A few weeks ago, United Airlines announced a refresh to their domestic First Class Cabin, featured on the A319, A320, B737, and select B757. Domestic referring to flights within the United States, flights to Canada, and short-medium haul flights to Latin America.
Here is their current Domestic First Class Cabin:
As you can see, the seat differs in that the same seat is currently featured on the A319, A320, and B757-200. That’s because prior to the United-Continental merger, these aircraft belonged to United. The seat is different on some of the B737-700s and B737-800s because those were Continental aircraft which still have Continental’s Domestic First Class.
B737-900s feature a new, updated product which is a similar combination of United’s and Continental’s old Domestic First Class.
The current domestic First Class is somewhat comfortable, but it is a bit old and dated. A few weeks ago, United revealed the new Domestic First Class concept in a video:
As you can see, the whole cabin looks much better in colour and the design is very nice and modern. I really don’t know how comfortable those seats will be. Slimline seats aren’t as comfortable as traditional seats, at least in my opinion. Some of the new features at each seat include:
- New, 6-way adjustable headrest
- Universal AC power
- Real granite cocktail tables
- Articulating seat base (I think this will be cool)
- Tablet stand integrated into tray table
- Wider seats
- In-arm storage
- Signature leather seat design
The new seats are very similar to the new Economy seats apart from that they’re supposed to be wider and more comfortable in addition to the premium in-seat amenities. The new domestic First Class is supposed to show up first on A319s and A320s this Fall.