RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10502 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 22794 times:
International United Business seat amenities will include:
-- Forward- and rear-facing seats configured to allow customers to
completely recline 180 degrees to a full 6-foot, 4-inch bed
-- Four-way lumbar support and six-way adjustable headrest
-- An ottoman providing additional storage for a laptop or other personal
-- Ergonomically designed tray table that comfortably accommodates a
laptop and other items
-- iPod adapter that enables customers to play their own music and videos
on the seat's entertainment unit while recharging the iPod
-- Universal Serial Bus (USB) port to charge personal electronic devices,
such as personal digital assistants, mobile phones and digital cameras
-- Standard 110v power outlets requiring no adapter
-- Adjustable LED reading light with dimmer
-- Noise cancelling headphones
Oh my gosh, those seats are fully flat. I'm really surprised that United went for that. They really might struggle with competing with their first class. This looks really good although they are copying BA with a rear facing seat. They are definitely beating AA. UA and DL will have the best product in business class in the United States. I wonder how they can justify that.
Will 767s and 777s be different?
[Edited 2007-07-23 07:11:35]
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 22400 times:
Seats look great, but do the PTVs extend out on an arm or something? They look awfully far away to me (not just a UA thing - other carriers have it as well, only that this is the first time I've gotten around to asking the question).
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Kohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 22117 times:
With only 8 seats, I wonder if management at UA spent long hours debating whether or not to just completely do away with the F cabin. What will be the incentive for passengers to spend the extra money for F (which will apparently be closer to other airlines' J) when there's a lie-flat seat and a big TV (albeit with a bit less privacy) a few rows back for a lot less money?
The real news here, IMO, is the expansion of plain ole economy. The perception I'm getting from UA is this: "We've introduced a so-so new F product and a new J product that will be industry leading for about 6 months before being leap-frogged by other US carriers. While we can hold our own against other US-carrier premium cabins, we will never be able to compete with the amenities offered by a growing number of European and Asian airlines. So how can we make money internationally? With cargo and by competing for price-sensitive economy passengers."
[Edited 2007-07-23 09:06:08]
: Congrat UA! - can't wait to try them! Love the colors
: I never really did chime in on the other thread so I might as well do it here: Very nice! Good job UA and B/E Aerospace!
: Looks real nice. BUT, how does the guy in the window seat get out? Looks like a difficult jump over the aisle seat?!
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: Very wonderful seats! I never expect something like this to happen on United Airlines. Apart from the slightly lack of privacy, this new design is tot
: Looks like they got what they needed, research-wise, out of p.s. Good to see United adjusting the capacity to that aircraft upward. This is going to
: Reminds me of a recent flight where I found myself in a similar situation. I simply stepped onto the armrest between the two seats, and then jumped o
: I poked around this link http://www.suitedreams.united.com/ and listened to the statements by UA's executive team. I think that its pretty admirable t
: Finally, a business class that will be on the highest level. As a United Premier Executive who flies United Business class on a regular basis I am qui
: great seats, looks like the biz seats of etihad EY