It’s not “that much” - it is not like you turn left and exclaim “WOW!!!” - but first the shabby and worn looking seats and tv screens are not scuffed. The horizontal black panel where the TV screens are located have been replaced. They may have replaced the original Diamond seats that were scratched and touched up with grey nail polish are gone. But the #1 clue is the new grey bulkheads, with a United Polaris plaque on the right side bulkhead. The seat upholstery has been changed from the original CO pattern to the Polaris seat upholstery and blue grey leather headrest. The lav has new wall paper, new finishes for the sink splash boards in a Polaris blue, under the sink is a new modern wood-like finish: new faucet.
The only thing that stands out as “old” are overhead bins and ugly old 1983 ceilings, and old fashioned lighting.
But the Diamond seat is very comfortable- just no aisle access. Last: perhaps it was just my crew, but they ROCKED!
Nothing can be done about the overhead bins because its a 757 and I don’t think there are any companies making all new overhead bins for 757s. A few years after the merger UA did install new sculpted doors on the overhead bins which allowed roller bags to fit wheels first, thus creating more room in the bins for additional luggage.
CALTECH wrote:The MAX is out the schedule till 05 March
This decision doesn’t surprise me because I’ve always thought in the back of my mind there is no way the MAX grounding can be lifted until we have the final reports from both tragic accidents. Personally I don’t see any aviation safety governing bodying lifting the grounding until those final reports are in and made public.