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United introduces new domestic First Class seat

United has unveiled new domestic First Class seat, which it says will be available on 200+ domestic aircraft by the end of 2026.

The new United First seat features “vegan leather” upholstery, a 13-inch inflight entertainment screen, 18-inch tray table, a privacy screen (that is not movable), Bluetooth connectivity and an “ergonomist-designed cushion”.

The seat debuts this month on a Boeing B737 aircraft, with more aircraft scheduled to be retrofitted throughout this summer. The carrier adds that more than 200 mainline domestic aircraft will feature these new seats by late 2026. United First seats on select B737, A319 and A320 aircraft will be redesigned with new seat cushions, vegan leather upholstery and winged headrests.

This new United First seat is designed around the modern traveler – more charging options, bigger spaces for devices, food, drinks and personal items and extra privacy. As we evolve the onboard experience, we’re upending old industry norms and anticipating future needs to accommodate the new ways people live and travel.

said Mark Muren, Managing Director of Identity, Product and Loyalty, United.

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Passengers will have access to three charging points at each seat, including wireless, AC household-style outlet and USB-C. The wireless charger is located in a compartment of the armrest to give the passenger line-of-sight to notifications and free their hands and tray table.

Wireless charger in United’s new domestic First Class seat. Photo: United

The 18 x 8.5-inch tray table features a built-in tablet holder and enough space for most standard laptops. The seats also feature “authentic Italian quartzite cocktail tables” and bottle holders between each seat.

The seat features a 5-inch recline range, adjustable aisle arm rest that lowers completely and an ergonomist-designed seat cushion that sits 1-inch lower to accommodate a wider variety of heights.

Featured image by United

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