United Airlines New Domestic First-Class Seat

Last week, United Airlines unveiled their updated domestic first-class seat to modernise the cabins on narrowbody planes flying across the country.

United says that AC and USB-C outlets will be featured alongside wireless charging. The latter is a means of charging more airlines are looking to debut in their updated first-class suites.

Larger seatback entertainment will also feature an upgraded present in this latest update. A 13-inch, high-definition screen with Bluetooth will feature alongside a remote for easy access.

An example of wireless charging.

United is prioritising work and relaxation, too, with the new seats. They’ve been designed with a larger tray table, built-in tablet holder, and enough space for most laptops. Drinks can be stored separately, reducing the risk of a spillage inflight.

The latest seat will debut on their Boeing 737s this month before eventually being rolled out across 200 domestic planes by 2026, and this will cover, therefore, all 737NGs, 737 MAXs, and the A321neos they are currently awaiting delivery for.

This new United First seat is designed around the modern traveler – more charging options, bigger spaces for devices, food, drinks and personal items and extra privacy. As we evolve the onboard experience, we’re upending old industry norms and anticipating future needs to accommodate the new ways people live and travel.

Mark Muren, United Managing Director of Identity, Product and Loyalty.


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