Continental completes business class lie-flat seat upgrades on Boeing 757-200 jets

Continental completes business class lie-flat seat upgrades on Boeing 757-200 jets

Continental Airlines recently announced that the installation of lie-flat seats in the business class cabin of all of its Boeing 757-200 jets has been completed, reports SkyClub News.

The new seats, which recline to a 180-degree horizontal position, can also be found in all 22 Boeing 777 jets in Continental's fleet, with the upgrades having been completed in December of last year.

According to the source, most of Continental's 44 Boeing 757-200 planes will fly on routes between New York's Newark Liberty International Airport and the airline's destinations in Europe.

United Airlines, another American carrier with which Continental is currently merging, has already installed lie-flat seats on the Boeing 747-400s and 767-300s that it operates on international routes. The airline is also expected to begin flying a tenth Boeing 777 with lie-flat seats next month.

"With reconfigurations completed on 116 aircraft, United and Continental together offer more flat-bed premium cabin seats than any other U.S. airline. The flat-bed seats and advanced audio/video on-demand offer our customers an unmatched on-board experience," said Mark Bergsrud, United's senior vice president of marketing.

By Christopher Straub

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