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Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 757-300 Slimline (24F,54E+,156E-)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 757-300 Slimline (24F,54E+,156E-)

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United has reconfigured its 757-300 planes to increase density, primarily by adding non E+ seats (1 fewer E+ seats, 22 more E seats).


New Configuration
Boeing 757-300 (753)
24F 54E+ 156E


Post 165 assesses Seats 7DE (and 8ABC) (summary - watch out)
The armrest between 23 B/C and D/E is movable.
The inboard armrest on 23A & F is fixed and contains the tray table.





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Old May 21, 18, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Thanks for reporting back! ^ Since there was at least one day between the seat map being assigned and you being eligible to check-in, during which you were still in 9C, it does sound as though you could have had the seat for no cost even if not Silver.
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Old May 22, 18, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Thanks for reporting back! ^ Since there was at least one day between the seat map being assigned and you being eligible to check-in, during which you were still in 9C, it does sound as though you could have had the seat for no cost even if not Silver.
My wife is silver and when she was in 9-A, she kept 9-A even before the 24 hour window as the seat map is usually finalized 48 hours prior.
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Old May 25, 18, 2:38 pm
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Any idea what was up with the seat map?

It looks like (DEN -> SFO) in June is showing a pretty odd 757-300 map.

Row 9 ABC / DEF is showing as Economy
Row 10-12 as E+
Row 15 ?
Row 16-19 as Economy
Row 20 (missing)
Row 21 E+

Rest all Economy

Is this a new config or some odd UI bug?



Odd 757-300 config
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Old May 25, 18, 2:50 pm
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Hybrid config only showing seats in both configs, since they don't have a specific aircraft assigned yet.
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Old May 25, 18, 3:07 pm
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Aha, cool, thanks.
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Old May 25, 18, 3:43 pm
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Aha! I was just about to post a similar question ... SFO-ORD flights in a week or so all have this goofy config.
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Old May 25, 18, 4:03 pm
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 757-300 Slimline (24F,54E+,156E-)
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Old May 27, 18, 3:30 am
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Odd 757-300 seat map

I have a DEN-SFO leg on a 757-300 later this month, and the seat map in Y doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't show door 2, starts with row 9 (which is E-), and then *appears* to have E+ in rows 10-12, E- in 15-19, a single over-wing exit row in 21, E- from 24 to 34, and more E- from 36-41 (behind another set of doors). F looks fine, with 6 rows. It's not wholly out of line for a 753, but not one that I recognize at all.

Is this a real configuration, or is the seat map just wonky? It doesn't match V1 or V2 listed on the UA website...
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Old May 27, 18, 3:19 pm
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Hybrid config only showing seats in both configs, since they don't have a specific aircraft assigned yet.
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Old May 31, 18, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Pretty sure they leave whoever's there there when it turns into E+. Unless of course they do the double-shuffle, then all bets are off.
What are chances of a double swap (SFO-DCA)? Seat map changed to real older version, and wouldn't mind grabbing 7C in lieu of 21D, but don't really want risk of double switch and losing seat entirely.
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Old May 31, 18, 6:10 am
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What are chances of a double swap (SFO-DCA)? Seat map changed to real older version, and wouldn't mind grabbing 7C in lieu of 21D, but don't really want risk of double switch and losing seat entirely.
Hard to say with universality, but it's happened to me once out of six times being on the 753 in the past few months. I got a text at about T-23.5 saying aircraft swap, and then another one ten minutes later (both were real). I had grabbed 8 when the map first shook out, and my seat actually was not changed either time.
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I had grabbed 8 when the map first shook out, and my seat actually was not changed either time.
OF course, 8 exists on both planes (exit row on new version, so not on hybrid). 7 exists only for DEF, so taking 7ABC is a gamble.
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Old May 31, 18, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
OF course, 8 exists on both planes (exit row on new version, so not on hybrid). 7 exists only for DEF, so taking 7ABC is a gamble.
Right. Sorry, I was thinking that but overlooked actually writing it.
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Old May 31, 18, 12:47 pm
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What are chances of a double swap (SFO-DCA)? Seat map changed to real older version, and wouldn't mind grabbing 7C in lieu of 21D, but don't really want risk of double switch and losing seat entirely.
I have also seen them on my 753 flights - I would say probably between 15% and 50%.
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Old May 31, 18, 5:41 pm
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Yikes - the marginal difference in exit row seats hardly justifies the risk of ending up seatless (or middle-seated)
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