Aviation Week is reporting that United is considering a 777 subclass which would have 364 seats…almost 100 more than it currently has. The supposed plan is to retrofit currently owned 777s by shrinking the business class cabin and placing 10 seats across (like AA) in economy instead of the current 9. In total, there would be 28 flat-bed seats in business class, 98 in premium economy, and 238 in economy. The new configuration is being called the 77G.
Internally, United is calling the new configuration the 77G. It is not clear how many 777s would be retrofitted, but the source said the aircraft would come from airline’s United subsidiary — rather than Continental — and would be limited to aircraft with lower maximum takeoff weights.
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