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Premium Transcon Service SFO-EWR/BOS, LAX-EWR flights - Questions and Experiences

Premium Transcon Service SFO-EWR/BOS, LAX-EWR flights - Questions and Experiences

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Update 2017: United p.s. is now called Transcontinental Service. This service is available on flights between EWR<>LAX, EWR<>SFO, and BOS<>SFO.
Cross Country Comfort: Introducing United Airlines’ New Transcontinental Service

Originally Posted by United POLARIS FAQ
How does the switch to United Polaris affect United p.s.® Premium Service transcontinental flights?
On December 1, 2016, BusinessFirst service on p.s. transcontinental routes became United Business®, and now features our custom Saks Fifth Avenue pillow and duvet. Previous p.s. features did not change other than the new bedding.
The first PS flights to/from EWR started 25 Oct 2015
United offers transcontinental travelers the features and comfort of long-haul international flights. Customers enjoy modern aircraft interiors with all-new seats, inflight Wi-Fi, free personal on-demand entertainment at every seat, in-seat power and USB ports.

United also provides:
* Premier Access check-in, security screening, boarding and baggage handling;
* United Club access;
* up to 6 feet, 4 inches of sleeping space in a 180-degree flat-bed seat; and
* pre-departure beverages, hot towel service, multi-course meals and a pre-arrival snack.
E+ passengers -- hot meals and drinks included
Travelers in Economy Plus on our premium transcontinental flights now enjoy more than just extra legroom — they’ll also receive a complimentary hot entrée, fruit and dessert, as well as their choice of free alcoholic beverages, including our featured cocktail and more.
Aircraft 757-200
Original config 28 lieflat BF / 42 E+ / 72 E-
Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on a 757-200 (pmUA Domestic and p.s.)

Re-purposed TATL config 16 lieflat BF / 45 E+ / 108 E-
Consolidated "Seats on International 757"

other lie-flat aircraft will be used on the route, such as
Everything You Wanted to Know About Where to Sit on 777-200 HD (28BF,102E+,234E-)
Everything you want to know about where to sit on the 787-10

FAQs
Are all flights on these routes lie-flat, etc?
Yes -- all non-stop flights from SFO/LAX to/from EWR and SFO<>BOS are configured as such regardless of aircraft used. All scheduled aircraft have a lie-flat premium cabin.

Are these CPU-eligible flights?
No -- no CPU on these flights. It will take RPU/GPU/mileage+copays to upgrade. Generally, these are "hard" upgrades.

Are TODs / Cash upgrades offered?
Yes, $298 cash OW upgrades are regularly offered.

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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
SFO-EWR isn't p.s. transcon?
Technically nothing is 'p.s.' as UA has discarded that branding. However SFO-EWR is Premium as wxguy stated.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Technically nothing is 'p.s.' as UA has discarded that branding. However SFO-EWR is Premium as wxguy stated.
I still use PS / Premium but call it want you want it isn't a CPU eligible route. I wasn't aware that UA had officially dropped Premier Service (PS) from their branding on those routes.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by nomad420 View Post
I still use PS / Premium but call it want you want it isn't a CPU eligible route. I wasn't aware that UA had officially dropped Premier Service (PS) from their branding on those routes.
From the UA Website.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by nomad420 View Post
I still use PS / Premium but call it want you want it isn't a CPU eligible route. I wasn't aware that UA had officially dropped Premier Service (PS) from their branding on those routes.
Ging technical again, it was lower case p.s. with dots, not PS. Amazingly, there is even a wiki article. (Just learned that!)

After the drop of p.s., there was a brief period when they flirted with calling it 'Coast'. Glad the President of California or whoever proposed that didn't manage to stick it!
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Old Feb 12, 19, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by nomad420 View Post
I still use PS / Premium but call it want you want it isn't a CPU eligible route. I wasn't aware that UA had officially dropped Premier Service (PS) from their branding on those routes.
I still use "ps" - everyone knows what you're referring to (premium transcon service), and that's what matters.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 4:19 pm
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Does anyone know why UA is selling SFO-BOS rts in P for around $800? wide open schedule but with scattered PS avail
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Old Feb 17, 19, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by sfnats View Post
Does anyone know why UA is selling SFO-BOS rts in P for around $800? wide open schedule but with scattered PS avail
Scattered ex-BOS because of below:
Category 2: Day/Time restrictions

FROM BOS - PERMITTED 600PM TO 700PM DAILY.
This fare has been filed since 1H last year:

Category 14: Travel restrictions
VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 19JUN 18.
Why? Trying to capture more market share? B6 has a stronghold at BOS.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by sfnats View Post
Does anyone know why UA is selling SFO-BOS rts in P for around $800? wide open schedule but with scattered PS avail
Fare war with B6... has happened with every market when they introduce Mint; it's finally starting to let up into NYC.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by sfnats View Post
Does anyone know why UA is selling SFO-BOS rts in P for around $800? wide open schedule but with scattered PS avail
Le sigh. I wish LAX-BOS was ever that price. Heck I wish LAX-BOS was just the same price as SFO-BOS.

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Old Feb 18, 19, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by anc-ord772 View Post
Le sigh. I wish LAX-BOS was ever that price. Heck I wish LAX-BOS was just the same price as SFO-BOS.
I bought LAX-SFO for $480 a few months ago ...
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Old Feb 18, 19, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
I bought LAX-SFO for $480 a few months ago ...
Bummer.

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Old Mar 17, 19, 3:20 pm
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787-10 up to 3x daily each way SFO-EWR according to flightaware. If it stays there I might convert over from B6 Mint.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by PotomacApproach View Post
787-10 up to 3x daily each way SFO-EWR according to flightaware. If it stays there I might convert over from B6 Mint.
Probably placeholders/proving runs before the schedule change on March 30 that has new/changed WB international routes.
https://hub.united.com/united-announ...623210816.html
https://hub.united.com/united-airlin...619714319.html
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Old Mar 17, 19, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
Probably placeholders/proving runs before the schedule change on March 30 that has new/changed WB international routes.
https://hub.united.com/united-announ...623210816.html
https://hub.united.com/united-airlin...619714319.html
The 781s are not operating any of the long-haul routes from SFO. I haven't done the math, but the TATLs from EWR may well leave time for domestic turns to SFO.

The loads on the 781s between SFO and EWR are very solid . . . with J cabins typically booked 40+ within a week or two of departure.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
The 781s are not operating any of the long-haul routes from SFO. I haven't done the math, but the TATLs from EWR may well leave time for domestic turns to SFO.
Not possible. It's a 12 hour+ turn on the TCON route alone. Need more than one aircraft to accommodate TCON<->TATL.
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