10Best Tries United Airlines' First Class Fully Lie-Flat Seat

United rolls out luxurious first class cabins on Asia-bound flights


United Airlines continues to roll out its fully lie-flat seats in its first class cabins, with the newly configured B777s now available on flights from San Francisco to Tokyo and Shanghai, and between Tokyo and Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei.

Creating an air of exclusivity, there are just eight Global First Suites within the First Class Cabin, with seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration to ensure maximum privacy for passengers. Comfort is obviously a priority – the new suite is three inches wider than previously and reclines to a fully flat bed measuring a whopping 6 feet 6 inches, while a BackCycler® motion system offers lumbar support and back stimulation.  

With just eight suites in the first class cabin, passengers are ensured maximum privacy — Photo courtesy of United Airlines

As far as in-flight entertainment goes, passengers are treated to a 15.4-inch wide screen flat panel monitor displaying 150 hours worth of on-demand digital movies, TV programs and video games. Also available at the touch of a button are 50 channels of XM-branded audio content, with more than 3,000 songs and a jukebox to create customized play lists. 

First Class passengers can also expect plenty of storage space, a laptop power source, ergonomic tray table, USB port for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices and noise-reducing headsets. 

Other amenities being provided to United Airlines’ most exclusive customers include duvets and pillows, amenity kits with premium skin care products, and a customized dining experience, including signature ice cream sundaes, fresh fruit and cheeses, and port and liqueurs. Traditional Japanese meals will be served on flights between the U.S and Japan. 

To round up the first class experience, arrivals lounges in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka feature showers, breakfast and business services, ensuring their most important passengers arrive fresh for their meetings.

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Marianne Rogerson is a freelance travel journalist based in Singapore. Unfortunately, she doesn't often get to travel first class.

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