The carrier will deploy the new, slimline seats on hundreds of aircraft that fly within the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean....

United Airlines has unveiled a new seat design focused on reducing aircraft weight while at the same time improving customer comfort.

This is United Airlines' latest domestic and regional Economy seat design, as found in one of United's mainline Boeing 737NGs

This is United Airlines’ latest domestic and regional Economy seat design, as found in one of United’s mainline Boeing 737NGs

 


The carrier will deploy the new, slimline seats on hundreds of aircraft that fly within the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.

According to United Airlines, the new seat design includes:

● Bold elements, such as multi-tonal leather seat covers, distinctive double-stitch patterns, sculpted contouring and a new United-branded tag;

● More ergonomic and supportive cushioning and additional seat-back storage space in United Economy Plus and United Economy; and

● Technology that makes the seats more environmentally friendly by reducing seat weight and volume, contributing to less fuel burn.

This is United Airlines' latest domestic and regional Economy Plus seat design, as found in a United Express Bombardier CRJ700

This is United Airlines’ latest domestic and regional Economy Plus seat design, as found in a United Express Bombardier CRJ700

 

United introduced the new seat design on October 3 on a Bombardier CRJ700 operated by United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines.

The huge carrier expects to deploy the new look on all its domestic mainline aircraft and on regional jets operated by United Express carriers.

Ultimately, United plans the new design to be on more than 60,000 seats on more than 500 aircraft. The airline expects the new seats to be installed in approximately 400 aircraft by 2015.

This is United Airlines' latest domestic and regional First Class seat design, as found in a Bombardier CRJ700 operating on the United Express network. United introduced the new seat design on October 3, 2013

This is United Airlines’ latest domestic and regional First Class seat design, as found in a Bombardier CRJ700 operating on the United Express network. United introduced the new seat design on October 3, 2013

 

“Our customers will see a distinctive, consistent look on our aircraft that underscores our modern fleet and our onboard investments to make their travels more user-friendly,” says Jeff Foland, United’s executive vice president of marketing, technology and strategy.

The airline developed the seats with global travel and transport design consultant Priestmangoode.

  • L. Catania

    May 19, 2014 #1 Author

    I recently flew on one of the CRJ700s from BTV to ORD, operated by Mesa, in the older tulip livery. The seats were actually more comfortable than some standard seats I’ve been on, for example Allegiant’s 757 seats. It was odd that they began implantation of these new seats on an OLDER CRJ700, operated by MESA.

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