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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2014 Thread]

Old Jan 1, 2014, 12:25 pm
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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 30, 2014, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28
My guess is by May. And these will be loaded as regular flights they won't be "surprise" flights. Also we may see the 789 flying an international route ie LAX - PVG long before the official launch of the 789 international LAX - MEL.
Why LAX PVG in particular?
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Old Mar 30, 2014, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo
Why LAX PVG in particular?
No reason was just using that as an example.
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Old Mar 30, 2014, 11:58 pm
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738:
N73259 entered MCO 1044/24Mar for scimitar singlet install

744:
N117UA entered ORD 6881/27Mar
N175UA sked to enter SFO 862/30Mar

764:
N67052 exited HKG 7964/29Mar

772:
N768UA exit and N772UA entry at HKG delayed for Hawaiian mod program
N218UA entered HKG 895/28Mar
N227UA entered HKG 895/28Mar
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 1:06 am
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Not to ask a stupid question, but I'm still new to all of this.

On the 737-924ER's, what is the difference between a regular E+ and a Sky Int E+ ?
They apear to have exactly the same seat map.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by phkc070408
Not to ask a stupid question, but I'm still new to all of this.

On the 737-924ER's, what is the difference between a regular E+ and a Sky Int E+ ?
They apear to have exactly the same seat map.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_...ation#Interior
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Thank you!
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by ito717
I was on A320 N493UA this morning DEN-SFO. It did not have overhead entertainment as listed on the fleet site (or if it did it was never activated). The safety demo was done by the flight attendants in the aisles. I never saw the monitors come down overhead. Channel 9 and the rest of the audio system was working, however. WiFi was functional, at least to access united.com and the United app. Still had the old seats.

Is this a "transitional state" for the A320s where they have wifi and no video but still have armrest audio and CH9?
You can usually tell where the screens drop down, even if they aren't used, from looking above - there's a clear break in front of where the monitors drop down from.

If it had audio, there was probably video capability. Maybe not used. Perhaps the screens weren't working or something. I've seen on short flights (I.e ORD-CVG/YYZ) where they don't bother putting anything on, but I'm pretty sure we got them for the demo. Also not sure the exact parameters are in terms of safety briefing and if a screen isn't working, so it could possibly be that. Say the screen in F isn't working, they would probably have to do it all manually anyway.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 5:58 am
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789's

I am not a hater of the 763/764's, but from a pure economic standpoint they are far less efficient than newer aircraft. UA's widebody fleet needs modernization as it appears their domestic network is shrinking based on their recent financials.....
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by annezbillb
I am not a hater of the 763/764's, but from a pure economic standpoint they are far less efficient than newer aircraft. UA's widebody fleet needs modernization as it appears their domestic network is shrinking based on their recent financials.....
UA ordered A350 to replace the 747. The 767-400 is an efficient and relatively new aircraft.
Delta is spending huge money doing a major refurbish on its 767-300's
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Originally Posted by why fly
UA ordered A350 to replace the 747. The 767-400 is an efficient and relatively new aircraft.
Delta is spending huge money doing a major refurbish on its 767-300's
Then again, DL also aquired B717:

Originally Posted by usatoday.com
Delta's Boeing 717s, of course, come from Southwest subsidiary AirTran. Southwest inherited just under 90 717 jets when it acquired AirTran in 2011. However, Southwest ultimately decided against adding a second aircraft type to its all Boeing 737-fleet
And UA invested a fair bit of money to update the old domestic 763s and added winglets to many of these birds, so methinks they will be around for a while.
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It's hard to compare DL to UA as they have different philosophies on fleet makeup.

The 764s are fine aircraft and fully capable of most TATL routes as far as IAH-FRA and are only 12 to 14 years old. Expect another decade of service.
The 763s are really two fleets. The older fleet of 1991-1993 3 class aircraft are premium heavy aircraft and are scheduled to start being retired soon. The newer fleet of 1998-2001 aircraft have new seating (similar to 764s) and winglets - these aircraft will be around for maybe a decade serving numerous routes that don't need 787 range.

788:
N26910 sked to enter revenue service 95/31Mar DEN-IAH

A320:
N485UA sked to exit LCQ 6870/31Mar with slimline seats

772:
N768UA (Hawaiian reconfiguration mod) now sked for test hop at HKG 6869/2Apr
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I rarely fly UA these days, but I just flew a 739 in F yesterday SFO-PHL and I've got to say that has to be the most boring experience I've ever had on a plane. No WiFi or IFE? I used to enjoy channel 9 back in the day and was looking forward to it. I guess I should have checked, but I kinda thought WiFi was standard these days!

I read Hemispheres and SkyMall cover to cover. Twice.

On the plus side - seat was more comfortable than most domestic, and the sundae was good.
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Originally Posted by Bunky
It's hard to compare DL to UA as they have different philosophies on fleet makeup.

The 764s are fine aircraft and fully capable of most TATL routes as far as IAH-FRA and are only 12 to 14 years old. Expect another decade of service.
The 763s are really two fleets. The older fleet of 1991-1993 3 class aircraft are premium heavy aircraft and are scheduled to start being retired soon. The newer fleet of 1998-2001 aircraft have new seating (similar to 764s) and winglets - these aircraft will be around for maybe a decade serving numerous routes that don't need 787 range.

788:
N26910 sked to enter revenue service 95/31Mar DEN-IAH

A320:
N485UA sked to exit LCQ 6870/31Mar with slimline seats

772:
N768UA (Hawaiian reconfiguration mod) now sked for test hop at HKG 6869/2Apr
Just seems like UA is a little behind their competition (I don't count Delta because they will be flying MD-11's for another 10 years!) in terms of widebody fleet. I agree that some of the newer planes are serviceable for another decade. But anything older than 20 years has got to go!
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Originally Posted by annezbillb
Just seems like UA is a little behind their competition (I don't count Delta because they will be flying MD-11's for another 10 years!) in terms of widebody fleet. I agree that some of the newer planes are serviceable for another decade. But anything older than 20 years has got to go!
With proper inspections and cabin refreshes it shouldn't matter how old the plane is to a passenger. At that point you're looking at operating costs vs financing costs which is a decision on the folks on S Wacker can make. The problem of course is UALs cabin refreshes leave something to be desired.
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Originally Posted by annezbillb
I don't count Delta because they will be flying MD-11's for another 10 years


IIRC Delta doesn't operate MD-11s.
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