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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 6, 19, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by IMissThe747 View Post
Question, and mods please move if I am asking in the wrong place.

I'm a 1K flying later this week EWR-SFO up front (p.s.). I know when I travel on an international itinerary I can bring one guest into the United Club with me. I also know that I can access the United Club even though not international because it is p.s.

The question is, am I allowed to bring a guest into the United Club with me in EWR when I'm flying on this p.s. itinerary that is not part of an international trip? I am not a club member - I only have access as United gold or above on international itinerary, or in this case because I'm flying p.s.
No. Your access is only as a Business Class passenger, which does not include guest privileges.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
No. Your access is only as a Business Class passenger, which does not include guest privileges.
Thank you for clarifying that!
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:06 am
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Quick question everyone: IAD-SFO is not considered Premium trans-con - is that correct? I'm in E+ this coming Sat and wondering if there would be free alcoholic beverages. The way out was LAX-EWR and that was definitely a nice perk

Thanks in advance,
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by tstauck View Post
Quick question everyone: IAD-SFO is not considered Premium trans-con - is that correct? I'm in E+ this coming Sat and wondering if there would be free alcoholic beverages. The way out was LAX-EWR and that was definitely a nice perk

Thanks in advance,
- Tom
The official Transcon Premium routes are BOS<>SFO, EWR<>SFO, and EWR<>LAX. Other routes are not, no matter the equipment.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:48 am
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SFO-EWR isn't p.s. transcon?
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:50 am
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SFO-EWR isn't p.s. transcon?
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:54 am
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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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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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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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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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