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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2014 Thread]

Old Jan 1, 2014, 11:25 am
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The Fleet Status site is:

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/

At the site, you can find information about the interior features, livery, etc., for every plane in United's fleet.

To determine which plane your flight will be on go to mobile.united.com and then click on flight status. Put in the flight number for your flight and just have it use today's date (occasionally it'll say flight not operated on this date in which case just choose one of the other 3 dates it lists). In the address bar you'll see something like this:

mobile.united.com/FlightStatus/FlightDetails?carrierCode=UA&flightNumber=415&flig htDate=9%2F15%2F2015&origin=JFK&destination=SFO

https://mobile.united.com/FlightStatus/FlightDetails?carrierCode=UA&flightNumber=415&flig htDate=9%2F15%2F2015&origin=JFK&destination=SFO

Just change the flight date to match the day of your scheduled flight and then change the origin / destination as necessary. Once you do that look in the details tab under aircraft # and if they have assigned a plane it'll say something like #3506 and the type of plane. Once you know that go to the United Fleet website listed above and cross-reference the four digit number against the "aircraft" column under the appropriate aircraft type.

Keep in mind that things change as they get closer and sometimes either they won't have assigned an aircraft yet or it'll be assigned #0 if it's a few days away and they are anticipating aircraft movement.

You may also check the specific fleet variant of each flight at the United Cargo site under "Schedules & tracking". This data tends to be reliable starting 7 days in advance, but is always subject to change.

United Airlines Equipment (Aircraft) Codes (via JOSECONLSCREW28):

sCO
77Y - B777-200ER (Tail #s 001 - 022)
76P - B767-400ER (Tail #s 051 - 066)
78V - B787-8 (Tail #s 901 - 910, 912, 913)
78Z - B787-9 (Tail #s 950 - 951)
75B - B757-200 AVOD (Tail #s 101 - 141)
75C - B757-300 DirecTV (Tail #s 851 - 859)
75A - B757-300 Overhead IFE (Soon to be streaming content) (Tail #s 860 -871) (Tail #s 860 - 863, 865 have Personal Device Entertainment)
73V - B737-900ER (Tail #s 413 - 478)
73I - B737-900 (Tail #s 401 - 412)
73F - B737-800 DirecTV, Short Field Performance (Tail #s 501 - 518)
73T - B737-800 DirecTV (Tail #s 519 - 531)
73J - B737-800 DirecTV (Tail #s 202 - 226, 228 - 231, 233, 234, 237 - 239, 241 - 245, 247, 248, 250 - 259, 260, 267, 278 - 299.
(Tail #s 260 - 277 will be included here when installed with DirecTV)
73X - B737-800 Mid-Cabin Lav, Overhead IFE (Tail #s 261 - 266, 268 - 277) Will become 73J when installed with DirecTV and mid-cabin lav is removed.
Also known as "midlav" ships.
73M - B737-800 Guam, Overhead IFE (Tail #s 201, 227, 232, 235, 236, 240, 246, 249)
73A - B737-700 Mainland, DirecTV (Tail #s 701 - 719, 721 - 724, 726 - 733, 750)
73P - B737-700 Guam, Overhead IFE (Tail #s 720, 734 - 736)

sUA
19J - A319 (Old Configuration)
19S - A319 (New Configuration) (Slimline Seats)
20B - A320 (Old Configuration 12F/132Y)
20S - A320 (New Configuration 12F/138Y) (Slimline Seats)
20U - A320 (Old Configuration 12F/126Y)
37K - B737-900ER (Tail #s 811 - 848) (Slimline Seats)
47C - B747-400
57Q - B757-200 2-cabin (54xx Tail #s)
57U - B757-200 2-cabin (56xx Tail #s) (Overwater)
67I - B767-300 3-cabin (Tail #s 6441 - 6463) (11 aircraft to become 76E)
73B - B737-900ER (Tail #s 801 - 810)
75J - B757-200 ps (59xx & 53xx Tail #s)
76E - B767-300 2-cabin (Tail #s 6664 - 6677)
77A - B777-200 2-cabin (Tail #s 2510 - 2515) (Non Reconfigured)
77C - B777-200 2-cabin (Tail #s 2368, 2372 & 2379) (Reconfigured)
77D - B777-200 3-cabin (24xx Tail #s)
77H - B777-222 2-cabin (Tail #s 2510 - 2515) (Reconfigured)
77J - B777-200 3-cabin (Tail #s 2704, 2706, 2786, 2791, 2792, 2793, 2795, 2796, 2799)
77Q - B777-200 3-cabin (20xx & 28xx Tail #s)
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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2014 Thread]

Old Mar 14, 2014, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Boo_Radley
According to the UA website, planes that are equipped w/ both WiFi and DirecTV only have WiFi coverage in CONUS. Do they use a different WiFi system than the others?
Yes. The Wi-Fi system on the DirecTV birds rides on the same satellites as the TV service. Since DirecTV only has coverage in CONUS, it's the same story for the Wi-Fi.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Boo_Radley
According to the UA website, planes that are equipped w/ both WiFi and DirecTV only have WiFi coverage in CONUS. Do they use a different WiFi system than the others?
as already answered the DirecTV has an internet (not WiFi -- an improper term) connection via the DirecTV system.

