The first United Airlines “ghetto bird” Boeing 767-300 (formerly pre-merger United’s two-class domestic -300) has completed its reconfiguration and is now flying with 30 lie-flat BusinessFirst seats, 49 Economy Plus and 135 regular economy seats. Tonight it’s operating as flight 908 from Chicago to Amsterdam and returning tomorrow as flight 909.
It’s a nice looking cabin up front and I do quite like the “Continental” BF seats, though I hope they upgraded the audio/headsets – I was disappointed at the audio quality and lack of noise cancelling capabilities on my BusinessFirst flight to/from Dublin last month. BusinessFirst offers a 15.4″ touchscreen monitor, electrical and USB outlets and an iPod jack. Economy offers a 9″ touchscreen on-demand inflight entertainment system and access to electrical outlets.
Stay up-to-date with the other -300s scheduled to undergo the same reconfiguration by bookmarking the United Airlines Fleet Website and following them on Twitter. Ship 6674 (N674UA) is the aircraft back in service and the mainline tracking page will be updated tomorrow or Wednesday to reflect its return to revenue flying.