UPDATED (originally posted on Jan 19, 2012)
We've been making great progress adding Economy Plus® seating to the Continental fleet, a project that began back in November 2011. Now that we've transitioned to our unified travel website, what does this mean for you when you go to purchase the more generous legroom option?
Economy Plus offers up to six extra inches of legroom, represents an entire section of the plane and is conveniently located near the front of United Economy class. When you book your ticket on united.com, during the seat selection process you have the opportunity to purchase Economy Plus seats if they are available on your flight.
Purchasing a seat when booking your ticket
As you’ll see in the color key at the top of the seat selection page, these seats are identified in blue.
Once you select your seat, you will see the price of the seating area, and you can continue with the purchase of your ticket.
Important: Voluntary flight changes require you to repurchase Economy Plus seating.
Purchasing a seat after you have booked your ticket
What if you’ve already purchased a ticket and reserved a standard economy seat but decide you want more room to stretch out in during your trip? You can opt to move up to Economy Plus.
On united.com, you access your itinerary by hovering your mouse over Reservations in the main navigation bar of the home page, and in the drop-down menu, clicking Change/View Existing Reservations. The Manage Reservations page opens.
At the bottom of the Manage Reservations page, type your flight confirmation number and last name, and then click Find. A page showing your reservation details opens. At the bottom of the page, click View/Change Seat. A page opens with your flight’s seat map.
View the availability of Economy Plus seats, select a seat to view pricing and then proceed with your purchase.
Purchasing a seat from your mobile device and at an airport kiosk
You also have the option to purchase Economy Plus seats from your mobile device and at the check-in kiosk at the airport. Follow our Related Articles links to articles about United’s mobile app for iOS and Android devices, our mobile website and our airport kiosks.
Complimentary access to Economy Plus
Global ServicesSM, Premier 1K®, Premier Platinum and Premier Gold members have complimentary access to Economy Plus as early as time of booking. Premier Silver members and one companion will continue to enjoy complimentary space-available access to Economy Plus upon check-in.