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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, 6:33 am
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 757-300 Slimline (24F,54E+,156E-)

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...-seats-444492/

The Chicago-based carrier will add 20 seats to the economy cabin on the aircraft for a total of 210 seats, a notice to pilots on 17 December viewed by FlightGlobal shows. First class will continue to have 24 seats.

United's reconfigured 757-300s will have 234 seats, up from 213 currently.
Hooray, densification.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 6:39 am
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Does this increase the FAA minimum crew requirement for the aircraft?
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Old Dec 28, 17, 6:42 am
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I don't mind the slimline seats for shot/medium flights.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 6:45 am
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Indeed, another customer friendly move from UA!
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Old Dec 28, 17, 6:52 am
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Does this increase the FAA minimum crew requirement for the aircraft?
No, minimum staffing remains 5 FAs.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 7:00 am
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Lovely I did a connection with 739 on first leg in slimline and 753 on second leg with PMCO seats both in E- and the difference was night and day. The 753 felt noticeably roomer in the legroom space.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 7:56 am
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Does this increase the FAA minimum crew requirement for the aircraft?
No. FAA requirements for flight attendant staffing are in blocks of 50. Anytime you go from 50 to 51, 200 to 201, etc you gen the requirement to add another F/A. Min staffing for this a/c would be five....and will stay at five.
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The train left the station long time again. B753 was in the last carriage.
I do not like the densification of B772 from 9-seat in a row to 10-seat in a row. The narrow-body aircraft does not bother me much because of short flight time.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 8:23 am
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yuck.

?Definitely not planning on flying those in Y in that config!
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While I am a fan of the slimline seats as I find them comfortable..... ..I am not a fan of cramming more pax into the tube.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 8:40 am
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234 seats on a narrowbody is insane. This will take forever to board.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 8:55 am
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24F/210Y is identical to what Delta did on their slim 753 (75Y). I'm curious to see how UA moves around the cabin monuments to make the configuration work without losing a significant # of E+ seats, as DL has only 32, pitched at 34", on their 75Y.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 9:11 am
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Lovely I did a connection with 739 on first leg in slimline and 753 on second leg with PMCO seats both in E- and the difference was night and day. The 753 felt noticeably roomer in the legroom space.
Slimline doesn't necessarily affect leg room. Space for stuffing seats in can be done three ways - 1) reducing pitch, 2) installing slimline seats, or 3) a combination of reducing pitch and installing slimlines.

Seatguru, for what it's worth, shows 31" pitch on all versions of UA's 757s. The 739s are 30-31".
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Dumb question - does the 753 not have enough useful life left in them to configure them in some kind of p.s. configuration?
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Old Dec 28, 17, 11:15 am
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Dumb question - does the 753 not have enough useful life left in them to configure them in some kind of p.s. configuration?

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..

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