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Premium Plus (Premium Economy) seats and Experience

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Start of formal service 30 March 2019
Initially, only on Polaris marketed flights and select aircraft (777s and 787-10s are the initial aircraft being retrofitted)
When not a Polaris marketed flight, Premium Plus seats will be considered E+

Premium Plus package
  • Wider seats (than Economy), more leg space (than E+), more recline (than E+), leg rest
  • Saks Fifth Ave bedding
  • Larger entertainment screens and noise reduction headset
  • Customers seated in United® Premium Plus will receive an elevated dining experience with Complimentary alcoholic beverages as well as custom dinnerware with flatware and a cloth napkin.
  • Premier Access® to help you get on your way faster"
  • Two free standard checked bags so you can pack more
  • Discounted United Club access for a better travel experience
  • Reserved overhead bin space for your carry-on bag
  • Earn 150% Premier qualifying miles and 1.5 Premier qualifying segments when you purchase a fare in United® Premium Plus.
  • Free E+ access on connecting flights without PP seating (and booked in B fare class)

Originally Posted by under2100 View Post
The Points Guy -- United Details Menu, Service Ahead of Premium Plus Launch

Extracted from the above article:
"... United’s providing our first glimpse ... in the form of an email to in-flight crew members......United also provided some instructions to flight attendants, along with tips from crew members who participated in a test flight. Some notable details include:
  • Menus (like the one above) will be placed at each seat
  • Pre-departure water may be served in a blue cup, time permitting
  • Almonds will be served alongside a choice of beverage after takeoff
  • The main meal will include a choice of two entrees, plus a salad, bread, ice cream and a cookie
  • Beer, wine (187ml bottles — about two glasses) and spirits will be available free of charge
  • Entrees and salads may arrive with a lid (it may not be removed, as it is in business class)
  • Meal orders will not be prioritized based on status
  • A customer may choose a standard economy meal instead, if they prefer
  • The pre-arrival meal will include a choice of two entrees as well, plus various side dishes, a biscotti and croissant
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How is the PremuimPlus section treated on domestic flights or routes not offering PP fares?
If the route is not a formal PP route (with PP fares), the PP section is treated as additional E+ seats. The service levels / amenities will be standard E+ service. There is no access priority based on status, anyone with E+ access can select the PP seats for no additional costs.

Related thread: How does GPU/ Mileage Upgrade waitlist for business work with PremiumPlus?
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Old Nov 12, 18, 5:12 am
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Premium Plus (Premium Economy) seats and Experience



There are various threads discussing the PE seats and their free-trial experiences on refitted B772 aircraft (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...my-2018-a.html, in particular). As more PE-equipments are available, United will sell these seats as a separate class of service soon. So, it is better to be prepared before you open your wallets for these seats.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 6:26 am
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Are these going to be complimentary for Premier members?
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Old Nov 12, 18, 6:36 am
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Are these going to be complimentary for Premier members?
Only until UA starts selling them.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 7:49 am
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Thanks for sharing! Do all of the seats have leg rests, or only the ones in the bulkhead row? One of my gripes about BR's PE is that the leg rests are only in the bulkhead row now.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:00 am
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Thanks for sharing! Do all of the seats have leg rests, or only the ones in the bulkhead row? One of my gripes about BR's PE is that the leg rests are only in the bulkhead row now.
All have legrests. I can't fathom why some airlines omit them from a subset of PE.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:18 am
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Odd that they put in a divider that renders on OH compartment unusable. That said, I'm looking forward to using the seats.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:30 am
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Odd that they put in a divider that renders on OH compartment unusable. That said, I'm looking forward to using the seats.
Well, you know what everyone's always saying—'there's just too darn much overhead space!' I think I got that right.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:33 am
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If this turns out to be the new minimum 'purgatory' I have to book until my GPU clears, I'd feel a lot better if it fails. These look similar in comfort to the new domestic FC seats. For anyone that's flown both, how do they compare?
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:26 am
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Two immediate thoughts on this.

First, why put a divider in at all? You lose the overhead bin, and you cut the leg room for the E+ seat immediately behind it. It's not at all uncommon to have a soft, or no, division between PE and E.

Second, who on earth chose such an ugly color scheme?
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
First, why put a divider in at all? You lose the overhead bin, and you cut the leg room for the E+ seat immediately behind it. It's not at all uncommon to have a soft, or no, division between PE and E.
Out of curiosity, where have you seen no divider between PE and E? In the planes I've flown, they've always had a divider. I prefer it, as it makes the cabin feel more separate, and that is quite nice given the premium you pay for it on some routes.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
Two immediate thoughts on this.

First, why put a divider in at all? You lose the overhead bin, and you cut the leg room for the E+ seat immediately behind it. It's not at all uncommon to have a soft, or no, division between PE and E.

Second, who on earth chose such an ugly color scheme?
No issue with the divider on the floor or between cabins in general. But re: the overhead bin, you have to imagine that that's temporary until they can retrofit a smaller bin, right? RIGHT???

Agree with your second point, also. This hardly suggests "United" when it comes to the color scheme. It just seems so out of place.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:38 am
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Everything old is new again... Let's just call it "Clipper class" and get this over with!

Now accepting bets on how long until the first airline introduces a new consolidated Business + PE cabin, to give all of our premium passengers the same, outstanding experience onboard!

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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by gobluetwo View Post
No issue with the divider on the floor or between cabins in general. But re: the overhead bin, you have to imagine that that's temporary until they can retrofit a smaller bin, right? RIGHT???

Agree with your second point, also. This hardly suggests "United" when it comes to the color scheme. It just seems so out of place.
It really doesn't matter too much to me, but purple is a classic UA color. My early memories of United flights all featured gray, purple, and orange seats.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:50 am
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So, I am not sure if pics have been posted elsewhere but these are mine from a week or so back. The bulkhead seats were 20K/L.





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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:52 am
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Nice

I'm glad more airlines are doing actual areas for this. Never fly premium with Delta. I did one time thinking it'd be nice. Hell no. Me and my daughter were just in normal seats with more leg room. We didn't even get any of the perks that are supposed to come with premium. It was a waste of money. Make sure with any airline including United that you are 100% sure you're going to get premium seating and not just normal seats with more leg room.
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