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UA 757 All Leather Seats!  
User currently offlineAirmaleJUM From United States of America, joined May 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15056 times:

Just flew on the only United 757 with all leather seats in first and economy.
110 voltage power at each seat also.

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15068 times:

Those F seats look very comfortable. Also, great to see UA going to regular AC power instead of Empower - and at every seat (both F and Y) to boot - big thumbs up to UA there.

User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15030 times:

Looks very sharp. Too bad they arent putting in PTVs.

How will the PS 757s look?


User currently offlineHNL-Jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15024 times:

The seats look nice, but the overall impression is pretty dull.


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User currently offlineAirmaleJUM From United States of America, joined May 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15024 times:

The ps 57s have 110v power at every seat in first and business and at 2 per row in Y. They are pretty nice. Business has the blue leather just like in the pictures above but they have leg rest and a sharper recline. Coach has the normal blue united economy plus seats that are on most narrow-bodies besides the 737s. First is a different seat but has the same pattern as the old first class sleepers on the 747s and the current 777s.

User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15025 times:



Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 2):

How will the PS 757s look?

Like they do now.......

5093/N593UA is just a trail, nothing firm for full fleet retro fit yet as I know it.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14889 times:

A bit old news - this 757 has been floating around since early April with its new interior.

If you also catch one of the ex TED A320s, they also feature leather interiors, but reupholstered onto the existing seats, not new slimline seats being tested on 593.



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User currently offlineBluesky02 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14897 times:



Quoting HNL-Jack (Reply 3):
The seats look nice, but the overall impression is pretty dull.

I think it's the bulkheads/partitions that make it look that way- kinda pasty and blah. Many Airbus A320s/A319s and the re-modeled international cabins, including Economy, have a gray panel with shiny edging along it on them and it looks classy, as well as the same new carpeting. I think they are planning on having those on all aircraft once they finalize the standard look across the fleet. All in all, very exciting! Keep the pictures coming!


Here is a pic on the PS planes where you can see the silver panel.




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I personally like American's with the swooshing lines across the bulkhead.  Wink


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14842 times:

I was hoping for the leather F seat a couple days ago but no luck!

The new cabins look clean and comfy. Hope to try em out someday. I had read about these on Flyertalk but hadn't seen any *decent* pictures.

Thanks for posting these.


User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 606 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14813 times:

Anyone else actually prefer cloth/non leather seats on airplanes; especially in economy?


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14806 times:



Quoting COEWR2587 (Reply 10):
Anyone else actually prefer cloth/non leather seats on airplanes; especially in economy?

UA's "old fashioned" cloth Y seats on their 757s are some of the most comfortable, well padded Y seats on the planet.

Replacing them with sweaty, grippy leather is a downgrade. At least if the leather seats on DL, Expressjet and others is anything to go by.



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1828 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 14716 times:



Quoting COEWR2587 (Reply 10):
Anyone else actually prefer cloth/non leather seats on airplanes; especially in economy?

You bet. I prefer cloth seating surfaces in an airplane. One of the downsides to the DL/NW merger for me. I'll miss NW's cloth.


User currently offlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14498 times:



Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 12):
You bet. I prefer cloth seating surfaces in an airplane. One of the downsides to the DL/NW merger for me. I'll miss NW's cloth.

Me too...the cloth in UA domestic F is great!!! It's a BIG downgrade to switch to leather as far as I'm concerned...yuk sweaty leather.


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14428 times:

Great pics! Thanks for posting them!

Quoting AirmaleJUM (Reply 4):
They are pretty nice. Business has the blue leather just like in the pictures above but they have leg rest and a sharper recline. Coach has the normal blue united economy plus seats that are on most narrow-bodies besides the 737s. First is a different seat but has the same pattern as the old first class sleepers on the 747s and the current 777s.

So PS Business has leather seats, but PS First doesn't? That seems strange no?

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
If you also catch one of the ex TED A320s, they also feature leather interiors, but reupholstered onto the existing seats, not new slimline seats being tested on 593.

AirmaleJUM, you didn't mention whether the new seats were comfortable...How did you enjoy them? What were your impressions?

Quoting Bluesky02 (Reply 8):
have a gray panel with shiny edging along it on them and it looks classy, as well as the same new carpeting.

Interesting, I'm sure that will bring out the colors of the leather better.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
UA's "old fashioned" cloth Y seats on their 757s are some of the most comfortable, well padded Y seats on the planet.

I flew a non-PS United 757 a few months ago and found the cloth seats VERY comfortable. Yesterday was my first time on a United A320 (not an ex-Ted one), and I really liked the seats as well. Especially the headrests. Is there a name for this seat pattern at United? The blue cloth one. I'm not entirely sure as my 757 flight was a few months ago and a 6AM flight on a cold, winter day but I do believe the seats are the same right now, correct (the 757 and A320 Y seats)?

