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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2015 Edition]

Old Jan 3, 2015, 1:35 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=1647&fli ghtDate=11%2F30%2F2015&origin=EWR&destination=SFO

https://mobile.united.com/FlightStat...estination=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 - 959)
75B - B757-200 AVOD (Tail #s 101 - 141)
75C - B757-300 DirecTV (Tail #s 851 - 859)
75A - B757-300 Streaming (Tail #s 860 - 871)
73V - B737-900ER (Tail #s 413 - 478)
73I - B737-900 (Tail #s 401 - 412)
73F - B737-800 DirecTV, SFP(Tail #s 501 - 518)
73T - B737-800 DirecTV, SFP (Tail #s 519 - 531)
73J - B737-800 DirecTV (Tail #s 202 - 239, 241 - 245, 247, 248, 250-292, 299)
73M - B737-800 Guam (Tail #s 201, 240, 246, 249, 293-298)
73A - B737-700 DirecTV (Tail #s 701-719, 721-724, 726-733, 750-754)
73P - B737-700 Guam, Overhead IFE (Tail #s 720, 734 - 736)

sUA
19S - A319 (New Slimline Seats)
20S - A320 (New Configuration Slimline Seats)
73B - B737-900ER (Tail #s 801- 810)
37K - B737-900ER (Tail #s 811 - 849, 880 - 894) (Slimline Seats)
47C - B747-400
57Q - B757-200 2-cabin (54xx Tail #s) - exiting fleet
57U - B757-200 2-cabin (56xx Tail #s) (ETOPS) - exiting fleet
67I - B767-300 3-cabin (Tail #s 6441 - 6463) (All aircraft to become 76E) (will become 76C if in 2-cabin configuration, will become 76N if in 3-cabin configuration with winglets)
75J - B757-200 ps (59xx & 53xx Tail #s) (will become 75K)
76E - B767-300 2-cabin (Tail #s 6664 - 6677) (will become 76C)
77D - B777-200 3-cabin (24xx Tail #s) - to get new Domestic config
77H - B777-200 2-cabin (Tail #s 2510 - 2515, 2368, 2372, 2379) (Hawaiian)
77G - B777A 2-cabin (see http://aviationweek.com/commercial-a...-777-retrofits) 28J/336Y with E- going 3x4x3 across
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)

For reference: United Airlines Fleet Updates [2014 Thread]
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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2015 Edition]

Old Jan 19, 2015, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by warreng24
Ugh.

I don't see 77G in the Wiki... Is 77G just a converted 77A?

77A are the sCO 772's right? So, from 50 BF to 28 BF? WoW
I assume 77A is for the 777-200 XA which are the Hawaii birds. I guess this would mean all new seats in Y?

Jose, any other reported modifications along with the new seats?
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by JDS747
I assume 77A is for the 777-200 XA which are the Hawaii birds. I guess this would mean all new seats in Y?

Jose, any other reported modifications along with the new seats?
I'm not seeing anything about the CO birds being changed from 50 to 28 BF or swapped into 3-4-3
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28
77A aircraft will be getting a new configuration.

77G - 28J/336Y with Y going 3x4x3 across...yikes
Originally Posted by warreng24
Ugh.
I don't see 77G in the Wiki... Is 77G just a converted 77A?

77A are the sCO 772's right? So, from 50 BF to 28 BF? WoW
Originally Posted by brian51974
By 77A is that including the Hawaiian configs?

Or is 77G the Hawaiian?
Originally Posted by JDS747
I assume 77A is for the 777-200 XA which are the Hawaii birds. I guess this would mean all new seats in Y?

Jose, any other reported modifications along with the new seats?
I read this as the current 77A is turning into the 77G.

The wiki says 77A = 6 of the 9 Hawaiian birds, ship #s 2510-2515. Those are currently 32BF/312Y, so not quite as dramatic as 50 to 28. Still, 3-4-3 is pretty yucky.

Are they really only doing 6 of the 9? Or will they do the 77Cs as well?
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 3:49 pm
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77A aircraft will be getting a new configuration.

77G - 28J/336Y with Y going 3x4x3 across...yikes
ouch. Presumably they're keeping the 'domestic' F seats... squeeze 'em in.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 3:52 pm
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Bloomberg reporting a 777-300ER order (10x) is in the works...
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28
77A aircraft will be getting a new configuration.

77G - 28J/336Y with Y going 3x4x3 across...yikes
I won't be flying those aircraft. to UA.

