United Airlines Completes Redesign of p.s. ‘Premium Service’ Fleet
In the race across the United States, United Airlines announced that they now offer premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every scheduled transcontinental flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco and between New York JFK and Los Angeles. ┬áThis announcement comes in response to Delta Air Lines, jetBlue and American Airlines upgrading and introducing new services and aircraft’s on the same routes.
United has completed an extensive redesign of 15 Boeing 757-200s that fly these┬áp.s. “Premium Service” routes.┬áThe revamped p.s. aircraft offer 28 180-degree flat-bed┬áUnited BusinessFirst┬áseats, offering up to 6’4″ of sleeping space and more room for storage; 42 extra-legroom┬áUnited Economy Plus┬áseats; and 72┬áUnited Economy┬áseats.
Designed to give customers an experience comparable to long-haul, international flights, United’s refurbished p.s. aircraft also offer:
- Personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat┬á– with 15.4″┬ámonitors in United BusinessFirst and 9″┬ámonitors in United Economy┬á– offering hundreds of movies and television shows, plus other entertainment options
- Power outlets┬áand USB ports at every seat
- Two additional inches of legroom in United Economy Plus compared to Economy Plus legroom on pre-renovation p.s. service
- Multi-course meals in United BusinessFirst on most flights
- Wine selections recommended by┬áDoug Frost, United’s Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, including half bottles of premium wines for purchase in United Economy
“Our investment in these aircraft and in the p.s. service will add greatly to our flyer-friendly customer experience on these coast-to-coast flights,” said┬áJeff Foland, United’s executive vice president of marketing, technology and strategy. “This is just one more example of the many things we are doing to provide greater onboard comfort and convenience on every United flight.”