Boeing 737-500

The 737-500 is mainly used for flights to medium size markets from the four hubs in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago O'Hare and Washington Dulles.

There are two different configurations. A little more than half of the planes are equipped with Economy Plus, like this one. But the remaining 40 or so percent are former Shuttle aircraft and offer significantly less service. While you can find out what version United plans to use for your flight, these plans do often change even a few hours before departure.

The 737 offers audio entertainment including live air traffic communications on channel 9. There is no video system aboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 1 A,B

These acceptable First Class seats offer fairly little legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 1 C, D

These acceptable First Class seats offer fairly little legroom. On some planes there is a cutout in the wall in front of these seats, providing passengers with a little more space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 2A, 2D

The best First Class Sitze on the 737-500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 2B, 2C

Good First Class seats. Unfortunately a metal frame under the seat in front of you reduces your legroom a little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 4

Very good Economy Plus seats with plenty of legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E

Good Economy Plus seats. There is no window in this row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 6A, 6F

Good Economy Plus seats with a bare wall. There is no window here. But if you just plan to sleep, this may be a good seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 8 A, F

Good Economy Plus seats with a limited recline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy Plus

Good Economy Plus seats with a pitch of approximately 34 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 9

Very good Economy Plus seats with plenty of legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sitze 9 A, F

Very good Economy Plus seats with plenty of legroom. If you get switched to the Shuttle version, these seats don't exist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy Class

 

Average Economy Class seats with a pitch of about 30 or 31 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 19

These seats are undesirable because they don't recline and are usually pretty noisy.