United Airlines Fleet Updates [2019 Edition]

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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.

United Airlines Equipment (Aircraft) Codes (via JOSECONLSCREW28)- code refers to type and configuration but not IFE:

pmCO
73S - B737-700 Guam Configuration (12/30/84 Slimline)
73G - B737-700 Slimline (12/36/78 config)
73R - B737-700 Slimline (12/36/78 config), former GUM and former Copa (PDE)
73Y - B737-800 Slimline Config (16/54/96 config)
73U - B737-800 Guam Slimline Configuration (16/42/108 config)
73Q - B737-800 Slimline (16/54/96) with SFP (a/c 3519 and above 16/48/102) 3528 and up Sky Interior, 3532 and up Sky bins
73C - B737-900 Slimline (20/42/117 config)
73L - B737-900ER Slimline Config (3413-3442 & 3479: 20/42/117), (3443-3478: 20/39/120) (3479 Sky Interior and Space bins)
37X - 737-MAX9 Slimline 20/48/111)
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/45/108)
75E - B757-300 Slimline (24/57/156 config)
76P - B767-400ER (39/70/131 with Y crew mod)
78V - B787-8 (36/70/113 config)
78Z - B787-9 (48/88/116 config)
77Y - B777-200ER ("Version 2"/ 50/72/145 config)
77E - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50/24/46/156)

pmUA
19S - A319 version 1 (8/42/78 config)
19C - A319 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (8/42/78 config), different lavs
19? - A319 version ? (12/36/78 config)
20S - A320 version 1 (12/42/96 config)
20C - A320 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (12/42/96 config), different lavs
20? - A320 version ? (16/36/96 config)
37K - B737-900ER (20/39/120 a/c 3801-3810 ) (20/42/117 a/c 3811-3894 Sky - a/c 3895-3899 Space Bins)
75K - B757-200 (formerly known as "ps") (28/42/72 config)
76C - B767-300ER 2-cabin non-Polaris (30J/49E+/135Y config)
76A - B767-300ER Polaris 2 class (30J/46E+/138Y config)
76L - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (46J/22PP/43E+/56Y config)
77G - B777-200 Domestic (Versions 3 & 4 / 28F/102E+/234Y config)
77J - B777-200ER 3-cabin (27xx Tail#'s) ("Version 1"/ 8F/40J/113E+/108Y config)
77Q - B777-200ER 3-cabin (20xx & 28xx Tail #s) ("Version 1"/ 8F/40J/113E+/108Y config)
77U/N - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50J/24PP/46E+/156Y)
77T - B777-300ER Polaris/PP (60J/24PP/62E+/204Y)
78U - B787-9 AC# 968-972 48J/88E+/116Y config)
78X - B787-10 AC# 1001 and up 44J/21PP/45E+/199Y config)

Here's what each of the facilities do historically:
HKG, heavy widebody maint and reconf (also heavy GUM 737 maint); 763/772GE Polaris mods
XMN 772PW Polaris mods, 787 mod, 777/787 heavy maint
LCQ, Airbus heavy and some medium heavy maint, Airbus Inductions and mods, 319/320 reconfiguration
DLH, Airbus maintenance
MIA, reconfiguration and maintenance, all except 787/777
HOU, 737 heavier maintenance, some shorter mod work
SAT 757 maint
SFO, Airbus D checks, heavy 772 maint, 737NG C checks, other maint.
MCO, 737/757 maintenance, some mods.
IAH, light maint
SEA, 77W, 739 new delivery induction, some 789s as well
DEN, IAD, 789 new delivery induction
RFD, 777 ADS-B, previous: 752 scimitar winglets, 737NG reconfigurations, 753 slimlines
Paint: VCV, AMA, CWF, FTW paint
PVG, 788 modifications/WiFi
PEK, some widebody maint.

Services ended at INT and MCN - Appears services suspended or ended at PEK/PVG and the below
SKF 39M final induction installations

ILN some 763 maint
VQQ some 763 maint

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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by arjaok View Post
Are they retrofitting any of the 77Gs with Polaris seats in the next few months? I have a few domestic flights in first this year on 777-200s and would love to avoid the 2-4-2 whenever possible.
They're never getting retrofitted...gotta pack in as many people as you can to send them to Hawaii!
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Old Mar 28, 19, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by arjaok View Post
Are they retrofitting any of the 77Gs with Polaris seats in the next few months? I have a few domestic flights in first this year on 777-200s and would love to avoid the 2-4-2 whenever possible.
Nope
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by arjaok View Post
Are they retrofitting any of the 77Gs with Polaris seats in the next few months? I have a few domestic flights in first this year on 777-200s and would love to avoid the 2-4-2 whenever possible.
Pretty sure those will stay for forseeable future.

