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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on a 777-300ER

Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on a 777-300ER

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United is rolling out the 777-300ER to its fleet. These planes will be the first to feature the new Polaris business class seating, with direct aisle access.

Information about the plane from the United website is here



The plane features 60 Polaris class seats, 102 Economy plus seats, and 204 Economy seats. The 1:2 ratio of E+ to E is better than the 747 (~1:2.5) that this plane will generally replace, although worse than some of the 777-200 (UA 1:1; CO 1:2) it will replace on some routes. All economy seating is in a 3-4-3 format (except for 2-4-2 in the last two rows of the plane).

Seat width in economy is 17", down from the 18" in the sUA 777-200, and slightly narrower than the 787 width of 17.3". Bassinets are provided in 19EF, 23EF, and 40EF - the center seats on the three bulkhead rows.

Polaris seats have their own power outlets; Economy seats also have power (2 outlets per 3 seats or 2 per 4 seats; all bulkhead seats have their own power). Each seat has a dedicated USB power port as well.




From sbm12:
I flew on the media preview flight this week and wrote up a detailed report on which seats are good and bad on the new United 77W. Here's a summary of my thoughts.

Polaris




Bulkhead seats remain the best choice for foot well reasons. "Straight" seats are second best while angled seats have a tapered foot well for the last 10 inches of the bed length.




Row 16 has no window. Row 18 has one window far to the rear and part of another forward. The angles are such that you can barely see out of either.
Accessible lav at 2L is the largest on board and useful for PJs changing.
Row 1 has no overhead bins in the center.
Galley at 2L/R handles crew meals so will be busier than the forward galley throughout the flight.


The downside of the "straight" seats is the 9" notch to slide in through but overall those will remain my seats of choice. Avoid 6/7/8 for noise reasons IMO.

Best Window Seat (best to worst):
  • 9A
  • 9L
  • 1A
  • 1L
  • any other odd-numbered A/L (slight preference to A over L)
  • any other even-numbered A/L (slight preference to A over L)
  • 7A/L
  • 8A/L
  • 6A/L
  • 16A/L

Best Center Pair Seat (best to worst):
  • 9D/G (slight preference to D over G)
  • 1D/G (slight preference to D over G)
  • Any other odd
  • Any other even
  • 18
  • 6

Economy Plus


Mini-cabin is probably the best choice. Or row 39/40.
AVOID 24A/L at all costs. Freezing cold in flight and the narrowest seats on board. Plus no window.
Aisle seats are a smidgen narrower and the center 4-block has legroom issues.
Bulkhead seats have good legroom, very similar to what extending your feet on a normal row would offer.


Economy

Row 50 outside pairs are some of the best, though all the way at the back. A little extra space (especially under-seat stowage) and still some overhead space, something 51 lacks. Row 51 also has a misaligned window.
51/52 in the center are lacking overhead bins.
37 on the outsides are lacking overhead bins.
Aisle seats are a smidgen narrower and the center 4-block has legroom issues.

Baby Bassient Positions in Business: 9A & 9L, E+ 19EF, 24EF, E- 40EF
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Old Mar 19, 19, 8:27 pm
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Any consensus on which E+ seat is the best? This is on a flight that has PP in rows 20-22
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Old Mar 19, 19, 8:48 pm
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Any consensus on which E+ seat is the best? This is on a flight that has PP in rows 20-22
Many prefer bulkhead or exit rows -- aisle/ window is a personal preference. The rest are pretty much the same,
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Old Mar 20, 19, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by awu25 View Post
Any consensus on which E+ seat is the best? This is on a flight that has PP in rows 20-22
The 773 PP bulkhead is fantastic, far better imo than the 772 or 781. Miles of legroom. See attached photo. I'd just avoid middle seats in the 4-across section - if those were the only bulkhead available I'd choose a regular window or aisle. My only quibble is the video screens in the armrest extend at a slightly awkward viewing angle. As footnote, there's about 6" of space under the storage pocket attached to the bulkhead. Large enough to stash a small bag during takeoff and landing (which I did with FA's permission .)



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Old Mar 21, 19, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by mehitabel View Post
The 773 PP bulkhead is fantastic, far better imo than the 772 or 781. Miles of legroom. See attached photo. I'd just avoid middle seats in the 4-across section - if those were the only bulkhead available I'd choose a regular window or aisle. My only quibble is the video screens in the armrest extend at a slightly awkward viewing angle. As footnote, there's about 6" of space under the storage pocket attached to the bulkhead. Large enough to stash a small bag during takeoff and landing (which I did with FA's permission .)


For someone who wants an aisle seat in PP, I am wondering if the bulkhead is a better choice. I would never use the IFE as I usually just binge on my tablet. The upside I see is more leg room and the proper footrest. I am just wondering if the IFE screen takes up any of the legroom. Thanks!
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Old Mar 21, 19, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by xkr0p View Post
For someone who wants an aisle seat in PP, I am wondering if the bulkhead is a better choice. I would never use the IFE as I usually just binge on my tablet. The upside I see is more leg room and the proper footrest. I am just wondering if the IFE screen takes up any of the legroom. Thanks!
It was not as issue when I flew to TPE in a PP bulkhead aisle in December. If you look back a few pages, I believe I uploaded a photo of my legs stretched out. At 61, it was perfect for me.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by xkr0p View Post
For someone who wants an aisle seat in PP, I am wondering if the bulkhead is a better choice. I would never use the IFE as I usually just binge on my tablet. The upside I see is more leg room and the proper footrest. I am just wondering if the IFE screen takes up any of the legroom. Thanks!
No, the IFE screen is stored below the armrest, so unreleased takes up no legroom at all. The tray table is also stored in the armrest, and can unfold to full or half-width. It has a neat little flip-up segment at the far end that acts as a tablet holder. Clever design, and very useful.
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Old Mar 30, 19, 6:00 pm
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Anyone know if the updated 77W (with PP) has any changes, other than numbering, to the rear cabin? I'd rather not pay $250 for an E+ seat so I'm thinking of taking 57K (the old row 51K). I've heard it does have recline and that there's some extra room because it's a double instead of a triple seat.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 6:59 am
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777-300ER seat map

When I go to select my seats it shows this seat map with only a gallery between rows 22 and 30. However if I look at United aircraft information for 777-300er it shows two bathrooms and no gallery. Which one is correct? I am trying to decide between exit row 30 or exit 45 row. If 30 really doesn't have bathrooms that would be great but if they do it looks like row 45 might have more space between the seats and the bathroom.


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Old Mar 31, 19, 8:26 am
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In the few times that Ive been on this aircraft with retrofitted Premium Plus, the lavatories, not galley, were right behind row 22 and in front of row 30.
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This is going to be the most accurate map: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...0/default.aspx
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We were on a brand new 77W this morning in row 21 A/B and there was a lavatory, but no galley, separating the Premium Plus (row 22) and Economy cabins (row 30)
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