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UA All-leather Seats On Ex-Ted A320s!(pics)  
User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1546 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12337 times:

I just saw some pics of UA's new interiors on the Ted A320s. I don't know if this has been posted or not but the seats in F and Y are all leather!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31960699@N06/

[Edited 2009-03-18 02:36:41]


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12268 times:

Looks rather cosy Big grin


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User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2167 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12259 times:

ac 4214 now out in service 12F/132Y. Changeover done in house at SFO.

User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1546 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12162 times:



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 2):
ac 4214 now out in service 12F/132Y. Changeover done in house at SFO.

It appears that the e+ and regular economy seats are all the same color now instead of E+ being grey and E- being blue.



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User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12140 times:

Too bad that there are no PTV's

User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1069 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12049 times:

Hmmm... Looks alot like usairways's interior. Just sayin.

User currently offlineUA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12049 times:

Any chance that the rest of the domestic fleet will get the "new" seats as well?


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11749 times:

Yes this will be eventually be the interior for the rest of the domestic fleet.


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User currently offlinePhlstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11739 times:

Thats one of the things I will miss from United. I enjoy cloth seats a lot more than leather.

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11543 times:



Quoting UAL777 (Thread starter):

Looks awesome... thanks for posting the pics...



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User currently offlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11462 times:

I hate leather seats...especially in First Class. I paid for an expensive ticket in F and I get a cold, uncomfortable, slippery leather seat...yuck.

Economy leather is fine but not first. For me this is the difference between buying First or Economy on long flights.


User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11370 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 5):
Looks alot like usairways's interior.

I agree, it looks almost identical to US's A32X aircraft (at least to me). I actually really like those F seats and don't have a problem with slipping out of them, although sometimes it can be a problem in Y. Not enough to make me think twice about flying them, I find it to be a comfortable cabin overall.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11362 times:



Quoting Joeljack (Reply 10):
I hate leather seats...especially in First Class. I paid for an expensive ticket in F and I get a cold, uncomfortable, slippery leather seat...yuck.

Economy leather is fine but not first. For me this is the difference between buying First or Economy on long flights.

I guess each to his own, but in customer surveys leather scores higher near universally across all classes and is the reason leather has been used by many carriers in their premium offerings for ages.
The trend for leather or pseudo like coverings in Y class is more of the new phenomena as the coverings generaly cost more on a per seat basis then cloth, but hopefully their increased durability and longevity offset the initial capital investment.



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User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3918 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11336 times:

I really like the look of this cabin, looks much better than the cloth predecessors, IMHO.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):
The trend for leather or pseudo like coverings in Y class is more of the new phenomena as the coverings generaly cost more on a per seat basis then cloth, but hopefully their increased durability and longevity offset the initial capital investment.

Also, of course they can be wiped down if anything is spilt on them, etc. Which should decrease cleaning costs and make turns a bit quicker. good news all round!

Brian.



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User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11225 times:

Wow..... I had no idea they were doing this......

User currently offlineBkircher From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11189 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):

And US's 757s with the new interior.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9508 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10914 times:



Quoting UA933 (Reply 6):
Any chance that the rest of the domestic fleet will get the "new" seats as well?

Same seat, just a new leather cover. UA is actually really good about changing out seat covers. They do it rather frequently.

They finally have gotten rid of most of the checkboard style seats and have gone to all greyish green and blue. Now it probably will be another slow change as seat covers go to leather during D checks.



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User currently offlineMysterzip From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10845 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 5):
Hmmm... Looks alot like usairways's interior.



Quoting Ptugarin (Reply 4):
Too bad that there are no PTV's

I agree.


User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10567 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 5):
Hmmm... Looks alot like usairways's interior. Just sayin.

Interesting that you say that since US's new interiors are a virtual copycat of DL's.

Quoting Ptugarin (Reply 4):
Too bad that there are no PTV's

No doubt these will come at some point in time. It's great to see UA improving in so many ways. Keep up the good work!


User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10381 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):
the coverings generaly cost more on a per seat basis then cloth, but hopefully their increased durability and longevity offset the initial capital investment.

When you look at a well-worn leather seat, and a well-worn fabric seat, which will always last longer? Leather, hands down.

In the event that "unfortunate body functions" happen, leather will always clean easier much than fabric, as it is far less porous, and will not absorb stains as easily! Think about that the next time you sit down on a well worn airliner fabric seat....



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User currently offlineKlkla From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 931 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9092 times:



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 2):
ac 4214 now out in service 12F

Only 12 F seats? I thought they had 16 on the A320?

