Old Jan 16, 19, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
But no dedicated replacement aircraft announced. Perhaps 781 assignments will be permanent. Or maybe the High J 763?
I think the 781 will be in the rotation for the long-term. The fact that they are in the schedule for the summer suggests that there is some strategic purpose for putting that product in the premium TCON market when WB demand peaks.

My guess is we might see the oldest of the 76C (B/E Diamond 763) in the domestic network until they are removed from service. 7 frames aren't getting Polaris mods (76L) due to age, and they might help to bridge the drawdown of the 75K fleet as they reach "terminal" heavy checks and deliveries of (rumored) premium-heavy 737MAX10s. The 76C is similar in premium capacity to the 75K (28J vs. 30J) and adds about 70 Y seats with the same cabin products. Aside from the 757s, the 76C should be the last non-Polaris aircraft in the longhaul fleet, so it would make sense for UA to deploy them elsewhere, especially given the additional WB frames coming on property over the next two years.

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