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77Y used for UA850 (PEK-ORD) and UA1995 (ORD-EWR)?

77Y used for UA850 (PEK-ORD) and UA1995 (ORD-EWR)?

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Old Feb 20, 19, 2:37 pm
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77Y used for UA850 (PEK-ORD) and UA1995 (ORD-EWR)?

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The oddity: the return flight (in April 2019) is PEK-ORD and ORD-EWR all supposedly with the 77Y ex-CO plane??? Haven't seen that before. Do they have a surplus of these now?
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Old Feb 20, 19, 3:09 pm
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I can't find the post to reference but I think ORD-PEK/HKG will be 77Y routes to coincide with the introduction of dedicated Premium Plus markets.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by 764toHI View Post
I can't find the post to reference but I think ORD-PEK/HKG will be 77Y routes to coincide with the introduction of dedicated Premium Plus markets.
I recall the same - the plan was to move the pmCO 777s to ORD to concentrate them there until the full set of 772 (ERs) is converted. Avoids too many different possibilities at each international hub.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 4:35 pm
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ORD-FRA is also going 77Y starting 31MARCH19, which all coincides with the launch of the Premium Plus cabin.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
The oddity: the return flight (in April 2019) is PEK-ORD and ORD-EWR all supposedly with the 77Y ex-CO plane??? Haven't seen that before. Do they have a surplus of these now?
Yes, the sUA 772s which are getting PE first are getting put on dedicated PE routes. I also believe some of the EWR sCO 772 flying is going 781.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Yes, the sUA 772s which are getting PE first are getting put on dedicated PE routes. I also believe some of the EWR sCO 772 flying is going 781.
Kind of makes sense since they are not selling PE on any route from and to ORD. I checked up to the end of summer and it's not happening. But since we were informed of that fact (ORD not getting PE) some time ago, it's a "c'est la vie" moment. I move to a location that has to connect through ORD and this is what I get.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 12:30 pm
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I believe are all UA PEK bound are 777-200ER flight. These are conversted with the polaris configuration, but the set up is 2+2+2 in J and Y is 3+4+3. I have a ticket booked leaving from EWR and its a 777-200ER
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Old Mar 8, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Dhamal View Post
I believe are all UA PEK bound are 777-200ER flight. These are conversted with the polaris configuration, but the set up is 2+2+2 in J and Y is 3+4+3. I have a ticket booked leaving from EWR and its a 777-200ER
That's not correct, ORD-PEK is 77Y starting 30MAR19. The aircraft may or may not be reconfigured, there's only 1 77Y that's reconfigured and flying right now, so you have a 1 out of 20 chance to get it (1 other in HKG).
EWR-PEK remains on 77Y (same chances as above) and IAD-PEK remains 788 (none retrofitted). Only flight with guaranteed new Polaris seats is SFO-PEK, going from 77W to 772 on 30MAR19.
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