Seat numbering changes coming to the United Airlines fleet

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  1. FrequentlyFlying
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    Just received notices (thank you PageOnce) of seat changes to many of my fall itineraries.

    Some are:

    * Airbus twins & non-P.S. 757 coach now begins at row 7
    * Exit rows on narrowbodies aligned w/CO's row commonality as 20 & 21
    * Single aisle first class now AB (aisle) EF
     
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  2. Dan

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    I just lost my window bulkhead seat (my favorite economy seat) on an A320 because of the change. The whole row is now occupied. I check my itineraries almost daily and noticed the change today. It doesn't seem to have effected my April and May itineraries. From July on has been changed.
     
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    I wonder how SeatGuru and SeatExpert will deal with this.
     
  4. SS255
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    Maybe UA had to give up their seat numbering/lettering in order to retain E+. [​IMG]
     
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    You mean single aisle??

    I like the consistent seating across the fleet. It would be even more impressive if they stuck to a single plan wholly across the fleet rather than just for the narrow-body planes.
     
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    Indeed I did [​IMG] Fixed the post.
     
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    hmm. Time to go thru all my itin and check the seating.
    Thanks for the update
     
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    Interesting though on the F seats.
    Some of my reservations I saw AB EF, others AB CD
     
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    PS vs non-PS? according to the memo posted to FT PS 757s aren't changing (for now at least).
     
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    I guess I'm safe with 1A :D
     
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    757 non PS.
    All my A320s are AB/CD
     
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    What are the dates of the reservations? The change takes effect in July, I believe.
     
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    July 26th SFO-ORD UA24
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up! The economy seat numbering is odd to me. First row of economy is now common. I like that. But the row numbering changes around the exit rows and jumps a bunch of numbers. That makes no sense...and will certainly confuse people during boarding. Row 11, row 12, row 20? Huh?
     
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    Are you saying we UA legacy pax are dumber than those CO legacy pax and easily confused? :)

    If it was causing a lot of confusion, the CO folks at the New United would presumably have known about it.

    To me it makes a lot of sense.
     
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    Indeed, looking at the numbers posted above the seats is very confusing. :confused:

    Consistent numbering for the bulkhead and the exits is important. It makes things operate more smoothly. That's better for the passengers, even the ones who have trouble reading numbers.
     
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    I understand that CO has been doing it and I'm sure they wouldn't extend it to the UA fleet if it didn't work...but I still can't wait to see passengers getting confused with the "gap" of missing rows. Even on planes that have consecutive row numbers...I've seen so many people sit in the wrong row! I can only imagine this making things worse.
     
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    The change is good. Makes it very easy for everyone, especially during aircraft changes and irrops, so that those in the bulkhead and exit rows will keep those seats. Plus isn't nice to know that every bulkhead and every exit row is numbered the same, except for the PS flts.
     
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    Thanks... I've updated the original post.

    All of my July & beyond reservations on 320s and non-P.S. 757s have the AB-EF in F and 20/21 exit rows, FWIW.
     
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    I believe that they are only re-numbering the 757 (not the PS), 391, 320.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up--I checked today and I was moved back a row from the 6 ABC seats for a UA Airbus 320 on a flight in September 2011. Luckily I was able to change back to my original seats.

    sdcarver
     
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    I can confirm the A320 I have a reservation for in Sep. 2011 changed to new seating numbers.

    sdcarver
     
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    I don't remember where I read it, FT or UA, but the date I saw was June 9th where the change starts.
     
  24. I saw the same -- in yesterday's United Daily.
     
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    Darn. I had switched to row 16 on a 320 for SFO-BOS in hopes of getting a free ride in E+ when they inevitably switched it back to a 757, but instead got swept back to E- again in row 23. Guess that trick no longer works. :cool:
     

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