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Mistake on Seatmap united.com? Lie flat sea-ewr on redeye?

Mistake on Seatmap united.com? Lie flat sea-ewr on redeye?

Old Sep 24, 17, 11:50 am
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Mistake on Seatmap united.com? Lie flat sea-ewr on redeye?

Just looking for flights on united.com on Nov 1st from sea-ewr. The redeye shows an international configured 757 as a seat map. Is that real or is it a mistake? If real, do they ever change the plane?
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Old Sep 24, 17, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by convert View Post
Just looking for flights on united.com on Nov 1st from sea-ewr. The redeye shows an international configured 757 as a seat map. Is that real or is it a mistake? If real, do they ever change the plane?
Looks real, and not just on 11/1. The switch looks to start from 10/29 with UA1696 from EWR, and UA1695 from SEA.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 12:26 pm
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They cut Saturday frequencies on this route fairly recently. I was booked on this redeye for early December only to find out (on my own, of course) that I had been rebooked via ORD and that I needed to call reservations for reticketing.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 4:33 pm
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That's quite exciting. Presumably UA trying to compete with B6 Mint starting on SEA-JFK.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 5:05 pm
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I sure hope this sticks. It would be great to see lieflats on all red-eye transcons, at the very least.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 5:13 pm
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I have a number of these booked. Looks like they moved the 757 PS planes to this route when then moved all PS to 77W
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Old Sep 24, 17, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by smn View Post
I have a number of these booked. Looks like they moved the 757 PS planes to this route when then moved all PS to 77W
It's currently just one round trip 77W between SFO and EWR. But you're right, they have the high density (10 across) 772 cycling in now in addition to the 752s.

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Old Sep 24, 17, 5:52 pm
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They are also running an sCO 752 EWR<>SAN when I fly the route in November. Maybe trying to compete against AS(?)...seems kind of random, but I'll take it!
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Old Sep 24, 17, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by convert View Post
If real, do they ever change the plane?
Yes, absolutely. Absent a specific declaration from United, aircraft assignments are not guaranteed.

However, the current contract of carriage defines a change of aircraft type to one that provides "different seat configurations" to be irregular operations. So, if you book the route expecting a lie-flat, and they swap to an aircraft without it, you should be able to get a re-route or a refund.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 9:27 pm
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Just booked lie flat RT for Thanksgiving holiday. Let's hope these aircraft stick!
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Old Sep 24, 17, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kseaflyr View Post
Just booked lie flat RT for Thanksgiving holiday. Let's hope these aircraft stick!
I would imagine they will. You don't see too many schedule changes happen once you get inside 2 months of the flight, IME. Of course, if there are IRROPs on the day of, it will almost certainly be the easiest flight for UA to sub in a 737 for.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 1:17 pm
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I booked this route on a Christmas Day overnight flight w/ my fiancee and I am very excited about these lie flat seats! Would love to hear someone's experience with SEA-EWR on the 757-200

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Old Nov 26, 17, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kseaflyr View Post
Just booked lie flat RT for Thanksgiving holiday. Let's hope these aircraft stick!
I was flying SEA-IAD yesterday, and saw the next gate had the 757 with lie flights going to Newark. It even looked like 3 upgrades cleared. I was checking a couple dates in February and it looked like they also had 757 lie flat service.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 3:04 pm
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Looks like fares have gone up. They were under $1K for R/T in the front.
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