United Airlines Upgrades P.S. Business-Class Cabins

By Paul Riegler on 18 March 2013
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United's new lie-flat business-class seat

United’s new lie-flat business-class seat

United Airlines announced the introduction of fully lie-flat seats on its p.s. transcontinental flights between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco.  The first aircraft with the new seats, a Boeing 757, departed Los Angeles for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier today.

United is replacing 12 first-class angled lie-flat seats and 28 business-class recliners with 26 of the new-style seats, which extend to a length of 6’4”.   United is also redoing the entire business-class cabin with all-new interiors, new 15.4” in-flight entertainment touchscreen monitors, in-seat power and USB ports, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

United plans to add more reconfigured 757s on this route in June and hopes to have all aircraft offering the p.s. service in the air by the end of 2013.

The p.s. service (“p.s.” stands for “premium service”) was first launched in 2004.

United flies 40 p.s. flights each way between New York and Los Angeles each week and 46 each way between New York and San Francisco.


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