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UA 888 PEK - SFO; Equip change from 777 XP to XI/XC possible?

UA 888 PEK - SFO; Equip change from 777 XP to XI/XC possible?

 
Old Mar 6, 09, 4:13 am
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UA 888 PEK - SFO; Equip change from 777 XP to XI/XC possible?

Is there any likelihood of an equipment swap from the scheduled 777 XP to 777 XI/XC on this route?
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Old Mar 6, 09, 8:27 am
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Swaps are always a possibility. That's why I never book 9HJ any more - we've already been burned once.
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Old Mar 6, 09, 9:55 am
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Yes, it is possible judging by the distance. If it is longer distance like ORD-PEK and ORD-PVG, it will certainly use a XP.
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Old Mar 6, 09, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Swaps are always a possibility. That's why I never book 9HJ any more - we've already been burned once.
Ah, you are reading my mind. Those are the seats I currently have booked. This flight was a 747 when I originally ticketed, but it was bumped down to a 777 awhile back.

I have been in 9HJ on a IAD-LAX leg before, on the XI/XC, and it was indeed tight.

Is there some way to determine the recent history of which aircraft actually flew the route?
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Old Mar 6, 09, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by RJ View Post

Is there some way to determine the recent history of which aircraft actually flew the route?
United Cargo.com may show this.

Once the 777s go in to the shop to get the new config there will be plenty of these XC/CI swaps.
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Old Mar 6, 09, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Benny8444 View Post
United Cargo.com may show this.
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www.unitedcargo.com only shows future flights, no history info
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Old Mar 6, 09, 10:31 pm
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Whoah!

Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Swaps are always a possibility. That's why I never book 9HJ any more - we've already been burned once.
We're in 9H, J for June SFO-PEK! You think we should move? What do you recommend?

What do you think of 8HJ if it goes to XI/XC?
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Old Mar 6, 09, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by SFflyer123 View Post
We're in 9H, J for June SFO-PEK! You think we should move? What do you recommend?

What do you think of 8HJ if it goes to XI/XC?
I'd stick with what you have. 9H/J on the XP are great. In the (probably unlikely) event of an equipment swap you'll still be in a C mini-cabin, unlike the crew who will be back in E++.
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Old Mar 7, 09, 11:21 am
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I'd stick with what you have. 9H/J on the XP are great. In the (probably unlikely) event of an equipment swap you'll still be in a C mini-cabin, unlike the crew who will be back in E++.
Great. thank you!
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