San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) on United Business Class 767 Polaris

By admin Jan 11, 2024

The Boeing 767-300 is has 167 seats total with 46 Polaris seats, 22 Premium Plus (Premium Economy) seats and 99 coach seats. The plane has 1-1-1 seating in Business Class, meaning everyone has direct aisle access and an extremely private seat. Unlike our Air France configuration on the 777, the Business Cabin on this flight does have some ideal seats and some not as ideal seating.

Odd numbered rows are the ideal seats, particularly on the window, due to the seat being tucked against the window, allowing for greater privacy and distance from the aisle. On this flight, I was in 3L and Max was in 5L. Of every seat in business class, 3L and 3A had the BEST setup thanks to the 3 windows. Every other seat has 1-2 windows, but row 3 is the only one with 3 entire windows. It provided an incredible vantage point over the earth and was beautifully lit up at sunset.

The pods themselves are private, cozy and well designed in terms of the decor and functionality. While I don’t think they did quite as good fo a job cleaning as they did during the height of the pandemic, the seat itself was comfortable, spacious and relaxing. The full flat-bed configuration was ideal for TV watching, or for sleeping, and both Max and I remarked that the memory foam cushion was the most comfortable seat between the Air France or Delta flights that we have taken in the last year.

There are many elegant features to the seat, including the faux-marble table top and accents. There is a nice reading light (push down on the top to turn it on), an outlet with USB charger, a water bottle holder with a water inside as well as movable armrest. There is also the nice addition of a cubby that opens up with a mirror that is excellent for phones or other items that end up flying all over the place during takeoff and landing. It’s a great way to store items during the flight that you may otherwise lost. There are headphones included, but I prefer my own noise cancelling (Bang & Olufsen) and Max prefers his Bose noise cancelling.

The seat converts to a layflat bed via convenient buttons and you can self-select the most comfortable position for tv-watching and eating. There is a coat hook, or as we say, a mask hook, located to the left as well as the tray table that pulls out from beneath the TV.

Overall, the Polaris seat is an excellent hard product and we really enjoyed the comfort and privacy. One note I would say is to avoid row 1 in the center. They did end up utilizing the space in front of row 1 to put all the snacks and waters so it was not very private and was a bit disruptive to the passenger.

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