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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 20, 2015, 12:15 am
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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.
My hunch seems to be right about the Hawaiian birds getting the refit -- if what is said on here is true.

Makes no sense for UA to be operating 764s with lie flat and AVOD on some routes to Hawaii, and have the other be done by the stripped down 777s with no AVOD or lie flats in J. UA probably had compliants through the roof on the these aircraft. They were flown on some route up to 9 hours with no lie flat, no AVOD, unreliable wifi and streaming content, and no powerports.

Maybe the finally got the message that the 777A retrofit was pathetic.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 3:11 am
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I fear that, once UA discovers the revenue opportunities for 10 across in Y on a 777, they'll quickly follow with the rest of the fleet. At least on AA they've kept it 9 across in MCE - we have to pray for that in E+
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757
My hunch seems to be right about the Hawaiian birds getting the refit -- if what is said on here is true.

Makes no sense for UA to be operating 764s with lie flat and AVOD on some routes to Hawaii, and have the other be done by the stripped down 777s with no AVOD or lie flats in J. UA probably had compliants through the roof on the these aircraft. They were flown on some route up to 9 hours with no lie flat, no AVOD, unreliable wifi and streaming content, and no powerports.

Maybe the finally got the message that the 777A retrofit was pathetic.
It would be easier from a scheduling perspective to have all A-market 777s configured the same way, though I doubt complaints from the Hawaii markets are driving the decision to refit those birds.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by Bunky
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.
I've always thought that the non-ER 777-200's should have been configured with this type of high-density configuration (low J / high Y). I could also picture this config doing hub-hub to connect to international banks and also running p.s. routes during periods of high demand.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 10:30 am
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Looking at other threads, I think the 24 added seats in Y on the 772A will be from Y only, keeping E+ at 9 across. There would not be a huge problem with aisles going from the 3-3-3 to 3-4-3. E+ would need new seats as 2-5-2 would not match with the 3-4-3 where these is a break in class and there is no natural break by an exit door.
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 7:09 pm
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738:
N54241 exited MIA 1595/23Jan with WiFi
N17245 entered MIA 1401/23Jan for WiFi
N39297 exited INT 2129/23Jan with WiFi/scimitars
83 or 130 have WiFi

739:
N57439 entered INT 2128/22Jan for WiFi

744:
N119UA sked to enter XMN 2132/25Jan for ISP
N179UA sked to exit XMN 2131/25Jan with ISP

763:
N646UA exite MCN 2125/22Jan
N643UA entered MCN 2124/22Jan
N653UA exited MIA 2130/23Jan with Intl WiFi

764:
N66051 sked to enter HKG 2168/24Jan
N66056 exited HKG 2196/23Jan

772:
N222UA exited CWF 2121/22Jan with Intl WiFi
N227UA entered CWF 2121/22Jan for WiFi
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 11:45 pm
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Fleet plan says there are 68 CR2's flying now, with another 18 to exit by end of 2015. I have gone through the fleet list to try and identify which ones may have already exited as the fleet list shows well over 68. The only frames I could identify that might have been retired are N828AS, N829AS, N959SW, and N967SW. Anyone else have insight as to how we can update the fleet list of express frames to be more accurate and follow the fleet exits?
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 5:47 am
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Delivery dates for the next five 789s are tentatively set for Feb 17, Mar 1, Mar 15, May 1, and July 23. This is according to Boeing's delivery schedule.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 10:02 pm
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738:
N37263 entered INT 2144/24Jan for WiFi/scimitars/slimline seats (former mid lav)
N35271 exited INT 2145/24Jan with WiFi/scimitars/slimlines (former mid lav)
6 of 18 complete and one in mod

WiFi update:
sUA 257 of 333 = 71.2%
sCO 190 of 358 - 53.1%
Total 447 of 691 = 64.7%

Narrowbodies
sUA 206 of 223 = 92.4% (includes 39 739ERs)
sCO 168 of 306 = 54.9%

Widebodies
sUA 51 of 110 = 46.4%
sCO 22 of 52 = 42.3% (includes 788/789 aircraft)
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 1:44 pm
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upon landing at KWI sunday evening, noticed that a united 772 was parked to the northeast of 15R, away from the terminals.

later found out that it had gone mx the night before (cooling system i believe). looks to be N225UA.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 4:42 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
Since you only mentioned 77A, are those 3 77C are excluded ? I guess it is the end of 2-5-2, truly missed the two seats on the side, especially exit window 16 AJ (which has a real window and not a wall)

Those 77C just had a major reconfig from 3 class to 2 class and remove all PTV, if they would change to 3-4-3 now, they should have done it back then instead.

So any time frame for the reconfig ?

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Old Jan 26, 2015, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by REPUBLIC757
My hunch seems to be right about the Hawaiian birds getting the refit -- if what is said on here is true.

Makes no sense for UA to be operating 764s with lie flat and AVOD on some routes to Hawaii, and have the other be done by the stripped down 777s with no AVOD or lie flats in J. UA probably had compliants through the roof on the these aircraft. They were flown on some route up to 9 hours with no lie flat, no AVOD, unreliable wifi and streaming content, and no powerports.

Maybe the finally got the message that the 777A retrofit was pathetic.
I think the 764 operations on EWR/IAD-HNL has more to do with range issues going westbound with the 77A. Those routes are nearly 5000 miles and there's nowhere to divert to between the west coast and HNL. I suspect even with the retrofit, you'd still see 764 ops on those two routes. I believe SFO-HNL is simply for aircraft utilization purposes.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG
Since you only mentioned 77A, are those 3 77C are excluded ? I guess it is the end of 2-5-2, truly missed the two seats on the side, especially exit window 16 AJ (which has a real window and not a wall)

Those 77C just had a major reconfig from 3 class to 2 class and remove all PTV, if they would change to 3-4-3 now, they should have done it back then instead.

So any time frame for the reconfig ?
It is my understanding that it is all Hawaiian aircraft. Sorry don't know the time frame yet.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by matrixwalker2012
I think the 764 operations on EWR/IAD-HNL has more to do with range issues going westbound with the 77A. Those routes are nearly 5000 miles and there's nowhere to divert to between the west coast and HNL. I suspect even with the retrofit, you'd still see 764 ops on those two routes. I believe SFO-HNL is simply for aircraft utilization purposes.
Correct it's range issues with the 77A which keeps the 764 on the EWR/IAD - HNL routes. Has nothing to do with keeping an international plane on a domestic route. Even after the retrofits I would expect those routes to continue with the 764.
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Old Jan 27, 2015, 7:21 am
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738:
N79279 exited INT 2153/26Jan with WiFi/scimitars/slimlines
N78285 entered INT 2152/25Jan for WiFi

739:
Double deliveries 1/29/15
N69840 new delivery sked to enter SEA induction 2147/29Jan
N66842 new delivery sked to enter SEA induction 2148/29Jan

744:
N119UA sked to enter XMN 2158/29Jan for In-Seat Power
N179UA sked to exit XMN 2157/29Jan with ISP
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