Good news if you’re trapped in a long pencil plane that’s going over the pond or going trans-continental.
United Airlines have confirmed they have rolled out Economy Plus seating on all it’s ex Continental Boeing 757-200’s.
For those new to United, Economy Plus gives you more legroom in the Economy cabin with varying degrees of space – from a derisory 3″ extra on a 747 to an extra 6″ on the 757’s.
The reconfiguration makes the aircraft into the following:
- 16 full-flat Business First seats,
- 45 Economy Plus seats
- 108 Economy seats
The 41 refitted birds will ply trade between on routes from :
- Newark International Airport (NJ) to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Oslo, Paris, Shannon, Stockholm and Stuttgart,
- Washington Dulles International and Amsterdam and Paris.
You’ll also find them occasionally on domestic runs (for example EWR-LAX), so check your aircraft type before you book and hit the confirm button.
Whilst extra legroom is always welcome on these birds, it’s more of the shoulder room that is more important – especially if the plane is fully loaded (as I found out on the Denver trip in December – 3 across in a 757 down the back is not what I’d call a “pleasant” experience….)