March 4, 2017
Lie-Flat Seats on All United Flights Between Boston-San Francisco This Summer
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United currently operates six flights a day between Boston (BOS) and San Francisco (SFO), and typically two of those offer lie-flat seats in business class. Starting June 8, 2017 United will be operating seven flights a day between the cities and all the flights will offer lie-flat seats in business class!
That’s a pretty large increase in lie-flat seat inventory for United and the airline industry flying those routes in general. JetBlue already flies that route with its gorgeous Mint class and Delta also offers lie-flat seats. United will be operating Boeing 777-200 and 757-200 aircraft on this route and it makes a big difference which plane you’re on, for both economy and business class.
On the Boeing 757-200 economy class is laid out in a 3-3 configuration while business class is a 2-2 configuration. This is pretty standard for this route and all is well with the world.
Now let’s look at the Boeing 777-200. Economy is a staggering 3-4-3 configuration (10 seats across) while business class is a 2-4-2 configuration (8 seats across). Ten across is a very tight squeeze in economy and if you’re paying for a business class seat, you sure don’t want to be sitting in that middle row with three other people next to you.
You’ll definitely want to book a seat on the 757-200 on this route if you’re flying in economy or business class.
Ultimately this is good for consumers, as more inventory is being added to this ever more popular route. It’s also great to see more lie-flat seats being intruded on transcontinental routes. We have JetBlue to thank for that as it was the first airline to introduce this with Mint. The cheapest United fares for the new seats start at $649 one-way and are already bookable.