Upgrades and Updates May Improve Your United Flight Yet This Summer
If you’ve got a flight on United coming up over the next few months, you might be in luck. The carrier has been busy upgrading and refreshing some of their airplanes, and now it looks like a few of them are ready for some flying fun just in time for the warmer weather.
In total there’s 14 newly updated Boeing 767-300s, and these new planes now have a new United BusinessFirst section as well as some new stuff in the Economy cabin. They might not be totally new airplanes, but nonetheless we’re thinking that you’ll still be getting a chance to enjoy a whiff of that new airplane smell.
If you’re lucky enough to snag a seat up front, you might even enjoy one of the new lie-flat beds. Apparently they’re number one in this metric, as they’re eager to claim that they’ve got more of these seats than any other carrier—at least in the United States.
With the latest updates, United is quick to brag that around 86% of their mainline planes now have a little extra legroom within their Economy Plus section. Sure you have to pony up a few extra bucks to gain access to these seats—except for some frequent flyers—but it’s still great to know it’s an option. You never know when a rough night before your flight will require a little extra room for your own comfort—and those around you.
Glad to see United is moving right along despite some of their growing pains throughout the merger with Continental.