Originally Posted by EWR764
Bloomberg reporting a 777-300ER order (10x) is in the works...
747 replacements? That's interesting. I seem to recall UA saying they weren't interested in "old" technology.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764
Bloomberg reporting a 777-300ER order (10x) is in the works...
Maybe 10X means ten aircraft and 10 across. Going 10 across on Hawaiian and new deliveries?
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 4:22 pm
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My thinking is that UAL doesn't want to wait until 2018 to start drawing down the 747 fleet, and there is no viable replacement in the current fleet at the top of the market unitl the A350-1000s come around. They can probably get 77Ws on property within a year or so and start retiring 744s sooner. Routes like ORD-HKG or LAX/SFO-SYD probably can justify larger airplanes than 772s, but a step back to the antiquated economy class product or poor dispatch reliability of the 747 is not in the cards.

I'm not sure this necessarily portends a cancellation of the A350 order and replacement with 77X either, as there is substantial commonality between the GE90 777s already in the fleet.

I wonder if the new 77G configuration will go with flat beds in J. There doesn't seem to be much reason to reduce the number of seats in the F cabin, especially because the difference between the 9-abreast seat count and 10-abreast in Y is roughly the same as the number of rows of Y in the airplane, at least the ones that would probably be gaining seats.
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Originally Posted by warreng24
Ugh.

I don't see 77G in the Wiki... Is 77G just a converted 77A?

77A are the sCO 772's right? So, from 50 BF to 28 BF? WoW
77Y is the code for the sCO 772s. 77A is the code for the sUA base model 777s the 9 Hawaiian birds and the few in 3-cabin configuration used on shorter runs ie EWR - FRA, IAD - LHR etc.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 4:28 pm
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I wonder if the new 77G configuration will go with flat beds in J. There doesn't seem to be much reason to reduce the number of seats in the F cabin, especially because the difference between the 9-abreast seat count and 10-abreast in Y is roughly the same as the number of rows of Y in the airplane, at least the ones that would probably be gaining seats.
? why would they do lie flat? the market is leisure, they don't even do real 'business' meal service.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by entropy
? why would they do lie flat? the market is leisure, they don't even do real 'business' meal service.
Because it seems more than just the Hawaii fleet would get the prospective mod (including A-market 777s in 3-cabin configurations).

Just speculating, of course, but it does not seem too far-fetched that UA might consider a high-density 777 configuration for European/South America markets to alternate between the respective summer seasons in each hemisphere.
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Because it seems more than just the Hawaii fleet would get the prospective mod (including A-market 777s in 3-cabin configurations).
Then again, they use a lot more than just the HI config 777s to HI. I can certainly see the need for HD capacity into SDQ/SJO that often see bigger metal as is. I think it would be difficult to cram that many Y seats AND have lie flats in the front.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by entropy
I think it would be difficult to cram that many Y seats AND have lie flats in the front.
Difficult in what way?

The idea of lie-flats does make a certain amount of sense from a fleet utilization standpoint because the 77A birds could be used in international markets in addition to ex-Hawaii routes.

It's a different market, but doesn't one of the mideast superhub carriers run a configuration with top F/J and 10-across Y?

I have to say that the old F seats on the Hawaii 777s are pretty hard for older people to manipulate. I was sitting next to an elderly woman and the FA came by and helped her whenever she needed to reconfigure her seat. I did so a few times but the FA was *very* solicitous and on top of her needs. That said they are much better than domestic F seats so I'd be sorry to see things go that way if they do.

Maybe the mods could move this 77A reconfig to a separate thread
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764
Because it seems more than just the Hawaii fleet would get the prospective mod (including A-market 777s in 3-cabin configurations).

Just speculating, of course, but it does not seem too far-fetched that UA might consider a high-density 777 configuration for European/South America markets to alternate between the respective summer seasons in each hemisphere.
That's possible. 28 Business seats like those in the ITPE configuration looks like they would fit before door 2 on the 772A aircraft with a set of four missing in the middle section as there is an extra galley present.
That would leave 10 across in the back. To provide a premium Business product, maybe more galley sapce is needed and woujld cut into the 10 across gain. It appears there are way more rows to pick up just 24 seats in Y, but some rows won't take 10 across due to exits and lavs.
That would leave a high density 772A with true premium product and I agree the aircraft could be used to heavy leisure coach markets TATL and South America as well as Hawaii, GUM/HNL/NRT and HNL-NRT. This configuration could also make HNL-AKL and might make HNL-SYD depending on wind components vs. the 800 mile shorter ORD-HNL route. A 19 unit common 772A fleet would be easier to maintain and schedule.
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752:
N14102 exited MIA 2164/19Jan with Intl WiFi
N33103 entered MIA 2163/19Jan for wifi

772:
N78017 appears sked into HKG 179/21Jan for WiFi

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