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Consolidated "UA 757-300 Seating, IFE, etc." Thread

Consolidated "UA 757-300 Seating, IFE, etc." Thread

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Boeing 757-300 (753)
Seat map (24Domestic F seats/55E+/134E configuration)



Entertainment -- now 100% personal device entertainment (DirecTV has been removed)

WiFi (Internet access for a fee)
Power -- F & E+ , none in regular economy

1A/B has a great cutout for extra foot space, 1E/F has no cutout and may be tight for taller passengers.

New Slimline 753s



This link Interim 757-300 seat map shows a strange interim seat map that you might want to consult if the one(s) above do not match what you are seeing on United.bomb.
See the bottom of the Wiki there for warnings about seat selection.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by semisecco View Post
And the 753 is ok to fly with?
It's better than any UA 737, especially in F.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by semisecco View Post
And the 753 is ok to fly with? Some here were complaning about old seats and no entertainment in seats...
Seats are fine (esp. 1A) and be sure to get the United app ahead of time - entertainment (a good selection, usually) is streamed to your device in flight via the app.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by semisecco View Post
And the 753 is ok to fly with? Some here were complaning about old seats and no entertainment in seats...
As mentioned, I think that 1A and 1B on the 753 are the best (non lie-flat) seats in the entire United fleet.

About half of the 753s have "personal device entertainment" - you'll need a laptop, or a tablet/phone with the United app, and you can stream movies/TV on demand for free. The other half have DirecTV, which allows you to watch live TV or about a dozen looping movies (not on-demand) which is also free in F. People tend to have strong opinions about which one is better, but in my opinion both are ok (not great), although I honestly pass most of my time on planes reading an actual book.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 2:03 am
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Good to know, thx to all of you!

What do they do if you don't have a device to stream when they don't have monitors in the seats? Does United then give you a tablet or whatever?
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Originally Posted by semisecco View Post
What do they do if you don't have a device to stream when they don't have monitors in the seats? Does United then give you a tablet or whatever?
Unfortunately nothing - if you have no device capable of streaming off of the plane's wifi, then you effectively get no IFE on flights with no monitors.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by semisecco View Post
.... What do they do if you don't have a device to stream when they don't have monitors in the seats? Does United then give you a tablet or whatever?
No loaners.

There are sub-$50 devices that have other uses that can be used for the streaming entertainment.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 2:28 am
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Booh. Not nice for those who don't have a device... But good to know, thx a lot!
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Is it confirmed that 33DEF have no screens?
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Is it confirmed that 33DEF have no screens?
To answer my own question, there are in fact screens for 33DEF. At least on ship 3859
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post
To answer my own question, there are in fact screens for 33DEF. At least on ship 3859
1. Did you select and sit in this row?
2. Was your screen operative?
3. Did you purchase DirecTV?

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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
1. Did you select and sit in this row?
2. Was your screen operative?
3. Did you purchase DirecTV?

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We havenít taken off yet but:
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No, Hawaii flight
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We havenít taken off yet but:
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No, Hawaii flight
Have fun and enjoy the ride!

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I'm on UA2137 (OGG-SFO) on 4/1. I think we were on a 737-800, but now it shows a 757-300. When I look at seat guru I see one config for this flight/aircraft but for the same plane (757-300) on United's site I see another seat config. The difference is the Y cabin starts in row 7 or 9 respectively. Seat Guru says that rows 7-15 are E+, but I can't tell on United site, because a lot of seats are taken. The text says that only rows 9, 15-19, 24-41.

Of course, I was solidly in E+ before, now I'm in row 15. So is it E+? I called in and I got to a supervisor who said 15 was E+.... Looking at the text and the map, I don't think so. Sure seat guru says it is, but it has other parts of the seating wrong.

Is row 15 on that 757-300 E+ or not? If they moved me out of E+, I'll be hacked. If they lied to me about it, I'll go ballistic. Paid tickets for four, and the RPUs aren't going to clear...
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Old Mar 6, 18, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by PushingTin View Post
.... I'll go ballistic. ....
Before going ballistic, be aware there are two 753 configurations and while the older one (this thread) is presently more common, with time the new https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...m-seatmap.html will become more common. At this point, UA is using a "blended" seat map.
Row 15 will depend on which configure you actually fly - mostly likely the old configuration in the near term.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Before going ballistic, be aware there are two 753 configurations and while the older one (this thread) is presently more common, with time the new https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...m-seatmap.html will become more common. At this point, UA is using a "blended" seat map.
Row 15 will depend on which configure you actually fly - mostly likely the old configuration in the near term.
Thanks. When the flight gets closer will the seat map resolve itself to the correct config? If it the new one, I'll be out E+, but there will be a couple of rows revealed of E+.

I'm guessing that if the config changes to the new, I can't put in to have my seats automatically swapped for the open E+?

I spend a lot of time and effort picking flights to get the seats that I want when I'm travelling with the whole family, so I'm not the schmuck trying to trade middles and odd seats. It drives me batty when something that I spent hours researching to find the best balance of fare, schedule and seat gets tossed. And what gets me even more is that after random seat changes, the lose the magic key and can't have some other poor schmuck get out of the seats I actually worked to get.

That and I didn't get a notification on this. My wife looked at me puzzled when I told her about all this and that I found it by looking. I told her I check seats every few days because of stupid stuff like this.

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