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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on 757-200 (16 lie-flat)

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United has two versions of 752's with lie flat seats. This version flies internationaly trans-Atlantic flights from the east coast, especially to closer cities in Ireland/Great Britain, premium transcontinental service (p.t.s. or aka PS), some Hawaii flights and occasional hub to hub flights. There are 16 J seats, 42 E+ seats, and 118 E seats.

Slimline version

16/160 75s https://www.aerolopa.com/ua-boeing-75s

--- FIRST
Row 1 has wider footwells but 3" shorter bed length.
Seats 1E/1F may be slightly darker and quieter than 1A/1B, which are more susceptible to galley lights and noise.

--- ECONOMY

Exit row seats are Row 7, Row 20, Row 21, and Row 22. Seats 22A and 22F have "unlimited" leg room. Entertainment screen is housed in arm rest. Row 22BC and 22DE have about the same leg room as an E+ seat. These seats do recline.

Row 10A and F and 11A and F are missing a window (you get one next to the seat, but not towards the seat back of the row ahead).

As of 2023 the older 16/45/108 configuration with non slimline seats has been phased out, with all aircraft having the slimline configuration as outlined above. Below is info of the original configuration.
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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on 757-200 (16 lie-flat)

Old Aug 27, 2013, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by Red_Rob
I am 6'1" and find any of the aisle seats fine as far as length (with window seats barely acceptable length wise).
Aisle seats are longer?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 2:23 pm
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Well I just booked a Z fare on one of these babies on a day flight to LHR.

Typically I would avoid a trans-atl on a narrow-body, but:

1) It's either a UA 757 or a UA 757 for a day flight to LHR.

2) After last week's headwind-slowed ~6-hour transcon on a US A320 in F, I am looking forward to a similar amount of time in a quality seat in the premium cabin of a narrow-body. Although I guess I will miss the US wifi.

3) I have flown across the Atlantic on a

L1011
DC10
MD11
747
767
777
A300
A310
A330
A340

Why not add 757 to that list...

So I am actually mildly looking forward to it.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by anc-ord772
Aisle seats are longer?
It would be interesting to measure. I just flew in row 3 yesterday and it sure looks like the aisle footwell is bigger.
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 2:40 pm
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Does anyone know if the 'C' and/or the 'D' seats in economy have an entertainment box to restrict the legroom? Seatguru is not exactly enlightening. It says "may have"
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 5:11 pm
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I was once riding on pmCO intl 757 EWR-SFO.... the plane was from Berlin....

BUT! I'm on last minute Y, and even with a RPU, I ended up #3 on waitlist.

Sigh
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 12:02 pm
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On the international 752 (what UA calls the 752 "Version 2"), how's the legroom in 8F? I've read suggestions that there is a cutout in the bulkhead in front; a little more detail about this would be appreciated. I find that cutouts can be misleading; some offer abundant legroom, others offer only a nominal increase in legroom. UA indicates that E+ features 37" of pitch. If so, is 8F really better than this (especially considering the legroom that should be available underneath non-bulkhead E+ rows with seats in front)?

Edited to add, post-travel: 8D, 8E, and 8F were all good seats, in terms of legroom. The cutout at the bulkhead was generous in size and depth, as cutouts go. I was able to get out of 8F without disturbing the passengers next to me, and would gladly choose 8F again (or 8D) on future flights.

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Old Nov 26, 2013, 2:11 pm
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Best coach seats in 752?

I'm in the back of the bus. I know 21 is the best but it's taken. I'm trying to decide between 20 (exit row, more legroom than E+ (?) but limited/no recline?) and 11 (full recline and normal E+ legroom). I'm 6'2".

Thoughts?
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Old Nov 26, 2013, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by elitefreak
I'm in the back of the bus. I know 21 is the best but it's taken. I'm trying to decide between 20 (exit row, more legroom than E+ (?) but limited/no recline?) and 11 (full recline and normal E+ legroom). I'm 6'2".

