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

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

 
Old Apr 21, 2010, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by IADtoWhere
Why did the news come from @flightblogger and not @UnitedAirlines? Shouldn't @UnitedAirlines know first?
From what I gathered, John Tague (UA President) was speaking at an MRO conference that @flightblogger was attending, so he probably spilled the beans there.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:32 pm
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I can't believe there hasn't been any leaked pictures yet.... I really, really, really want to see it!
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by d3van
I can't believe there hasn't been any leaked pictures yet.... I really, really, really want to see it!
I was allowed to take pics before the inaugural flight of N647UA (the 767 IPTE prototype) with a verbal NDA to disclose them only after the UA press release. The pics were not leaked to anyone. I suspect anyone who has pics is either an employee and/or is under similar restrictions.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 2:06 am
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Wasn't N794UA supposed to be repainted into the new livery after being converted? Is that still happening?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 5:54 am
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LHR to DEN

What do you think my chances are of getting a reconfigured 777 for LHR to DEN and back at the end of June?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by copels
What do you think my chances are of getting a reconfigured 777 for LHR to DEN and back at the end of June?
Reasonable, given the current expected route of SFO-LHR-DEN-SFO, although this is obviously subject to change.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by copels
What do you think my chances are of getting a reconfigured 777 for LHR to DEN and back at the end of June?
Assume your chances are zero. Then you'll be pleasantly surprised if it happens.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by UAL awesome
Wasn't N794UA supposed to be repainted into the new livery after being converted? Is that still happening?
They are going to wait and paint it in "Continents United' livery ;P
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 7:17 pm
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united twittered today that pics are available.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by 1967cougar
united twittered today that pics are available.
United PR added the photos to FT at 4pm

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...on-images.html
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL awesome
Wasn't N794UA supposed to be repainted into the new livery after being converted? Is that still happening?
Yes, it is still happening. A little bit of flying before it heads over to Korea to the paint shop.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by SEA1K4EVR
Damn UA for not having Wi-Fi fleet wide (or at the very least on this brand new config)! We would have had many CaptainBilly on board reports by now.
What the hell would be the point of adding Wifi capability to the international fleet?? It would only work over the continental US! Remember, Boeing ax'd Connexion years ago after only a few carriers signed up.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Clarkcc1
It would only work over the continental US!
With the right satellites, there's no reason it couldn't be supported worldwide. Latency would be terrible, but some people already use satellite Internet.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman
With the right satellites, there's no reason it couldn't be supported worldwide. Latency would be terrible, but some people already use satellite Internet.
I'm about 95% sure that gogo (the inflight wifi folks) use cellular base stations rather than satellites... which is part of the reason it's continental-US only.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ljwobker
I'm about 95% sure that gogo (the inflight wifi folks) use cellular base stations rather than satellites...
That's for now, but who knows what the future holds?
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