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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2024 Edition]

Old Dec 30, 2023, 6:44 pm
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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- code refers to type and configuration but not IFE:

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73R/S - B737-700 Slimline (Copa/Former GUM) (12/36/78 Slimline)
73G - B737-700 Slimline (12/36/78 config)
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)
37E - B737-MAX8 Slimline 16/54/96): Sky Interior and Space bins
37X - B737-MAX9 Slimline 20/48/111ÖSky Interior and Space bins
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/45/108)
75S - B757-200 Int'l Config Slimline (16/42/118)
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/45/108)
75E - B757-300 Slimline (24/57/156 config)
76S - B767-400ER (39/70/131 with Y crew mod)
76U - B767-400ER Polaris/PP (34J/24PP/48E+/125Y)
78H - B787-8 Polaris/PP (28J/21PP/38E+/158Y)
78P - B787-9 Polaris/PP (48J/21PP/39E+/149Y)
77E - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50J/24PP/46E+/156Y)

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19F - A319 version 1 (12/36/78 config)
19G - A319 version 2 (12/36/78 config) (ex-CZ frames, different lavs)
20S - A320 version 1 (12/42/96 config)
20C - A320 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (12/42/96 config), different lavs
21N - 321neo (<!--td {border: 1px solid #cccccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->20/57/123 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
76L - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (46J/22PP/43E+/56Y config)
76Q - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (30J/24PP/36E+/113Y config)
77G/M - B777-200 Domestic (Versions 3 & 4 / 28F/102E+/234Y config)
77O - B777-200ER Domestic Version 32F/124E+/206Y config.
77U/N - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50J/24PP/46E+/156Y)
77X - B777-300ER Polaris/PP (60J/24PP/62E+/204Y)
78J(78X) - B787-10 Polaris/PP 44J/21PP/45E+/199Y config)

Here's what each of the facilities do historically:
Domestic Contract:
LCQ, Airbus heavy/medium maint, Airbus Inductions and mods, 319/320 reconfiguration, 763 paint
MIA, reconfiguration and maintenance, all except 787/777
BQN/BFM, Airbus maintenance
SAL Airbus and 763 Maint
SAT 757 maint/reconfiguration, some 763 maintenance
INT, 737 & 757 maint.
TPA, 737 heavy maint, contract, but UA building own hanger
RFD, 737 heavy maintenance
GYR, 737 maint, occasionally used for paint.
ILN/GSO 752/753 maint. occasional 763 maint.
Domestic In House:
SFO, Airbus D checks, heavy 772 maint, 737NG C checks, other maint.
MCO, 737/757 maintenance, some mods.
IAH, light maint, some mods
SEA, 737, 787 delivery induction
PDX/LAX, 737 delivery Induction
DEN, IAD, 787 new delivery induction
Paint Facilities
Active: AMA, VCV, FTW, Inactive:CWF
International Contract:
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
PVG, 788 modifications/WiFi, GUM 737 maint
SIN 787 Maint

Services ended at:
MCN, PEK, SKF, VQQ, DLH

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Old Apr 9, 2024, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by avgeekplanes1
Yes! They look exactly like the ones in reddit. Would you happen to know why that is out of curiosity?
It's the same seat frame with new upholstery and seat cover. One of the delay chokepoints for the NEXT project was the seating supply chain so UA opted to rebuild the existing seats on most 737-900ERs rather than drag the project out even further.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 4:27 pm
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What's the replacement plan for the 777HDs? something like 20 of these in the fleet that have to be getting up there in cycles given how they're utilized.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 7:23 pm
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Thanks for the update on N66848.
UA Flight Status doesn't show that N37474 has NEXT.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky
Thanks for the update on N66848.
UA Flight Status doesn't show that N37474 has NEXT.
Does UA's flight status page (for example, N37474 operating IAH-DEN 10 Apr) show NEXT configuration somewhere? I never noticed anything.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764
It's the same seat frame with new upholstery and seat cover. One of the delay chokepoints for the NEXT project was the seating supply chain so UA opted to rebuild the existing seats on most 737-900ERs rather than drag the project out even further.
These "squared off" F seats have really gotten around ... they can't possibly still be the Koito frames, are they? Hopefully the GTE Airfone seatback openings are finally all filled in... :-)

If I remember correctly from back in the day, the more "rounded" F seats on the 737s were borrowed/acquired/etc from Alaska. They were disappointing because they were the first "dark" 737 F seats when the rest of the fleet had DirecTV then.... but it was a quick response to the Koito scandal.

