United Airlines Unveils New Business Class Service
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On Monday, United Airlines unveiled its plans to appeal more to intercontinental business class passengers at the Global Business Travel Association convention in Denver.
According to the Denver Business Journal, United Airlines dubbed the new service “United Polaris,” and will feature it on long-haul overseas flights with the intent of making travel easier on corporate fliers.
The airline says the plan is to roll out the United Polaris service in December.
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One of the biggest highlights of the United Polaris service upgrades will be custom-designed seats that will feature 180-degree flat-bed recline, up to 78 inches of bed space and direct access to the aisle.
The new service will also feature personal suites, which will include working and dining surfaces, 16-inch TV screens and Saks Fifth Avenue bedding. In addition, United Airlines announced it would be making improvements to its food and wine choices.
The service will also extends past the planes, as the airline has announced plans to open nine United Polaris business class lounges. The special lounges will feature spa-like showers, daybeds and restaurant-quality meals.
For travelers who want to visit one of the United Polaris business class lounges, the first will open at Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 1, and the others will open over the next year in New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Narita and Hong Kong.
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