United Adds Bed-Seats on 182 Planes

All of the airline's international flights from New York will have them
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2013 10:51 AM CDT
This Oct. 28, 2011 file photo shows the new first class interior section of a United Airlines 747 plane at San Francisco International Airport, including seats that turn into beds.   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

(Newser) – If you're heading across the Atlantic—and you're flying first class—United Airlines wants to make your inevitable nap more comfortable. The airline will now offer seats that can lie completely flat in premium cabins on all its long-haul international flights out of New York, USA Today reports. The new seats, which also come with a personal, on-demand TV setup, will be installed on all 182 of the airline's planes with "Global First" and "BusinessFirst" cabins.

United had already announced that it would add the fancy new seats to its cross-country flights from New York to LA and San Francisco, mirroring Delta, which has installed them on the same routes, along with New York to Seattle. There are some perks in the pipeline for non-first-class flyers too; United is upgrading its cross-country 757s so that the on-demand entertainment systems and wi-fi will be available throughout the plane. (Read more United Airlines stories.)

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