FlyHossD wrote:UAinAUS wrote:747d10 wrote:225UA is scheduled XMN-HKG, and then HKG-ORD on 01Jan, per Flightaware. And it shows Polaris and PE on the seat map! I thought she was only at XMN for maintenance.
Definitely received Polaris and PP mods. 4 conversions lines are running at XMN for the 77Es. N798UA will enter Jan 1 when N225UA exits.
That strikes me as a huge investment of personnel, time and resources by UAL. I'm glad the conversions are going quickly now.
You are correct it is a huge investment of personnel, time, resources and money, but now is the time to do it when the schedule allows for 4 PW 77E's to be out of service at once and still have enough frames and spares to run the winter schedule. Once March or April rolls around I wouldn't be surprised if 4 lines is reduced to 3 then 2 lines in May till September or October 2019. UA has set an ambitious schedule and in two years from today the Polaris conversions should be done and we haven't even started on the 764s or 788/9s. The more lines UA runs at XMN and HKG during the winter season the more it helps UA keep this project on schedule.