I was looking for flights from SFO to/from Chicago when I noticed that UA is back 3 class planes flying on this route in Spring 2014. One of the reasons that I originally started flying United was the ability to fly on big planes within the US. Since the merger with Continental this has largely stopped, with the odd exception of EWR-HNL and IAH-HNL. Too many of my transcontinental flights with United are now on A320’s or some version of a 737.
So I was surprised to notice that UA appears (at least for now) to be flying three class, international configured, 777’s between San Francisco and Chicago. The flights are:
UA698 SFO-ORD 1330-1937
UA625 ORD-SFO 1915-2146
Upgrades are usually more available on these aircraft. Of course, planes are subject to change!