Itâ€™s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that Boeing 777s have been flying for more than 17 years. It still seems like a brand new airplane to me. And since Iâ€™m in an inaugural mood this week from my 787 ride, hereâ€™s Unitedâ€™s initial layout of their 777-200s for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.
United was the launch customer of the 777 with the inaugural flight occurring on June 5, 1995. First Class seated 12 passengers in a 2-2-2 configuration with 64 inches of pitch between rows. Connoisseur Class offered 49 seats in the 2-3-2 layout with 49 inches of pitch. (As a point of reference, Unitedâ€™s non-flat bed 777s currently flying have 55 inches of pitch in Business Class.) And economy class seated 231 passengers in the 2-5-2 configuration with 31-33 inches of pitch (this was pre-Economy Plus).
I loved row two in First, row nine in Connoisseur and the first several rows of coach.
Where would you sit?