Airplane Embraer 170 United Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 70 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||36||24||1 - 2||6|
|economy plus||34||18.2||7 - 10||16|
|economy||31||18.2||11 - 24||48|
Worst, most painful seats ever. Slim line results in no seat bottom or seat back padding. Even short flights are a miserable experience. Never again!
While SeatGuru lists this seat as yellow, there is probably 12-15 from my knees to the bulkhead. The seat is far enough away from the lav as to not cause an issue. IMO, not a yellow seat.
The Embraer 170 is a comfortable aircraft for short, regional hops, such as my flight from Chicago O'Hare to Providence. While the interior seemed a little dated, the legroom was excellent for a two hour flight. The seats had enough padding, even more than the thin slimline seats that can be found on United's 787's. There was no entertainment, but what can you expect for such a short flight. I love the 2-2 configuration, leaving no one with a middle seat. However, as someone who likes to look out the window, nearly every seat in the E170 was misaligned. I either had to look over my shoulder into the window or lean far forward, not ideal. But, overall, if given the option, I would happily take this E170 again.
Seat is Misaligned with aisle, and can be bumped by flight attendants
Nice wide seats. LOTS of legroom but aisle angles in front of seat so can be a pain.
Most uncomfortable plane ever. Yes, there is legroom but this is because the seats are shallow (not to mention hard plastic), so you will end up with sore aching legs and back if your flight is over 1 hour. This is a commuter plane and should NEVER be used for longer flights. The most miserable flight experience ever.
Limited leg room because no bulk head cut out. Also the galley light can be annoying
The window for this seat is somewhat misaligned. Not as bad as a completely misaligned seat but it is bothersome on a longer flight.
The window with this seat is misaligned and makes for a narrower fit with the wall of the jet protruding into your shoulder.
Most uncomfortable seats Ive ever had to endure for a flight thats 4-5 hours long. This aircraft is totally unsuitable for any flights longer than 2 hrs.
Seat 1C is glorious on this plane with lots of legroom and full size overheads. There is no meal service but you get first choice of snacks.
I flew on both configurations of the United Embraer 170 on my most recent trip. The first featured two rows of first class and newer, more modern seats. These seats were very uncomfortable and both my legs ended up falling asleep during the flight. The worst part was that the top of the seat is low and the headrest is not adjustable. I'm only 5'11" and if I tried to lean my head back to sleep I hit the plastic. On the second flight we were on the other variant which features 3 first class rows and older much more plush seats. These seats were much more comfortable and while the headrests were also not-adjustable, the padding extended higher and around the top, so sitting back and falling asleep was possible.
3 hour flight in United's non- First Class 'premium' seating, and while I have read some negative reviews of this aircraft, my experience was good. Plenty of legroom in this row, engine noise was minimal and overhead bins on this side were ample as was underseat room. I don't think I would want to be on this kind of plane longer than 2.5-3 hours, as the lack of seat bottom padding and anything resembling a headrest would take it's toll. United's WiFi and small-device entertainment services performed flawlessly.
As with the windows seats in rows 15-17, the window seats in row 12 on United (SkyWest) EMB-170s are also badly misaligned with the window, making it very difficult to see out the window without craning one's neck to see out the window just over the shoulder.
This is a great seat with extra leg room because of the dog leg in the aisle means a lot of people bounce their carry-on off you as they board. Gate check your carry on and board late.
These first class seats are comfortably wide. Although there's only one window for each row, having the bathroom shared with only five other people, and the comfort of the seat, makes for a very pleasant flight. The overhead compartments above 1A and 2A are very small, but there's plenty of room in the overheads on the other side.
The seat was much wider than normal economy seats on other jets, more comfortable and had more leg room. Plane was much smaller so less passengers, shorter lines and boarding process. Would take this plane everywhere if I could.
Seats in row 7 have even more legroom than first class. Also, you may have to gate check large carry ons as the overhead bins are too small.
Shuttle America (which operates UA's E170s) features very pleasant and attentive cabin service. 2A has restricted overhead storage; you'll need to use the bins across the aisle above 2C/D. I was not bothered by the coach seats immediately behind, although I understand if they were particularly chatty that might be distracting. All in all, a very comfortable regional jet.
A good single seat, however the partition behind this seat is a mesh curtain, which does little to block out a 3 hour conversation between the folks behind you.