This aircraft belongs to the Boeing 747 family. United has a total of 32 Boeing 747 in operation. It has 404 seats, 14 in First class, 73 in Business Class and 260 in Economy class (88 Economy Plus, 172 Economy). This is a long-haul aircraft with a range of 13,000km which flies to East Asia and the South Pacific as well as Washington-Heathrow/Frankfurt. The most popular nickname for this plane is the “Jumbo” or “Jumbo Jet”.
ECONOMY PLUS offers premium seating with up to 5 more inches of legroom at the front of the Economy cabins. Rest or work comfortably, stretch out your legs and enjoy a quick de-boarding with Economy Plus, available throughout the fleet. Economy Plus is available on a first come, first serve basis to United’s best customers (Mileage Plus® Elite members (Premier®, Premier Executive®, 1K®,Qualifying United Economy® customers (Y, B, M, E and U fares, United Global ServicesSM members, and Star Alliance® Gold and Silver members) Customers may also relax with extra legroom by purchasing Economy Plus at check-in or purchasing Economy Plus Access. United is the only major US airline to offer premium economy seating throughout its mainline fleet. Economy Plus is available on all United and TedSM flights, as well as explusSM United Express jets.
United FIRST Class passengers travelling within the States have audio entertainment facilities with complimentary headsets on all flights, movies on flights over 3 hours (except B737s) and comfy seating. The p.s. SM Premium transcontinental service offered on flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles or San Francisco offers lie-flat seats and individual, hand-held DVD players with 10 entertainment choices. International amenities include United First seats on B767-300s which offer power ports, individual phones, noise-reducing headphones and an individual audio/video system. 180º recline is available in the United First Suite on B747s and B777s along with a personal video screen, phone and power port.
United ECONOMY passengers on domestic flights have access to the Verizon Airfone service, can watch a complimentary movie on flights over 3 hours or watch a short subject video programming on flights of ninety minutes or longer (except B737s) and enjoy audio entertainment with complimentary headsets. On p.s.SM Premium transcontinental flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles or San Francisco, passengers are offered all Economy Plus seating. International amenities include complimentary video and audio on all flights and seat back video screens on all international three-cabin 767-300 and 777 aircraft.
The p.s.SM SERVICE features a newly reconfigured aircraft with three classes of service, more space and a premium onboard experience. All classes of service feature laptop power and phone access from every seat. In addition, no power adapters are needed for laptops. Business Class passengers can relax in spacious, comfortable leather seats and watch telly on an individual handheld DVD player with 10 entertainment choices and noise-reduction headsets.
United offers in-seat power when you fly United First or United Business on B767-300s, B747-400s and B777s. Select B757 and A320 aircraft have in-seat power in United First. On transcontinental p.s.SM aircrafts, all classes of service feature laptop power access from every seat with no power adaptors required.
”Verizon Airfone” is available on all United aircraft. You can use an Airfone to check or send email by plugging your laptop's phone cord into the base of the Airfone handset (RJ-11 jack). Connection speed is 9600 bps. Additional information may be found in our in-flight magazine, Hemispheres. United has five families of aircraft: B737-300/500, B747-400, B757/767, B777 and Airbus 319/320. United has one of the world's youngest and most efficient operating fleets, with an average age of 8.0 years and is now the only major U.S. carrier with entertainment systems on all of its aircraft and has one of the highest percentages (62 percent) of video-equipped aircraft.close
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