Updated (originally published on Feb 2, 2013)
We’re excited to announce the completion of the updates to our fleet of p.s.® Premium Service Boeing 757-200
aircraft, which fly our trans-continental routes between New York (JFK) and both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
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Inflight entertainment and connectivity
One of the most significant interior updates is the introduction of 180-degree flat-bed seats. We’ve also greatly enhanced our personal on-demand entertainment systems, which are conveniently located in-seat in all cabins across our reconfigured p.s. aircraft. No more portable media players and overhead monitors. You’ll enjoy a personalized experience with our impressive entertainment selection of more than 150 movies, more than 180 television shows, thousands of music tracks, plus audiobooks, popular podcasts and games.
All aircraft servicing the p.s. market now offer Wi-Fi service and Gogo’s new air-to-ground ATG-4 connectivity solution for improved connectivity performance.
Cabin interior features and seat types
Let’s take a look at the specifics and what you can expect when you fly in one of our reconfigured p.s. aircraft, starting with the seat configuration.
Our reconfigured aircraft offer 142 total seats:
28 United BusinessFirst® flat-bed seats (with a 6’4” sleeping space and 21 inches of width)
42 United Economy Plus® seats (with a 36-inch pitch, two inches more than before)
72 United Economy® seats (with a 31-inch pitch)
As we described earlier, the United BusinessFirst cabin in our reconfigured aircraft includes flat-bed seats with a full 180-degree recline. You’ll have up to 6 feet 4 inches of sleeping space, which is 21 inches wide and is separated by a privacy shell and dividing screen.
You’ll be able to adjust your seat to find your perfect comfort setting, using recline, leg rest and lumbar options. We've also enhanced in-seat storage to include a top console and ottoman storage.
When it comes to your inflight entertainment, the updates are significant: As mentioned earlier, you’ll be able to enjoy movies, TV and music on-demand on a large 15.4-inch in-seat screen. You also have more options for connecting your digital devices, with an Apple connection, a standard 110V power outlet and a USB outlet.
United Economy Plus
With the updates to our p.s. aircraft, our United Economy cabins received a décor refresh and will feature new flooring, sidewalls, galleys, closets and lavatories. You’ll discover major enhancements to the personal on-demand entertainment, including 9-inch touchscreen monitors located in every seatback, and standard 110V power outlets and USB outlets. What’s more, Economy Plus is now more spacious, offering two inches more legroom than you find in our current p.s. aircraft.
Premium service in flight
When you travel in United BusinessFirst on our p.s. flights, you can take advantage of many of our pre-departure and inflight amenities, including pre-departure beverage service, hot towel service, printed menus, pre-meal beverages with warm nuts, and multi-course meals that include an appetizer, a salad, a choice of entrée and an ice cream sundae.
New wine service enhancement
We’re now offering premium wines
for purchase for $15.99 in United Economy on p.s. flights. Each half
bottle (375ML) contains two and a half glasses of premium wine. Both
wines will pair nicely with selections from our popular Choice Menu.
United accepts credit and debit cards for inflight purchases.
Other enhancements include:
- More legroom than before in Economy Plus®, located at the front of the United Economy cabin
- Complimentary in-seat personal on-demand entertainment and standard power ports will be available in all seats
- Gogo® Inflight Internet service – offering connection speeds up to three times faster
How to recognize a reconfigured aircraft
There are two main ways to find out if you might be flying on a reconfigured p.s. aircraft:
booking your flight on united.com, check the seat map as you are
reviewing Flight Search Results. In the new p.s. configuration, the
United BusinessFirst cabin has seven rows of seats. You can match the seat map to this Boeing 757-200 seat map.
- Closer to
departure time, you can check the progress chart below and match the
aircraft number (dark blue boxes indicate reconfigured aircraft) to the
aircraft number shown in the United app on the Flight Status screen on
your mobile device, on the Flight Status & Information page on united.com or on information screens at the gate.
p.s. reconfigured aircraft
Take a look at the dining service details
for United BusinessFirst. Also, if you’re traveling in United BusinessFirst, take advantage of the many comforts of United ClubSM
access at LAX, SFO and JFK.