I also don't mind leather seats...I find the leather seats on US's A319s very comfy, so I don't think I feel 100% one way or another on the cloth vs. leather debate. It seems like a lot of people in these threads hate the leather seats though...


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14369 times:

Delta and United isn't going away with those blue leather seats...


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User currently offlineBluesky02 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14284 times:

I have never once read a complaint on here about Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America, or Southwest about their leather seats.

How true to form that when UAL Corporation begins to roll them out, the complaints begin


 Yeah sure


User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14253 times:

I remember when i was commuting back/forth from school at Riddle to my UAX station in ILM to work on weekends in the late 90's- early 00's, the 757's had that grey leather in 1st. It was something awful. Cracking etc. Leather however is easier to clean for sure so I understand. Did the switch to neon lighting or maybe LED? It seems to be a much softer white light than most aircraft built in the 80's/90's.

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14153 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
If you also catch one of the ex TED A320s, they also feature leather interiors, but reupholstered onto the existing seats, not new slimline seats being tested on 593.

I flew on one of the aircraft which featured the seats from ORD-MCI. I thought they were pretty comfortable, actually. They did have the winged headrests, and the seatback pocket was mesh, which I though was neat.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14036 times:



Quoting Bluesky02 (Reply 16):
I have never once read a complaint on here about Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America, or Southwest about their leather seats.

I call bull.

MANY of us have complained about the DL seats. You just don't read those threads because they aren't about UA?



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User currently offlineAirmaleJUM From United States of America, joined May 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14026 times:

Delta's MD-88 leather seats are horrible in first and coach. They feel like plastic slippery stuff. The 757s in first are a lot better but the coach seats are just not comfortable to me. The UA leather seats on the A320Ds are very comfy. They have the head rest and they don't have that slippery feel. I didnt get to try out the coach 757 leather seats, but the first class seats are very nice. The leather is not slick like the MD-88s on Delta.

User currently offlineAirmaleJUM From United States of America, joined May 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13986 times:

DL MD-88 leather in coach. Has anyone else notices that some of the refurbed Delta jets have cool lighting in the PSUs and some are still black with the yellow light buttons and bright orange call button with the burnt out lights. I think UA should replace the Passanger service units also because you can still tell that the plane is old by looking at the call buttons and reading lights. They did not touch them.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...McDonnell-Douglas-MD-88/1111910/M/


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13962 times:



Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 17):
Did the switch to neon lighting or maybe LED? It seems to be a much softer white light than most aircraft built in the 80's/90's.

Don't think they did actualy it looks like they left the the old CRTs in place too I was hoping they would replace those...

The test aircraft is 8/1996 vintage and is an ETOPS bird if I remember right.



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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13305 times:

Wow! A change in the right direction...I guess the ugliest 757 interior now belong to AA and US. Allegedly AA is finally starting to refurbish its "domestic 757" fleet this month...it is about time.

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12920 times:

They look cool they are no way going to be nearly as comfortable as the current 757 seats. And why no headrests?!?

Hopefully UA will tweak these seats before they become systemwide...



