United Premium Plus goes on sale

Premium Economy cabin for select new Boeing 777s and 787s

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United Airlines’ new premium seating, United Premium Plus, has gone on sale for travel on select international flights starting 30 March 2019. The new Premium Economy experience will be available on 21 routes by the end of May 2019.

“United Premium Plus gives our customers more options so they can choose the best experience that fits their wants and needs when they travel,” said Andrew Nocella, United’s Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer. “United Premium Plus includes some of our high-end amenities from United Polaris, and is the perfect option for someone who wants an upgraded experience in the Economy cabin.”

Customers travelling in United Premium Plus will enjoy an elevated travel experience before their flight even leaves the ground, receiving complimentary standard checked bags, as well as Premier Access check-in and priority boarding. United will also offer discounted entrance at United ClubSM locations for customers travelling in United Premium Plus.

Once on board, customers will enjoy a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and recline than a standard Economy Plus or Economy seat, as well as a welcome meal, mid-flight snacks and a pre-arrival dining service. In addition to beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, liquor will also be complimentary in United Premium Plus. Customers will also receive an amenity kit, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and plush pillow, as well as noise-reducing headphones, making it easier to enjoy hundreds of hours of entertainment on larger seatback entertainment screens. Seats will also be equipped with individual power and USB outlets, dedicated overhead bins and extra storage for customers to keep devices at hand throughout their entire flight.

United Premium Plus aircraft and routes

The new Premium Economy seats debuted on select Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300ER aircraft earlier this summer, and United took delivery of its first 787-10 aircraft earlier this month with United Polaris Business Class and United Premium Plus seats installed. All aircraft with United Premium Plus seats also feature the airline’s signature United Polaris Business class direct-aisle-access seats. On average, United is adding one aircraft with United Polaris Business class and United® Premium Plus seating every 10 days from now through 2020.

The first routes that are expected to offer the full United Premium Plus experience include:

777-300ER Schedule

Start Date UA Flight Depart Departure Time Arrive Arrival Time
30 March UA 179 New York/Newark 3:15 pm Hong Kong (HKG) 7:10 pm
30 March UA 48 New York/Newark 8:10 pm Mumbai (BOM) 8:50 pm
30 March UA 90 New York/Newark 10:50 pm Tel Aviv (TLV) 4:20 pm
30 March UA 79 New York/Newark 11:05 pm Tokyo (NRT) 1:55 pm
30 March UA 58 San Francisco 1:50 pm Frankfurt (FRA) 9:55 am
30 March UA 869 San Francisco 1:00 pm Hong Kong (HKG) 6:45 pm
30 March UA 871 San Francisco 2:00 pm Taipei (TPE) 6:45 pm
30 March UA 954 San Francisco 7:45 pm Tel Aviv (TLV) 7:55 pm
30 March UA 837 San Francisco 11:30 am Tokyo (NRT) 2:35 pm
29 April UA 901 San Francisco 12:25 pm London (LHR) 6:55 am


777-200ER Schedule

Start Date UA Flight Depart Departure Time Arrive Arrival Time
30 March UA 999 New York/Newark 6:30 pm Brussels (BRU) 7:45 am
30 March UA 57 New York/Newark 6:30 pm Paris (CDG) 7:45 am
30 March UA 917 San Francisco 11:10 pm Auckland (AKL) 8:20 am
30 March UA 888 San Francisco 10:55 am Beijing (PEK) 2:20 pm
30 March UA 926 San Francisco 7:15 pm Frankfurt (FRA) 3:15 pm
29 April UA 990 San Francisco 2:50 pm Paris (CDG) 10:35 am
30 March UA 950 Washington Dulles 5:40 pm Brussels (BRU) 7:15 am
29 April UA 915 Washington Dulles 5:20 pm Paris (CDG) 6:55 am
22 May UA 72 Washington Dulles 10:30 pm Tel Aviv (TLV) 4:30 pm


787-10 Schedule

Start Date UA Flight Depart Departure Time Arrive Arrival Time
30 March UA 960 New York/Newark 7:40 pm Frankfurt (FRA) 9:10 am
30 March UA 84 New York/Newark 4:55 pm Tel Aviv (TLV) 10:15 am
29 April UA 57 New York/Newark 6:40 pm Paris (CDG) 7:45 am
29 April UA 120 New York/Newark 7:30 pm Barcelona (BCN) 9:00 am
22 May UA 999 New York/Newark 6:30 pm Brussels (BRU) 7:45 am
22 May UA 23 New York/Newark 7:25 pm Dublin (DUB) 7:05 am


For more information on United’s premium economy experience visit united.com/PremiumPlus.

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