Domestic (US) Seeper seat

Apr 11th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Domestic (US) Seeper seat

Hi All,

I'm looking to fly from Newark NJ to the San Francisco area next month. I have a physical restriction and need to lay on a 100% flat bed (sleeper seat) most of the way. A reclining seat will not work.

The sleeper seat seems very common internationally. However, I have not been able to find this on any flights domestically.

I'm very willing to pay business are first class.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.

cbeck01 is offline  
Apr 11th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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American Airlines does offers flat beds in first class on their 767s and 777s on transcontinental flights.
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Apr 11th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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IIRC United's "PS" first class service from JFK to SFO has lie-flat beds.,6867,50964,00.html
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Apr 12th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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Continental has flat beds on its 757-200, and the 8:30a EWR-SFO CO798 usually uses that type. Since it's sold as domestic first, it may be cheaper than AA and UA. However, there's no guarantee. They can switch equipment to other aircraft with just regular domestic first seats, so it's a gamble.
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Apr 13th, 2011, 12:24 AM
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AA offers recliner seats in first class from JFK to SFO, that they call sleeper seats. They are not 180-degrees flat, and they are not parallel to the floor. This route is operated by the 767-200, which is not outfitted with the same seats as the international 767-300 (which also doesn't have flat beds) or the 777.

Virgin America and Delta also offer recliner seats similar to AA's, that are not 180-degrees flat.

UA offers their PS service, which has seats that are 180-degrees-flat (or darn close), but these are not parallel to the floor. Many people complain about sliding down on seats like this. Here is a picture:

Continental is your only choice for a truly flat, parallel to the floor seat. Unlike the others, though, they do not advertise these seats as being a feature of the route, so you do probably run a higher risk of them changing the plane on you.
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Apr 15th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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I don't know what seats are available on what flights, but I do know that my DH and I both found that they call the flat angled sleeper (like the one travelgourmet linked to above)is incredibly uncomfortable when "flat", so we had to arrange it (with various configurations) to less-than-flat in order to keep us from sliding/being uncomfortable.
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