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findark Jun 19, 16 1:37 pm

PDE will work anywhere - it uses WiFi to stream content from a server onboard the aircraft. If I recall, DTV over the Pacific will only have the looping movies but no live TV.

WineCountryUA Jun 19, 16 4:04 pm


Originally Posted by maggersmagoo (Post 26800545)
... Trying to figure out if I should download a couple movies to my iPad, or rely on IFE.

Always a good idea to have a backup plan.

QBK Jul 2, 16 4:55 pm

So, after 600K miles on United, I finally took my first flight on a 757-300! (Which means, incidentally, that I've now flown every currently operational kind of UA metal except the 789... and the 3-4-3 777, if you count that as a type.)

Anyway, having selected 1A on the basis of this thread, I want to happily confirm that this is not only the best seat on the plane, but IMO the best domestic F seat in the entire fleet. (Not counting dedicated Hawaii configs).

Why? Three reasons:
1. You get decent legroom even without the cutout. But the cutout is [i]ridiculously[i] big -- big enough to stash a sizeable carryon, and simultaneously stretch your feet out completely. It's about 18" deep, which is hard to believe until you've actually experienced it. The net result is that you basically get unlimited legroom and stowage at your feet.
2. The 753 F seat has good recline -- as good as any other domestic seat I've experienced -- and in addition, the base slides forward a bit. Net result: a napping position that I think is better than any other domestic seat, and almost as good as the old HI 777 (barcalounger) config.
3. For those who care, you are absurdly far forward of the engines (thanks to the planform of the 753). Meaning that you can barely even see them, and have a fantastic view of everything front and back out the window.

Score!

economyplusfan Sep 1, 16 9:35 pm

I just flew what I guess is an older 753 by the looks of the interior. Direct TV stopped working a half hour into the flight. Two reboots didn't work. The FA suggested that customers would have to file a refund request online. Internet did not work. Front lav occupied light stayed on permanently. My 6B seat seemed to have excessive engine or wind noise - it was loud! I always sit in the last row of the J cabin in every aircraft but in this case a seat up front may have been quieter.

Kacee Sep 2, 16 12:15 am


Originally Posted by economyplusfan (Post 27153928)
I just flew what I guess is an older 753 by the looks of the interior.

They're all old and tired.

Still better in F than most of the 737 fleet though, especially if you can get 1A/B.

daslax Dec 12, 16 11:27 am

Any opinions here on exits, specifically row 7A/B vs row 20 C/D? Generally prefer aisles across from each other and usually don't recline the seat, but does 7 have significantly more room?

drewguy Jan 17, 17 9:21 am


Originally Posted by sincx (Post 26726331)
How badly does the door slide block legroom on 7A?

Just flew a 757-300 (domestic). Slide in front of 7A is about the same distance from the seat as the bulkhead in 8DEF. It protrudes to about the middle of the seat (maybe not quite that much). So you've basically got half a seat of unlimited leg room, more if there's no one in the middle.

8DEF was a bit disappointing because there's no cutout under the bulkhead. Makes things a bit tight on the legs if you like to lean back and stretch legs out.

mike1968 Apr 1, 17 8:21 pm

Did they ever upgrade the F cabin seat or is the -300 still the sCO hard seat with no lumbar support? trying to decide between -300 vs. 737-900...anyone have a preference?. Or they both have the same seat up front?

GMoneyCO Apr 1, 17 8:41 pm


Originally Posted by mike1968 (Post 28117290)
Did they ever upgrade the F cabin seat or is the -300 still the sCO hard seat with no lumbar support? trying to decide between -300 vs. 737-900...anyone have a preference?. Or they both have the same seat up front?

They have not upgraded the seat on the -300s yet. The first one or two may be in getting the upgrade now since the STC takes a while.

findark Apr 1, 17 9:10 pm


Originally Posted by mike1968 (Post 28117290)
trying to decide between -300 vs. 737-900...anyone have a preference?. Or they both have the same seat up front?

753 by a mile. Private cabin forward of the boarding door, and 1AB are the best regular domestic F seats in the fleet. Only potential drawback is they go mx sometimes.

Kacee Apr 2, 17 4:49 pm


Originally Posted by findark (Post 28117412)
753 by a mile. Private cabin forward of the boarding door, and 1AB are the best regular domestic F seats in the fleet.

+1. Not even a close call over the 739. Also much quieter up front in a 753.

transportprof Apr 2, 17 6:22 pm


Originally Posted by findark (Post 28117412)
753 by a mile. Private cabin forward of the boarding door, and 1AB are the best regular domestic F seats in the fleet. Only potential drawback is they go mx sometimes.

Can someone recap the advantages of 1AB on the 753? I'm booked SFO-HNL on one of these in Dec, although it's just a placeholder in the UA schedule for now.

fumje Apr 2, 17 11:17 pm


Originally Posted by transportprof (Post 28120610)
Can someone recap the advantages of 1AB on the 753? I'm booked SFO-HNL on one of these in Dec, although it's just a placeholder in the UA schedule for now.

I think the cutout is the main advantage.

wxguy Apr 2, 17 11:49 pm

I like row 6 on 757s, as no one pushes on the seat from behind, and it's close to the door for a fast exit. A/B have the lav behind, so I always choose 6E. On the 757-300, however, 6E is directly under an A/C vent, and it gets quite cold.

IAH-OIL-TRASH Apr 2, 17 11:59 pm


Originally Posted by fumje (Post 28121322)
I think the cutout is the main advantage.

It is.

And sub-1Ks are almost guaranteed their meal choice that far forward..


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