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United Now Offers Flat-Bed Seats and In-Seat Plugs on All Cross-Country Flights

@SamShankman

Dec 02, 2013 12:40 pm

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The competition for cross-country flyers will heat up as carriers attempt to outdo one another with the best in-flight experience, even if only a fraction of road warriors can afford it.

— Samantha Shankman

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United BusinessFirst flat-bed seats offer flyers up to 6-feet 4-inches of sleeping space and are 21-inches wide.

United BusinessFirst Cabin offers flyers pre-flight drinks, hot towels, and multi-course meals.

The United BusinessFirst in-flight entertainment system features 15.4-inch screens with hundreds of on-demand movies. Gogo in-flight wi-fi is available for purchase. There is also a USB port and power outlet in each seat so flyers can watch their own movies or listen to their own music on the screen.

United’s economy in-flight entertainment system feature 9-inch screens for every passenger.

USB ports are also available in all United Economy seats so that flyers can charge devices or watch their own movies on the seat-back screen.

United Airlines announced today that 28 flat-bed seats will now be available on all of the carriers’ transcontinental flights from New York City to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The upgraded p.s. Premium Service is now available on 15 redesigned Boeing jets that fly from JFK Airport to SFO and LAX airports.

In addition to giving flyers room to sleep, the BusinessFirst cabin also provide flyers with multi-course meals, power outlets and USB ports in every seat, and wi-fi available for purchase.

The economy class also received on an upgrade on each of the jets with Economy Plus seats with 5 extra inches of legroom, in-seat plugs, personal entertainment systems, and Wi-Fi available for purchase.

Click through the slideshow above to see how good cross-country flights can be.

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