Business flyers to benefit from new seat

26 January 2009 08:42

Business flyers to benefit from new seat

Business men and women looking to jet off as part of their work this summer have been told of a new seat which may help to make their journey more comfortable.

Continental Airlines announced details of its new 180-degree seat at the National Business Travel Association show in Los Angeles.

The lie-flat business class seat option is the centrepiece of the airline's BusinessFirst service and offers travellers iPod connectivity, video screens and laptop power.

Business workers are also advised to take out travel insurance to cover any important or expensive belongings that they take with them on their trip, such as iPods and laptops.

Travel insurance for business trips may offer the best deal for this sort of trip.

The company has stated that the seat will offer the space and amenities of first class "at a business class price".

Airline chief executive Larry Kellner said: "Continental continues to invest in its product to make flying more comfortable for our global customers.

"We created a brand-new seat designed to lie completely flat, without compromising functionality or effective use of cabin space."

A study conducted by American Express Insurance Services found that one in seven businessmen use technology such as a laptop to keep in touch with the office during a business trip.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18710389-ADNFCR

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Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

Most travel insurance policies have a single article limit so World First advise all business travellers to ensure their office contents insurance policy covers expensive belongings such as company laptops whilst personally owned valuables such as iPod's should be insured via the all-risks section of the employees own household insurance policy.