Indication of switch to Polaris?

Old May 26, 17, 6:58 am
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Indication of switch to Polaris?

We have ticketed SFO-ICN-HKT in December.

It was ticketed as SFO to ICN in "United Polaris First", initially on a 747 then quickly changed to a 3-cabin 777-200. Just looked today and it still shows the 777-200 seat map and has us in 1A and 2A, but the reservation says "United Polaris Business (O)". So still the First Award booking code but described as business.

Wondering of if this is a pending change to either a 777-300 or a 787.

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Old May 26, 17, 7:22 am
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777-200 also has 2 class versions - it could be one of them as well
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Too early to worry

It is too early to know the switch of aircraft type. You will have to wait for a few months.
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Old May 26, 17, 7:40 am
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It's strange because they are still selling First and we are still in O First but with a Business Class description.
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Originally Posted by Hipplewm View Post
777-200 also has 2 class versions - it could be one of them as well
But those are sCO, which are typically based in IAH and EWR. Do sCO 777's ever pass through SFO?

It could very well be the 787.

Although im holding out for it being the 77W.
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Old May 26, 17, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by SF1K View Post
We have ticketed SFO-ICN-HKT in December.

It was ticketed as SFO to ICN in "United Polaris First", initially on a 747 then quickly changed to a 3-cabin 777-200. Just looked today and it still shows the 777-200 seat map and has us in 1A and 2A, but the reservation says "United Polaris Business (O)". So still the First Award booking code but described as business.

Wondering of if this is a pending change to either a 777-300 or a 787.
SFO-ICN is not on the short list.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...re-routes.html
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Old May 26, 17, 8:25 am
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Looks like it is going to switch to 787-9. When I went in to the seat map it shows the seat map of the 777-200, but the indicator says 787-9.
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Old May 26, 17, 8:36 am
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I've got the following for the schedule load through next year:

744 through 29Oct
77Q (3 cabin) through 23Mar18
78Z beginning 24Mar18
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Originally Posted by Michael D View Post
Right but that list is only what we know so far. UA will add more 77W routes as it takes delivery of more new planes. The point is that this is potential speculative evidence of a 77W on this route, which isn't a crazy suggestion given that the 77Ws have been replacing 744 routes. UA also placed the 772 as a placeholder on the SFO-NRT schedule before updating the schedule to the 77W, so this is still a possibility. Whatever the schedule says now doesn't mean much.
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Old May 26, 17, 8:43 am
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I've got the following for the schedule load through next year:

744 through 29Oct
77Q (3 cabin) through 23Mar18
78Z beginning 24Mar18
So then maybe some sort of glitch? Can you check the SFO-LHR as well. I'm very sad if that one is switching I just pulled seat map and we booked that flight specifically to be on the 747 one more time in our favorite seats. It still shows 747 seat map but the indicator shows 777-200. I'll be so sad if we don't get to do that last 747 flight. Too late to change it now as we already have theater tickets in London, etc. I had hoped that for August we'd be safe.
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There were some funky things the other day I saw when looking at award options to book and it would say one cabin lower ie. Economy or Business but it would have the fare class for Business of First.
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There were some funky things the other day I saw when looking at award options to book and it would say one cabin lower ie. Economy or Business but it would have the fare class for Business of First.
Yes, I saw that this morning on the APP as well.
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SCan you check the SFO-LHR as well.
what date? i've got the schedule jumping between 78Z and 747 for August
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Originally Posted by SF1K View Post
Looks like it is going to switch to 787-900. When I went in to the seat map it shows the seat map of the 777-200, but the indicator says 787-900.
Just to be precise, it's 787-9, not -900.
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Old May 26, 17, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
Just to be precise, it's 787-9, not -900.
Thanks.

Originally Posted by runner450 View Post
what date? i've got the schedule jumping between 78Z and 747 for August
August 10. I think there is both a 747 and 787 flight.

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Looks like it is going to switch to 787-900. When I went in to the seat map it shows the seat map of the 777-200, but the indicator says 787-9.
Ok now this seat map indicator is back to showing 777-200. Instead of the 787-9 that was showing there before.

Also my other one for the 747 is back to showing the indicator as 747 instead of 777-200. So strange.

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