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  1. Ross Gale
    Ross Gale at |

    5-abreast or is it 10??

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  2. Mike Denoff
    Mike Denoff at |

    The S-CO 777s get reconfigured later; and none have begun flying from S-UA hubs since the merger.

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    1. Ross Gale
      Ross Gale at |

      Except for some short stints doing flying to Australia from lax IIRC

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    2. Mike Denoff
      Mike Denoff at |

      Those were not the S-CO 777s; they were S-UA ones.

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    3. Ross Gale
      Ross Gale at |

      Mike Denoff for some reason I recall there being sCO planes operating for a short period. Maybe to MEL when there weren’t enough 787s? I could be very wrong.

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  3. Stephan Segraves
    Stephan Segraves at |

    I can’t wait to hear the ding of the flight attendant call buttons all the way over the Atlantic on that short red eye.

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      That’s what I am thinking most. Makes this a no-go for me getting across the pond. Which is too bad because the award space was spectacular last year.

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    2. Benjamin Stolt
      Benjamin Stolt at |

      Ding…

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  4. Benjamin Stolt
    Benjamin Stolt at |

    So much for the “domestic” config remaining domestic. 😖 I hope you’re right that this is a one-off measure to accelerate 777 refurbs and doesn’t result in more routes after a “successful trial”…

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    1. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      UA, bringing you the long-haul LCC experience in the back of the plane without the low costs.

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    2. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      They were never solely domestic. They did GUM-NRT from the moment they entered service. But calling them Polaris is a stretch IMO. Given the need to convert the other 772s to Polaris I get it. Not ideal at all, but this makes sense from a fleet perspective.

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  5. Gene Kaskiw
    Gene Kaskiw at |

    I’m not surprised to see the 77H in peak TATL service, but am moderately surprised by DUB… I always thought it would be BCN, if anything, with an outside shot of FCO (although that’s pushing it)

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  6. Marty R. Paz
    Marty R. Paz at |

    Has UA made any announcements regarding the ffp relationship with EI? If not, then they have little to lose when their customers fly the competition and the competition buys miles back from them.

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      The FFer relationship is an absolutely tiny piece of what matters relative to real traffic.

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  7. Keith Murray
    Keith Murray at |

    United today put a “sponsored” link (ad) on my FB feed. It was about how nice it would be to vacation in Dublin, flying on UA of course 🙂

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