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

 
Old Dec 1, 2010, 8:46 am
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When you new Livery you talking about the current UA or the combined CO/UA?

Originally Posted by worldtrav
It has the new livery and old interior. N209UA is now in for paint along with N773UA, both for new livery. There will be no more paint visits for anything other than new livery except for the A320 that is going to get the retro paint job and possibly some Star Alliance paint jobs.

N797UA is still in SFO for new interior.
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 9:01 am
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UA 924 on Jan 1
shows LOADS of available seats in F on expedia.com seat map but on .bomb UA wont show the F cabin nor sell seats for F (5 are occupied right now / 6 with pilot rest).

Does this mean a new config aircraft might be in my future?
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 9:03 am
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When you new Livery you talking about the current UA or the combined CO/UA?
Well, considering that UA announced their new livery post-merger, and is already painting planes with it... it would be kind of stupid and wasteful to paint UA planes twice with two different liveries in the space of a few months, don't you think?
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by charlotteimmigration
UA 924 on Jan 1
shows LOADS of available seats in F on expedia.com seat map but on .bomb UA wont show the F cabin nor sell seats for F (5 are occupied right now / 6 with pilot rest).

Does this mean a new config aircraft might be in my future?
No, it just means an anxious wait ime
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 11:13 am
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oh crud
so it is prob still going to be the old config for LHR grrrr
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 11:43 am
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Reconfig lie-flat 777 deployed to LHR routes first

Originally Posted by charlotteimmigration
UA 924 on Jan 1
shows LOADS of available seats in F on expedia.com seat map but on .bomb UA wont show the F cabin nor sell seats for F (5 are occupied right now / 6 with pilot rest).

Does this mean a new config aircraft might be in my future?
Originally Posted by Silver Fox
No, it just means an anxious wait ime
Originally Posted by charlotteimmigration
oh crud
so it is prob still going to be the old config for LHR grrrr
Actually, you have a good chance to run into the reconfig lie-flat 777 since it's reported they are deployed to LHR routes first.

http://flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php...sions_%28UA%29
read the 777 conversions update toward bottom of wiki
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 11:58 am
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Since you want me to assume something, I wasn't going to do that. I would hope it was the new CO/UA livery but then again, we are talking about UA.

Originally Posted by eponymous_coward
Well, considering that UA announced their new livery post-merger, and is already painting planes with it... it would be kind of stupid and wasteful to paint UA planes twice with two different liveries in the space of a few months, don't you think?
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 12:43 pm
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According to here, N224UA is new new colors. As opposed to old new.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 4:16 am
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UA930: All 777s Upgraded?

I'm trying to get a straight answer from UA and not having much luck. I'm flying SFO-LHR on Friday, and will book business class if the seats lie flat. So far as I can tell, it's completely random whether I get a plane with a recliner or a plane with lie-flat seat. Does anyone have any psychic knowledge that will help me decide whether to drop the extra few grand?

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by EverywhereHome
I'm trying to get a straight answer from UA and not having much luck. I'm flying SFO-LHR on Friday, and will book business class if the seats lie flat. So far as I can tell, it's completely random whether I get a plane with a recliner or a plane with lie-flat seat. Does anyone have any psychic knowledge that will help me decide whether to drop the extra few grand?

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Check out http://flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php...onversions_(UA)

Especially the section "How to tell if your plane has the new interior"
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by EverywhereHome
I'm flying SFO-LHR on Friday, and will book business class if the seats lie flat. So far as I can tell, it's completely random whether I get a plane with a recliner or a plane with lie-flat seat.
Not completely random, but configurations can occasionally change at the last moment. United Cargo says Yes, UA930 will have the new configuration.

See www.unitedcargo.com and look for "77Q" as the aircraft type.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 5:35 am
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To directly answer the OP's question in his title - NO not all 777s are converted yet. You can track progress at http://suitedreams.united.com/. The information isn't as up-to-date as we'd like but it answers your broader question.

Generally, UA is placing the updated 777s on all their LHR routes first.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 7:02 am
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Don't assume anything about the SFO LHR routes. Two weeks ago we were swapped to old config on 930 at the last minute.
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Originally Posted by EverywhereHome
I'm trying to get a straight answer from UA and not having much luck. I'm flying SFO-LHR on Friday, and will book business class if the seats lie flat. So far as I can tell, it's completely random whether I get a plane with a recliner or a plane with lie-flat seat. Does anyone have any psychic knowledge that will help me decide whether to drop the extra few grand?

Thank you.

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Trying doing a search. This thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...us+conversions
Or this one:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...us+conversions

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by mh3265a
You can track progress at http://suitedreams.united.com/. The information isn't as up-to-date as we'd like
The Wiki (see post #2) is.
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