was a post in another thread from a UA pilot that they are keeping more ETOPS 757s (I think like 9.) Can we speculate how many of those are part of the 17?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:36 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 67):
There was a post in another thread from a UA pilot that they are keeping more ETOPS 757s (I think like 9.) Can we speculate how many of those are part of the 17?



There are only seven non PS sUA ETOPS 757s remaining active. Two were just retired on the fifth and sixth of this month. The rumor about the 767s turned out to be true, the 757 rumor seems not to have panned out.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:03 pm

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 64):

Thanks! So with 22 planned 739 deliveries plus the 2 737, we will see 7 additional mainline narrowbodies next year. If 17 752 are being replaced.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:07 pm

Anyone know the reg# for the 'new' 73Gs and when they will EIS?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:41 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 66):
am not a big fan of PTV's in every seat, due to their periodic proclivity to produce pyrotechnics.

Eye shades necessary to sleep on a plane will block that. But on domestic legs with the 738 when less prepared, that pretty much sums up why I hate DTV.

That's not a big issue though. PTV's at every seat have benefits that far outweigh the costs, including more satisfied customers who didn't just sit through a long dull flight without anything to do (and inability to sleep when the plane has uncomfortable seats that are becoming the trend).

Though the most annoying thing about one plane in particular regarding disturbances (788) is that the plane feels the need to do some stupid automated announcement and flash the cabin lights (I think) when the pilot turns the seatbelt sign on or off. Seriously, whose dumb idea was that?!
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:52 pm

319:
N816UA sked to exit LCQ 2164/13Dec with slimlines
N828UA sked to enter LCQ 2164/13Dec for slimlines

738:
N26208 entered MIA 1534/7Dec for WiFi
N13248 sked to enter MCN 2162/12Dec (first 738 in MCN, already has WiFi)
N33266 entered INT 2157/11Dec for WiFi
N37273 exited INT 2184/10Dec with WiFi?scimitars
N77518 sked to exit MIA 1667/12Dec with WiFi/scimitars

744:
N116UA entered XMN 2186/11Dec for ISP
N174UA sked to exit XMN 2180/12Dec with ISPO
N197UA exited XMN 2181/11Dec (already has ISP)

764:
N76062 sked to enter HKG 2196/12Dec, probably just maint

772: N211UA entered SFO 396/8Dec
N779UA exited SFO 310/10Dec
N793UA sked to exit HKG 2197/12Dec
N78008 sked to enter HKG 117/12Dec (aircraft already has WiFi)
N69020 sked to exit HKG 116/13Dec with Intl WiFi

[Edited 2014-12-11 13:54:41]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:09 pm

You know, I wonder if the WiFi systems could be used to implement a Buy-on-board system, for the SkyMall (save paper not printing that out), Duty Free, and most importantly for Food choices. The whole 1 time through the cabin system doesn't seem that effective and rather inconvenient if a snack or drink is desired at a later time (with a small selection to boot). While it would be too much of a pain to retrofit the IFE systems (for the aircraft that have them) to accept cards and handle the buy on board server thing, a WiFi based system sounds like it could be easier to implement, and allow for making an order whenever someone feels like it from their device and using their credit card there, or using a saved one on their United account.

I think that this would help with Domestic services with how widespread the WiFi is becoming for selling more of the snack items as well as ordering drinks when desired rather than the once or twice through the cabin, as well as perhaps for offering more choices overall.
For long haul, with it also becoming widespread there, I think this could make for a system to order higher quality choices while on the plane, or for ordering other meals, snacks, or drinks outside of the two or three service times. With how small the meal selections are (and how sparse the snack services are), I think this could be a great way for UA to utilize their existing systems (well, the ones being installed so widely on their fleet) to bring in more revenue on the side and increase customer options in all classes way ahead of most of their competitors (I don't even know of airlines with good Buy on Board On-demand systems besides VX and DU).
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:26 pm

Quoting S75752 (Reply 73):
The whole 1 time through the cabin system doesn't seem that effective and rather inconvenient if a snack or drink is desired at a later time (with a small selection to boot)

UA does more than one trip through the cabin depending on the length of the flight....

Quoting S75752 (Reply 73):
While it would be too much of a pain to retrofit the IFE systems (for the aircraft that have them) to accept cards and handle the buy on board server thing, a WiFi based system sounds like it could be easier to implement, and allow for making an order whenever someone feels like it from their device and using their credit card there, or using a saved one on their United account.

That's not actually a bad idea....could set it up to use miles to pay as well just like they are rolling out at EWR.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:40 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 72):

N116UA is in for ISP.
N180UA in for ISP in XMN.

