United introduces new domestic first class seat

21 Sep 2015 by Clement Huang

United Airlines has introduced a new, custom-designed seat for its domestic first-class cabins.

The seat has made its debut on one of the carrier's A319 aircraft, with further retrofits on A319s, A320s and many B737s and B757s to follow through 2016.


According to the Star Alliance member, the new seat was designed by Priestman Goode and was based heavily on customer input, with many former passengers being invited to test seat prototypes.

"We designed a custom seat that incorporates the features that today's passengers want and upgrades our cabins," said Tom O'Toole, United's senior vice president and chief marketing officer.


Key elements of the new product include:

  • All-leather seat covers in the airline’s signature navy and champagne colours
  • A patented-design tray table with tablet holder
  • An articulating seat bottom for greater comfort when reclining and an adjustable headrest
  • In-seat universal power outlets
  • Additional in-seat storage, including two seatback pockets and side stowage for laptops and tablets
  • Dedicated beverage holders
  • Granite cocktail tables

The new United First seat is 21.1 inches wide, making it significantly more generous than the carrier’s existing product, and will have numerous custom-design finishes, including the United-branded tag.

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