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Information/Discussion of the Seating Updates to UA's International 777 Fleet [2011]

 

Old Feb 9, 11, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by diamond club freeloader View Post
I am keen to work out whether a flight I am planning will be on the new 77Q configuration and wonder if anyone has advice on how to predict this?

I hope to fly either LHR-SFO or LHR-LAX in June, in C, as an award flight. Not sure whether the 777s out of LHR are always the updated version (although seem to recall that having been the original intention...). If the UA b777 was expected to be the old config, I'd pick a different carrier for sure (and a different route if necessary).

Thanks for advice!

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There is a different thread about which routes these planes are on, but no-one can give you a better answer than the UA seatmaps, but as in all things - changes may occur. Currently the seatmaps show LAX-LHR-LAX being new config and one SFO-LHR-SFO being new (the later flights) and one being old (the earlier flights).

Currently they seem to like to fly the new config on the following rotation (IAD-LHR-LAX-LHR-SFO-KIX-SFO-LHR-IAD-DXB-IAD) but numerous exceptions occur (flights to GRU, KWI, PEK, NRT, ICN, HNL, FRA among them).
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Old Feb 9, 11, 2:05 pm
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Cheers Seattledavid - that's a useful tip about the seatmaps. I'll watch those.


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Old Feb 9, 11, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
I think N209UA is the next one in for interior mod, but not until next month.
Why would they wait another 3 weeks to start reconfiguring another bird? Is this the normal time lag between jobs?
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Old Feb 10, 11, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
Hello P-nuts and welcome to FT. We don't bite let alone kill! In this case you are wrong but that won't always be the case

N219UA is in Victorville for paint.
N222UA and N796UA are in SFO for planned maintenance.
Bottom line, none of the 777's are in right now.

I think N209UA is the next one in for interior mod, but not until next month.
Thx Worldtrav :-)

Too bad :-) Though they where on a roll by having a go at a few conversions at once but my hopes where too high

Any particular reason that points at N209UA being the next one ? (yes I know, I can be curious for information )

UAL951 seems to get a 77Q once in a while. Let's hope I'll be lucky in July
If it doesn't get a 77Q, too bad but I'll enjoy flying with UA anyway :-)
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Old Feb 10, 11, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by SFOTurtle View Post
Why would they wait another 3 weeks to start reconfiguring another bird? Is this the normal time lag between jobs?
Likely related to the number of airplanes that are out for other reasons such as paint jobs.
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Old Feb 11, 11, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by SeattleDavid View Post
... but numerous exceptions occur (flights to GRU, KWI, PEK, NRT, ICN, HNL, FRA among them).
By when will the B772s with the new flat-bed seats ply the West Coast-NRT routes regularly? One of two SFO-NRT flights (UA853) is flown by a 772 in May 2011, and from the seat map it has the old cradle-seat.
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Old Feb 16, 11, 7:14 pm
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Red face

UA please hurry up and get the LAX-NRT ones done. I find it very embarrasing explaining to my business partners why I'm taking an international C flight with no lie flat seats.
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Old Feb 16, 11, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by icemaker View Post
I find it very embarrasing explaining to my business partners why I'm taking an international C flight with no lie flat seats.
I have to wonder about anyone who's actually embarrassed by something that trivial...

Originally Posted by jazzhou View Post
By when will the B772s with the new flat-bed seats ply the West Coast-NRT routes regularly?
LAX-NRT is showing new config this summer. And there's even some NC out there
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Old Feb 18, 11, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I have to wonder about anyone who's actually embarrassed by something that trivial...
I'll take your comment as tongue-in-cheek just like my comment on the embarrasment.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 9:25 am
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N209UA still scheduled to go in for XP->XQ conversion tomorrow? Wanted to confirm whether or not info from a.net and posted on the wiki was still accurate.
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Old Mar 10, 11, 12:53 pm
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Yep, looks like N209UA went in today. Anyone have any ideas which one is up next?

Discussion seems to have dried up of late...

Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
N209UA still scheduled to go in for XP->XQ conversion tomorrow? Wanted to confirm whether or not info from a.net and posted on the wiki was still accurate.
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Old Mar 10, 11, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Eurotraveller2011 View Post
Yep, looks like N209UA went in today. Anyone have any ideas which one is up next?

Discussion seems to have dried up of late...
Would imagine the goal would be to finish the XP->XQ conversions on one line and start XI->XJ on another. But that's just a guess.
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Old Mar 10, 11, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post

LAX-NRT is showing new config this summer. And there's even some NC out there
Back to old config in November, at least with the latest schedule change.
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Old Mar 10, 11, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
UA 777 F

UA 747 F

I don't see a 10 inch difference.

There is no 10 inch difference in FC between the 777 and 747 IPTE aircraft.
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Old Mar 11, 11, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by planemechanic View Post
There is no 10 inch difference in FC between the 777 and 747 IPTE aircraft.
I have sat in both, and don't beleive there is a ten-inch difference neither.
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