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:

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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)

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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 31, 19, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Is 4 frames enough for 3x daily? Seems like no matter what it couldn't include IAD too.
Definitely enough for 3x daily, and could probably support non-daily service elsewhere. IAD could well remain a 767 route, also. The standard 77G operates ORD-HNL/OGG as it is so that wouldn't be a difficult swap if required. It would be a necessity for EWR-HNL.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 10:45 pm
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319 New Configuration:
N850UA exited LCQ 2694/31Jul in new config, 4 more F seats, 6 fewer E+ seats. First to be completed.

73G:
Reported 737-76N (32404) WestJet C-FIWS ferried 31 July 2019 YYC-GYR, for "United Airlines" Reported on a German aviation site, unconfirmed going to UA.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 6:59 am
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772:
N209UA looks to be lined up for XMN entry off 895/1Aug ORD-HKG, potentially restarting Polaris/PE mod
N792UA sked to exit XMN 2757/3Aug, maint visit only, already has Polaris
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Old Aug 1, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL250 View Post
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.
Check the Google spreadsheet. You will see that for pmUA 772 PW, you have a total of 33 ships in the fleet, including 23 with Polaris.

So, the chances are good you will have Polaris. However, as long as the conversion is not complete, the old map will be displayed. Which is fair I guess.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by skidooman View Post
Check the Google spreadsheet. You will see that for pmUA 772 PW, you have a total of 33 ships in the fleet, including 23 with Polaris.

So, the chances are good you will have Polaris. However, as long as the conversion is not complete, the old map will be displayed. Which is fair I guess.
This is a Monty Hall problem. While 23/33 have Polaris, a certain number are assigned to routes selling Premium Plus. So, the available pool of Polaris planes that could be swapped in to non-PremPlus routes is much smaller.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 9:53 am
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UAX Update

CR2:
N868AS left ExpressJet and is now flying Skywest for UAX

CR7:
N156GJ back in revenue service

CR5:
N157GJ ferried TUS to STL
N162GJ ferried AMA for paint
N161GJ ferried AMA to TUS for CR5 interior

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Old Aug 3, 19, 9:43 pm
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764:
N76055 entered HKG 2760/1Aug for maint

772: (After delays)
N209UA sked to enter XMN 2758/5Aug, hopefully for Polaris/PE
N792UA exited XMN 2757/4Aug, maint only
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:50 am
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763:
N685UA, former N590HA did a test hop at HKG 8/5. Based on test hops take n by N684UA and N686UA, would expect HKG exit within about 10 days. This would place all 3 ex-HA units into service in 76L High J/PE configuration.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 12:28 pm
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I was reading a trip report and noticed the 789s had upgraded the IFE to the same as 78J and refitted 772s. The upgrades I'm referring to are the ability to select favourite TV shows/moves, set do not disturb, etc.

Anyone know the upgrade schedule for the fleet? Seem that 788, 789, sUA 752, refitted 772, 773, 764 have the same/similar IFE setups and could be eligible to be upgraded.

Trip report pictures of IFE (author is a FTer, @MatthewLAX):

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Old Aug 5, 19, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
I was reading a trip report and noticed the 789s had upgraded the IFE to the same as 78J and refitted 772s. The upgrades I'm referring to are the ability to select favourite TV shows/moves, set do not disturb, etc.
Does this do anything without the Polaris seat?
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Old Aug 5, 19, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Does this do anything without the Polaris seat?
In P+ on the 78J you can set a do not disturb mode and it will put a message on the screen that shows that you prefer not to be woken for meals, I'm sure it works the same in economy.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 2:31 pm
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Has anyone else noticed that F pitch on the CRJ-550 will be 42"? That has to be the largest non-flat F cabin pitch of the domestic carriers (setting aside the ex-VX A320s which are being retrofit)?
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Old Aug 8, 19, 2:48 pm
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I flew an upgraded IFE 789 in July - it is actually less usable on selecting movies due to the way they tiled the layout.. And the huge miss is flight duration - every screen should show this but most do not any longer.

But the UI looks neat. I guess that is something.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
73G:
Reported 737-76N (32404) WestJet C-FIWS ferried 31 July 2019 YYC-GYR, for "United Airlines" Reported on a German aviation site, unconfirmed going to UA.
WestJet currently has the largest fleet of 73Gs so they are a good guess. I believe the entire order is coming from one airline and right now only WestJet, China Eastern, China Southern, and GOL (in addition to UA) have 19+ 73Gs in their fleet, so you have a 1 in 4 chance of being right.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 3:26 pm
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UAX Update

CR5:
N157GJ ferried YUL for certification
N504GJ ferried ORD, first unit fully prepared for service entry

First pics of new CRJ-550:
https://paxex.aero/2019/08/first-pho...service-entry/
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