What should a Polaris Business Class flight look like?
With a completely new cabin configuration, United offers one of the best Business Classes in the world. United Polaris is changing the stakes of international business travel with an exceptional level of relaxation and comfort throughout the trip.
Polaris: United Business Class for international flights
This is the first real innovation of a company product in several years. The seat, designed in partnership with Acumen Design Associates and PriestmannGoode, is manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK. Each United Polaris seat offers direct access to the center aisle, a 180 ° bed configuration and measures 1.98cm when unfolded. It also includes mood lighting, lumbar support, several storage spaces, multiple surfaces for working and eating simultaneously, a 16-inch HD screen and for the seats arranged in the center of the cabin, walls guaranteeing confidentiality.
The bedding, designed by Saks Fifth Avenue, includes plush duvets, lightweight blankets, a small and a large pillow for each guest. To sleep better, passengers can also request a chilled gel pillow. Additionally, slippers are available on all flights and tailored pajamas are available on flights over 12 hours.
The Polaris seat is offered in the Boeing 777-300ER, then the Boeing 787-10, the Airbus A350-1000 and the refurbished Boeing 767-300 and 777-200. Along with the launch of the Polaris, United introduced completely redesigned lounges. The former is available at Chicago O’Hare (United’s main hub). Other lounges are available in eight other locations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New York / Newark, Washington Dulles, Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and London Heathrow.
Business class is not available on all flights, but you can be sure that you will have a great flight by choosing them. You’ll enjoy retractable seats where you can stretch out, more entertainment options, and hearty meals.
A cabin dedicated to sleep
United is clearly setting itself apart in the US market – and even beyond – with the introduction of a host of services that all have the same goal: improving the sleep of business travelers throughout their travel experience.
As one would expect, the seat of this new United Polaris Business Class received special attention. The company mentions an “exclusive” model, designed “to measure”, and which will have mobilized three players: Acumen Design Associates, PriestmannGoode and Zodiac Seats United Kingdom.
United is clearly setting itself apart in the US market – and even beyond – with the introduction of a host of services that all have the same goal: improving the sleep of business travelers throughout their travel experience. . But United’s thinking didn’t stop at the Polaris seat alone: the company turned to a high-end bedding specialist as well.
United went even further, slipping a soothing lavender mist into their new amenity kits, to spray on the pillow. Nothing is too good to watch over the sleep of business travelers.
The armchair is designed as an individual cocoon facing the front of the device which will include mood lighting, lumbar support, several storage spaces, multiple surfaces for working and eating simultaneously, an entertainment screen 16 inches high definition and, for the seats arranged in the center of the cabin, walls ensuring everyone’s privacy.
The American company cooperates with Saks Fifth Avenue to design comfortable mattresses and cozy duvets. Custom United Polaris pajamas are available upon request on flights over 12 hours.
The new approach developed by United is not limited to the flight experience, as the company is also unveiling a new lounge concept, featuring sleeping areas with beds, but also spa showers and hot meals. Chicago Airport will be the first to benefit from these new facilities.
Kits offered to passengers
Two pillows, one for sleeping and another for resting the neck, Saks Fifth Avenue duvet and blanket.
A metal box is offered with: a pair of socks, a toothbrush and paste, hand cream and cocoa butter, an eye mask, earplugs, a pen and handkerchiefs.
Each seat is equipped with a screen that is twice the size of that offered in economy class (depending on the aircraft model). There is a universal jack, a USB input, and the input for headphones.
Once you are seated in your seat there are the controls to recline the seat or make it into a bed. A dining table folds out under the seat controls and is quite comfortable.