Today United launched its first “fully refreshed” Boeing 757 P.S. (Premium Service) class flight between Los Angeles LAX and New York JFK. The newly refurbished plane could appear on the San Francisco-JFK run as soon as this week.
United says that there is no way to choose a newly configured flight just yet– but by June, seatmaps on its website will be updated to show which flights are new…or not.
United has 13 P.S. configured Boeing 757s and offers 46 PS flights each week between SFO and JFK… but it’s going to be a while until all are refreshed. Here’s United’s disclaimer:
United anticipates launching more reconfigured aircraft into service in June. Until then, most flights on these routes will offer the traditional p.s. service. United expects to reconfigure the entire p.s. fleet by the end of the year. Until the project is complete, the airline will operate these flights with a mix of aircraft.
The fully refreshed interior offers 28 flat-bed business class seats, replacing the 12 angled lie-flat and 26 reclining seats in the premium cabins on the traditional p.s. fleet. The new configuration also features 48 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats and 66 seats in United Economy. In the older aircraft, all economy seats were Economy Plus– this means that coach travelers without status will have to pony up cash or miles to get into the roomier seats.
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The reconfigured p.s. aircraft will offer travelers:
- New Seats:In business class, 180-degree flat-bed seats, which offer up to 6’4″ of sleeping space and more storage.
- Inflight Entertainment: Access to personal on-demand entertainment featuring a newly designed interactive touchscreen and more than 150 hours of programming. Individual monitors are 15.4″ in business classand 9″ in United Economy.
- Inflight Dining: New dining optionsand wine selections recommended by Doug Frost, United’s Master Sommelier.
- Inflight Connectivity: Gogo inflight Internet service. The aircraft also features power outlets and USB ports in every seat.
Here’s an infographic about the new interiors created by United: