United Airlines Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner seat review by Steve #31457

3 of 5
FromSydney - Kingsford Smith (SYD)
ToSan Francisco, CA - San Francisco International (SFO)
Detailed ratings
Legroom4 of 5
Seat width3 of 5
Seat recline4 of 5
Entertainment3 of 5
Food & drink2 of 5
Service3 of 5
Flew the Dreamliner to/from SYD, 1st from LAX and then back from SYD to SFO. Sat in economy class and I was pleasantly surprised at how good the flight was - so much so that the Dreamliner is now my favorite flight for long haul travel. I'm quite tall (6'3") but the legroom was good and my knees didn't bang up against the seat as they do on some other UA planes. Seats don't recline much (3") but the benefit is even when the person in front of you reclines, they aren't in your face and you can watch TV or eat or get up and still be comfortable. Even though we flew the same aircraft down and back, it felt like row 33 had slightly more legroom than row 36, which we had going to SYD. I am a believer in the benefits of the Dreamliner as I arrived in SYD feeling refreshed and completely fine, and I travel to Australia quite frequently. Food was better going out of LAX than SYD, surprisingly. Entertainment had good choice but a strange mix of old movies and new, and TV - other airlines do a much better job with providing content. There were power outlets beneath the seat but didn't use them as there was a USB port on the TV screen, which was quite large. Overall this was a good an economy experience as I have had on a long-haul international flight and wouldn't hesitate to fly this aircraft again.
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