All 270 of these new aircraft (200 Boeing 737 Max and 70 Airbus A321neo) will be equipped with personal entertainment screens and Wi-Fi. United will upgrade its existing fleet with the same amenities to provide passengers with a consistent experience.
At the moment, a large part of the narrow fleet does not have entertainment screens, unlike wide-body screens. The entire mainline fleet should be equipped with screens by 2025 at the latest. United Express regional flights of partner airlines are not included.
In addition to the additional screens, the aircraft will also be equipped with larger luggage compartments, so that there is a greater chance that all passengers will be able to take their hand luggage with them in the cabin.
In the United States, each of the Big Four airlines takes its own approach when it comes to in-flight entertainment. Like United, Delta provides (almost) the entire fleet with screens, while America and Southwest are betting on broadcasts to private passenger devices.
This is in contrast to Europe, where almost every airline still offers screens on short and medium-haul flights. On the other hand, travel in Europe is generally cheaper than in the United States.
Watch a short video about the order and the internal upgrade below:
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