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Article from BTNews 9 DECEMBER 2013

United upgrade

United Airlines has completed an extensive redesign of its fleet of 15 Boeing 757-200 aircraft that fly the Premium Service (PS) transcontinental routes between JFK and LAX and JFK and San Francisco.  This means it is set to become the first (and only) airline to offer premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on these sectors. 

The revamped aircraft have 28 180-degree flat-bed BusinessFirst seats offering up to 6ft 4in of sleeping space; 42 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats; and 72 United Economy seats.  The fleet of 757s also offer personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat with 15.4in monitors in BusinessFirst (9in in Economy) offering movies, television shows and other entertainment options.

Each seat has power outlets and a USB port, and satellite WiFi is now available on 130 of the airline’s fleet – including these PS 757s.  Nearly all of United's mainline fleet is scheduled to be outfitted with Wi-Fi by the end of 2014.

The PS service includes multi-course meals in BusinessFirst with wine selections recommended by Doug Frost, United's Master Sommelier (half bottles of premium wines are available for purchase in Economy).  Before-flight services have also been improved with upgraded United Club lounges at Chicago, Seattle and San Diego.  www.united.com

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