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Status of UA's 777 Conversion to new International First, Business and Economy Seats

 
Old Mar 23, 2010, 8:39 pm
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As I have stated before, I wish that UA would just update the suitedreams site to say something other than "B777-200 seatmaps coming Fall 2009!!!" Clearly Fall 2009 has come and gone! Perhaps UA could also show that 1 777 is in the shop undergoing the upgrade....

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Old Mar 24, 2010, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by EastbayMike
I've been looking at dummy bookings from SFO to NRT and KIX, and KIX back to SFO for the end of March/first two weeks in April. All the 777 flights say economy seats cannot be selected at this time and will be assigned at check in. Anything to do with maybe a recently converted 777 flying those routes? Keeping fingers crossed. I know it's a long shot but I'm in C on a 777 flying KIX to SFO in early April.
From some previous posts I also was also told by 2 different SFO based INTL pursers on my flights last week that the initial route will be SFO-LHR-DEN-SFO
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer
For the 747 it was 74C. So maybe 77C?

Glad you took it in the spirit intended.

It's actually 47C not 74C.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 3:26 pm
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I've booked my parents on Sept. 16 flying SFO-NRT in old C on a 777. Anyone care to handicap their chances of finding themselves in a new C configuration by then?
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:00 pm
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By September they should have around 4-5 aircraft done, however, it's hard to predict if all of them will be ER's or if they will also start converting the XC's as well. I would say the chances are pretty slim.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by nirajashah
I've booked my parents on Sept. 16 flying SFO-NRT in old C on a 777. Anyone care to handicap their chances of finding themselves in a new C configuration by then?
I'm flying that route July 29. I'm praying for a miracle. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by UAL4life
Dad flies the Middle East routes and he has recieved training/manual pages, what's your point? I think when every F/A recieves the reciprocal training, it includes any new addition to the fleet. (Dad has still not shown me the new seat map . )
Like the pilots the FA's also got the new IPTE 777 AC pages for their FAOM ( In Flight Manual). In our April bid packet it states that the training is mandatory all line holders scheduled to fly the 777 XQ( replaces the XP) and all reserves for the month of April based in IAD,SFO,ORD,LAX,DEN, FRA & LHR must also complete the training by April 1st. The aircraft is expected to be routed between SFO and LHR and DEN.

So I would expect to see the AC on SFO-LHR-DEN-LHR-SFO and maybe a few SFO-DEN for check ups. Which would explain why RSV at ORD, IAD, LAX would have to also have the training done as they could have the SFO-DEN leg as apart of their ID.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by Aluminum tubing
Like the pilots the FA's also got the new IPTE 777 AC pages for their FAOM ( In Flight Manual). In our April bid packet it states that the training is mandatory all line holders scheduled to fly the 777 XQ( replaces the XP) and all reserves for the month of April based in IAD,SFO,ORD,LAX,DEN, FRA & LHR must also complete the training by April 1st. The aircraft is expected to be routed between SFO and LHR and DEN.

So I would expect to see the AC on SFO-LHR-DEN-LHR-SFO and maybe a few SFO-DEN for check ups. Which would explain why RSV at ORD, IAD, LAX would have to also have the training done as they could have the SFO-DEN leg as apart of their ID.
Nice hypothesis.^
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by schley
Nice hypothesis.^
As mentioned earlier, many times, the current slate for the aircraft is

SFO-LHR-DEN-SFO

after it's completed some domestic runs.

So Aluminium Tubing's hypothesis is almost correct!
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by StayUnited
As mentioned earlier, many times, the current slate for the aircraft is

SFO-LHR-DEN-SFO
which would be a 2 day (weekdays) cycle :

SFO 13:03 UA954 LHR 07:30+1 13:05+1 UA939 DEN 15:55+1 1844+1 UA595 SFO 2024+1

including a long overnight in SFO every 2 days.

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Old Mar 26, 2010, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by StayUnited
As mentioned earlier, many times, the current slate for the aircraft is

SFO-LHR-DEN-SFO

after it's completed some domestic runs.

So Aluminium Tubing's hypothesis is almost correct!
Fingers firmly crossed for the new config on my already-upgraded IAD-SFO in June! (Knock on wood, I presume those already upgraded wouldn't get booted from the presumably smaller C cabin, unless there are that many paid C pax. )
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 1:58 pm
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Any thoughts on the ORD to PVG route (UA 835). Have a miniRTW booked in business....
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by YULforever
Any thoughts on the ORD to PVG route (UA 835). Have a miniRTW booked in business....
Yes. Enjoy the well-worn recliners.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer
Yes. Enjoy the well-worn recliners.
And the crinks in your back after trying to sleep on that seat...
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by YULforever
Any thoughts on the ORD to PVG route (UA 835). Have a miniRTW booked in business....
You might want to say when you're travelling. If it's 2 years from now I'd say you have a decent chance
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