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Is UA blocking some Row 1 domestic F seats for FAs? No longer starting 11 Nov 2020?

Is UA blocking some Row 1 domestic F seats for FAs? No longer starting 11 Nov 2020?

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UA appears to have dropped the FA social distancing seat blocking program on 11 Nov 2020

Originally Posted by cosflyer View Post
i was chatting it up with a ua mainline gate agent in houston and showed her this post....she said that uax aircraft crj200 and erj170/175 and ua mainline 737 have "hard blocked" ....seats 1c/d on uax crj200,erj170/175 and 1e/f on the 737 can not be used(hard blocked) and on the 319/320 1 b/e can be used if needed(soft blocked) the reason she said that uax seats are blocked is that the distance from the galley to row 1 is relatively short and thats why those seats are hard blocked and on the 737 there are 2 f/a seated in the forward jumpseat so on takeoff and landing they can be socially distanced.
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Old Aug 21, 20, 3:47 pm
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Is UA blocking some Row 1 domestic F seats for FAs? No longer starting 11 Nov 2020?

Originally Posted by pprrff View Post
Does United block adjacent seats for Domestic First or will I end up with someone that gets upgraded beside me? Delta and Alaska appear to be blocking Adjacent for First/Business
They do not block in F, except 1B/1E sometimes (can be released by the GA).
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Old Aug 21, 20, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
They do not block in F, except 1B/1E sometimes (can be released by the GA).
For sure and like it or not F is typically full while E/E+ can be relatively empty. I have either purchased or have been upgraded to F on nearly all of my flights since 3/15 and almost universally (especially recently) F is full.
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Old Aug 24, 20, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
They do not block in F, except 1B/1E sometimes (can be released by the GA).
Iíve got a flight coming up, noticed those two were blocked. F is booked 4/12 with 4 left on the upgrade list. If I choose 1A would it be more likely 1B will stay blocked?
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Old Aug 24, 20, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by dinoscool3 View Post
Iíve got a flight coming up, noticed those two were blocked. F is booked 4/12 with 4 left on the upgrade list. If I choose 1A would it be more likely 1B will stay blocked?
Yes. It's pretty much guaranteed that 1B and 1E will be the last two seats to be filled.
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Old Aug 25, 20, 10:37 am
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I was on an A319 out of EWR this morning, even 1B and 1E were filled. Haven't seen that in a while.
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Old Aug 25, 20, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by threecap View Post
I was on an A319 out of EWR this morning, even 1B and 1E were filled. Haven't seen that in a while.
Meh. FAís donít need distancing...
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Old Sep 5, 20, 6:04 pm
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Any other reports on blocking of 2 seats in F on the A319? It looks like theyíre blocked on the seat map but the upgrade list doesnít show (booked + 2 blocked / 12) like it does for the 737s. Would be helpful for an upcoming flight upgrade if I can expect first to go out 12/12 vs 10/12.
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Old Sep 7, 20, 3:37 pm
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1E & 1F appear to be blocked, so if no other seats become available, you'll get one of those. .
I don't believe they are available to passengers at all, are they? I thought they're keeping those blocked for crew distancing at jump seat - 1AB are separated by closet.
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Old Sep 7, 20, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
I don't believe they are available to passengers at all, are they? I thought they're keeping those blocked for crew distancing at jump seat - 1AB are separated by closet.
I've seen anecdotal reports that two seats in row 1 are the last to be filled (I thought it was 1B and 1E, but it might be 1E/F), but that they get filled nonetheless when necessary. I doubt that UA would pay downgrade compensation rather than fill those seats. But I also think that there are likely to be enough cancellations that it won't matter to the OP.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
I've seen anecdotal reports that two seats in row 1 are the last to be filled (I thought it was 1B and 1E, but it might be 1E/F), but that they get filled nonetheless when necessary. I doubt that UA would pay downgrade compensation rather than fill those seats. But I also think that there are likely to be enough cancellations that it won't matter to the OP.
Itís definitely 1EF (Iíve been in 1A w/ someone assigned 1B. I donít recall being in a fully booked F cabin recently, so I donít know if theyíll release them if needed.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
Itís definitely 1EF (Iíve been in 1A w/ someone assigned 1B. I donít recall being in a fully booked F cabin recently, so I donít know if theyíll release them if needed.
I havenít seen 1EF occupied on any 737 flights Iíve taken post-pandemic, and all except one or two have been full in F. I think they are a hard block for FA ďsocial distancingĒ, so they arenít on the same jumpseat.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
I don't believe they are available to passengers at all, are they? I thought they're keeping those blocked for crew distancing at jump seat - 1AB are separated by closet.
Flights BOS-ORD (738) and ORD-BOS (739) this weekend. On both flights 1E and 1F were kept open for flight attendants. Cabin was completely full otherwise and people left on upgrade list
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Old Sep 9, 20, 2:52 am
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Flew this past weekend, 1A/B were filled with paying pax 3/3 flights.
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Old Sep 9, 20, 4:55 pm
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UA is blocking 1C on the E175. Are they blocking any other first class seats? I was told 1C on that plane is always blocked due to proximity to the flight attendant.
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Old Sep 9, 20, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by EWRFlyerAL View Post
UA is blocking 1C on the E175. Are they blocking any other first class seats? I was told 1C on that plane is always blocked due to proximity to the flight attendant.
I thought they had stopped blocking F Seats, but they blocked 1E-F on a 739 ORD-LAX today.

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