United Airlines has added its
newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight
United expects to begin operating the B737 MAX 9
aircraft on 7 June 2018 with flights between its hub at Houston's
George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Anchorage (ANC), Austin
(AUS), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO) and San Diego (SAN).
Beginning 29 June, United plans to add additional
B737 MAX 9 flights
from its Houston and Los Angeles hubs including service between
Los Angeles and Honolulu.
"The addition of the MAX 9
furthers our efforts to become a more efficient and productive
airline. It has better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs
and does all of this while maximizing customer comfort," said
United's Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy.
This year, United
will receive 10 new MAX 9 aircraft from Boeing and will continue
to add service from its hubs to cities throughout the United
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 features 179 seats including 20
United First seats in a 2-2 configuration, 48 in Economy Plus in a
3-3 configuration with 34 inches of pitch, and 111 United Economy
seats in a 3-3 configuration with at least 30 inches of pitch.
Customers also have access to in-seat power outlets and the
opportunity to purchase satellite Wi-Fi.
United Private Screening
personal device entertainment will be available throughout the
aircraft and enables customers to play thousands of hours of
movies and television programs on their electronic devices.
United's new, extra-spacious United First seat features
contoured, two-tone leather, a six-way adjustable headrest and a
padded articulating seat cushion. The seat is equipped with
storage spaces for personal items, including an in-arm
tablet/laptop slot, a personal water bottle console and double
seatback pockets. The seat also features a new tray table design
with a flip-up mobile device holder that fits more than 200 phone
and tablet models, and a universal AC power plug to charge devices
on the fly. A granite-topped extendable cocktail table in the
center console adds an extra bit of elegance, keeping the tray
table free for eating, working or staying entertained.
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