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hi all! My wife and family’s flight from lax to Syd now says “Polaris business class”. I assume this isn’t the new hard product? It’s a 787
No. but you get the soft product which means pjs in your case. UA has said the 787 won’t get the new seats for a few years.
Thanks mark! Thought so. Appreciate the confirmation. So what’s their concentration? Europe?
Not much has been released but I would suspect this:
1. 777-300 thats a given. These are supposed to be Newark based and Asia bound.
2. 777-200 original United with Global First as they’ve made it clear they want out of first class. These are the oldest business class installations as well. They are way behind on the domestic reconfig that was supposed to start in Feb 2016. I think only 3-4 aircraft have been reconfigured. Maybe they are going to take the existing international seats and install them in the domestic while upgrading the international. There is a rumor I read that tail 219 is having them installed.
3. 767-300 3-class. Many have been recently converted to 2-class so those will never see Polaris, but there is a chance the 3-class might get it. To me however it doesn’t make sense to install a new interior in an aircraft that shouldn’t have much time left.
4. A350-1000. These will start coming in 2018
5. B787-10 I think they have 25 of these which are probably 2018/2019 deliveries
6. Existing 787 as interiors need refresh. Probably 2019 and beyond.
I had an invite to the Polaris intro in Chicago last week and missed it as something last minute came up. Would have had more info had I made it.
Thanks Mark. That’s a very very helpful and interesting recap!