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The upgrades to United’s international business class mean more comfort on long-haul flights. Polaris, United Airlines’ new take on international business class, is meant to evoke the North Star—a shining beacon (get it?) in the industry. What we have is a little more straightforward: new seats, new lounges—all very welcome (if not quite revolutionary) upgrades to United’s long-haul flights.

The new seats, from Acumen Design Associates and UK-based Zodiac Aerospace, were unveiled yesterday in New York to an audience of media and United top-tier frequent fliers.

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