United to keep 3-class cabins on some jets following merger

05/31/2011 | Bloomberg

United Airlines is bucking an industry trend of switching to two-class cabins by keeping its first-class seats on some wide-body jets as it integrates fleets with Continental Airlines. United CEO Jeff Smisek said that keeping the first-class seats is a good move for international routes where some travelers are willing to pay for the increased luxury. "There are certain markets in which that makes a lot of sense and there are others where it doesn't," Smisek said. "We'll have a good mix of aircraft and we can move those aircraft around."

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