New first and business class products to feature private cubes for passengers
Borrowing a page from other international carriers, United Airlines is adding a little extra privacy for future flyers in the Polaris class. Fox News received a preview of the new seats, currently flying aboard the Chicago-based carrier’s first Boeing 777-300ER, named “The New Spirit of United.”
After a gala debut in December 2016, United began planning for the launch of the Polaris experience across their fleet. The 777, first delivered to the airline at the beginning of 2017, is the first to feature the reconfigured cabin, complete with lay-flat seating.
In both first-class and business-class, United Polaris will feature lay-flat seating for passenger comfort. In addition, the premium cabin seats will offer aisle access from every seat, with some offering cubicles for extra privacy during flight. As previously reported, all of the seats will feature amenities from Saks Fifth Avenue to help travelers feel more at home during the flight.
Although the current Polaris equipped 777-300ER is flying across the United States, the first of 14 future aircraft will soon focus on flying international routes currently being served by the retiring Boeing 747 fleet. The “New Spirit of United” will be introduced to international service on March 25, 2017, when it will begin flying between the west coast and Hong Kong.
The move is one of many the airline has undertaken in order to improve the customer experience aboard their aircraft. Earlier in February, United announced a massive project with IBM and Apple to give flight attendants more information for passengers about connections and services while in flight.
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