"Aircraft Type: 32S". What, is Ted coming back?

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  1. Frequent Freak
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    The aircraft for a UA flight I'm trying to book is listed as 32S. Specifically, it's UA 708, ORD-PVD in mid-June.

    32S was the old shorthand for Ted planes. Why is this still showing up now, and is 32S any different from 320? The seatmap looks like a standard current 320, with coach starting at row 6. Other 320 routes are listed as "320". What gives?

    Maybe this has gone on for some time, but I haven't noticed it before, and TOBB won't let you search on "32S".
     
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    '32S' indicates the old Ted ships, but they have all been converted back to two class cabins. These aircraft are configured 16/42/90 and have no FC closet.
     
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    12/42/90, but other than that, yes, what you said.
     
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    Oops! I should proofread better...

    Aspirational, maybe? ;)
     
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    Haha, if only... *sigh*
     
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    Don't wish for 16/42/90 as that would mean that pitch in F and E+ probably would get cut. Wish for something like 16/42/78. :D
     
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    The big difference also that has not been mentioned (at least until they update the seat numbers) is the exit row is numbered differently than the regular 320s, something to look out for.
     
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    This won't be a problem for a mid-June flight since the seat numbering changeover happens June 9. Now row 7 will always be the bulkhead on narrow-body equipment, row 20 will be the first exit row, and row 21 will be the second.

    So now the only distinction is the lack of a FC closet, which doesn't matter a lot in June but can reduce the recline in row 3 in the winter time when people are hanging bulkier items behind you.
     

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