United has confirmed that it is to terminate 747 service from LAX on 1 April 2014, with the introduction of a 777-200 for it’s LAX-SYD-MEL service. The SFO-SYD service also goes 777 on the same date.
The 777-200’s are a three class service, quashing speculation (at least for now) that an old-Continental 2-class plane would be used. Of course the number of award seats and upgrades will diminish.
A disappointing change, the 747 really was my plane of choice anywhere United flew and I shall miss it on this long run.