Inside United’s First 737 MAX 8
Last Sunday, United Airlines unveiled the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 and announced its large historic plane order and enhanced onboard experience. The new 737 MAX 8s will have 16 United First and 54 Economy Plus seats, doubling the number of premium seats configured on competitor jets. United First offers a 37-pitch, economy plus has a generous 33-38-inch pitch and the 96 regular economy seats are situated with a slightly snug 30-inch pitch. While United First is one of the best premium products in the market, United’s Economy Plus cabin is more than spacious enough for flyers looking for a lower fare. Each seat will feature an “entertainment for all” seatback screen, which is designed to be accessible for the visual and hearing impaired. Furthermore, United is the first carrier to create Bluetooth-enabled inflight entertainment which can connect to wireless headphones.