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Texans Flying to Hawaii From Houston on United Can Opt For Comfy Beds

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Roughly eight hours is the least amount of time it can take flights from Houston to reach Hawaii. Spending those seemingly endless hours on a plane can wear a traveler down before they even start their vacation. If travelers can spend extra money to fly in comfort, they’ll rejoice to hear the news that United Airlines is now offering beds on flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Hawaii.

ABC 13 reports, “Starting this summer, when United passengers buy a premium ticket from Houston, they will enjoy a seat that turns into a 180-degree flat bed.” The company is celebrating their 70th year of traveling to the Aloha State. For an extra cherry on top of the relaxing offer, United is also offering sheets and pillows provided by the luxury store Saks Fifth Avenue.

The good news for Houston United flyers comes on the heels of another controversy. The Washington Post explains that a lawsuit was recently filed in Harris County regarding a incident that took place in 2015 between a United employee and a 71-year-old man. During a disagreement about a ticket, the employee pushed the customer onto the ground where he laid flat on his back until another customer assisted him. United has apologized for the incident.