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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 May 13, 2010, 2:43 pm
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Welcome to FlyerTalk! Here's some existing threads:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ess-seats.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...bin-777-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ss-cabins.html
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Old May 13, 2010, 2:44 pm
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767 and 747 are done, 1 777 is out so enjoy E+ even if you're flying a 777 route, odds are likely against you
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:08 pm
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I am kinda uneasy about the second plane still not going in (CO already spitting into that soup??? ). Trying to remember, how long it took for the second 763 and 744 to go in at the time.
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:08 pm
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g
I am kinda uneasy about the second plane still not going in (CO laready spitting into that soup). Trying to remember, how long it took for the second 763 and 744 to go in at the time.
I believe we haven't completed the 30 day waiting period.. Hopefully should go in soon!
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:12 pm
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I believe we haven't completed the 30 day waiting period.. Hopefully should go in soon!
Was that indeed the case on the other (763,744) too?
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by GoingAway
1 777 is out
Once it's out of the paint shop, that is...
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman
Once it's out of the paint shop, that is...
Thanks, forgot that we only saw the inside
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:38 pm
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Wow! Thanks for the quick reply!

Looks like I didn't search hard enough. Where's the blushing emoticon?
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:47 pm
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It looks like it will take up to 2 years for the 777's to be completely refurbed.

So for the next year, just expect the old 777 configs.

Yes, the 767 and 747 C are far better than the old 777 C cabins. BUT, the old C cabin is still far better than Y.

So if stuck on the 777, I still go for the upgrade to get out of Y and enjoy the lounge, tranquility, comfort, food, and drink.
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Old May 13, 2010, 4:23 pm
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Wow! Thanks for the quick reply!

Looks like I didn't search hard enough. Where's the blushing emoticon?
You can use this one:



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Old May 13, 2010, 4:42 pm
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Actually, the wiki is a must easier place to see progress. Trolling through the threads can take awhile.

http://www.flyerguide.com/wiki/index...sions_%28UA%29
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Old May 13, 2010, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by roberto99
BUT, the old C cabin is still far better than Y.

So if stuck on the 777, I still go for the upgrade to get out of Y and enjoy the lounge, tranquility, comfort, food, and drink.
I'm only doing the trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific upgrades, which requires a $1k copay r/t if you go with the cheapest econ ticket. I agree that any C seat is better than any Y seat but having test-ridden the new lie-flats on a 747 from FRA-SFO last month and flown on the old-style C seats many times, the extra dosh is not worth it IMHO. If it was miles only.... ABSOLUTELY! I have plenty of those, lol.

Anybody have any inside info on how I don't have to shell out the copay?
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Old May 13, 2010, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g
Was that indeed the case on the other (763,744) too?
Yep. See http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/10130768-post13.html

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Old May 13, 2010, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by LGB Flyer

Anybody have any inside info on how I don't have to shell out the copay?
yes, buy a full fare ticket or use a SWU
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