UA 777 Premium Economy leg room

 
Old Jan 14, 06, 10:32 am
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UA 777 Premium Economy leg room

I just booked one of UA's extreme winter fares (or whatever they are calling them) - BOS-ORD-KIX. I have seats 17A (bulkhead row of premium economy) there and 17B. I was hoping to upgrade, but guess you can't from K class - oops! So, the question is, how much legroom does this row have and what do people do for a legrest? I'm likely to be travelling light so do I just use my bag as a footrest? Any creative solutions would be appreciated?

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Old Jan 14, 06, 10:50 am
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17A/B are always the seats I go for when in E+. You'll only beat the legroom with row 30, but there are too many distractions in the exit row to make that worthwhile.

As for a legrest - grab several pillows from the FA!
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Old Jan 14, 06, 11:03 am
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use your rollaboard as your leg rest.
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Old Jan 14, 06, 12:32 pm
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SeatGuru also recommends 21H/J on one of the two 777 configurations, but notes it is used mostly on flights to Europe. I've got these two seats reserved on KIX-SFO in March, hoping for an equipment swap (17 A/B and H/J were unavailable). Does anyone know what the chances are of ending up with the "European" configuration on a transpac flight?
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Old Jan 14, 06, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by goplaces
SeatGuru also recommends 21H/J on one of the two 777 configurations, but notes it is used mostly on flights to Europe. I've got these two seats reserved on KIX-SFO in March, hoping for an equipment swap (17 A/B and H/J were unavailable). Does anyone know what the chances are of ending up with the "European" configuration on a transpac flight?
IIRC that's the "XI" configuration on SeatGuru.com. The "XP" is the one without the crew rest seats in 17-19HJ (sticking to the 3-class versions capable of Pacific runs). I've only seen an XP 777 once flying in the last three years of flying a lot between IAD-DEN-ORD-LAX with many 777 legs in that time, so the XP 777s don't venture too far out of the Pacific, I'd guess.

Given that the non-Pacific 777s don't change around all that much, I'd guess offhand that your chances aren't very good for the Pacific 777s to do that. It's not like UA has a lot of options for swapping those things around - nowhere near like A319/A320 swaps out of ORD or LAX or various 737 version swaps at SFO, for example.

But maybe someone with more experience actually flying those routes will know better.

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Old Jan 14, 06, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by speedytimmy
I have seats 17A (bulkhead row of premium economy) there and 17B. So, the question is, how much legroom does this row have and what do people do for a legrest?
Outside of 30AB/30HJ, Row 17 has the most legroom on the plane, pretty much, when it comes to Economy.

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