United Flight 201

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  1. T5campbell

    T5campbell Silver Member

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    Thanks you United on giving us one of your old 777-200 jets for a flight from IAH to HNL. That is all we need is an 8 hour direct flight with the only inflight entertainment is on our own devices. I am so thankful I can get Direct TV from DFW to IAH for a 45 minute flight, but no such thing for an 8 hour flight. Will we at least have outlets to charge our devices?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Nope.
     
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  3. andyroo31

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    It's the world of the Hawaiian configuration on the 777-200. Grab a couple of portable chargers if you can, they definitely saved me on the long 777 flights with no power
     
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    I can recommend some good authors if you want to buy a book ;)
     
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    Pretty sad really. I support the movement of BYOD, but there needs to be power supplied if that's what you want people to use. Put a simple 2.1A USB in the seat back or arm rest and the problem is solved; not to mention that compared to screens and everything the weight is practically nothing.

    Those Airbii with wifi and streaming and no power have the same problem as the HI configured 777s. After a 6 hour transcon burning wifi, there's no juice left in a phone or tablet. I booked HNL-IAD recently, but it's showing as a 764 (both when I booked it and now); so at least that'll have lie flat and power/IFE. I had considered using miles to upgrade, but the difference between the discounted coach fare and a P fare was less than the copay to use miles for upgrade.
     
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  6. T5campbell

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    The 777 is older than I am. This is the reason why I have flown Delta and American the other three times this year to Hawaii. Last time flying United IAH to HNL.
     
  7. genemk2

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    You were born after 1994?!? :eek:
     
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  8. Wandering Aramean
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    Which types are you flying on DL/AA? AA's 767s are not likely to be much newer than UA's 777s flying to Hawaii.
     
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  9. T5campbell

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    @ Wandering. The DL/AA 767's might be slightly newer but the ones I have been on were at least updated. The seats in first were better, had some type of entertainment along with electrical outlets. For the flights I have flown to Hawaii this year. The best was DL, then AA, and United comes in last.
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    If you like the interior config better that's fine. Just don't blame it on aircraft age. There are plenty of new ones which are not so great inside and plenty of older ones which are retrofit recently.

    DL and AA don't have wide-bodies specific to the Islands; United does. That makes a big difference in certain markets in terms of what you'll get when you choose a carrier and a route. And, to be fair, the current UA "islands" config is an upgrade over the old version. Even if it isn't perfect by a long stretch.
     
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  11. KenInEscazu

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    This thread is a great representation of a first world problem. People complaining about the aircraft type on which they are being flown to Hawaii! :D
     
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  12. Dublin_rfk

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    Well Hello from a First, Second, Third, and Fourth world person! Don't worry UAL is going to renumber the IAH - HNL flight (But keep the aircraft!!) I booked an outbound that uses IAH / HNL / GUM and I get the same 777 15Hrs 59 Minutes (scheduled) with a 61 minute layover. I guess I had better look closer in the future!
     
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    If I was headed to Guam, I'd route via Tokyo for the better onboard experience. :eek:
     
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    I would too, but this is a mileage run and the first customer is in TYO.
     
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    In that case I would fly IAH-ORD-PVG-GUM-NRT with the new GUM/PVG service starting this month. :p
     
  16. Dublin_rfk

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    Next Time.

    But back to the thread, 8 hrs wifi only (on what should be a gross plus revenue route) and UAL's change is to renumber the FLT?
     
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    What are you talking about with renumbering the flight? That has nothing to do with the amenities offered. :confused:

    As for the revenues on the flight, if they're making a lot of money without spending the extra cash to offer flat beds or AVOD then why should they change?
     
  18. Dublin_rfk

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    The renumbering has nothing to do with the amenities, it has to do with slight of hand and misdirection. UAL has (apparently) made a decision that customers will ignore the down grade in service because of their destination. Should they change? Well for me a little uniformity would be nice but I won't hold my breath!

    I don't always fly, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.
     
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    Downgrade? The IAH-HNL run has been with this bird for years, hardly a recent downgrade.

    Sent using a small piece of fruit.
     
  20. Wandering Aramean
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    Huh??

    The uniformity is that the domestic fleet will have some form of IFE, usually streaming on a BYOD scenario, while the international fleet will have in-seat IFE. That's been communicated by the company via various channels for more than a year now.
     
  21. Dublin_rfk

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    If this is the norm for this route no wonder it priced out lower and availably higher. This is not my usual routing. I have been spoiled by the EWR / HNL seating.
     
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    Doesn't everyone nowadays have a small battery pack? I think I paid $30 for my 9600 mAh pack that's only slight larger than my cellphone and can charge two devices at the same time. Take responsibility for your own needs, people., instead of whining. Out here in the Namib desert I don't always find a power plug either.
     
  23. genemk2

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    I get that sentiment...but these days, with all the gadgets...bags get heavy and toting around extra battery packs, while necessary, shouldn't be. I don't think it's too much to expect in-flight power these days.
     
  24. KenInEscazu

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    I get it, too, but they keep making the size of permissible carry-ons smaller, and I already have too much absolutely necessary stuff to carry. It's not about the money. It's about having to carry one more thing.

    Sure am glad I don't have to go to Hawaii any time soon. ;)
     
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    Or buy a SurfacePro3 ...mine stayed alive during the IAH-HNL flight long enough to watch House of Cards on their on-demand system :)
     
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