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 Jan 10, 19, 11:41 pm
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763:
N664UA entered MCO 2747/9Jan

77W:
N2341U apparently ddn't have to exit SFO, so is still in PE mod since 1/7
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Old Jan 10, 19, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by usbusinesstraveller View Post
News about the 763 High-J is starting to spread. Oscar dropped hints today in interviews at LAX. Of course we’ve known it for months and Skift probably reads this thread.

https://skift.com/2019/01/10/united-...transatlantic/
The article's mentioning of U.S. domestic premium markets (LAX/SFO-NYC/BOS) also completely leaves out DL and B6-Mint.
Nevertheless, thanks for sharing, uabusinesstraveller!
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:33 pm
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3 US birds at Heaco/HKG

One 767 and two 777s at Heaco/HKG. Photo from UA862 13Jan, too far to see tail numbers.

767 on the left; 777 next to it as well as on the right.

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Old Jan 13, 19, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by usbusinesstraveller View Post
News about the 763 High-J is starting to spread. Oscar dropped hints today in interviews at LAX. Of course we’ve known it for months and Skift probably reads this thread.

https://skift.com/2019/01/10/united-...transatlantic/
Any 76L seatmaps out yet?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 11:29 pm
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763:
N664UA entered MCO 2747/9Jan, exited 2762/12Jan
N667UA entered MCO 2745/13Jan

77W:
N2142U exited SFO 901/13Jan, so no second PE mod line
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Old Jan 14, 19, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
763:
N664UA entered MCO 2747/9Jan, exited 2762/12Jan
N667UA entered MCO 2745/13Jan
Was this for maintenance (only) ?
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Old Jan 15, 19, 4:11 pm
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Announced in the Q4 Investor Update released a little while ago:
-- 4 77Ws ordered in Q4 2018, two set to arrive at the tail end of 2019 with two more to follow in 2020
-- 8 787 deliveries scheduled for 2019, most will be 787-10s
-- 21 737 MAX9s to be delivered in 2019
-- 3 757s will be retired in 2019. All 3 are likely PS units that are coming up for HMVs
-- Ordered 24 additional 737 MAX aircraft. Details on whether they were MAX9 or 10 were not provided
-- Delivery of 4 additional A319s/320s in 2019. Most if not all will be the China Southern 319s
-- 9 50 seaters will come into the fleet
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Old Jan 15, 19, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
Announced in the Q4 Investor Update released a little while ago:
-- 8 787 deliveries scheduled for 2019, most will be 787-10s
Wonder if the non 787-10s will come Polaris-ized. Seems logical, but I know that logic has no place here...
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Old Jan 15, 19, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post

Wonder if the non 787-10s will come Polaris-ized. Seems logical, but I know that logic has no place here...
All 787 deliveries going forward should come with Polaris. The last few -9s came with the Diamond seats due to contracts that UA needed to fulfill.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
-- 4 77Ws ordered in Q4 2018, two set to arrive at the tail end of 2019 with two more to follow in 2020
Had this order been previously announced? I've lost track.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
All 787 deliveries going forward should come with Polaris. The last few -9s came with the Diamond seats due to contracts that UA needed to fulfill.
Yup, fresh orders allow to select a configuration without a penalty.

pmCO got the shaft with DreamLiners when they were locked into a contract, but planes were grounded, and they apparently still could not get a better premium seat.

I suspect none of us here know what kind of penalty Boeing had to pay customers for late deliveries. And probably the reason they conservatively went with more metal (aluminium) on 777X than DreamLiners - they did not want to even think of another fiasco. Of course the 787 is successful now with tons of sales and deliveries.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by iflyabunch View Post
Had this order been previously announced? I've lost track.
No, today was the first announcement
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Old Jan 15, 19, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
-- 3 757s will be retired in 2019. All 3 are likely PS units that are coming up for HMVs
But no dedicated replacement aircraft announced. Perhaps 781 assignments will be permanent. Or maybe the High J 763?
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Old Jan 15, 19, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
But no dedicated replacement aircraft announced. Perhaps 781 assignments will be permanent. Or maybe the High J 763?
Either one will be an improvement!
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Old Jan 15, 19, 10:44 pm
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Either one will be an improvement!
With High-J, there might actually be the possibility of clearing an RPU
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