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Why are there still United 767-300s without Polaris seats?
Hi Lucky and the greater OMAAT community. So I often travel between SCL and the US on United which is operated by a 767-300. All this time I assumed that eventually the route would consistently have Polaris seats since my understanding was that all 767-300s were getting them. But here we are with the last 767-300 being retrofitted per the Polaris Tracker and SCL still rarely gets a plane with Polaris seats. I just did a little research and discovered that United actually has 38 767s, only 14 of which are getting retrofitted. Does this mean they actually only have 14 767-300ERs and the rest are regular 767-300s? Or has United just selected 14 planes to get the retrofit and the rest will stay with the old seats?
I’m also curious about the 777-200s. They apparently have 74 in their fleet but only 51 earmarked for retrofit. What about the remaining 23?
I guess I just always assumed the total number in the Polaris tracker was the total of each type…
It appears that some of the 777-200s are being retired and replaced by A350-900s, but those aren’t due for a couple of years. It looks like 3 777-200ERs will not be refitted (and presumably retired) and all of the 777-200s will be mothballed. Cannot find any recent info on what United is doing with the 767-400s. This is from 2017: