Hello from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Shortly, I’ll be flying to Chicago on United’s inaugural commercial flight on the Airbus A321neo. But I just had the chance to tour the new aircraft and want to share some pictures aboard United’s swanky new aircraft.
United Airlines A321neo First Look – Pictures Onboard
I just stepped off United’s new Airbus A321neo, a 200-seat aircraft representing the first new Airbus delivery to United in two decades. She’s a beauty…the cabin, overhead bins, seatback monitors, and mood lighting give the cabin a very modern and luxe appearance that will make this a passenger favorite.
Behind the scenes, high-speed internet brings United on-par with its peers in terms of in-flight connectivity and there are power ports under each seat, USB-A and USB-C chargers in the monitor (plus wireless charging in first class) and wireless Bluetooth connectivity.
The cabin features 20 first class seats (United’s newest generation of domestic first class seats, which have “wings”) and 180 seats in economy class, divided between Economy Plus (57 seats) with extra legroom and standard economy class (123 seats).
Every overhead bin is intended to stack bags horizontally, with room for 200 large carry-on bags onboard.
My favorite, feature, however, is the onboard mood lighting. It may just be me, but there’s something about it that is both soothing and simultaneously invigorating. The accent feature down the center aisle and in the forward galley is also very elegant.
There’s a self-help snack station in the rear of the aircraft. On flights longer than 800 miles, passengers can help themselves to snacks and drinks during the flight.
I hope you enjoyed tour, but enough with the gloating praise. The first flight is coming up and we’ll see what this aircraft is like in-flight.
I had a conversation with United CEO Scott Kirby earlier today, so stay tuned for what I learned plus a full review of the A321neo inaugural flight tomorrow.