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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on a 777-200 v5 / Polaris seats / 77J

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United has recently introduced its first Polaris-configured 777-200. It is known as "Version 5" in United's listing of aircraft.

If you're looking for information about the "old" 777-200 configurations, these thread have it:
pmUA 772 (with Global First)
pmCO 772 (with 50 lie flat)

The 777-200 Polaris configuration has 50 Polaris business seats in the 1-2-1 configuration used in the 777-300, although with 3 fewer rows. Presumably much of the guidance regarding desirable/less desirable rows from the 777-300 seating thread applies to the 777-200 as well.

Economy is in a 3-4-3 configuration, with 80 Economy+ seats and 162 regular E seats. Economy is using a new Rockwell Aspire seat, which supposedly is more comfortable than current seats (although less space than those used in the current 777-200 3-3-3 configuration). While under-seat power outlets are still shared (2 for 3, 3 for 4), the seat back monitors have USB sockets to allow device charging for each individual.



There is an alternate version of the Polarisized 772, which includes a premium economy (Premium Plus) cabin in Rows 20-22 in 2-4-2 layout. While United has not officially posted a seatmap on its website, it currently provides interim seat maps for all service scheduled on a pmUA 772, which reflects the possibility of the PE plane being used.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...-2018-a-3.html

Originally Posted by Agremeister View Post
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but lots of good pictures of the new economy cabin:

https://thepointsguy.com/news/where-...d-772-economy/
Take note that 12A/L have no window at all. And while 9A/L are great seats on the 777-300ER (77W) due to their large footwells, they are not as good on the 772 given proximity to the galley -- with its light and noise.
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Old May 18, 18, 9:22 am
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Booked on Sunday(May 20th) ORD-GRU on a 777-200 with the new Polaris Seats. Will report back as it seems there isn't too many of these out there. Seated in 1L. So far the flight back on Thursday May 24th is still in the old configuration. I followed the advice of the 77W thread as it seems they are similarly set up. We'll see how it goes...
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Old Aug 24, 18, 1:29 am
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Best Polaris seats on refitted 777?
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Old Aug 24, 18, 1:39 am
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Odd row windows on any 777 is safe bet.

Unless you are on my flight in which case pick even row middle.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 6:45 pm
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SFO-LHR july 2019 chance of retrofit?

Hi all,

I'm flying SFO-LHR in july 2019 in businesses on a 772. Any thoughts on the chance I might get a retrofitted 772 with the real polaris product at that point?
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Old Sep 19, 18, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by turgutbey View Post
Hi all,

I'm flying SFO-LHR in july 2019 in businesses on a 772. Any thoughts on the chance I might get a retrofitted 772 with the real polaris product at that point?
I would be surprised if the route was not upgauged to 77W for summer flying.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by turgutbey View Post
Hi all,

I'm flying SFO-LHR in july 2019 in businesses on a 772. Any thoughts on the chance I might get a retrofitted 772 with the real polaris product at that point?
I would say very high.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
I would be surprised if the route was not upgauged to 77W for summer flying.
More likely it's a polarised 772.

UA doesn't have enough 77Ws to double up on SFO-LHR or SFO-FRA.
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Old Sep 20, 18, 11:30 am
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Thanks all for the replies. What's the best way to figure out if I am on the new config? Just continually checking the seat map? And any thoughts on when the upgrade might happen? Several months out or few days before?
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Old Sep 20, 18, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by turgutbey View Post
Thanks all for the replies. What's the best way to figure out if I am on the new config? Just continually checking the seat map? And any thoughts on when the upgrade might happen? Several months out or few days before?
Yes; if you have a service like ExpertFlyer you can also set an aircraft change alert.

Way too early to say what to expect; I would check back in around 3 months before departure when schedules start to firm up.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 7:20 am
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Just had an aircraft swap and only odd window option available was last row - 15. Anything negative about the last row on this aircraft? Plenty of even row windows and middle section available if so.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by txaggiemiles View Post
Anything negative about the last row on this aircraft? Plenty of even row windows and middle section available if so.
Nothing that would make me pick an even or a middle.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 6:52 am
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Huh??

Side rows of 3 end at row 48, middle block of seats (4 across) goes to 53. What’s up with that? Anyone know what version this one is?
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Old Nov 6, 18, 7:16 am
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Before United starts selling Premium Plus (premium economy) seats, the best economy plus seats on this B772 version are on rows 20, 21, and 22. These seats are sold as economy plus for now. So, premier elite members can get them for free. I am on this aircraft once, but I was supprised that those seats were not occupied.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by jackharbor View Post
Side rows of 3 end at row 48, middle block of seats (4 across) goes to 53. What’s up with that? Anyone know what version this one is?
See this thread for answers.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...my-2018-a.html
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Old Nov 11, 18, 1:54 pm
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Are even numbered seats THAT bad in J???

So my wife and I are flying ORD-MUC this week on our way to Moscow, and a plane swap has now given us the chance for our first Polaris experience on a refurbished 777-200, and we've been moved to 10D&G. To read this thread, it seems even rows don't even exist in Polaris J, all the debate being about the nuances of odd rows. We don't have any options for an odd center pair (though could switch for consecutive windows or successive odd windows), so I was wondering how it is for a couple (who like to talk to each other) to fly in even row D&G. Will I even be able to see my wife without standing up? Any chance to converse? Thanks!
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