United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated better boarding process gives customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a less stressful environment.
United Airlines will now charge more for travelers to sit in economy seats near the front of the plane, matching policies already in place from Delta and American Airlines.
United Airlines has partnered with The Private Suite to allow access to a pre- and post-flight private VIP suite at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The Private Suite facility, located across the airfield from the main airport terminals, has 13 individual suites and a shared lounge with food service and a bar. And United has access to one of the suites, as well as the lounge.
Beginning this Friday, customers traveling in United Polaris business class, the airline’s international premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax before their travels and enjoy locally-inspired food and beverage offerings with the opening of the new United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
United is including access to the VIP terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in some business-class fares.
United Airlines is not only rolling out a new premium economy class in international markets, it’s also looking at adding the product to select domestic routes, as well.
The airline revealed the plan at a presentation at a JPMorgan investors conference in New York, where it said it will also expand its lowest-fare type — basic economy — to transatlantic and Latin American markets later this year. Both American and Delta have already said they will offer that rock-bottom, highly restricted fare in international markets, as well, starting this spring. Continue reading United Airlines Rolls out Premium Economy Class
United Airlines’ long-awaited premium economy addition appears to be on its way. In a message to employees yesterday, United said that “International premium economy is coming” and that the new product will apparently be called United Premium Plus.
United Airlines has officially phased out the last Boeing 747 from its international fleet.