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AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« on: May 10, 2017, 11:36:43 PM »
I'm currently flying United's new 777-300 (Polaris), EWR to TLV. The new plane has been flying this route for less than a week, and I think I just might be the first DDFer to experience it! I figured I'll start a Reddit-style "ask me anything" thread, in case you guys have any questions about it... also, it's a heck of a lot easier than posting a TR. >:D

Feel free to ask whatever you want about the new Polaris seats, amenities, etc. But first... lemme post some crappy cellphone pics. :P

(Pics in my next post.)

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 11:53:36 PM »
UA 90/91 is now operated by sUA, dont belive they have experience with "this" flight  ;)

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 12:27:02 AM »
First question: How'd you book the ticket?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 12:37:55 AM »
Are you still sober?

Any cacti around?

Are you coming back?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 01:24:53 AM »
Are you still sober?

Any cacti around?

Are you coming back?
Back??

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 07:11:03 AM »
maybe they banned his laptop mid flight....

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 08:20:25 AM »
Maybe they dragged him off the plane to make room for an employee

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 08:37:44 AM »
Back??

maybe they banned his laptop mid flight....

Maybe they dragged him off the plane to make room for an employee
I think the Wifi went bust

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 08:39:09 AM »
First question: How'd you book the ticket?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 08:54:19 AM »
So...bad WiFi on the 77W?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 08:57:18 AM »
So...bad WiFi on the 77W?
Or good scotch

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 12:01:32 PM »
So...bad WiFi on the 77W?

More like non-existent. 😡😡😡

I started this thread using cellular internet as the plane was taking off, figuring I'd continue with the in-flight WiFi... turns out the WiFi wasn't working at all. :o

Ended up costing me dearly, too - for example, I was planning on WhatsApping the guy who was gonna pick me up from the airport, to tell him the new arrival time (2.5 hours later than planned)... since I wasn't able to, he showed up at the original time, and now I'm paying almost double for the transfer, since he had to make a second trip.

I'll try to get to all the questions shortly, but first, some pics:



Welcome sign



Single seat, aisle-facing



Single seat, window-facing



"Honeymoon" seats



General view of center seats

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 12:07:17 PM »
UA 90/91 is now operated by sUA, dont belive they have experience with "this" flight  ;)

I know you meant that as a joke, but it's actually quite prophetic: almost anything that went wrong (e.g. my seat adjustment buttons stopped working), the crew said "we have to check the manual for instructions how to fix it; it's our first time on this aircraft." :P

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 12:09:07 PM »
I know you meant that as a joke, but it's actually quite prophetic: almost anything that went wrong (e.g. my seat adjustment buttons stopped working), the crew said "we have to check the manual for instructions how to fix it; it's our first time on this aircraft." :P
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 12:14:22 PM »
I know you meant that as a joke, but it's actually quite prophetic: almost anything that went wrong (e.g. my seat adjustment buttons stopped working), the crew said "we have to check the manual for instructions how to fix it; it's our first time on this aircraft." :P

An FA told me the same on a brand new plane.
That new plane smell tho....
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