United's first 777-300ER christened today!

Today, The first United Airlines 777-300ER has been christened today at San Fransisco Intl (KSFO) as the “New Spirit of United”


Photo credits to United ^

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What a beauty! Finally the United B777-300ER in Infinite Flight is legit.

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Is there really a UAL 777W? I thought it was only on the 772ER not the 77W…

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Oops you are right. I’m too lazy to change my previous reply now.

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Haha it’s alright it’s been a lazy day for me too!

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That’s a beauty

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Gotta love united, love to see it, they’ve got two of boeings best planes in the 787 and the 777

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2 months later it’s first international flight

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Wait, if it’s a 777-300ER, why does it say 777-300 on the bottom of the cockpit?

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@CannedAviation Look here: This is a photo I took of a 777-200ER, also United. If you look closely, it says 777-200. image
That is just how they are. If you see a 777-200LR, it will say 777-200, just as any -200 variant would. Why they do this instead of a full name, I do not know.

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That’s a beautiful photo. 👌

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Why didn’t they add an ER at the end of 200 or 300? I mean it’s not that hard right?

It’s still just a modified -300

Probably just to save space. Also, that could be just to symbolize the body style, to help diffentiante the -200 from the -300 but not the -300 form the -300ER. The two -300s must require the same maintenance, so may not need to be differentiated.

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Not sure about that, but in fact United does operate both 777-200’s (they do intercontinental and international routes) and 777-200ER’s (international routes). Sometimes it’s probably just easier to put it as its aircraft type identifier for ground crews rather than adding on the -ER

They do this because -200 or -300 shows the length variants making it easier during marshalling and pushback

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