United Airlines has announced that it will add more than 1,600 United First and United Polaris business class seats to around 250 aircrafts. Traveling domestically and internationally, United will transform ins in-flight experience by introducing a dual-cabin, 50 seat Bombardier CRJ 550 aircraft, which offers customers more leg room, more storage, and more amenities than any other regional aircrafts working today.
“In an era where many airlines are adding more seats to their aircrafts to crowd more passengers onto the plane, we’re re-configuring more than 100 of our aircraft and doing exactly the opposite-for the benefit of our customers.” Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president an chief commercial officer, said.
On all A320s, United plans to add 4 more first class seats to the already present 12 first class seats. On all A319 aircrafts, 4 more first class seats will be added to the existing 8. When it comes to 767-300ERs United will add over 15 United Polaris business seats and upwards of 20 United Premium plus seats to 21 aircrafts. These changes will begin in February and will be complete by the end of 2020. It will be worth the wait.
On transformed international and domestic flights, United First Class customers will have full access to a self-serve beverage an snack station on the revolutionary Bombardier CRJ 550. The aircraft will feature “state-of-the-art interior featuring LED lighting,” according to United.
United will provide customers sufficient room for their carry on luggage with the addition of storage closets, making the CRJ 550 the only regional aircraft where customers can avoid checking their bags at the gate. United, and its regional partner GoJet, expects to begin operating the CRJ 550 towards the end of 2019.
With all the forthcoming changes, United wants to remind its customers that they are focusing “more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to insure that the carrier keeps customer’s best interests at the heart of service.”
United Airlines and United Express fly approximately 4,800 flights a day to over 350 airports across five of the seven continents, and look forward to sharing even more journeys on their new aircrafts. For Pointsters, this means more comfort, more accessibility to luxury aircrafts, and more traveling of course.