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25 BNinMSY : This is ultra boring.... probably comfortable for sure. But boring ..
26 Tockeyhockey : i've flown this plane twice, from BWI to DEN and from DEN back to BWI. and let me tell you, it creates a very bad environment for guys with sweating p
27 LGA777 : Actually most US 757's now have navy leather interiors in both F/J and Y, and the international config has Envoy seats originally on the A-330 in blu
28 Ikramerica : yep, it makes the DL seats uncomfortable, too. car seats are often perforated for breathing, but that also makes them prone to moisture infiltration,
29 Post contains images UnitedFA07 : The First Class seats are the same as on the ex-Ted planes, just with power. They are also the same seats as the P.S. 757 Business Class too, just no
30 DL752 : Very classy! It's nice to see UA heading towards a better cabin for their passengers. The seem to care greatly for their passengers comfort and safety
31 Hawaiian763 : Hopefully the 757 I'm planned to fly on in Decemeber to Hawaii has this.
32 DL Widget Head : Hopefully, UA will continue to retrofit their remaining a/c with leather covers. I find the leather seats to be as comfortable as cloth seats if not m
33 Sankaps : This is interesting. However isn't isn't leather heavier than cloth seat covers (>> more fuel burn)? And harder to fix if torn (>> more expensive to
34 Ikramerica : In my may hundreds of thousands of miles of flying, I've never sat in anything disgusting, but considering how many hours I sit in those seats, I cho
35 DL Widget Head : If they are it's only just. They don't tear that easy and are very durable thus, they are not replaced nearly as often as cloth covers Make no mistak
36 DeltaL1011man : ......read anything having to do with the inside of a Delta aircraft.......people are always b**chin about it. IMO leather isn't that bad.....you the
37 UnitedFA07 : Yes because usually by the time "you" the pax comes on board the seat cover has been changed. So you won't have to sit on anything nasty. There are t
38 Drerx7 : I just flew this bird Tuesday on UA375 IAH-DEN and I really liked it. It definitely was an improvement to me over the other 75s in the fleet. I person
39 Ikramerica : Yes, sitting with sweaty legs pressed against leather for 5 hours can cause reactions/rashes. That was all I was saying. I can't compare it to sittin
40 LAXintl : Man sounds like a few a.netters have bodily secretion issues. But from what I hear the overall reaction has been very positive to the test configurati
41 Spacecadet : I have. People complain about them all the time - where have you been? I know this because I am one of the complainers. And I've seen my feelings val
42 Klkla : I'm with the leather camp on this one, too. Cloth seats are more likely to absorb odors. It's funny how someone earlier described leather as slippery
43 Viscount724 : Leather is OK (and hard to avoid now) on shorthaul flights but not longhaul. That's why you very rarely see major carriers using leather on their int
44 Lrdc9 : ME!!!
45 1011 : I hate leather seats. It makes me sweat like a pig. I don't sweat on the cloth seats. I am Premier Exec on UA so I do fly from time to time. I've alw
46 United1 : Yes it does, the new configuration has 4 more Y class seats then the old configuration.
47 PacificClipper : This is really such a shame. I completely understand the longer service life and easier clean up that the leather covers provide. But like many others
48 USAirALB : I don't like leather in the first place, the seat gets hot after a while. They would be ok, but adjustable headrests have become a standard on the UA
49 TSS : I do! My sentiment exactly. Give me breathable cloth over sticky, sweaty leather any day. Yes, all modern airliners are equipped with air conditionin
50 Soxfan : The economy seats in the OP's photos show no winged headrests. Are these being removed with the new seats? It's not a make-or-break for me when I fly,
51 United1P : unfortunately, this plane is one of UA's ETOPS 757's, so you definitely won't be able to catch it to Hawaii. is it known when United will come out wi
52 United1 : Actually Hawaiian763 might, the ETOPS 752s, of which this is 1 of the 20, operate all of the 757 US-Hawaii routes....
53 Post contains links United1P : Apologies!!! I meant to say that "this plane is NOT one of UA's ETOPS 757's, so you definitely won't be able to catch it to Hawaii." Sorry, I should
54 United1 : Your right its not an ETOPS bird not sure where I picked that up from... I'm going to have to go back and recheck how many ETOPS birds UA has one sou
55 LAXintl : No definitely only 16 ETOPS aircraft. In addition there were 13 overwater aircraft. The test 50xx config is over-water configuration also, I'm not sur
56 Post contains links United1P : Yep there are definitely 16: N543UA N544UA N545UA N546UA N547UA N548UA N549UA N550UA N551UA N552UA N589UA N590UA N595UA N596UA N597UA N598UA http://w
57 Sankaps : Interestingly, Singapore Airlines, often considered to be the gold standard in terms of customer product, has switched to leather seats in their new
58 Post contains links and images DL Widget Head : And Japan Airlines offers this sumptuous seat in First Class... View Large View MediumPhoto © Stuart Haigh - topjetpix
59 United1P : When will we find out if the new seats get the go-ahead or not? The 60-90 days is almost up I think. Also does anyone know how well the new seats are
60 LAXintl : Just saw a blurb mentioning the recently converted leather A320 fleet, was scoring higher in passenger survey scores for product workability, comfort
61 Viscount724 : I'm sure the SQ and JL premium seats use a much higher-quality leather than the average Y class seat. Longhaul carriers with leather seats are still
62 PWM2TXLHopper : Anytime I've been on a plane with leather seats that are more than a couple years old, they look worn.
63 DC8FanJet : [ No, it isn't. 5093 was 5493, just an ordinary 757. The 5500's are etops(5900 with winglets) and the 5600's are overwater.
64 LAXintl : No 5093 is indeed now overwater --- Its equipped with life vest and all, and listed as Overwater capable.
65 Sancho99504 : I prefer cloth to leather, however the leather seats on B6 I find quite comfortable, however on DL and WN, they suck. I've made several posts, which
66 United1P : is there a reason why 5093 can't use the standard "757 Overwater" safety card (light gray), and instead requires a completely different one?
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