UA needs to cleanup its terminology once stream WiFi appears. Internet (or www) access and WiFi are not the same thing.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
as already answered the DirecTV has an internet (not WiFi -- an improper term) connection via the DirecTV system.

UA needs to cleanup its terminology once stream WiFi appears. Internet (or www) access and WiFi are not the same thing.
Meh, Wi-Fi coverage area is a perfectly reasonable and lay-people-friendly way of referring to areas where the Wi-Fi network on the plane will be able to deliver internet rather than just streaming content.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky
739:
N68817 (New dklelivery) exited SEA/BFI 68566/11Feb (not N69818)
I flew on aircraft 817 on 12 Mar. Looks like 12 Mar was the first day of revenue service for that ship, and mine was the 4th revenue flight SFO-SEA.

No IFE, and the in-seat power was INOP. When does it get turned on?
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28
United:
73B - B737-900ER 801 - 810 tail numbers
37K - B737-900ER 811 on up tail numbers (Slimline Seats)
So are these sUA 739ERs flown by sUA pilots, or is there a single 737 workgroup that can fly other side?

And are they staffed by sUA FAs?

What does the distinction of assigning deliveries to sUA vs. sCO actually mean? It doesn't look like any 788's are being assigned to sUA.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by seacarl
So are these sUA 739ERs flown by sUA pilots, or is there a single 737 workgroup that can fly other side?

And are they staffed by sUA FAs?

What does the distinction of assigning deliveries to sUA vs. sCO actually mean? It doesn't look like any 788's are being assigned to sUA.
sUA pilots are being trained on these now, but I believe some are already flying them so it could be either sCO pilots or sUA pilots...however sUA FAs can only work the 739ERs with 8xx tail numbers. So basically anything with an 8xx tail number goes to the sUA side and if sCO were to take more deliveries of 739ERs they would be delivered from 479 - 499.

As for the 787s those are all sCO pilots/FAs until the 25th frame is delivered or until the fence come down then sUA pilots will be able to fly the 787. FAs will still be sCO on the 787 until the company comes to agreement on a single contract, seniority list etc.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28
77H = 777 Hawaiian/High Density.
Do you know how that differs from the other 777 configurations (A, C, D, J, Q)? More seats?
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Pat89339
Do you know how that differs from the other 777 configurations (A, C, D, J, Q)? More seats?
Just for the 777 with the 32J/312Y configuration.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 11:23 pm
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These 737-900/900ER aircraft are now equipped with active WiFi:

408, 416, 429 & 454.
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by unavaca
Yes. The Wi-Fi system on the DirecTV birds rides on the same satellites as the TV service. Since DirecTV only has coverage in CONUS, it's the same story for the Wi-Fi.
So if I'm flying on a DirectTV equipped flight from EWR to YYT, the direct TV will only work for the first part of the flight?
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by DanielWRyan
So if I'm flying on a DirectTV equipped flight from EWR to YYT, the direct TV will only work for the first part of the flight?
Did not think UA flew mainline on this route
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 9:06 am
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320:
N410UA entered LCQ 6859/14mar
N421UA entered LCQ 6855/12Mar
N495UA exited LCQ 6855/15Mar with Slimeline/bins/Wifi

739:
N27421 WiFi on
N35444 WiFi on

744:
N197 sked to enter HKG 6853/15Mar
Found WiFi on all 744s except N104/118/128UA

752:
N540UA entered SFO 3/10/14, possible fleet exit sked for test hop 6868/17Mar

772:
N37018 entered HKG 3/1/14

Globe Paint:
CRJ-700 - N795SK

CRJ-200 - N909SW -N983SW

EMB-120 - N223SW - N284YV

EMB120 - made several corrections on paint and units on Fleet Website
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by EmailKid
Did not think UA flew mainline on this route
Seasonal, according to Wikipedia.

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Old Mar 16, 2014, 9:26 am
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N27246 (CS 738) seems like it was parked in HKG for months, it is parked by the fence right outside HAECO, wasn't even inside the HAECO hangar, and haven't been moved to anywhere at all.

Is it waiting for parts or permanently damaged ?
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Old Mar 16, 2014, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG
N27246 (CS 738) seems like it was parked in HKG for months, it is parked by the fence right outside HAECO, wasn't even inside the HAECO hangar, and haven't been moved to anywhere at all.

Is it waiting for parts or permanently damaged ?
There is usually a Guam based 737 parked outside the hangar at Haeco because it is cheaper to park it there overnight than it is to pay the airport to park it at the gate. It comes and goes every day as part of its normal flights.
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