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Inflight Experience / Seating Selecting United Polaris First when booked in biz

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Jumping Joe, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Jumping Joe

    Jumping Joe Reader

    I noticed that on international routes with old three-class 777s (i.e. not retrofitted with new Polaris biz seats), the first class cabin is being included in the business class seat map. I booked a flight on United biz, but I’m not able to select any of the 8 first class seats after booking. Any ideas on what’s going on? Do they block them for elites?
  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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  3. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    I had something similar happen a couple of weeks ago. I was on the old-config 777-200 with 4 middle seats in biz. I tried to book first but couldn't; I have lowest-level Silver status. When it came time to check in there had been an aircraft swap and we got the real Polaris business, 1-2-1 layout and no F. So maybe your flight will end up with the new J class.