Airplane Boeing 757-200 (752) v2 United Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 142 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||76||21||1 - 7||28|
|economy||31||17.3||20 - 38||72|
|economy plus||36||17.3||21 - 27||42|
Other than the fact that this old bird seemed to be 20-plus years old, it wasn't a bad configuration in basic economy. I am 6' 3" and 270 lbs. and I fit in the seat without issue (and without spilling over into the center seat). Enough legroom to the point where I didn't feel uncomfortable... in fact, I would not pay the extra money for the extra couple of inches for Premium Economy. Save your money on that.
This needs to be RED. The seat is BELOW the level of the other economy seats. I had a bare metal seat back pocket frame (with no seat back pocket) sticking into my legs. UA Premier customers usually book exit rows on line as a premium service, this row is marked as an exit row and the customer is "tricked" into sitting there.
Rows 1 + 5 have significantly more room in the foot space in First due to the bulkhead configurations.
The cushion on the seat was as soft as the others in this row and in this class of service. The arm rest on the seat next to the window (21F) is ½ the length of the other arm rests. If is not as long as the others. So be prepared especially if you are not a tall person or like to rest your full arm. Also this seat is extremely cold. There is plenty of leg room.
We flew from SFO to EWR on a 757-200 in the exit row. Worst seats on the entire plane. Seats did not recline and significantly less legroom due to bulkhead. The armrest on seat 20A was 1/4 of the size. See pictures. Longest 5+ hour flight Ive ever taken.
first row business class seats have wider footrest than other seats in other rows. Best in the class.
Best type of seat in the United fleet hands down. Because this was an economy plus seat, as a person who was 5 5' at the time, I could sit on the ground with enough space. Tv's are loaded with many shows and movies.
Proximity to exit door makes this seat very cold
Beware of seats 2A and 2F. Because the seats are angled towards the window, the shelf to place your feet when the seat if fully extended, is significantly reduced compared to to foot space in the adjoining aisle seats 2B and 2E. When I slept there was barely enough space for both feet in that seat; it was very uncomfortable.
Very cramped compared to other planes I've used to travel to USA
On the united ps 757 with 7 rows of lie flat seats, row 5 is by the second door to the plane and has extra wide legroom compared to rows 2-4 and 6-7. Row 1 has the wide legroom as well.
Decent seat. Seat cushion is on the thin side, compared to the international configuration and its older seats. OTOH the AVOD system is much more modern and works a lot better; no need to press the screen hard and bother the passenger in front. Regulating the temperature with the overhead vents can be a bit tricky. When flying the United Premium Service between EWR and LAX/SFO, I prefer these dedicated ex-UA aircraft to the older ex-CO international aircraft.
The entertainment box under each seat further restricts leg room.
I was moved to seat 20A bc United booked a group of children to sit in this row (exit row). Flying from EWR to LAX was long. The not working new tv sets made the long flight even longer. No legroom, no recline, no under-seat storage...United needs to remove row 20 altogether.
These seats are blocked for those who might need a wheelchair.
Legroom in the aisle seats in economy on this PS plane is severely compromised. There is a box for the entertainment system that takes up about 1/3 of the space under the seat in front of you. This means that (1) you have to bend one leg to the side which gets uncomfortable on transcontinental flights and (2) the space is too narrow to fit a standard laptop bag under the seat. The middle seat looked like it had tons of legroom, the window seat looked compromised by another box.
DEN to IAD in seat 1A. I was completely surprised. Best seat we've had on any domestic flight for many years. The seat cushion is thick and supportive, covering much better than the usual slick plastic. So comfortable I never played with the lie-flat position. Seats are angled away from the aisle just a bit, really adds to privacy. Plenty of storage. IFE was great, although the connection points are unreachable while seated. FAs were very good. Food unremarkable but ok. I even plan to schedule to use this plane where it fits in; I gave up on that years ago on domestic flights.
Label this seat RED already as many have commented. You have more legroom in the standard economy seats than this row. Poor design of bulkhead leaves no place to put your feet - pure torture on coast to coast flight.
My LAX-JFK flight was an extremely pleasant experience. The flight attendants were courteous and attentive and the entertainment options were more than ample. I am from Australia and was pleasantly surprised by the service I received after hearing horror stories about friends that have travelled to the US and were treated appallingly by rude cabin crew. The plane was calmingly clean and well refurbished. Well done United.
The seat is directly illuminated by the lavatory light, it is therefore impossiboe to get darkness to sleep.