First carrier in U.S. to offer flat-beds on first & business cabins

Travel On The Dollar
June 12, 2013  •  2 min(s) read

United Business Class
United Business Class
The first of its kind amongst all U.S. carriers, United Airlines now features 180-degree flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in the premium cabins on all scheduled, long-haul international flights from the airline’s eight North American hubs.

United has outfitted 183 international long-haul aircraft with United Global First and United BusinessFirst cabins, and offers more than 7,000 total flat-bed seats fleet-wide, more than any other U.S. carrier.

Some of the other features that the airline is adding are:

  • Extra-legroom Economy Plus seating on nearly 650 mainline aircraft and approximately 150 regional jets. Provided currently.
  • The transcontinental “p.s.” Premium Service fleet of aircraft flying between New York Kennedy and Los Angeles and San Francisco will experience an improved premium cabin with fully flat-bed seats, faster Wi-Fi Internet service, and personal on-demand entertainment at every seat.

  • Offer inflight connectivity on long-haul international flights. The airline expects to have more than 200 aircraft outfitted with satellite Wi-Fi before the end of the year.

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