UA1 (former CO1 -767) is gone - now a UA777 3 cabin from IAH

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  1. cova

    cova Gold Member

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    Looks like the UA1 is now gone IAH-HNL-GUM.

    The aircraft is now an old configuration UA 777 3-cabin from IAH-HNL (UA219). And the flight from HNL-GUM (UA201) is a domestic configured UA 777.

    I wonder if UA1 has resurfaced somewhere else?
     
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  2. unavaca
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    UA1 is still doing IAH-HNL today and DCA-IAH-HNL tomorrow with a sCO 764 on the IAH-HNL leg.
     
  3. cova

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    I am traveling on the flights in November. Look ahead.

    Had CO BF, now dropped down to old UA Business.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    UA 1 hasn't continued to GUM for many months now, ever since it switched to the sUA 772s.

    The company is converting some 77As to an "Island" config with the old p.s. C seats up front. That is the long term plan for the route. If the 3-cabin 772 actually flies the route then it is a stop-gap measure until the 77As are retrofit.

    Here's the 3-cabin showing on a seat map for early December:
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  5. NYCUA1K

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    This explains my inability to find a matching configuration in the domestic 3-cabin 777 fleet at seatguru for me to select a seat after I received notice that my metal from HNL to SFO had been changed to a 777-200 with the configuration shown above. The closest configuration appears to be that for a 3-cabin 777-200 WW1 (worldwide 1), which may go into operation as soon as mid-November, when my HNL-SFO flight is...

    Does Seatguru need to update?...
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    Desperately, but that's been the case for a while now. ;)
     
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    And the real United 1/2 is now United 300/200 and still has the ol'school domestic F style seats :rolleyes:

    Seth, are they planning on putting the old business seats on all Hawaii 777 flights? It would actually be an improvement.
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    My understanding is that a subfleet of 9 77As is being configured for island service. I think that the west coast will still see 753s and some 73s but the longer flights will all be the 77As.
     
  9. NYBanker
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    Last I flew UA1 it was a 747-100 ORD-hnl. :)
     
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  10. Seacarl
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    Didn't UA try round-the-world service for a while using UA 1/2 as the flight numbers? I think it was JFK-LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-JFK-LAX... and v.v.
     
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  11. Wandering Aramean
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    They didn't "try" it so much as operate it for many years.
     
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  12. radonc1951

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    This unfortunately begs the question as to whether those of us who are booking this flight in early November need to think about changing routes. Would I be better off flying through some other city such as EWR to get a better "experience" or should I just accept the fact that the flight in C class will be :rolleyes:.
    What would the chances be of getting an UG to F on the 777 (or would they just put non-revs into empty F seats)?
     
  13. Seacarl
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    I said "try it" in the sense that they wanted to may it work economically, but they could never make the DEL segments profitable. They also didn't really operate it as an RTW flight in the sense that one aircraft continued in the loop with 1-2 hour stops. I think HKG had like 6-8 hour waits and the original aircraft was off performing another flight
     
  14. Wandering Aramean
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    I wouldn't. The 3-cabin 777 is comparable in C to the 76H which was previously assigned. And you might end up in F.
     
  15. radonc1951

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    Thanks. Looks like I am going to try an old UA 777 for the first time. I'm sooooo excited :rolleyes:
     
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    I was originally on UA1 to HNL and UA200 HNL-ORD for mid-Jan 13 on an award. I leave from and arrive into EWR. UA15 and 14 weren't available up front. UA1 was the 76H. I was upfront (fare class I). UA200 was, and still is, the "ghetto bird" domestic 772. I was First (also class I). When UA1 became UA219, I saw that it was the 12F, 49C, 197Y 772. Not much difference between older UA and CO recliners. I saw UA218 had opened up with the same 12F, 49C, 197Y config, so I changed my return from ORD to IAH, especially for the overnight. Saver Award, 80K. The next day, F opened up for both flights so I upgraded to F each way for the additional 10K each way. Here's hoping that after an A/C upgrade, we don't get a downgrade.
     
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  18. cova

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    I thought DEN-NRT was the first route to fly UA 787, with all the people taking that flight. Based on this list - it is the last in the list. ??
     
  19. ssullivan
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    No, it was the first 787 route they announced a definite start date for and put in the reservations system for sale. Did you really think UA was going to take delivery of 787s in September and then hold onto the planes for six months without flying them, just to start DEN-NRT in March of next year? It never was going to be the first 787 route.
     
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  20. Hartmann
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    It was the first bookable route. They (UA) certainly weren't going to wait until March to start flying the 787 internationally.
     
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    Looks like the first routes are Houston domestic flights. I guess this is a chance to train the pilots and test out the aircraft. IAH-LAX or DEN is likely the first flight. Looks like they are keeping the 787s based out of IAH and circulating through LAX and DEN with feeds to international.
     
  22. Hartmann
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    They'll more than likely rotate it through most of the U.S. hubs for a few weeks as a way to introduce people to the plane, then they'll start IAH-AMS. Then, according to the press release, it looks like IAH-AMS may return to a 764 while the LAX routes start.

    And yes, they'll need a domestic feeder from IAH to both DEN and LAX.
     
  23. Seacarl
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    IAH-SEA-NRT seems like another 787 candidate route
     
  24. JerseySlime

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    Regardless of the A/C or destination, I'm surprised they don't make UA1/UA2 operate to wherever out of ORD. Chicago is still known as the UA hub of operations. CO1/CO2 was the IAH-HNL-Mike flight numbers, but it appears those flight number assignments are long gone post merger.
     
  25. Hartmann
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    UA1 is currently DCA-IAH-HNL.



    At the end of the day, it's just a flight number and it doesn't really matter to me.
     

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