Someone with a better memory than me I'm sure has all the details, but I'm mildly shocked these seat frames are still going to be with us for a while longer ...
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 11:08 pm
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Click on amenities. Clue: if an Airbus or non 739ER, then if power is in all rows, its complete. If a 737 and ViaSat wifi is posted, most likely has NEXT.
Below means it has NEXT:
Free personal device entertainment is offered. Seatback entertainment is available on this aircraft, featuring hundreds of movies, TV shows, games, music and more.
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Old Apr 9, 2024, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky
Click on amenities. Clue: if an Airbus or non 739ER, then if power is in all rows, its complete. If a 737 and ViaSat wifi is posted, most likely has NEXT.
Below means it has NEXT:
Free personal device entertainment is offered. Seatback entertainment is available on this aircraft, featuring hundreds of movies, TV shows, games, music and more.
Thanks! From the few I spot-checked in the 739 fleet, they don't update reliably there. Or maybe it's that those are the ones getting the compromised NEXT update.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 12:13 am
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UAX Update

E175:
N88301 exited OKC. Now in E175SC config (12/32/26)
N82338 entered OKC

E175SC:
N739YX exited SLN in EvoBlu livery
N740YX entered SLN paint
N85376 ferried BOI
N85379 is in BOI (not N85377]
The following frames reverted to full 76-seat E175 config: N742YX, N743YX, N744YX, N745YX
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by dmurphynj
These "squared off" F seats have really gotten around ... they can't possibly still be the Koito frames, are they? Hopefully the GTE Airfone seatback openings are finally all filled in... :-)

If I remember correctly from back in the day, the more "rounded" F seats on the 737s were borrowed/acquired/etc from Alaska. They were disappointing because they were the first "dark" 737 F seats when the rest of the fleet had DirecTV then.... but it was a quick response to the Koito scandal.

Someone with a better memory than me I'm sure has all the details, but I'm mildly shocked these seat frames are still going to be with us for a while longer ...
The Koito F seats on most of the 737-800s and straight 737-900s have to be replaced, and those airplanes will get the latest all-new F seat with wireless charging pad. Koito seats have already been pulled off the 737-700s for the first-generation "new" F seat, and I understand eventually will be refurbished when they go in for NEXT.

Most or all of the 737-900ERs have a B/E Aerospace seat and those are being refurbished during the NEXT mod.

The ex-Alaska seats were a temporary solution during a supply chain disruption amid the Koito scandal, but were replaced with UA seats within a few months and none remain in service.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by Bunky
Click on amenities. Clue: if an Airbus or non 739ER, then if power is in all rows, its complete. If a 737 and ViaSat wifi is posted, most likely has NEXT.
The ViaSat conversion seems to be a separate process from NEXT. I've flown a number of NGs with Viasat which haven't yet been in for the NEXT conversion.

Didn't NEXT start before the current FC seat was selected? I think that was an improvement to NEXT that was implemented after the NEXT upgrades had already been ongoing for a while.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764
The Koito F seats on most of the 737-800s and straight 737-900s have to be replaced, and those airplanes will get the latest all-new F seat with wireless charging pad. Koito seats have already been pulled off the 737-700s for the first-generation "new" F seat, and I understand eventually will be refurbished when they go in for NEXT.

Most or all of the 737-900ERs have a B/E Aerospace seat and those are being refurbished during the NEXT mod.

The ex-Alaska seats were a temporary solution during a supply chain disruption amid the Koito scandal, but were replaced with UA seats within a few months and none remain in service.
Thank you! I knew someone better than me would have all the details.

Itís pretty amazing that the Koitos are still with us after all thatÖ. Thankfully, not for much longer.

Iím just glad we donít have the pmUA F seats from the 757 fleet. There was some kind of a metal bar right down the spine of the back that I found *supremely* uncomfortable. The rest of the seat was fine but that metal bar I found like a torture device.

Thanks again.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 10:14 pm
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Paint:
738 N35204 sked to exit AMA 3865/10Apr with EvoBlu livery
789 N26970 sked to enter AMA 3896/11Apr for EvoBlu livery.
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Old Apr 11, 2024, 3:34 pm
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Hi All,

Just had an equipment change for a RT ORD PHX in October. Swapped out 321 for 739. It looks like there is no longer a 321 available on both of my days of travel. I have seen some chatter here about 321 engine issues. Is this just a one off equipment change or could it be part of something bigger? Just curious. Thanks!
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Old Apr 11, 2024, 6:56 pm
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739 Paint:
N69838 sked to enter AMA 3868/11Apr for EvoBlu livery
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Old Apr 12, 2024, 10:20 am
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Updated

Future United A321neo first flight:
"Aviation Flights" shows Airbus MSN 11901 took its first flight yesterday BFM-MOB-BFM under test registration F-WZMD. FlightAware does not show the flight yet under F-WZMD. This is the first A321neo for United out of Airbus' Mobile, AL plant. "Aviation Flights" shows 11901 will be N24513, but other sites including the United Fleet Site say N14509. "Aviation Flights" was wrong about N14511, too.

The flight is now under FlightAware: https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/FWZMD
AviationFlights: https://aviation.flights/aib/A320/11901

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