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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 Dec 28, 17, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
The narrow-body aircraft does not bother me much because of short flight time.
Nothing like those nice short 6 hour tcons and hawaii runs in this enhanced level of discomfort.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:52 pm
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They could at least have put lie-flats in F.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:52 pm
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Very disappointing, but hardly surprising. Tougher upgrade odds now, too.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:58 pm
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Since 20 is not divisible by 3, there must be some rows coming with fewer than 3 across seating in this Y enhancement.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:07 pm
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This isn't exactly news--JOSECONLSCREW28 told us in August that the 753 was getting slimline seats, then noted a month later that the E+ total would shrink only slightly.

Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
75E (75A with slimline seats) 24/54/156 234 total. F stays the same at 24 seats Y+ decreases by 3 seats to 54 and Y increases 24 seats to 156.


This will also bring the new F seats, right?

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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:16 pm
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This will also bring the new F seats, right?
You mean the ones that have been introduced in the Airbus fleet? I've never seen one in UA's Boeings . Perhaps they're not certified for installation in 737s and 757s?
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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Since 20 is not divisible by 3, there must be some rows coming with fewer than 3 across seating in this Y enhancement.
213 + 21 = 234

So 3-seat blocks likely.

What's crazy is that this is 3.5 rows of seats! They are definitely going to need to slimline the lavs, too. (I hate those more than the slimeline seats!)
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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:39 pm
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Why? United asks American to slim down!
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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Since 20 is not divisible by 3, there must be some rows coming with fewer than 3 across seating in this Y enhancement.
There are a few 2 seat blocks near exits.

I find the additional seats/pax while keeping overhead space the same the most challenging part of these moves.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by DCA writer View Post
This isn't exactly news--JOSECONLSCREW28 told us in August that the 753 was getting slimline seats, then noted a month later that the E+ total would shrink only slightly.



This will also bring the new F seats, right?
Yes.

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You mean the ones that have been introduced in the Airbus fleet? I've never seen one in UA's Boeings . Perhaps they're not certified for installation in 737s and 757s?
The new seats are going in the reconfigured 737-700s, and I expect them to replace the Koito seats on the older 737-800s eventually, as some of those F seats are approaching their 20th birthdays.

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There are a few 2 seat blocks near exits.

I find the additional seats/pax while keeping overhead space the same the most challenging part of these moves.
Right... at least DL went for pivot bins on its 753 mods. I have no expectation that UA will do the same, despite a roughly 70% load factor in the current configuration bulking out the 753 overheads.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 3:36 pm
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That's a lot of people in cattle class.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
UA fleet site https://sites.google.com/site/united...fleet-tracking shows UA's 753s were delivered to original operators 2001-2005. Seems to me the time would almost be now or never to get any useful (and financially beneficial) life out of any kind of re-configuration with an average age currently of about 15 years..
With 21 in the fleet, itís certainly a move that would provide UA with capacity to do something market-leading in the TCON market. Wonít happen, of course...
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Old Dec 28, 17, 3:49 pm
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Wow..I rode a 753 DEN-ORD last month and was pleasantly surprised by the CO seats. Alas, now going away.

The slimline seats are ridiculous, those who "don't mind" them because of "short flights" have consumed a very large amount of koolaid. Daze
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Old Dec 28, 17, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post


With 21 in the fleet, itís certainly a move that would provide UA with capacity to do something market-leading in the TCON market. Wonít happen, of course...
I don't think 21 frames would be enough to support the current LAX-EWR-SFO-BOS premium transcon network.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
I don't think 21 frames would be enough to support the current LAX-EWR-SFO-BOS premium transcon network.
I was thinking more along the lines of something like making DCA-SFO full-time lie-flat and adding other TCON routes (EWR-SEA, IAD-SFO, etc.), i.e. expanding the service to other destinations, not replacing the current mix of HD 772, sCO and sUA 752s.
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