Polaris seat on 772? -- swap to 77W?

Old Jul 21, 17, 6:24 am
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Polaris seat on 772? -- swap to 77W?

I'm flying EWR-PEK (UA89 on a 772) tomorrow and went to check my seat assignment, I noticed the seat map showed the Polaris seat icon. Hopefully this isn't a glitch! I thought the conversion of the 772 was going to take place later this year if not next year?
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Old Jul 21, 17, 6:29 am
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There are no 777-200s with the new seats.
Looks like you will have a new 777-300 with the new seats.
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Old Jul 21, 17, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by BasedinCLE View Post
I'm flying EWR-PEK (UA89 on a 772) tomorrow and went to check my seat assignment, I noticed the seat map showed the Polaris seat icon. Hopefully this isn't a glitch! I thought the conversion of the 772 was going to take place later this year if not next year?
According to UA.com, UA 89 tomorrow is scheduled for ship #2134 , a 77W—so the seatmap is correct and not the 772 label. Fingers crossed for no last-minute swap back!
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Old Jul 21, 17, 6:46 am
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Grab one of those odd number seats before it's too late (except 7A unless you don't mind the galley noise & light)!
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Old Jul 21, 17, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by 764toHI View Post
Grab one of those odd number seats before it's too late (except 7A unless you don't mind the galley noise & light)!
Switched from 12A to 15L!
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Old Jul 21, 17, 8:50 am
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Congrats! You got lucky.

Looks like UA has taken delivery of more 777-300ERs than they need for the schedule, so they've been subbing these in on all sorts of 777-200 routes.

I am guessing once the additional routes (SFO-TPE, SFO-PEK and EWR-NRT) start later this year, the swaps will be reduced.

So you got super lucky.
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Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer View Post
Congrats! You got lucky.

Looks like UA has taken delivery of more 777-300ERs than they need for the schedule, so they've been subbing these in on all sorts of 777-200 routes.

I am guessing once the additional routes (SFO-TPE, SFO-PEK and EWR-NRT) start later this year, the swaps will be reduced.

So you got super lucky.
The plus is they also end up in the domestic rotation too, I got a swap out from SFO-EWR yesterday on one. I had looked for this aircraft when I booked the flight a couple months ago but ended up with a 757. It was a nice surprise and now the 7 month in a row I got a ER flight on that route.
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The plus is they also end up in the domestic rotation too, I got a swap out from SFO-EWR yesterday on one. I had looked for this aircraft when I booked the flight a couple months ago but ended up with a 757. It was a nice surprise and now the 7 month in a row I got a ER flight on that route.
If you are up front, sure - that is a good swap.
In the back, not so much. A change to 10 across in Y would leave me ticked.
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Yes, it does show now on the flight status that it's the 777-300. But clicking into the actual seat map shows 777-200 with the new configuration.
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
If you are up front, sure - that is a good swap.
In the back, not so much. A change to 10 across in Y would leave me ticked.
It actually wasn't a full flight, it appeared to be about 3/4's full based on the number of people in the lanes so hopefully they got to spread out back in steerage.
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Yes, it does show now on the flight status that it's the 777-300. But clicking into the actual seat map shows 777-200 with the new configuration.
That's normal behavior for the website and app when there's an equipment sub. Map and aircraft tail number is correct but aircraft description on seat map view is incorrect.
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Originally Posted by 764toHI View Post
Grab one of those odd number seats before it's too late (except 7A unless you don't mind the galley noise & light)!
Just finished an SFO-NRT in 7a, and I didn't actually notice any noise or light from the galley

Definitely agree about the odd rows, and I had done some research on the blogs about which seats to go for, for my inaugural Polaris hard product flight. Great advice out there !
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Originally Posted by BasedinCLE View Post
I'm flying EWR-PEK (UA89 on a 772) tomorrow and went to check my seat assignment, I noticed the seat map showed the Polaris seat icon. Hopefully this isn't a glitch! I thought the conversion of the 772 was going to take place later this year if not next year?
UA930 SFO-LHR this coming Wed is swapped for a 77W too. This was a nice surprise! I was not exactly thrilled about the 2-4-2 cabin.

UA automatically put me and my SO in 12DG but I changed it to 17DG. Sure looks like a lot of people traveling together are on the flight (looking at the lack of open DG seats and plenty of single seats)
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Old Sep 20, 17, 11:36 am
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How many emergency exits are shown on the diagram? 772 has 4 per side, 77W has 5, one being an overwing.
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Equipment Sub or App glitch?

Flying 29 Sep SFO-EWR UA 726. Original config is Hawaii lie flat 772. But on United App, seatmap is for 77W, and allows me to choose a seat that does not exist on 772. .bomb shows 772. Which one is wrong?
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