UNITED Premier Service Flights | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

UNITED Premier Service Flights

Status
Not open for further replies.

cssaus

Active Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
928
Earlier this week I flew back to SYD from JFK on UA839 via LAX.

I was pleasantly impressed with the sector from JFK to LAX as it involved flying on one of UNITED's newly kitted out Premier Service 757 planes.

The Interiors all the way from first thru business and onto economy all had new seating throughout with the economy section being all "economy plus" with very adequate leg room.

I was seated in Business class and the seats were all new leather ones with international-style seating pitch offering plenty of legroom and equipped with in-seat power supplies. The lavatories were very clean offering a range of aftershave, moisturiser and soaps (something that you don't find on the cross-pacific UA sectors).

After take off those of us in business class were offered personal Panasonic wide-screen DVD players plus high-quality sound reduction headphones along with a selection of 8 or so DVDs (I managed to watch 3 episodes of "The Sopranos" that I had never seen).

The meal service was exceptionally good and the quality of the food I couldn't faulty. The only criticism I detected (and it was pointed out to me by one of the crew members) is that there is one less flight attendant on the plane compared to the old wide-body transcontinental 767 flights and that was because of the crewing contract that the UA flight attendants have for the 757 aircraft.

Be aware that not all transcontinental flights are Premium Service ones and if planning a flight it's worth double checking the type of equipment.

One thing that did cross my mind is whether or not UA copied the idea from their Star Alliance partner Lufthansa who offer all-business class flights on certain flights in Europe.

Having flown the route countless of times, compared to the old transcontinental flights on the wide-body 767 flights, the new services is a 100% improvement.

Well done United.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • The Qantas Oneworld Award – AIR015
    Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:07:50 AEST
      Learn how to fly around the world using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points as Matt chats to James Green, an award travel consultant at Frequent Flyer Solutions. This episode ...
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes – AIR014
    Sat, 29 Jun 2019 00:40:35 AEST
      Last week, Qantas announced a major shake-up to its Qantas Frequent Flyer program. In this episode, former Head of Loyalty at Malaysia Airlines, Mark Ross-Smith, joins Matt ...
  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...

Community Statistics

Threads
81,994
Messages
1,896,040
Members
49,831
Latest member
sgt
Top