The seats definitely look better than the old cloth covers. Of course there is no improvement in quality being as they are the same seats they had before and no upgrade in amenities (such as IFE) but at least it's something.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9064 times:



Quoting Klkla (Reply 20):
Only 12 F seats? I thought they had 16 on the A320?

No always 12. 8 on the A319.



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User currently offlineUpcfordcruiser From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8942 times:

Never judge a seat by it's cover. (yuk yuk yuk)... XJET's Embraers have all leather seating, but they're far from comfortable. They look nice, and that's where all the appeal ends. Two hours in one of those seats and your back is letting you know what it thinks of them. I'll take a cushy, comfortable cloth seat over leather covered plywood anyday.

User currently offlineUal777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1546 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8866 times:



Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 11):

I agree, it looks almost identical to US's A32X aircraft (at least to me). I actually really like those F seats and don't have a problem with slipping out of them, although sometimes it can be a problem in Y. Not enough to make me think twice about flying them, I find it to be a comfortable cabin overall.

I find UA's seats far more comfortable than AA's or CO's. CO's drive me insane. They are way to hard and the squeaking noise they make when you shift in it drives me nuts!



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3081 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8821 times:

The only leather seats I've seen done right are those on AS, Virgin America, and some of the commuter carriers. Delta's look and feel cheap, and the ones on BA's A320s are really slippery. The UA ones look all right, but I wouldn't judge until using them.

25 Post contains images SFOnative : Very diplomatically put! I think of cloth airline seats (or any cloth seat for that matter) as giant sponges that absorb all the nasty things you wou
26 United : Noooo! I love those! Those are so uniquely United, they practically scream it - right out of the '80s, but who cares, to me that's a classic look, es
27 Viscount724 : And those customers surveyed are probably people who don't fly very much. I hate leather although it's acceptable on shorthaul flights. However, you
28 United1 : Which is pretty much exactly what UA is doing, the international wide body fleet is being outfitted with cloth seats and the domestic fleet is going
29 Futureatp : I was just in 4214 about 2 hrs ago in PHX. The seats were cloth. The coach seats looked just like just like the Ted Seats. 4214 is running as UA 650 P
30 LACA773 : Does anyone know if UA will eventually install AVOD IFE in the narrowbodies for at the very least, competitive reasons?
31 777fan : I'm not a fan of leather - they already appear wrinkled and "broken in"! OTOH, the mesh magazine sling will go a long way toward keeping the a/c clean
32 United1 : I don't think the pictures came from 4214. N421UA was never one of the Ted planes....
33 KLASM83 : I think, and anybody please correct me if I'm wrong, that "4214" is the number for N414UA. I'm trying to come to terms with these airline Fleet numbe
34 CactusBDL : reminds me way to much of US 752 and our 321's.........
35 IwenttoYXEonce : Reminds of when my then 14 year old brother peed on himself and the seat because the plane took to long to reach the terminal. It was on J in a LAN C
36 United1 : It's possible I've never quite been able to figure out ship numbering systems at UA, especially since they change if the configuration changes.
37 LAXintl : 4214 is now 4814 and reentered service on 9/16 in the new 12/132 configuration.
38 RJpieces : What is the timeline for replacing the domestic fleet with leather seats? What about Y in the international fleet? Any pics of this checkboard style s
39 Post contains images UAL757 : These are the checkerboard seats, right? F on an A320 [Edited 2009-03-18 22:41:26]
40 Post contains links United1 : No that is the current color cloth seats that will be replaced by the leather seats over time. I think this is what RoseFlyer was referring to as the
41 Tommy767 : I mean, what more could you expect from two airlines that are in the same alliance together? I think it would be a great thing for UA to take the ex-
42 Hiflyer : Believe it 'was' 4814 (Teds were 45 and 48 I seem to recall)...now 4214 (42 is the new config from what I have been told). Was also told the bird jus
43 LAXintl : Yes that what I meant -- was 4814, now 4214 in the new 12/132 config.
44 LGA777 : Here is something I find a little strange. With this new UA Blue leather interior the US domestic interiors of DL/UA and US look very similar with Blu
45 Post contains links UpstateDave : Actually these are nothing like DL's which are shapeless rectangles, no separate headrests, no contours (although seems to look like it), just a slab
46 GALLEYSTEW : I am glad we are finally getting LEATHER on our aircraft again. UAL had it in UF on DC-8's, 727's, 767's, DC10's and even our 737's...........nice to
47 Post contains links and images UnitedTristar : either that or these is what I thought of View Large View MediumPhoto © Hassin V. Lunsford actually i think they were talking more about the 777LR s
48 Post contains links UpstateDave : The 77L seats are weber seats: http://www.weberair.com/touristmodels.html They have head rests on long haul aircraft. Still just a non-contoured block
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