United to introduce fancy new business class service this December
Hot shower and quiet nap before you board? Check. Gel-cooled pillow in your lie-flat seat? Check. Lobster mac and cheese as a snack? Check.
United Airlines has announced plans to launch Polaris, a rebranded business class service aimed at creating a more productive, comfortable and, if you've seen the in-flight menus, tasty international travel experience.
The Polaris “pods” are designed like a mini-suite to offer more personal space for dining, sleeping and working. Thoughtfully designed for each gate-to-gate moment, you’ll see storage space for your inflight goodies (like the complimentary pajamas and slippers, provided on flights longer than 12 hours), tablet holders in the tray tables, a 16-inch HD video screen, and even gel-cooled pillows.
Oh, and did we mention that the Polaris portfolio will include revamped airport lounges as well? Exclusively for business class flyers, the lounge features the usual dining area and tended bar, but extends to include shower suites and quiet daybed rest pods.
You’ll start seeing upgrades to aircrafts beginning in December 2016, and the first new Polaris lounge will open its doors in Chicago.