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United Just Took Delivery of Its First 777-300ER — Here's a Look Inside

Dec. 21, 2016
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United Just Took Delivery of Its First 777-300ER — Here's a Look Inside
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Last week, United shared some of the first images captured inside its new 777-300ER, which was still in Boeing's possession. Well, today airline reps made their way to Everett, Washington to officially take delivery of UA's first plane with the new Polaris business-class seats. United sent along some much higher-quality pictures as well — while we won't be able to get on board until February, we at least have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

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There are 60 Polaris seats arranged in a modified 1-2-1 configuration, so everyone gets direct access to the aisle.

The seats look to be nearly identical to the prototypes we've seen at United events over the last few months.

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The new Polaris seats are a huge improvement over the carrier's current arrangement, which can be up to twice as dense in business class, depending on the plane.

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What we haven't seen yet is the economy cabin, which is unfortunately arranged in a 3-4-3 configuration — the new industry norm.

Officially, the 777-300ER launches with Newark-San Francisco p.s. service on February 16, followed by San Francisco-Hong Kong on March 25. In the meantime, the airline will be performing FAA tests, and may operate unscheduled service on domestic routes that are still TBD.

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