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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2010, 05:10:59 PM »
1st Privacy US is like a ^ while CO is // at least in the middle section where I always sit. By the windows its a single seat

 The seat itself was better padded and leather which can be a pro or con

 US is 6'4" - 6'8" CO is 6'2" - 6'6" when its a bed in length

 I liked the idea that the screen is tucked away and not directly fixed in front of me others might like it the way CO has it. (Tucked away as in its on a bar and swings from side to side and not in the arm rest)

Big seats important for me too. I'm a BIG MAN.

So if I go with the wife on US, I would have to sit in middle to get 2 seats together. Is privacy very much compromised when sitting in middle aisle (as opposed to window that you're somehat blocked off)?

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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2010, 05:15:21 PM »
Big seats important for me too. I'm a BIG MAN.

So if I go with the wife on US, I would have to sit in middle to get 2 seats together. Is privacy very much compromised when sitting in middle aisle (as opposed to window that you're somehat blocked off)?

 put it this way when I wanted to speak to the guy sitting next to me we both had to lean over to see each other :-))) due to the ^ configure. But honestly how long on a night time flight will you be talking to your wife

then again its a Great excuse why you arent always talking to her LoL

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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2010, 05:55:19 PM »
The US seat might be better, but you'll have to actually fly US  :P

The CO seat has been getting great reviews, and personally leather (like US has) is NOT comfortable to sleep in, cloth (like CO has) is much better IMHO.

For regular domestic First leather is nice, but for lie-flat sleeping, not so much.
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2010, 11:38:02 PM »
The US seat might be better, but you'll have to actually fly US  :P

The CO seat has been getting great reviews, and personally leather (like US has) is NOT comfortable to sleep in, cloth (like CO has) is much better IMHO.

For regular domestic First leather is nice, but for lie-flat sleeping, not so much.

 look at it like your review of J grill on teh other thread where you say the place is Thumbs Down, but you actually liked the limited items on the new Chinese menu.

So in General US is bad but hey their Chinese menu (flight to TLV) is excellent in some ways and a person can even earn EQMs and RDMs on UA or CO at the same time

 Bout the neg for me was their flight times, they leave PHL @ 9:15pm and leave TLV at 11:55pm. I prefer COs 84 & 85 flight times 4pm from EWR and 11am out of TLV (CO also has their 2nd daily flight that correspond sto USs times)

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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2010, 09:48:09 PM »
According to this A.net thread CO will be getting 2 brand new 772's next week with lie-flats installed.

Assuming that's correct and that the ships will be numbers 21 and 22...

Effective 07/21:
Lie-flat 777 ships (13): 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22
Old seat ships (9): 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Chance of getting a lie-flat aircraft: 59%

It is unknown if there are any 772's in the shop right now.

Only LHR flights are guarenteed to be lie-flat.
Otherwise check 2 days prior to your flight for your ship number on pda.continental.com
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2010, 09:45:14 PM »
Effective 09/08:
Lie-flat 777 ships (14): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22
Old seat ships (7): 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Currently being retrofitted: 4
Chance of getting a lie-flat aircraft: 66.7%

Only LHR flights are guaranteed to be lie-flat.
Otherwise check 2 days prior to your flight for your ship number on pda.continental.com
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2010, 08:42:57 PM »
Effective 09/26:
Lie-flat 777 ships (14): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22
Old seat ships (6): 7, 9, 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Currently being retrofitted: 4 and 8
Chance of getting a lie-flat aircraft: 70%

Only LHR flights are guaranteed to be lie-flat.
Otherwise check 2 days prior to your flight for your ship number on pda.continental.com
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2010, 04:21:10 AM »
Effective 09/26:
Lie-flat 777 ships (14): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22
Old seat ships (6): 7, 9, 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Currently being retrofitted: 4 and 8
Chance of getting a lie-flat aircraft: 70%

Only LHR flights are guaranteed to be lie-flat.
Otherwise check 2 days prior to your flight for your ship number on pda.continental.com

 and yet since Yom Kippur alot of the TLV flights were the old seats in BF, id say more then 70% with a # of days both flights being the old ones

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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2010, 11:50:48 AM »
For the 4 days that you can view currently for TLV-EWR 5 out of 8 flights have lie-flats.
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2010, 05:21:27 PM »
Twice I checked 1-2 days before on the pda site and both times the plane # changed, once for the better and once for the worse.

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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2010, 05:29:09 PM »
Twice I checked 1-2 days before on the pda site and both times the plane # changed, once for the better and once for the worse.
Yup, aircraft swaps can happen.
It will be nice once they're all converted by the end of the year.
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2010, 10:47:52 PM »
Effective 10/04:
Lie-flat 777 ships (15): 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22
Old seat ships (6): 7, 9, 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Currently being retrofitted: 8
Chance of getting a lie-flat aircraft: 71.4%

Only LHR flights are guaranteed to be lie-flat.
Otherwise check 2 days prior to your flight for your ship number on pda.continental.com
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2010, 11:34:10 AM »
I'm flying Dec 28th - Thank God by then it'll all be done.
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2010, 11:51:56 AM »
I'm flying Dec 28th - Thank God by then it'll all be done.
Hopefully but I wouldn't place a wager on it being 100% by then.
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Re: Continental 777 BusinessFirst Flat Bed Aircraft.
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2010, 04:12:15 PM »
I'm flying Dec 28th - Thank God by then it'll all be done.
As I suspected, CO has pushed off the expected completion of the 777 fleet conversion from December to January.
The 757s will be complete by 07/11.
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