Airplane Boeing 767-300ER (76L) Two Class United Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 214 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|polaris||75||21||1 - 6||30|
|economy plus||35||17.3||16 - 22||49|
|economy||31||17.3||23 - 42||135|
17A and B have no under seat stowage due to mechanical equipment. There is very limited overhead storage in this area as the overhead bins on window side are taken up with oxygen equipment. (So very difficult to find space for anything!). Also, window is misaligned. Suggest these seats be red.
Paris flights are always full and this was no exception. I was dreading the return, even in E+, after going over in Business. Was pleasantly surprised. I am 6'6" and the seat was fairly comfortable with ample leg room. Not much recline but I really don't expect much in Y. The newer seats are supportive and the IFE on this plane is a vast improvement over the old three class version. On the downside, this plane seats 31 more people than the old version - 22 fewer E+ seats, longer lines for the bathroom and the overhead bins fill up faster.
I'm very disappointed with the Polaris seats. Power points and headphone jacks are awkwardly place and very difficult to reach. The foot rest is a tiny triangular area where one hardly has room to place one's feet, much less sleep on one's side. This design screw-up rivals that of placing biz class seats in opposite directions. I'm a MillionMiler with United but my loyalty is dwindling rapidly.
I fly often. This was the worst seat I have ever had. It was cold. No big deal. Seatguru says this seat has 6" of recline. More like 2". I generally sleep ok on planes. I couldn't sleep because of no recline and hard seats. These are new seats and they have no cushion. I would take a different flight if you have the option.
Both of these seat are cream of the crop in E +. Lots of leg room ans full recline. Not sure why they have a yellow rating.
There was a last minute equipment change and we ended up on an aircraft with the new Polaris seating. At first, I was excited. After sitting in this seat for a while, I was disappointed as this seat is less comfortable than the old seats they are replacing. The cabin looks great and, while there is more room to stretch your legs, more storage space and they are much more private, this seat will be uncomfortable for anyone over 6'2". Unless my seat was in take off/landing position, I banged my knees on the tray table every time I got up or switched position in my seat. All of the outlets were behind you making them difficult to use. The whole seat just seemed much less comfortable and I doubt I would buy a business class ticket on this aircraft again. It also looks that not all seats on this aircraft are equal. The seat across the aisle from me looked to have more width than mine.
I always buy the bulkhead seat because it usually allows for a little extra legroom. Unfortunately this seat offers very little legroom. The wall is quite close to the seat and stretching your legs a bit is not possible. You would be far wiser to purchase seat 21D,E or F.
21F in 2-class 767. Not typical plane for direct flights between ORD & LHR. This plane substituted for one of the normal old planes on this route, which had to be taken out of rotation for maintenance. Tray table is in the armrest for 21D/E/F. D & E have a movable armrest in between, and 21F is between two immovable armrests.
Almost, but not quite, as good as Delta One. The TV screen is too small.
Superior leg room for Row 21, Seats D, E, and F due to being an exit row. You can stretch your legs as far as they'll go and they won't touch the seat in front of you. The only (small) downside is that people may use your row to transit between the two aisles running the length of the plane. I didn't mind it at all.
I flew Paris to Chicago on April 25, 2018. The plane was the new configuration Polaris seating. I chose 7A and that was a horrible mistake. It is a window seat that you have to sort of scoot into through a 18-20 inch "aisle" that is about 12" wide. I am 6'4" and have tricky knees. I had trouble getting in/out of the seat every time. I bumped my head every time as there is just no space to scoot and duck into the seat. I knocked drinks off the "entrance tray" twice. Once in, the seat was comfortable but there were no directions on using the seat controls and they are very different than old seats. Overhead reading light was behind my head so I had to read/work with work in my shadow. Side light is too dim and is blocked by my shoulder depending on seat position. These new "cocoon" style seats have many hard, sharp edges that pose a serious hazard in an emergency. Evacuating from these "scoot in" seats will be very difficult, I am amazed the FAA approved them. The FA could not reach the tray table so everything was handed to me. The odd number window seats on A/B side are all like this, I assume the same on the opposite side. The highly publicized "Polaris" upgrade is a farce. They have already discontinued the Polaris service changes on many planes and these seats are awful.
Just flew on United new configuration of Polaris seating for 767-300. I sat in 5F in the middle with right side entry, while wife sat in 5L against the right side of the aircraft with windows. Seats were very comfortable with larger touch screen TVs - also had the wand to control the TV and play games. I agree with most fo the comments about the new seating. If you have issues with mobility (I am an above the knee amputee) the Polaris seats against the windows for this 767-300 as well as those Polaris seats that are sitting straight not angled are a challenge to get in (I have heard that these are the odd number seats). One has to shuffle in to the seat. Those with mobility issues may want to consider only the seats that are angled towards the aisle for easier access.
Zero Legroom, very little storage for a book, seat doesnt recline very far...standard wxonomy is much better.
Seat 24K (flew both ways UA121 BCNEWR on 12DEC and UA120 EWRBCN on 11JAN) - super uncomfortable seat cushion. Felt like my back was being compressed and I was being folder in half - I'm 5'4"! I sat on a pillow for much of the flight to reduce the "butt slides forward into sunken seat cushion center and crushes back" effect. Awful. The seats are decent width for this bird, but too "ergonomic" - you could feel ever into/out-of pocket move by the passenger behind; flimsy - if the pax behind presses hard on the IFE screen your seat is pushed forward; The wider seats produce super-narrow aisles; pax boarding and crew with carts constantly knocking into seat arms and seat anchors at floor level throughout the flight. Only coach lavatories are way at the back, difficult when service carts are in the aisles. I do not recommend the coach cabin in this aircraft under any circumstances - not normal economy, not the joke of slightly more faceroom and recline of "premium" economy.
Having flown in 22B and 18C, I prefer 22B for the extra leg room, despite the cold air. 18C actually got too warm - there seemed to be pockets of warm and cold air throughout the aircraft. Also, in 22A/22B we were allowed to put our bags underneath the seats in front (21A/21B).
I chose the center seat 6D thinking it would be best not having anyone next to me. However, the seat is seemed smaller and more cramped. Anyone walking in either aisle disturbed me greatly. My next flight I will choose a B or K seat to get some sleep.
Difficult to sleep at night due to galley light shining brightly on seat area as well as lots of conversation noise from the flight crew, lots of noise from flight crew opening and closing various closets nearby as well as the bathroom just in front of the seat area
Very good exit row seat. No armrest on the window side, but tons of legroom, much more than in exit rows on single-aisle aircraft. View out window not bad considering you are over the wing. The tray table is in the armrest, so the seat is a bit narrow, but the extra legroom made it worth it for me. IFE worked OK except for channel 9, which always seems broken these days.
United 767-300 Ver 2 two cabin. Seat DOES recline. Lots of legroom. Im 6'6" and have s good 4-6 inches between my knee and seat back. Also seat behind is Emergency Exit so less chance of getting bumped by passenger. Seat back touchscreen so if you have a heavy handed person behind you its annoying.
Dont be fooled by the united seat map as i was, this is NOT and exit row as United shows. The legroom is normal for economy plus and the seats in front recline. Go for the side row 22 seats or the three middle seats of 21, they have more legroom than business.