As another step forward in our progress toward combining the two airlines, Economy Plus®, which is currently available on United flights, started expanding to Continental aircraft beginning in November 2011. Soon, customers who fly our combined airline will have the option to stretch out and relax with extra legroom.
If you’re flying United on a United-operated aircraft, you can purchase Economy Plus seating on the United website, at airport check-in kiosks, using our United mobile app and mobile website on your mobile device or with a call-center agent. If you’re flying Continental on a Continental-operated aircraft, Economy Plus is available for purchase at check-in through airport kiosks, and the mobile app and website.
MileagePlus® and OnePass® Elite members are eligible to get complimentary access to Economy Plus seating. Elite members can access the Economy Plus section during the seat selection process by entering their MileagePlus or OnePass number into their reservation at the time of booking.
A dedicated section of the plane
On Continental flights, extra legroom seating refers to bulkhead and exit-row seats that offer extended legroom for purchase. A more extensive offering than extra legroom seating, Economy Plus represents an entire section of the plane and is conveniently located near the front of United Economy class.
Experience just how comfortable your trip can be with up to five extra inches of legroom. Enjoy being seated near the front of the Economy section, where you can speedily exit the plane upon arrival to the gate.
Customize your travel experience with ease by purchasing Economy Plus when you initially book a ticket, view an existing reservation, or when you check-in online or at an airport kiosk.
At the end of this exciting project, we'll have more than 850 aircraft with extra legroom in Economy — more than any other airline in the world.
Make the purchase
If you are a Continental customer traveling on aircraft configured with Economy Plus seating, you can purchase Economy Plus, if available, when you check in online or at an airport kiosk.
For Continental customers traveling on aircraft without a designated Economy Plus section, you have the option of purchasing extra legroom seating in bulkheads and exit rows. The purchase process occurs when you book your ticket, view an existing reservation or check in online or at a kiosk.
To determine whether your aircraft currently features Economy Plus seating, view the plane’s seating chart when you’re on your computer, at the airport or on your mobile device.
Get the facts
- More than 150 large regional jets operated by United Express carriers are configured with an Economy Plus section.
- Nearly 100 additional Continental aircraft are scheduled for the Economy Plus retrofitting in the first quarter of 2012.
- When we have completed the configuration, Economy Plus sections will be included on all Continental mainline aircraft and on Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft operated under the United Express banner.
- MileagePlus elite members and Continental OnePass elite members qualify for complimentary Economy Plus seating on every flight with an Economy Plus section.
We have heard from our customers that they value the additional comfort that Economy Plus provides. Choose an Economy Plus seat on your next flight and experience the difference.
A Travel Options by United product
Economy Plus is one of the most popular of the Travel Options by United® suite of products and services that you can purchase to customize your travel experience. As we continue to optimize our Travel Options offerings, we’ll keep you updated with details about available products.