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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:56 am

adamblang wrote:
My butt and back like the 737 Y seats more than the Airbus Y seats. I feel about the same after a 4 hour 737 flight as I do after a 2 hour Airbus flight.

I think the 737 Y seats might the same seat as the 787 and 10-abreast 777 Y seats? They look mighty similar, like they might be the same seat with slightly different optioning.

I'm glad to hear it. I actually quite like the 787 Y seats, so that gives me hope. I like the articulating seat pan when reclining. The recline may not actually be as much, but it feels like you're getting more. The Airbus Y seats are just harsh in general. The overall design feels very abnormal for an aircraft seat. I guess they had to make the bottom pad of the seat shorter to squeeze in another row, but that combined with poor pitch makes it miserable. At least they didn't make the same mistake with the 737 signature seats. I'm disappointed they've chosen to not standardize across the narrowbody fleet, but I'm assuming that would potentially mean having to remove seats from the Airbus fleet, and obviously that can't happen :roll: It might have been nice if they'd gotten it right the first time, but oh well.

All of that aside, I'm a little disappointed to see they haven't done a little more with the ex-CZ aircraft. I realize the bins, PSUs, etc. are all brand new, but they look like the same bog standard stuff that's on the existing fleet. I wish they'd go the same route as DL by installing more modern looking cabins, because as is, it looks no different to me than a 15 year old Airbus. The bulkheads are nice to see, but even they look relatively underwhelming. Maybe these are just medium term investments and weren't worth sinking even more time and money into (it sounds like it's already taken a lot of both to get them in service), but it would be nice if UA took a page from DL to be a little more innovative from a cabin design perspective. There are many shades of innovation on the 77W, but it really needs to carry over to the narrowbody fleet, too.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 am

Is that the bulkhead design that was in a video released by UA when they introduced the new F seat? I seem to recall the little triangles and more being used. (I'm not so fond of the little triangle design motif. It's made from the negative space around the globe-in-a-box) it's not enough to make me puke, but it demonstrates how committed they are to the CO globe) I also think it's nice when they added some golden brown touches to recall the gold line in the livery. Polaris originally had golden brown leather head rests, but they moved back to grey sadly, IMHO) - are all existing 737s that go in for the new F and Y seats get the full treatment: new bulkheads and carpet also?
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:37 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
I'm glad to hear it. I actually quite like the 787 Y seats, so that gives me hope. I like the articulating seat pan when reclining. The recline may not actually be as much, but it feels like you're getting more.

To be clear – because my initial post is ambiguous – the 787s seats slide slightly forward while reclining but the 737 seats I've seat in don't – just the standard lean back. I don't know that I tried to recline the 10-abreast 777 seat I sat in and don't have a clear memory of what it does.

But the padding on all three felt the same and the appearance of all three looked the same (with the obvious screen / tablet holder / seat back pocket difference).
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:44 pm

Do other airlines have that built-in tablet holder on the tray table UA introduced? It's quite a nice touch.
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:56 am

77W N2243U went from SEA to SFO today.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:38 am

fun2fly wrote:
77W N2243U went from SEA to SFO today.


There will be a ferry flight from PAE down to SEA on Saturday (N2644U?). Not sure how many are still at PAE, but saw the staffing request for a 77W ferry flight go out yesterday.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:56 am

gon2fly wrote:

There will be a ferry flight from PAE down to SEA on Saturday (N2644U?).


This would be the last of the original 14 ordered. The next 4 aren't scheduled to arrive until about a year from now (3Q 2018) Any idea if this is the earliest that Boeing can deliver these next four or did UA want to wait a year before any more deliveries?
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:00 am

738:
N76528 entered MIA 96/14Aug, hopefully for slimlines and first of last 10 738s for slimlines (2010/2011 vintage units)

MIA getting more work with 1 320, 1 738s, 1 763 for maint, 1 738 and 1 73G for slimlines and new 738 induction
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:55 pm

fun2fly wrote:
77W N2243U went from SEA to SFO today.

N2143U
First $ flight today UA794 SFOORD 15Aug
789
N26970 C1 BOE187 CHSCHS 15Aug
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:08 pm

iahcsr wrote:
fun2fly wrote:
77W N2243U went from SEA to SFO today.

N2143U
First $ flight today UA794 SFOORD 15Aug
789
N26970 C1 BOE187 CHSCHS 15Aug

It is N2243U, as noted by "fun2fly" above.
 
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:22 am

audidudi wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
fun2fly wrote:
77W N2243U went from SEA to SFO today.

N2143U
First $ flight today UA794 SFOORD 15Aug
789
N26970 C1 BOE187 CHSCHS 15Aug

It is N2243U, as noted by "fun2fly" above.

Oops.. N2243U Ship 2143 :oops: :white:
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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:35 am

787-9 New Delivery:
N26970 sked delivery flight 2687/17Aug CHS-DEN for Induction
789 #21 in UA fleet. 12 788s makes it 33 in fleet.
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