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Great news for business travelers and frequent fliers! United Continental has announced plans to offer more perks to its customers, including free in-flight Wi-Fi. United Airlines will add Wi-Fi to more than 200 planes, including its Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft.
United Continental also includes Continental, which merged with United late last year. The airlines are in the process of moving to a unified brand. Continental already offers LiveTV to its customers, but soon both airlines will provide fliers with access to Wi-Fi and 95 LiveTV stations.
The airline merger has even bigger plans on the horizon. United Continental is exploring adding international Wi-Fi service and looking at striking a deal with other broadband providers to help wire its fleet of more than 700 jets, according to United Continental CEO Jeff Smisek.
In addition to Wi-Fi service and LiveTV, new changes have already been implemented to make business travelers more comfortable. All of Continental’s Boeing 757-200 jets, used on international flights, are now equipped with lie-flat seats in business class.
Continental’s sister airline United will install flat-bed seats in the first- and business- class sections of 10 of its Boeing 77s in April.
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