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Seatplan rating 8.0


  • Boarding 7.3
  • Seat for sitting 8.9
  • Seat for sleeping 8.6
  • Service 6.9
  • Entertainment 8.0
  • Food & drink 7.1
  • Punctuality 8.9
  • Baggage 8.4

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The newly configured United Boeing 747-400 aircraft have 12 First Class Suites, 52 BusinessFirst and 310 Economy seats, including an Economy Plus section.

In first class there are four rows of seats with the configuration A - K in rows 1 and 2, and A - C,H - K in rows 3 and 4.

In business class, the configuration is A,B - C,D,G,H - J,K in rows 6, 7, 8, then in rows 9 and 10, A,B and J,K either sides of the stairs to the Upper Deck. On the Upper Deck the configuration is A,B - J,K. Note that in some cases, seats face backwards, see the BusinessFirst page for details.

In economy, the configuration is A,B,C - D,E,F,G - H,J,K

Also as part of United's $550million upgrade, on board wireless video streaming is to be introduced across the B747 fleet, allowing passengers to access video options via wifi-enabled handheld devices, tablets and laptop computers, as reported here.

From TV

A unique insight into what goes on when an aircraft is fitted with new seats. This video, from United Airlines, appeared on Youtube in August 2009 and features one of UA's B747s, used primarily on trans-Pacific flights between the US, Asia and Australia:

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