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

Old Dec 29, 17, 12:56 pm
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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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 757-300 Slimline (24F,54E+,156E-)

Old Jul 12, 21, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Anyway, I ask this mainly because I can switch to a 763 with pods (albeit not Polaris) for negligible dollars, although it's a mildly less convenient departure time and not a very long flight (IAH-DEN), so part of me thinks I should just stick with it.
The 753s have never had lie-flats. All the 763s have lie-flats, and there are only 2 currently in service that do not have the Polaris seat (meaning that it's very likely the route will indeed by operated with a Polaris aircraft).

ETA: For a 2.5 hour flight, perhaps not that big a deal.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 10:13 am
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Is Row 22 good for a tall couple?
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Old Aug 14, 21, 12:31 pm
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Is Row 22 good for a tall couple?
It is not E+ pitch (and no recline). As an average height person, I would avoid it.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
It is not E+ pitch (and no recline). As an average height person, I would avoid it.
23a and 23c?
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Old Aug 14, 21, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post
23a and 23c?
23A and 23F (as does 7DE, 8ABC, 8F) have great leg space, the other row23 seats may be a tiny bit better than a standard E+ seat.

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Old Aug 23, 21, 9:23 pm
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Slim pickin's in F. Window person and generally prefer the A/B side over E/F, but on a short flight like this either is fine.

Wondering about 6A - lots of traffic due to lav right behind it? Is recline limited due to the wall? Or would you pick 4F or 5F instead?
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Old Oct 8, 21, 4:31 pm
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I'm confused about row 22. Is it a good choice? I see reviews that says it has good legroom, and some say avoid. What's the consensus here if there is one 😊
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Old Oct 8, 21, 4:46 pm
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I'm confused about row 22. Is it a good choice? I see reviews that says it has good legroom, and some say avoid. What's the consensus here if there is one 😊
If it had the legroom, UA would sell it as E+
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I was really surprised by 8A. I didnt think it had the same E-door issue as aisles further back, but the door bulge really ate into foot space. Probably not as bad as other aisles do since there is a lot of space in general in 8th row. 8F looked similar, though less space since there are the two 7 row seats there.

I know another review listed the two 7 row seats as not as great as advertised, but if you can deal with the lack of direct overhead space and proximity to the galley, I think Id prefer one of those.
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Old Oct 30, 21, 9:16 pm
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Hey all, flying this bird on a redeye from LAX to DC in a few months, had a couple of questions. What are the best F seats on this plane, particularly if any of the seats have the windows aligned nicely and you don't have to lean forward too much? Scrolling through this thread, seems 1A and 1B are the best seats for comfort but traveling with family member and she's not a big bulkhead fan due to lack of storage (do they have cutouts?), so wondering what the next best option is. Also eliminated row 6 due to limited recline. Thanks!
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Old Oct 30, 21, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingrohit View Post
Hey all, flying this bird on a redeye from LAX to DC in a few months, had a couple of questions. What are the best F seats on this plane, particularly if any of the seats have the windows aligned nicely and you don't have to lean forward too much? Scrolling through this thread, seems 1A and 1B are the best seats for comfort but traveling with family member and she's not a big bulkhead fan due to lack of storage (do they have cutouts?), so wondering what the next best option is. Also eliminated row 6 due to limited recline. Thanks!
Huge cutouts in front of 1AB - basically the entire underside of the closet. Best storage at your feet in entire fleet. Plenty of leg room. Only A/B, not C/D. They are the best seats in the 753 F cabin.

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Old Oct 31, 21, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
Huge cutouts in front of 1AB - basically the entire underside of the closet. Best storage at your feet in entire fleet. Plenty of leg room. Only A/B, not C/D. They are the best seats in the 753 F cabin.
Amazing! Just switched from 5E/F to 1A/B. Haven't flown on the 753 since 2016 so my info is outdated. Thanks for the info!
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Old Nov 3, 21, 1:13 am
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Haven't flown this bird in a long time so forgive the newbie question. Are the F seats the slimline variety? What are the thoughts on seat comfort for a 5 hour Hawaii to mainland flight? No lie flats available at the time I'm flying and trying to compare the 757-300 to the 739-900 for FC seat comfort. Thanks!
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Old Nov 3, 21, 9:58 am
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Yes, they are the new slimline F seats.

Personally I would take the 753 just because F is forward of the boarding door. The new seats aren't really that bad and if you can 1AB you're still in the best seats in the domestic fleet.
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Yes, they are the new slimline F seats.

Personally I would take the 753 just because F is forward of the boarding door. The new seats aren't really that bad and if you can 1AB you're still in the best seats in the domestic fleet.
You say 1AB are the best of all UA recliner seats out there? Oh man alright, I cant wait to try it then. For you, why are they better than the others? quite curious.
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