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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by colpuck, Mar 6, 2011.
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Is the conversion to the new-config still going on, or has the "new"-UA suspended it?
Still going. Updates can be found in this FT thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...dates-uas-international-777-fleet-2011-a.html
Last one finished a few weeks ago, seems like there was a gap before bringing in the next one, but there was one scheduled for this month sometime.
And for tracking the overall status "at a glance" this page is useful:
Senior FA on LAX-NRT this week told me they are ongoing, but at a slowed pace due to merger. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's what she told me. I was glad to hear it, because the 777 I was on (and the next one, from NRT to SIN) was pretty worn out - sure, C is nicer than Y but the seats and amenities were similar to domestic Y on smaller 2 class planes.
Seating note on the 777-P (LAX-NRT): I ended up in 9A on the first leg, and 9B is designated as CREW SEATING. The pilot used the seat to have a meal and watch some TV after the first 3.5 hours of the flight, but otherwise the seat was vacant. Nice to know.
Considering they were already being completed at a glacial pace, a slowdown is something indeed. The fact that they are continuing at all tells us perhaps that int F is not dead quite yet or that they feel they can convert the F seats to C quite easily/cheaply...so it warrants the continuation.