13 DECEMBER 2010

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Article from BTNews 13 DECEMBER 2010

Continental goes flat with long haul Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 long haul fleet of Continental Airlines (CO) is now all flat-bed seats in its BusinessFirst cabin.  The airline currently operates the 777-200 on international routes between its New York hub at Newark and Beijing, Delhi, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Tokyo, and also Houston to Heathrow and Tokyo.

The BusinessFirst flat-bed seat reclines 180 degrees and provides 6’ 6” of sleeping space in the fully extended position on the Boeing 777.  Continental says it is one of the widest Business Class seats in the air, measuring up to 27” wide.  Laptop power, headset and USB plugs are conveniently tucked above the customer’s shoulder.  The screen monitor is 15.4” and iPod connectivity is provided allowing customers to view their personal videos and enjoy their music while their unit is charging.  

CO will begin retrofitting all of its Boeing 767 aircraft with BusinessFirst flat-bed seats in 2011.  The upgrade is also currently being undertaken on the long haul 757 fleet. www.continental.com

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