United Airlines has redesigned its fleet of Boeing
757-200s to feature in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and premium cabin upgrades, the airline said Monday, Dec. 2.
The redesign was completed for a total of 15 aircraft, with in-flight connectivity service provided by Gogo, and the addition of flatbed United BusinessFirst seats. United said its new aircraft will fly premium service routes on transcontinental flights between New York and California.
"Our investment in these aircraft and in the p.s. service will add greatly to our flyer-friendly customer experience on these coast-to-coast flights," said Jeff Foland, United's executive vice president of marketing, technology and strategy. "This is just one more example of the many things we are doing to provide greater onboard comfort and convenience on every United flight."
By the end of 2014, United plans on equipping nearly all of its mainline fleet with Wi-Fi connectivity.