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Is this United's new business class layout?

Old Mar 10, 16, 4:54 pm
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Is this United's new business class layout?

This is supposedly a United 777-300ER seat map "sources" showed Brian Sumers:

http://www.briansumers.com/home/is-t...eing-777-300er

If accurate, it does not appear to be a 1-2-1 configuration as rumored.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by lenscap View Post
If accurate, it does not appear to be a 1-2-1 configuration as rumored.
Yes, it is. At least as far as direct aisle access is concerned.



Everyone has direct aisle access. It is a slightly customized version of the layout TG, EK, EY & OZ use in C for their A380s. I'm sure others have similar, too, but those are the ones I know off hand.

And, FWIW, this lines up with the UA 77W LOPA layout which I first reported about nearly a year ago showing the 10-abreast Y config.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:10 pm
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It's not standard 1-2-1, but it accomplishes the same benefits of 1-2-1 (all aisle access) while achieving a higher density, which means more BF seats.

Good for UA and good for us (more seats = more upgrade/award availability)
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:15 pm
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Note 28 seats in A-zone... Same number of seats planned for the new 77G configuration...
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:19 pm
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Labelling both the aisle-aisle and aisle-window seats as "A" is just misleading... most airlines that use this configuration number it 1A, 2B, 3A, etc...
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:23 pm
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It's 2-4-2. It is NOTHING like TG or OZ 380, both of which are true 1-2-1. It's similar to the generally maligned BA 380, which is also 2-4-2.

Yuck.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:26 pm
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ouch, this looks tight. Not sure UA can compete with such a product.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:26 pm
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I'm all for innovation, if they found a way to do 2-4-2 that gets direct aisle for everyone fine...The density on that config is even higher than the CO 772 (28 vs. 26 in zoneA)

but if the seat/bed is garbage all bets are off.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:43 pm
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This layout is used by Thai and even Etihad and it works well. Aisle access for all. Best seats are those removed from the aisle, the genuine window seats for singles and the inner centre pairs for couples.
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I think most of you are missing the fact that the 77W is a different length between door 1 and 2 than the 772. Thai has 24 seats on their 77W, plus a galley/lav as well, where from as I can see, UA has no galleys in that zone.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:45 pm
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I've flown this set-up a couple times on EY and like it. Relatively private and no worries about waking neighbors to use the bathroom.

There's definitely a larger disparity in better and worse seats in this layout; but it's a comfortable ride and far better than the existing sCO layout and the ridiculousness that is sUA C(offins).

Hopefully UA doesn't opt for the "massage" feature that EY has, which puts a protrusion into your lower back for the duration of the flight, even if the massage feature is off. What a knuckle-headed design that is.

Is it the best out there? Nope. Is it an improvement over existing and a comfortable ride? Yup. I, personally, welcome this.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:46 pm
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I hope that is the configuration. It looks great to me. It's what people have been longing for - 1-2-1 with direct aisle access. I like it for the fact that it allows for true window seats and couples seating. And finally it allows for a higher density--more seats to enjoy. Of course the little details will determine how good the product is, but on the surface it looks perfect. Best of all worlds.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by belfordrocks View Post
I think most of you are missing the fact that the 77W is a different length between door 1 and 2 than the 772. Thai has 24 seats on their 77W, plus a galley/lav as well, where from as I can see, UA has no galleys in that zone.
Distance between doors 1 and 2 on the 777-300 is the same as the 777-200. The fuselage plugs were inserted fore and aft of the wings to facilitate the stretch.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
It's 2-4-2. It is NOTHING like TG or OZ 380, both of which are true 1-2-1. It's similar to the generally maligned BA 380, which is also 2-4-2.

Yuck.
+1 - that looks awful.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Distance between doors 1 and 2 on the 777-300 is the same as the 777-200. The fuselage plugs were inserted fore and aft of the wings to facilitate the stretch.
huh, TIL. Thanks.
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