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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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As of March 2019, approximately half of the former pmUA 3-class 772-ERs have been reconfigured with Polaris and Premium Plus. This version 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.

Rows 20-22 are the new United Premium Plus seats, in a 2-4-2 configuration. On many flights, UA is not yet selling premium plus as a seperate cabin of service, and the seats are sold as E+ seats (though they are much better than standard E+)

Economy is in a 3-4-3 configuration, with 46 Economy+ seats and 156 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.





As not all pmUA 772's have been retrofitted with Polaris, UA currently provides interim seat maps for all service scheduled on a pmUA 772, which reflects the possibility of either the older 3-class pmUA or Polaris retrofitted plane being used. The final seatmap is loaded between T-60 and T-48.

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 3, 18, 4:53 am
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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on a 777-200 v5 / Polaris seats / 77J

Moin!

After managing to avoid United 777-300 for a year after a miserable flight from Hongkong to San Francisco in the 3-4-3 economy it looks like United changed my flight on Saturday (FRA-IAD) to the only available Polaris reconfigured 777-200. Now I couldn't find a page with where to sit in this plane, as it is brand new, but I was hoping that some fellow Flyertalkers already had experienced that plane and can get seating advice. I'm currently in 27J (aisle in the right 3 seater section) hoping I can stretch the legs into business class like on the 787. As my final destination is Denver I'll also look into SDC options, but as I'm K class that might not happen. Anyway has anybody already experienced that bird and would mind share his experiences.

TIA and so long
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If you really hate this aircraft, call United to change to another flight ("schedule" change). Just emphasize the change of aircraft type as the reason. Good luck.
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Aside from it being 3-4-3, this is the first place to feature brand new Rockwell Aspire coach seats. Supposed to be way more comfortable aside from the limited width.
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Aside from it being 3-4-3, this is the first place to feature brand new Rockwell Aspire coach seats. Supposed to be way more comfortable aside from the limited width.
So what kind of seats do the 777-300 have? My problem was that the armrests constantly pressed against my body on the 777-300 which is something I never had before on any other aircraft (even the 787 which has the second worst economy seat). I doubt that this will be better in the 777-200.

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So what kind of seats do the 777-300 have? My problem was that the armrests constantly pressed against my body on the 777-300 which is something I never had before on any other aircraft (even the 787 which has the second worst economy seat). I doubt that this will be better in the 777-200.

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Not sure, but it's a different older generation seat.

Here's the link to the new 777-200 seats.
https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/0...ited-777-200s/
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Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer View Post
Aside from it being 3-4-3, this is the first place to feature brand new Rockwell Aspire coach seats. Supposed to be way more comfortable aside from the limited width.
also it got an 11-inch monitor in coach. Supposedly higher definition than the ones they got on 77W.

so squeeze in more people, but give them huge monitors so people stare at TV all day so they forgot about they had half an inch less space on their bottom. Actually this is exactly what Emirate does. Im glad UA got it right on this one.

also the seat recline mechanism is slightly different, it is more of a cradle seat as you recline. you can google this feature.
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Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer View Post
Not sure, but it's a different older generation seat.

Here's the link to the new 777-200 seats.
https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/0...ited-777-200s/
My main issue with the 77W seats, aside from their lack of width, was the call button in the armrest. What genius decided that that was a good idea? The FA calls kept going off the entire flight as people accidentally pressed them with their elbows.
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I’ve been so careful to avoid these horror-show aircraft to date. Sadly, I don’t see any way of maintaining that!
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Originally Posted by fl1ger View Post
Moin!

After managing to avoid United 777-300 for a year after a miserable flight from Hongkong to San Francisco in the 3-4-3 economy it looks like United changed my flight on Saturday (FRA-IAD) to the only available Polaris reconfigured 777-200. Now I couldn't find a page with where to sit in this plane, as it is brand new, but I was hoping that some fellow Flyertalkers already had experienced that plane and can get seating advice. I'm currently in 27J (aisle in the right 3 seater section) hoping I can stretch the legs into business class like on the 787. As my final destination is Denver I'll also look into SDC options, but as I'm K class that might not happen. Anyway has anybody already experienced that bird and would mind share his experiences.

TIA and so long
-Ralf
I think that you have the best seat in E+ in that plane (the other one obviously is 27C). You'll have plenty of space in front of you for your legs as it's an aisle in the bulkhead.

That being said, I wish that my ORD-MUC in two weeks would get switched to this plane from the three class 772. Not only I have not been able to get my favorite bulkhead seat but it only has 40 Polaris Business seats (still waitlisted for the miles + copay). Your plane has 50 Polaris Business seats. Maybe they would offer a good TOD as there are still plenty of seats unsold.

The other thing is that you need to keep checking the seat map as they may switch back to your original plane and you don't want to suddenly find yourself in a middle seat. UA is not good as keeping you in an aisle seat when they switch planes back and forth.

PS: I felt the need to google "moin!". Hello to you too!
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if it's anything like the 77w 9A and 9L should still be a solid bet.
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if it's anything like the 77w 9A and 9L should still be a solid bet.
Yes, but the OP is in Economy + on a K fare so not waitlisted with a GPU for the upgrade. OP did not mention if there's a miles + copay waitlisted but that would be something that would have been mentioned. Maybe OP would consider a TOD if the price is reasonable.

Even with an upgrade, 9A and 9L are already occupied. The best seats still available in Polaris Business on that flight, I think, are 3A and 5A.
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Yes, but the OP is in Economy + on a K fare so not waitlisted with a GPU for the upgrade. OP did not mention if there's a miles + copay waitlisted but that would be something that would have been mentioned. Maybe OP would consider a TOD if the price is reasonable.

Even with an upgrade, 9A and 9L are already occupied. The best seats still available in Polaris Business on that flight, I think, are 3A and 5A.
d'oh. serves me right for not reading.
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Originally Posted by StuckinITH View Post
Yes, but the OP is in Economy + on a K fare so not waitlisted with a GPU for the upgrade. OP did not mention if there's a miles + copay waitlisted but that would be something that would have been mentioned. Maybe OP would consider a TOD if the price is reasonable.

Even with an upgrade, 9A and 9L are already occupied. The best seats still available in Polaris Business on that flight, I think, are 3A and 5A.
Any Polaris seat is better then seating in these dense economy seats. I'd happily would do miles and copay or buyup at a reasonable price, but none of those are available at the moment. I see if they offer me something on checkin, but I doubt it. I'm hoping they offer me reasonable other SDC routing so that I can get away from this plane.

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Originally Posted by fl1ger View Post
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Any Polaris seat is better then seating in these dense economy seats. I'd happily would do miles and copay or buyup at a reasonable price, but none of those are available at the moment. I see if they offer me something on checkin, but I doubt it. I'm hoping they offer me reasonable other SDC routing so that I can get away from this plane.

So long
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I think you have good chances of being offered a TOD. Good luck!

Question: You did not waitlist a miles and copay because it would not clear immediately or did you feel that you did not need to do it in the other configuration?

When I purchased my ORD-MUC-ORD trip, I waitlisted miles and copay at the time of purchase. MUC-ORD cleared one month later, a month and a half before the flight. ORD-MUC has not cleared yet and most probably will not clear before check-in so I will also be looking for a TOD.

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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/
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