United refreshes first-class seats every plane
On Wednesday, United Airlines introduced its first new front-of-plane seat in over a decade, joining other airlines in the competition for high-earning travelers.
The new narrow-body domestic first-class seat has armrest wireless charging stations and winged headrests. An 11-by-19-inch barrier will separate
Recently, airlines have renovated their business- or first-class seats to provide additional privacy and space for premium passengers. Last year,
Delta introduced domestic first-class seats with privacy wings at the top, and JetBlue added sliding doors to its Mint class.
In the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak, airlines are demanding new cabins and aircraft, but supply chain bottlenecks have hindered certain efforts
This month, 737. By 2026, the carrier plans to use 200 narrow-body 737s and Airbus A321neos on domestic routes.
“There’s no one seat that can probably fulfill all of our needs but this is the one we want to build our future around in the domestic space,”
Wireless, USB-C, and AC charging will be available on the chairs. They have 13-inch seatback screens, 18-by-8.5-inch tray tables, and redesigned seat cushions.
United plans to update its 2015 first-class seat, but not every aircraft will get it. New headrest privacy barriers and cushions are among the new features.
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