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 Jul 26, 19, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
764 will start getting Polaris/PE mods mid August 2020. Configuration will be 34/18/175 227 seats total.
Sounds like PP will be 3 rows of 2x2x2. And Polaris goes to 7 rows instead of 8?
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Old Jul 26, 19, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post


Disappointed that UA is shrinking the cabin, but I am assuming that the Polaris layout simply takes more space in what the current J cabin is now, and there’s no reason to put a mini-cabin behind the galley at the back of the current J cabin.
they’re doing a single-row mini-cabin on the 788
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Old Jul 27, 19, 11:35 am
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Any idea when all the ex-UA 777-200s will be converted (the ones with the 2-4-2 forward and rear facing lie flats). My wife has a flight in late November in J that is currently scheduled on one of these (ORD-MUC) and was wondering the likelihood that it would end up being a post-conversation 777-200.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by swiftaw View Post
Any idea when all the ex-UA 777-200s will be converted (the ones with the 2-4-2 forward and rear facing lie flats). My wife has a flight in late November in J that is currently scheduled on one of these (ORD-MUC) and was wondering the likelihood that it would end up being a post-conversation 777-200.
By November there should be very few 2-4-2 3-class aircraft (72J), there are 6 remaining to be converted to Polaris seats -- but there are 4 others that may be converted to 72G, unsure when that will occur.

The 2-4-2 in the high-density 772s (72G) are not being converted. (but those are not used for MUC)
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Old Jul 27, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
764 will start getting Polaris/PE mods mid August 2020. Configuration will be 34/18/175 227 seats total.
A bit odd.
Currently between Doors 2 and 3
9 rows of E+ @35 = 315 inches. 3 rows of Y @ 31= 93 total 408 inches

Proposed without changes to galleys, etc.
3 rows of PE @38 inches =114 inches, 6 rows of E+ @34=204, 2 rows of Y @ 31= 62, total 380. Would give 28 inches for aisle adjustment from PE to E+. But that would net 10 few total Y seats, not the 5 predicted and can't be the solution.

However I guess something like this is going on:
UA may be moving E+ seats to windows and more Y in the center like the 76L, 8 rows at the windows and 9 rows in the center with a 2 seat pair at the start of E+ for transition.

This would work:
Windows, 3 PE rows @38 and 8 E+ rows @ 34 to 35, leaves 14 to 22 inches for transition from PE to E+
Center, 3 PE rows @38, 5 E+ rows @34 and 4 rows of Y @31 would equal 408 inches. Assume 1st rows of E+ is 2 across for transition. That equals -5 in total Y seating. Since that leaves no transition from PE to E+, galley may be moved/slimmed or fewer E+ vs Y rows.

With fewer middle seats in the Polaris section, it could be that the galley in front of PE could be moved tin front of Door 2.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 1:37 pm
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772:
N78003 now sked to exit HKG 896/31Jul with Polaris/PE
N78004 enroute HKG 895/29Jul for Polaris/PE
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Old Jul 29, 19, 1:55 pm
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Flying LAX-MEL next summer (June 2020), and it's showing the pmCO 787-9 seat map. In any likely reality will those planes be updated to the new Polaris cabin in the next 330 days? I ask because I'm flying with two adults and two younger kids in J, and it's a rare time where the 2-2-2 seat map is preferable as I can get window aisle and contain the rugrats. If it's likely going to be swapped I'd grab middle pairs to at least be seated next to each other. Thanks for any thoughts and sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask this.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by hoopics View Post
Flying LAX-MEL next summer (June 2020), and it's showing the pmCO 787-9 seat map. In any likely reality will those planes be updated to the new Polaris cabin in the next 330 days? I ask because I'm flying with two adults and two younger kids in J, and it's a rare time where the 2-2-2 seat map is preferable as I can get window aisle and contain the rugrats. If it's likely going to be swapped I'd grab middle pairs to at least be seated next to each other. Thanks for any thoughts and sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask this.
I think it’s highly unlikely. At that point, there will only be a couple birds retrofitted (if that), and I think the 788s are going first. Outside chance if you get one of the new-delivery 789s on the route, but still a low probability.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post
they’re doing a single-row mini-cabin on the 788
Actually, the 788 has 6 rows = 36 J-seats; 3 rows in front / 3 behind the galley.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
Actually, the 788 has 6 rows = 36 J-seats; 3 rows in front / 3 behind the galley.
Believe the reference is to the layout post-retrofit.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post

they’re doing a single-row mini-cabin on the 788
Two rows, 8 seats (rows 6/7).
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Old Jul 29, 19, 4:39 pm
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Any chance for a Polaris sUA 772 for my IAD-NRT or NRT-ORD flights in mid September? Current seat maps are both 2-4-2.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
764 will start getting Polaris/PE mods mid August 2020. Configuration will be 34/18/175 227 seats total.
Interesting.. I wonder if that will include the retrofit of some of the 772ER to 77G configuration for EWR/IAD-HNL, since it would be strange to have regularly scheduled PE seats on the routes. That or they could sell PE there; I suppose the end of 2020 is a long way off.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Interesting.. I wonder if that will include the retrofit of some of the 772ER to 77G configuration for EWR/IAD-HNL,
That's in the works. I understand it's primarily for ORD-HNL/OGG and EWR-HNL. ORD routes are currently subject to periodic weight restrictions and EWR is not economical with an A-market 772 in the 77G configuration. IIRC it's going to be 4 of the non-Polaris 772ER. The outstanding fleet site maintained by our fellow contributors has the exact tail numbers.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
That's in the works. I understand it's primarily for ORD-HNL/OGG and EWR-HNL. ORD routes are currently subject to periodic weight restrictions and EWR is not economical with an A-market 772 in the 77G configuration. IIRC it's going to be 4 of the non-Polaris 772ER. The outstanding fleet site maintained by our fellow contributors has the exact tail numbers.
Is 4 frames enough for 3x daily? Seems like no matter what it couldn't include IAD too.
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