Rumor: United is Adding 33% More First Class Seats to the A320

by Anthony Losanno
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United Airlines has 99 Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet. Each of these planes currently have 12 First Class seats, but the rumor is that these will soon be retrofitted to have 16 seats. This represents a 33% increase without the need to remove Economy Class seats.

United A320

The Airbus A320 is currently one of my favorite aircraft as seat 1B has tons of legroom. My gut tells me that this will change with the addition of more seats. Since seats are not being cut, the space needs to come from somewhere.

iTripReport is reporting that United’s first A320 is being sent to be refit for the 16-seat First Class cabin.

Anthony’s Take: Growing premium cabins means more opportunities to snag a seat up front either by buying it or getting an upgrade. We’ll see if this rumor is true, but it has been talked about since 2019.

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