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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:51 am

739:
N69838 sked to exit SEA Induction on ferry to INT for WiFi 2176/13Dec

772:
N220UA sked to enter CWF 2171/13Dec for WiFi
N223UA sked to exit CWF 2170/13Dec with Intl WiFi
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:13 pm

738:
N33203 sked to enter MIA 1741/15Dec for WiFi
N26208 sked to exit MIA 1037/16Dec with WiFi
N24211 sked to enter MIA 1059/14Dec for WiFi
N76288 exited MIA 11/23 with slimline seats (WiFi/scimitars previously reported)

739:
N66837 sked to exit INT 2181/14Dec with WiFi, probable scimitars

763:
N668UA sked to exit GSO 2136/14Dec - will leave no aircraft in GSO, maybe ending maint there at least for now
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:29 pm

# 817 is in MCO getting Scimitars.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:09 am

73G:
N13720 spotted with E+, may be been installed in Oct or Nov (3 sets of 4 days in GUM according to FlightAware)

738:
N14214 sked to exit MIA 2145/15Dec with WiFi
N78506 entered INT 2144/15Dec for WiFi, scimitars

739:
N68817 entered MCO 1503/12Dec, sked to exit 1500/17Dec - scimitar installation

744:
N118UA ske to enter XMN 2140/17Dec for ISP
N121UA sked to enter AMA 2143/16Dec - should be last 744 to get Globe Paint
N180UA sked to exit MXN 2139/17Dec with ISP

763:
N664UA sked to enter VCV 2142/16Dec, possible touch-up paint
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:53 am

738:
N77530 entered INT 2156/15Dec for WiFi and scimitars

739:
N77431 exited INT 2157/16Dec with WiFi/scimitars/slimline seats (1st sCO 739 with slimlines)

B753:
N57869 and N57870 both now have streaming WiFi content.

788:
N30913 new delivery sked to enter DEN Induction 2154/17Dec (ferry from Boeing CHS Plant)
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:21 pm

Does anyone know why B764 N664UA flew from IAH-VCV yesterday?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N664UA
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:37 pm

Quoting audidudi (Reply 81):
Does anyone know why B764 N664UA flew from IAH-VCV yesterday?
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 79):
N664UA sked to enter VCV 2142/16Dec, possible touch-up paint
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:41 pm

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 82):

My bad! Sorry, I missed that one!
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:13 pm

n30913 789 delivery flight UA2154 shows canceled for today...
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:20 pm

I see it renumbered as Flight 2188/17Dec sked to leave at 10am local, 20 mins late if correct.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:15 am

E175:
N82314 spotted late this afternoon at IAH C-North in revenue service, doing a DFW turn.
N89315 newest delivery sat parked all day at the disused B84K, don't know if it has done a rev. flight yet.

It seems to me that UA is re-using old 737-324 registry numbers for the new company-owned E175s...

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 51):
Deep South Amirica is a good idea if you can fill the aircraft - lot's of down time and how important is IFE on red eyes?

If done from IAH maybe aircraft time in IAH could be used to for something like IAH-NRT where 1 772 May not be enough. Also plenty of swap out opportunity with other aircraft.

Yes! NRT could use some 747 F-class love from IAH, though maybe not so much with ANA adding their service soon.

And re: S. America.... UA lately has been running a PW-powered three-class 777-222ER on the IAH-GRU route...upguaged from a 767-322ER, while GIG has a daily 2-class 777-224ER. GRU seems able to handle three classes, why not GIG?

But United @ IAH would have to figure out where to park 747s, since E's widebody gates are maxxed out from 7pm onward, and there is the 'little' matter of no Global First Lounge. Terminal D could accommodate UA 747s, but it is not the ideal pax environment.

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 70):
Anyone know the reg# for the 'new' 73Gs and when they will EIS?

I'm curious, too. I meant to check on this today at work but had no time. I'm wondering whether the two ex-Copa birds will be named Nxx737 Nxx738 Nxx739 Nxx740 or Nxx741. Just a hunch, but I'm leaning toward 740 and 741....
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:22 am

319:
N818UA sked to eexit LCQ 21827/29Dec with slimline seats
N822UA sked to enter LCQ 2128/19Dec for Slimline seats, this is last 319 to get slimlines

738:
N73278 exited INT 2180/18Dec with WiFi/scimtars/slimline seats

752:
N585UA ferried SFO-VCV 2172/198 Dec, FedExit

763:
N656UA sked to exit MCN 2129/19Dec
N664UA sked to exit VCV 2139/19Dec

764:
N69059 exited MIA 2122/18Dec with WiFi - 1st 764 with WiFi

772:
N219UA exited CWF 21790/18Dec with Intl WiFi
N221UA entered CWF 2179/18Dec for WiFi
N780UA exited SFO 2161/18Dec
N78009 sked to exit HKG 180/21Dec sith Intl WiFi

United is now over 60% WiFi on Mainline aircraft

E175:
N127SY entered revenue service 12/15/14
N89315 has not entered revenue service yet

[Edited 2014-12-18 23:04:28]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:26 am

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 86):

N89315 newest delivery sat parked all day at the disused B84K, don't know if it has done a rev. flight yet.

