United Updates First Class Seats (VIDEO)


United Airlines is introducing a new seat to first-class cabins onboard more than 200 of its narrowbody aircraft. The seats are debuting on an Airbus A319 this week, with retrofits on A319s, A320s and many Boeing 737s and 757s through 2016.   

The new seat from United and design firm PriestmanGoode incorporates several enhancements based on customer feedback, including all-leather seat covers, a tray table with tablet holder, enabling travelers to enjoy food and beverages while using their personal electronic devices, and an articulating seat bottom for greater comfort when reclining. The seat also incorporates an adjustable headrest, in-seat universal A/C power outlets, additional in-seat storage, including two seatback pockets and side stowage for laptops and tablets, and dedicated beverage holders. The final touch: Granite cocktail tables.

At 21.1 inches wide, the new United First seat is wider than the current seat. Each aircraft will continue to have the same number of premium-cabin seats.