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BOS-SFO was PS, was Business, now First, UC no/yes?, service levels? summer no 752s

Old Jan 22, 2022, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by findark
However, it has been served by recliner 73M exclusively for a number of a months.
No, the red-eye has been a 752 and the a.m. BOS-SFO returning for quite some time. Only now is it going to all 73M
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Old Jan 22, 2022, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer
No, the red-eye has been a 752 and the a.m. BOS-SFO returning for quite some time. Only now is it going to all 73M
Is 73M F considered somewhat comfortable for such a flight?
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Old Jan 22, 2022, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by kb1992
Is 73M F considered somewhat comfortable for such a flight?
No, it's the same as any other (retrofitted) 737 or A3xx.
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Old Jan 22, 2022, 8:40 pm
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Personally I would take a nonstop in a recliner over an EWR connection any day, but obviously opinions differ. I just don't have the time to connect, and recliners are... fine?
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Old Jan 22, 2022, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by kb1992
Right.

At least for GS, I have never failed EWR-SFO upgrade.

When I get downgraded to 1K or less, I'll need to be more flexible. Carefully select the flights with flat bed to get upgraded.

Do we know when flat bed will return to BOS-SFO? It's such a tough upgrade for 737.
Did about 15 roundtrip SFO to BOS flights in 2021, noticed last few weeks/months the lie flats are randomly showing up (with last minute aircraft changes). Both redeye and then outbound as recently as last Wednesday on way to Singapore was as nice surprise. Most of 2021 until the fall were NOT lie flat and course upgrades impossible unless you went to IAD or EWR. That said, they also removed a few flights for return next week so now back to one morning / two redeyes back to BOS.
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by cfischer
while that is good news in general, the 77As are horrendous up front and very few seats as well ... so let's hope EWR-SFO will get the 77As and and BOS-SFO the 752s

I wonder if they will bring the 28J 752s back
Having 28-32 seats in IPTE 777 is better than 16 seats on the ex-CO 757.
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by PTahCha
Having 28-32 seats in IPTE 777 is better than 16 seats on the ex-CO 757.
I disagree. Seats aside where opinions will differ, there are too many Y seats on the 77A compared to J. Always difficult and I mean getting anything below C or D ... forget upgrades
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by kb1992
Do we know when flat bed will return to BOS-SFO?
The 11:20am (UA477) departing BOS is on a 752 until February 10th. After that it is all MAX 9's. The red-eye from SFO (UA1925) is also a 752 through the 9th. I don't see the 752 on the schedule again until May 6th (when every flight becomes a 752) but I assume that will change. As a side note, I'm also seeing 738's on the schedule starting March 27th but only select flights.
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by PTahCha
Having 28-32 seats in IPTE 777 is better than 16 seats on the ex-CO 757.
Originally Posted by cfischer
I disagree. Seats aside where opinions will differ, there are too many Y seats on the 77A compared to J. Always difficult and I mean getting anything below C or D ... forget upgrades
What's the success rate for upgrades on 77A?

Maybe near zero for 1K and below?
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by findark
Personally I would take a nonstop in a recliner over an EWR connection any day, but obviously opinions differ. I just don't have the time to connect, and recliners are... fine?
I make time to connect when it's a matter of flat bed vs recliner!
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Old Jan 23, 2022, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by kb1992
What's the success rate for upgrades on 77A?

Maybe near zero for 1K and below?
Almost as bad as 8F 319s.
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Old Jan 24, 2022, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by telemark27
Did about 15 roundtrip SFO to BOS flights in 2021, noticed last few weeks/months the lie flats are randomly showing up (with last minute aircraft changes). Both redeye and then outbound as recently as last Wednesday on way to Singapore was as nice surprise. Most of 2021 until the fall were NOT lie flat and course upgrades impossible unless you went to IAD or EWR. That said, they also removed a few flights for return next week so now back to one morning / two redeyes back to BOS.
My experience as well. The lie- flats seem to be occurring a bit more frequently over the past 6 months but yes still random. Never got a CPU of course but did have as mentioned about 40% of instrument assisted upgrades clear.
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Old Jan 24, 2022, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by nomad420
My experience as well. The lie- flats seem to be occurring a bit more frequently over the past 6 months but yes still random. Never got a CPU of course but did have as mentioned about 40% of instrument assisted upgrades clear.
they were on the schedule since last summer through next week ... then gone. Unlear when/if they come back.
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Old Jan 29, 2022, 10:49 pm
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Booked UA739 red-eye on Feb. 11 (10:35P - 7:09A +1). It will be 737 max 9. Seems like all lie-flat planes are gone on this route. Still marketed as "Business" instead of "First" though.
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Old Jan 29, 2022, 11:05 pm
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Is this still the case as of today (Jan 2022)? Is there pre-arrival snack served like EWR-SFO?
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