Thoughts?
If you wanna recline I'd go for row 11, If it don't matter to you then I would go for row 20. Also is row 7 not available? That's another possibility.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by elitefreak
I'm in the back of the bus. I know 21 is the best but it's taken. I'm trying to decide between 20 (exit row, more legroom than E+ (?) but limited/no recline?) and 11 (full recline and normal E+ legroom). I'm 6'2".

Thoughts?
Anybody else have advice?
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Old Nov 30, 2013, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by kokonutz
Well I just booked a Z fare on one of these babies on a day flight to LHR.

Typically I would avoid a trans-atl on a narrow-body, but:

1) It's either a UA 757 or a UA 757 for a day flight to LHR.

2) After last week's headwind-slowed ~6-hour transcon on a US A320 in F, I am looking forward to a similar amount of time in a quality seat in the premium cabin of a narrow-body. Although I guess I will miss the US wifi.

3) I have flown across the Atlantic on a

L1011
DC10
MD11
747
767
777
A300
A310
A330
A340

Why not add 757 to that list...

So I am actually mildly looking forward to it.
Ahhh, the joys of being a travel junky, I get excited when I arrive into a city I've never been to and fly a new a/c ULH/LH.

No Concorde Monsieur Kokonutz? apart from that we have similar lists....I know as a child, I flew in a 707. A310 on which airline? I did the A319LR and BBJ on Private Air and made a few TATL trips privately.

A300 on AA? Just curious?
A310 on DL? Air Transat? CSA?

Travel safe!

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Old Dec 16, 2013, 6:55 am
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Consolidated "Seats on International 757"

Hi,

I live in west palm beach, Florida and will be flying to LHR via EWR on 24th, landing 25th.

I will be returning on 5th Jan on what looks like a much smaller 757-200 2 cabin with lie flat. It is much busier so I am currently in 8C but have option of anywhere is exit row 20, so should I take that? Do seats fully extend? I also have window options in 9 or 11 so what is legroom like in E+ non exit? I usually have isle seat so I can stick my leg out on smaller planes but would I need to on larger ones?

Thanks for help.

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Old Jan 5, 2014, 12:52 am
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So here's a first for me: got to gate and noticed on united app ( which is awesome) the 7 ab was now free. I asked them to switch me and they did. So got new boarding pass. Will not have best seat 7a and will report on 8d and row 21.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 2:52 pm
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7 middle or 20 aisle?

Hi all-

Unfortunately stuck in Y for an upcoming trip, EWR-ARN. 757-200 international.

I'm currently in 20D. Curious thoughts on 7B vs 20 aisle? I know 20 doesn't recline, but how's the legroom on 7?

Realize it's mostly preference, but as much as I've been on 757-2 I haven't had the chance to sit in 7x.

Weighing bulkhead middle seat w/ recline, versus exit row aisle with no recline.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by PHL_flyer
Hi all-

Unfortunately stuck in Y for an upcoming trip, EWR-ARN. 757-200 international.

I'm currently in 20D. Curious thoughts on 7B vs 20 aisle? I know 20 doesn't recline, but how's the legroom on 7?

Realize it's mostly preference, but as much as I've been on 757-2 I haven't had the chance to sit in 7x.

Weighing bulkhead middle seat w/ recline, versus exit row aisle with no recline.

Thanks in advance!
Going to Europe is probably an evening flight (so you may be sleeping most of the time), so I'd take 7B because of the recline. The traytable is in the armrest so it helps keep your seatmates away. And you won't be bothered by anyone going to the lav.

If I was planning on staying awake, I'd keep 20D.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by PHL_flyer
Hi all-

Unfortunately stuck in Y for an upcoming trip, EWR-ARN. 757-200 international.

I'm currently in 20D. Curious thoughts on 7B vs 20 aisle? I know 20 doesn't recline, but how's the legroom on 7?

Realize it's mostly preference, but as much as I've been on 757-2 I haven't had the chance to sit in 7x.

Weighing bulkhead middle seat w/ recline, versus exit row aisle with no recline.

Thanks in advance!
The legroom in row 7 is many feet. You're in the 2L doorway, and have the FA jumpseat right across from you--they face you during takeoff and landing.

I've been in this situation before, and I would take the exit row aisle over 7B.
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