United Airlines BusinessFirst Class Review
With United's Premium Service, transcontinental passengers can enjoy amenities between Los Angeles or San Francisco and New York in modified 757's that rival those in private jet flights. With a friendly, service-oriented crew, first class is truly first class, including such pampering details as lavatories strewn with flower petals.
As BusinessFirst class passengers sip Bellini cocktails, they can peruse the distinctive menu and choose from an assortment of international wines to match their food selections. Instead of the stale pretzels offered by other airlines, they indulge in the likes of goat cheese napoleon in balsamic vinaigrette and chive, and macadamia nut-crusted chicken with raspberry demi-glace accompanied by ham and egg fried rice with julienned green and red peppers. If there's still room after the cheese selection, they can make their own sundae for dessert, then finish off the meal with Gayety's chocolate truffles and an after-dinner drink.
After all that, if a nap is necessary, the seat can be laid out perfectly flat. Passengers who prefer to be entertained by more than sweet dreams can watch their choice of films or television shows, listen to music or play games on a 15.4-inch seat monitor with a complimentary noise-canceling headsets. Travelers can also use iPod Connect to watch their own movies on the LCD screen.
Following an extensive redesign in 2013, United's Premium Service now offers perks to Economy class passengers, such as fresh food options, premium wines, house wines, beer and spirits for purchase, complimentary personal on-demand entertainment on nine-inch in-seat monitors and complimentary headphones.
BusinessFirst and Economy passengers
enjoy more space and more amenities than they would
on a typical transcontinental flight, as well. Every
seat on the plane is equipped with laptop power and
phone access, as well as the option for Wi-Fi Internet throughout. Because you almost feel as if you're on
a private plane, this is the only commercial transcontinental
flight we look forward to boarding.
Rates vary, depending on schedule. For more information, visit United's official website