As most of you probably know, Ted is slowly dying. United is reconfiguring Ted into a different configuration than the standard A320. They’re adding a couple of extra rows, leaving the closets off the plane, and are making the seats all leather. As of now there’s only one plane that’s reconfigured.
After a delay of nearly two hours last night from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I was thrilled to get aboard and be on the reconfigured plane. There’s not a whole lot I can say, other than NICE. The plane even has that “new car” smell.
The first class seats are virtually identical comfort wise to the old seats, so thumbs up. While I didn’t get to actually sit in the coach seats, they looked comfortable as well. My only complaint is the lack of a small “pouch” in the first class seatbacks like they have on the other planes.
Below are a few pictures (I apologize for the bad quality, as I only had my crappy camera with me and was trying to hurry… oddly enough, other passengers didn’t share my excitement).