Airplane Boeing 777-200 (772) Three Class Intl v2 United Airlines has 4 classes on board with total of 269 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|polaris (frmly first)||78||22||1 - 2||8|
|polaris (frmly business)||76||20||6 - 10||40|
|economy plus||34||18||19 - 31||113|
|economy||31||18||33 - 46||108|
01/03/19 SFO-LHR. Seat 1A now seems to be used by the crew now as a resting seat for the pilot. 1A's storage bin is used to store supplies and crew bags.
Great legroom but no inflight entertainment
My wife and i flew Polaris first in the two center seats 2 C&H (last row of first class). The seat "cabins" are large and comfortable. Frankly reading all of the negative comments here at seat Guru I had misgivings but most of the worst comments are from a year or two ago. We fly first/business class frequently and were excited to fly in these seats. We were not disappointed. Lots of space, plenty of storage room. Seats were large enough to sleep comfortably fully flat (I am 6'2" and 230 lbs). The flight attendant made up the beds for us. We chose this particular flight with connections through Chicago because of the new Polaris lounge. The lounge was ALSO incredible. United lounges have become so pedestrian with mediocre food and crowded that its almost like waiting in the concourse. This first of it's kind Polaris lounge is restricted to international business and first class passengers and Chicago is the standard by which all first class lounges will be judged against in the future. Showers that were Spa like (large, beautifully designed). They even have a two sided door between the shower and the hallway where you can hang your clothes for pressing while showering. There is an area where you can lie down to take a rest and the FOOD is excellent. Both a sit down restaurant where you can order a meal from a menu and and a buffet with delicious offerings. All-in-all a great experience.
Dramatic difference between the first class suite and Polaris business on this international flight. There was a dedicated flight attendant crew for this cabin of only 8 seats. The food was exceptional and the seats were, of course fully lie flat. this is the first time i have been able to fully recline in a first class lie flat seat because I am tall. I was not cramped at all and my fee fit well into the space provided.
United is lagging behind on business class seating. There is no seat storage available for any personal items. Anything you like to keep with you during the trip needs to be in your lap! This is crazy knowing I had a 14 hour trip from Hong Kong to Chicago in front of me. The 787 seating is slightly better but not up to par with other int'l airlines. The seat itself with the newly added memory foam padding (upon request) is adequate for a overnight journey. Avoid center seats at all cost as it does not give much privacy.
Seat 1A (Global First) is bothersome because on a long haul flight (13.5hr for ORD-PVG), your cabin experience is not a pitch dark. With the way the seat is facing, you are always looking toward the bathroom corridor which is always lit. This means if you want to sleep, you will never obtain darkness.
HKG-ORD, seat 20A. Roomy bulkhead seat. Served drinks and meals, first. Tilt-up entertainment system worked well; a pen worked better on the touch-screen. Couldn't find the power outlet even though it's supposed to have one.
The seat was ok for a basic economy seat. The entertainment system was awful as the touch screen is very hard to use and rarely recognizes your finger. The air conditioning was blasting the entire flight making it freezing and impossible to sleep. The food and service on United was the bare minimum. I typically fly Lufthansa and will be sticking to the them as often as I can.
The last row of economy plus on the outside has nice pairs of seats perfect for couples traveling together. The map says "limited recline" but the reline was excellent and appeared the same as all other economy plus seats.
1. often there were ques in front of the toilet 2. there drunken people chatting in front of me 3. the floor is not a straight line here, you have to walk around this seat. Almost every second passenger hit you legs. The crashes into you knees with their buggys. No chance to sleep! Worst seat ever.
Duped again! Having no seat in front provides some benefit but bulkhead PREVENTS stretching my legs as is possible in other seats (I'm 6' tall). ????
I flew from IAD to LHR on 8 Aug 2017. About a 6 hour 30 minute flight. My seat 39K was a standard economy seat with no frills other than being a window seat so I could lean to the right and rest my head. I am 6 feet tall and the seat was just ok. Only the fact that I had no one sitting next to me (in the center seat) for the entire flight made the flight tolerable. I got to use both armrest for the whole flight.
Excellent first class seat jn the front. The galley might be distracting but its very comfortable with lots of amenities
Horrible seat. Narrower than usual because of folding tray table in armrest. Legroom in principle good, BUT... during meal services, F/As park food cart in front of you, rudely waking you up by bumping into your legs, and making it impossible to stretch them. Should be yellow/red and not considered Y+.
During the flight that seat was vibrating for some reason. I mean it was not the normal vibration that sometimes occurs during flight. Just strange.
Have you ever wondered how sardines in a tin can feel? Fly United! Never experienced such a tigh knee space on a transatlantic flight.
This is a fantastic seat. On my flight, seat 6B was marked reserved for crew rest and was never occupied at all, so I basically had use of that seat space, too. The seat reclines nicely and the foot rest is adequate and comfortable. All the USB plugs worked fine. Storage compartment is a bit small, but the overhead bin was large enough to make up for it. I'd choose this seat over a first class seat on this plane any day.
Seat 2A is a first class seat that faces the galley and the cockpit. On an overnight flight, the 1st class lav is frequently closed off for use by pilots. This requires the FA's to install a metal grate in front of the lav and to stand guard while the pilot uses it. Installing the grate is noisy, and the lights from that area shine in your eyes all flight long if you're sitting in this seat. Although the soft products in Polaris First are nice, they're just putting lipstick on a pig. This seat is hard, the arms and storage areas are worn and the USB plug in this seat does not work.
This seat is great for tall people, there is no seat in front of you and there is a ton of leg room. As someone who is 6'6" this was worth every penny on an 8 hour flight. I would recommend this one over the emergency row because you are closer to the front of the plane and get served immediately when the cards go around.
The Polaris Business Class is the worse layout: 2-4-2, with the center row facing to the rear of the plane. Every time I looked away from the TV, the guy was looking at me. No room to store wife's purse, laptop, shoes and etc. Seats are not in a herring-bone configuration so that your seat partner has to climb over you to use the restroom. The snack bar is a joke. For breakfast, I got a dinner roll instead of a Danish!