What does it take to reconfigure a United Airlines jet?

United Airlines announced this week that it’s just about finished installing flatbed business class seats on every long-haul international airplane in its fleet.

It seems easy enough, right? You just rip out the old seats and put new ones in their place.

But it’s not that simple. Condé Nast Traveler got an inside look at what it takes to transform a Boeing 777. In short, United rips the plane apart and then puts it back together.

Check out the whole photo galley. It’s worth a visit. 


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