Methinks your only hope is a sub or re-position flight.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post


Nope
Wasn’t this reported a while back by... you? I always imagined this was too good to be true.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 10:47 pm
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77E:
N782UA scheduled to exit XMN 1Apr with Polaris/PE, first revenue flight 896/1Apr
N206UA scheduled to enter XMN 31Mar for Polaris/PE conversion

78X:
N16008 delivery to IAD flight 2709/30Mar
N91007 and N16009 both set for delivery end of April
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Old Mar 30, 19, 11:25 pm
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78X:
N12006 sked to PAE 2686/1Apr, employee flight most likely.
N91007 ferried CHS-FTW for paint 3/30/19 - will this have the new Globe evolution paint job?
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Old Mar 31, 19, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
77E:
N782UA scheduled to exit XMN 1Apr with Polaris/PE, first revenue flight 896/1Apr
N206UA scheduled to enter XMN 31Mar for Polaris/PE conversion


Wow, N782UA retrofit turned around in 45 days! Is that the record so far?

And N787UA (entered 2/23) was scheduled a test hop for 4/2 which was canceled. That day's test hop is now N229UA (entered 2/3).

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Old Mar 31, 19, 2:41 pm
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Has anyone noticed that over this weekend the pmUA/pmCO 772's have been cross scheduled onto each others routes on some days, specifically out of ORD-FRA (944 only)/PEK/PVG/HKG that used to be pmUA metal only? Is this just a temporary change or are the fleets going to be used interchangeably going forward?

I realize this may have to do with dedicating Polaris-reconfigured frames to certain routes due to Premium Plus launching this weekend, but the randomness across different days will make certainly avoiding the 2-4-2 J on the pmUA frames extremely difficult!

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Old Mar 31, 19, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by United857 View Post
Has anyone noticed that over this weekend the pmUA/pmCO 772's have been cross scheduled onto each others routes on some days, specifically out of ORD-FRA (944 only)/PEK/PVG/HKG that used to be pmUA metal only? Is this just a temporary change or are the fleets going to be used interchangeably going forward?

I realize this may have to do with dedicating Polaris-reconfigured frames to certain routes due to Premium Plus launching this weekend, but the randomness across different days will make certainly avoiding the 2-4-2 J on the pmUA frames extremely difficult!
I believe it was noted in one of the threads that (in particular) you would start seeing pmCO 772s flying ex-ORD, which you hadn't really seen before. I believe this is in large part because of P+ rollout going live, meaning that retrofitted 772s (predominantly pmUA 772s) need to be available to fly on specified routes.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by United857 View Post
Has anyone noticed that over this weekend the pmUA/pmCO 772's have been cross scheduled onto each others routes on some days, specifically out of ORD-FRA (944 only)/PEK/PVG/HKG that used to be pmUA metal only? Is this just a temporary change or are the fleets going to be used interchangeably going forward?

I realize this may have to do with dedicating Polaris-reconfigured frames to certain routes due to Premium Plus launching this weekend, but the randomness across different days will make certainly avoiding the 2-4-2 J on the pmUA frames extremely difficult!
EWR<>HKG got the 777-300ER and ORD<>HKG got the pmCO 777-200ER with 2x2x2 as of yesterday.

Here's the link to the announcement.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
...ORD<>HKG got the pmCO 777-200ER with 2x2x2 as of yesterday.

ORD-PEK is also on pmCO 777-200ER 77Y these days (they are even using same plane ORD-EWR occasionally it seems; probably to position some of them back to EWR?).
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Old Mar 31, 19, 5:56 pm
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UAX Update

CR2:
N948SW has been withdrawn from service with Skywest
N876AS has been repainted in Globe livery and is now exclusively in the UAX fleet with Skywest (no longer a floater)

E45:
All 10 TransStates E145 (non-XR) are now exclusively UAX
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Old Mar 31, 19, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
EWR<>HKG got the 777-300ER and ORD<>HKG got the pmCO 777-200ER with 2x2x2 as of yesterday.

Here's the link to the announcement.
A little typo has not been fixed so far

Originally Posted by hub.united.com
March 30
UA 79
New York/Newark
11:05 p.m.
Tokyo (NRT)
1:55 p.m.
Originally Posted by www.united.com
UA 79
11:05 am New York/Newark
Arriving Wed, May 1 1:55 pm
Tokyo, JP (NRT - Narita)
Nonstop
13h 50m


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Old Mar 31, 19, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by United857 View Post
Has anyone noticed that over this weekend the pmUA/pmCO 772's have been cross scheduled onto each others routes on some days, specifically out of ORD-FRA (944 only)/PEK/PVG/HKG that used to be pmUA metal only? Is this just a temporary change or are the fleets going to be used interchangeably going forward?

I realize this may have to do with dedicating Polaris-reconfigured frames to certain routes due to Premium Plus launching this weekend, but the randomness across different days will make certainly avoiding the 2-4-2 J on the pmUA frames extremely difficult!
Yes, they are starting to move around as the "low priority" ORD routes with pmUA aircraft are getting the pmCO ones as the PE-equipped frames go elsewhere.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 11:59 pm
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73G:
N29717 exited MIA 2733/17Mar in GUM configuration - now flying GUM services

772:
N219UA sked to enter XMN 2757/3Apr for Polaris/PE
N229UA sked to exit XMN 2756/3Apr with Polaris/PE

78X:
N12006 sked exit IAD Induction 2686/1Apr to PAE, sked 2685/2Apr employee flight PAE-ORD
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