United Airlines Completes Reconfiguration of Premium Service Boeing 757s

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 December 2013
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United Airlines planes at LAX

United Airlines planes at LAX

United Airlines announced it completed reconfiguring all 15 of its premium service aircraft from three-class to two-class configuration, eliminating first class completely, and installing new fully lie-flat business-class seats.  The Boeing 757-200 aircraft operate between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco and Los Angeles.

United’s BusinessFirst class on the aircraft now has new lie-flat seats and 15.4” monitors, while economy class has 9” monitors, and two additional inches of legroom in Economy Plus.  Each seat throughout the aircraft also has power outlets and USB ports.

The aircraft are outfitted with 28 seats in business class, each 21” wide and up to 76” long when fully extended.  The economy cabin has 114 seats, including 42 Economy Plus and 72 economy seats.

The transcon market from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco comprise two of the most highly competitive routes in the U.S.  Only one airline, American, offers three-class aircraft on these routes, and will be introducing its new three-class Airbus A321T subfleet in January.  JetBlue will be offering its Mint premium cabin on transcon flights starting next June.  Delta also began installing lie-flat seats on the aircraft it uses on these routes earlier this year.

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