United upgrades in-flight products

United upgrades in-flight products

United Continental Holdings has announced plans to invest more than half a billion dollars in its onboard products. The improvements include adding flat-bed seating on 62 additional long-haul aircraft, bringing total aircraft with flat-bed seats to 185, as well as adding its premium economy class product to more than 300 aircraft. In addition, the newly-merged airline group intends to nearly double the amount of overhead storage space on more than 150 aircraft and install Wi-Fi on more than 200 aircraft. In September, United will begin installing all-new flat-bed seats, new in-flight entertainment and iPod connectivity in the premium cabins on 26 Boeing 767s. The company will retrofit more than a dozen additional 777 aircraft this year, to include flat-bed seats and advanced in-flight entertainment, while a suppler is currently being selected to offer a in-flight video streaming on its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, enabling customers to access videos via their Wi-Fi-enabled handheld devices, tablets and laptop computers. This upgrade of in-flight entertainment comes along with the airline’s plans to install Wi-Fi on its aircraft.

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