Would this have been a ferry or revenue flight then?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20141210/0030Z/KPHX/KIAH
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:18 am

Quoting audidudi (Reply 88):

Would this have been a ferry or revenue flight then?

I don't know, but it was most likely a ferry, unless 315 did a revenue flight to C and then was towed over to B84, which has no pax service. The Mesa MX folks work on the E175s in the B84 area -- it appears to be mostly induction/familiarization/normal mx stuff for them at present, and throughout the day, one can see various ones parked over there.

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 86):
It seems to me that UA is re-using old 737-324 registry numbers for the new company-owned E175s...

This is false, and I should have fact-checked before posting. I guess the tail numbers going from 301-onward reminded me of the old CO 733s...but I can find no instance of an E175 taking on the actual registration number of a CO 733-324 or -3TO, and N8x3xx seems to be the E175 format going forward.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:05 pm

Last UA mainline flight with a tulip is now enrotue to VCV paint.
N655UA 2137/19Dec EWR-VCV
Last 2 744s in paint in AMA and XMN

772
N74004 sked to enter HKG 179/20Dec for WiFi

739:
N69839 new dlevery sked to enter SEA induction 2189/19Dec
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:30 am

319:
N804UA sked to exit LCQ 2150/21Dec with slimlines
N810UA sked to exit LCQ 2147/20Dec with slimlines

738:
N14228 sked to exit MIA 2156/20Dec with WiFi
N73256 entered INT 2141/19Dec for WiFi
N37287 sked to exit INT 2163/21Dec with simitars/WiFi

752:
N522UA entered SFO 477/16Dec, maint? exit?
N14118 entered MIA 12/20/14 for WiFi
N33132 sked to exit MIA 2158/20Dec with Intl WiFi
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:52 pm

739:
N39561 entered INT 2165/21Dec for WiFi
N69838 exited INT 2166/22Dec with WiFi, possible scimitar winglets - 1st rev. flight 1022/22Dec ORD-EWR

753:
N77867 exited MIA 2171/22Dec, should have WiFi, not shown yet on united.com

772:
N210UA sked to exit HKG 2196/24Dec with Intl WiFi
N220UA sked to exit CWF 2170/22Dec with Intl WiFi
N229UA entered CWF 2169/22Dec for WiFi
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:49 pm

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 86):
and there is the 'little' matter of no Global First Lounge

They run plenty of GF flights our of EWR and IAH already with no GF Lounge.

That's likely not really a consideration.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:19 am

Quoting airzim (Reply 93):
They run plenty of GF flights our of EWR and IAH already with no GF Lounge.

That's likely not really a consideration.

You are right on this, UA certainly could fly more routes with Global First from IAH without a dedicated Lounge, just as they do from EWR, but I think that if they become serious about the GF product, they should introduce lounges in EWR and IAH. The lounges need not be large, but they would cater to the GF and Global Services pax. I'm still hoping for 744s to serve Brazil from IAH, lounge or not!

E175:
N89317 spotted on 21 Dec at IAH C-25 ... and not seen since.

Also no sight yet of N86316.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/ shows N87318 and N87319 already assigned.

BTW, what we call the E175, the FAA calls an ERJ170-200LR.
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[Edited 2014-12-22 22:26:57]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:24 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 92):
N77867 exited MIA 2171/22Dec, should have WiFi, not shown yet on united.com

Wifi now showing on united.com for 3867.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:52 pm

738:
N33203 sked to exit MIA 1042/28Dec with WiFi
N35204 sked to enter MIA 1155/27Dec for WiFi
N33292 entered INT 2179/22Dec for WiFi/scimitars

763:
N651UA exited MCN 2186/26Dec

772:
N206UA entered HKG 2160/24Dec for WiFi
N78808 sked to exit HKG 180/28Dec, already had WiFi
N37018 entered HKG 179/26Dec, already has WiFi

788:
N30913 sked to exit DEN Induction 2157/27Dec

Last 3 mainline aircraft to get Globe paint are in paint now and should be finished by about New Year's Day. 744 N121UA/AMA, N178UA/XMN, 763 655UA/VCV
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:07 pm

N86316 should be ferrying from PHX to IAH today. N87318 & N87319 are in PHX for FAA conformity then will be ferried to IAH
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:07 pm

319:
N828UA exited LCQ 2175/28Dec with slimlines
last unit for slimlines N822UA should be due out of LCQ mod soon

744:
N116UA sked to exit XMN 2181/31Dec with In-Seat Power
N179UA sked to enter XMN 2182/31Dec for In-Seat Power

772:
N781UA entered SFO 12/18/14 for maint.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status Part 22

Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:31 am

Do we have enough information to add a list of aircraft completed with Power to the master Update list?

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