United to retrofit 24 767-300s with 46 Polaris Business Class seats


As United Airlines continues its slow but sure process of upgrading its business class cabins to their new Polaris hard products, there is more good news for those who fly their 767-300ERs frequently.

Currently, 13 of 14 767-300ERs have received proper Polaris treatment with 30 business class seats in a 1-1-1 layout. However, United has a total of 38 767s, leaving 24 not spoken for. Depending on which you fly, you may either get the two class cabin with a 2-1-2 layout in business or the three class cabin with first and business classes, with business featuring a 2-2-2 layout with rows alternating in a forward and aft position (somewhat like an expensive train).

There’s good news though as these remaining 24 birds will also benefit from new Polaris hard products, and unlike the first 14 to be retrofitted with just 30 new biz class seats, the remaining batch (including those coming from Hawaiian Airlines) will see a whopping 46 seats being fitted on the smallest of their narrow bodies. There will also be 22 Premium Plus seats arranged in a comfy 2-2-2 layout, with the rest of the economy cabin offering 99 seats split out in the standard 2-3-2 fashion offered on most of today’s remaining 767s.

Expected Timeline?

There are no details yet as to when the remaining 767s will be retrofitted, but the last of the first batch of 14 to be upgraded should be completed soon enough. The airline still has to upgrade 33 of its 51 Boeing 777-200ERs as only 13 have been completed with 5 currently in the shop.

[Featured Photo: United Polaris Tracker]

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