The CRJ-550s are destined for in-seat power. Once there are enough converted to cover all routes plus spares, the fleet will rotate out for in seat power nose to tail. I believe some will enter service with the power and others will be pulled once they can be.
Good to know for the future, in the unlikely event I fly UA more. Only booked these flights because I was traveling specifically to Chicago, so there was no sense in taking DL as I normally would.
Comfortable seats, though. And the whole mid-plane baggage storage was actually kinda nice. I originally was going to try to put my roller bag into the overhead, but I gave up before I got to my row and decided that since I was only 2 rows behind the storage lockers and I could see the storage lockers easily that I'd just leave my bag there and pick it up on the way out. Pretty convenient. I think it'll take time for people to figure out the best configuration, though; I put my bag in on its side to save space, but not everyone did. The locker is also deep enough that if you slide the first bags all the way to the back that you can put another bag perpendicular to those bags in front of them and grab 1 more spot out of the shelf in the locker.
It's been like 2 months, but I am pretty sure I ponied up for First Class on my return trip, so if I'm on a CRJ550 again I'll get to see what the whole self-service food bar is like. I should've taken a photo of it on my way into the plane but I didn't think to start snapping some pics on my phone until I was already in my seat. (EDIT:
Just checked. I did get First Class for the return flight, so Wednesday afternoon I'll get to see what the CRJ550 First Class is like).
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