United’s New Dense Configuration Boeing 737 Seat Map Leaked
America Airlines goes to supply the densest coach configuration main US legacy provider has ever flown with their new Boeing 737 MAX. They’re taking the identical plane physique of the Boeing 737-800 which presently has 160 seats and taking it to 172 seats. (They’re additionally going to retrofit the present 737s to have extra seats, too.)
They squeeze in an additional 12 seats primarily by decreasing the gap between coach seats all the way down to 30 inches from 31 inches. They’re going to have smaller bathrooms. And I imagine the legroom will shrink an inch in top quality, too.
United’s densest Boeing 737-800s have already got 166 seats, or yet another row than American’s present configuration and one much less row than American’s new plan.
United has stated they plan ‘densification’ (extra seats in the identical quantity of room) as effectively.
The unstoppable Brian Sumers has the seat map that United is planning for its Boeing 737-MAX 9 (a bigger airplane than the MAX eight).
— Brian Sumers (@BrianSumers) October 12, 2017
Adding six seats means including one row of seating in comparison with the present configuration. Since United in the present day gives some rows in financial system with 30 inch pitch and others with 31, this tells me they’re seemingly selecting the same 30 inch commonplace as effectively. I’m undecided I’d agree with Brian that it doesn’t look horrible, since United coach in the present day appears fairly dangerous for my part, a minimum of with out the additional legroom Economy Plus seats.
United President Scott Kirby was President of American after they developed their most draconian customer-facing plans like doubling down on Delta’s Basic Economy by eliminating the power to carry a full-sized keep it up bag onboard and the devaluation of AAdvantage.
Despite what appeared like optimistic adjustments beneath United as soon as CEO Oscar Munoz got here onboard, it’s appeared to me that they’ve been transferring within the incorrect path since appointing their new President.