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Real Premium Economy is Coming [Update: UA studying "Real" Prem Y in domestic market]

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UA has started installing Premium Plus / Premium Economy seats in 772s and 773s. Other long haul aircraft will also be receiving these new seats.
For 77x it is a 2-4-2 (vs economy 3-4-3) with 3 rows - 24 seats
For 76x it is believe it will be 2-2-2 (vs 2-3-2) with 3 rows ( and maybe a partial row) - 22 seats
For 78x it is believed it will be 2-3-2 (vs 3-3-3) with 3 rows - 21 seats

UA has not yet started selling this new cabin but has restructured its fare class -- which appears to be in preparation of selling the new cabin (and removed 3-class F)

In the meantime, the Premium Plus cabin is being treated as an extension of E+ and those with E+ access can select the new seats.
In many cases UA is initially using an interim seat maps, such as https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...my-2018-a.html
Things start to firm up about 2 days prior but last minute changes can happen

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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:12 pm
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:15 pm
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Wasn't polaris coming a couple years ago?
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:18 pm
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Wasn't polaris coming a couple years ago?
I write often to a friend at UA and just this morning asked when UA would be matching AA’s PE product. He emailed me a few seconds ago;

Introducing United® Premium Plus
International premium economy is coming.

Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more.

Finally there’s a place for my useless GPU’s to be used but unfortunately this probably spells the end of upgrades to C.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:21 pm
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Honestly, I like this, but I worry this will go the same way as BE did in that it’ll result in me wanting to pay more for more features again :P
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post

I write often to a friend at UA and just this morning asked when UA would be matching AA’s PE product. He emailed me a few seconds ago;

Introducing United® Premium Plus
International premium economy is coming.

Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more.

Finally there’s a place for my useless GPU’s to be used but unfortunately this probably spells the end of upgrades to C.
It’s the introduction of business class - all over again!
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post

I write often to a friend at UA and just this morning asked when UA would be matching AA’s PE product. He emailed me a few seconds ago;

Introducing United® Premium Plus
International premium economy is coming.

Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more.

Finally there’s a place for my useless GPU’s to be used but unfortunately this probably spells the end of upgrades to C.
sounds good....I look forward to enjoying it for my wife and my yearly trip to Paris, probably around year 2022.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:28 pm
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Maybe they'll just give up on Polaris and move to Premium Plus on some flights? Many flights? Most flights?
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post

I write often to a friend at UA and just this morning asked when UA would be matching AA’s PE product. He emailed me a few seconds ago;

Introducing United® Premium Plus
International premium economy is coming.

Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more.

Finally there’s a place for my useless GPU’s to be used but unfortunately this probably spells the end of upgrades to C.
Welp, I’m going to guess that cheap P fares on TPACs will no longer book into C, but rather PE.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:36 pm
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Hehe....he got the tip from me.


Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:37 pm
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Has there been any official announcement from UA on this? Also with all the Polaris Mods going on fleet wide, how can they manage another line? I'll be very interested to see what routes and planes are slated to get these, if it ever comes true.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:40 pm
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Yes, thank you. I didn't know your FT handle. All credit goes to sbm12.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:41 pm
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One positive, is this might allow MP redemption for Premium Econ on other Star Partners, LH, NH, SQ, NZ?
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:42 pm
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The estimable sbm12 has a writeup sourcing this news to "what appears to be an internal company memo" and noting that UA is going to have to roll this out quickly, unlike Polaris. (Having a new PE and old C on the same plane would be weird but also seems completely plausible.) No information on pricing or upgrade options. UA Insider, please come to the white courtesy phone...
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:43 pm
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One positive, is this might allow MP redemption for Premium Econ on other Star Partners, LH, NH, SQ, NZ?
But what if it is at today's rate for Business class?
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Old Jan 18, 18, 1:43 pm
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