Onboard experience

No matter your journey, it’s important to know what to expect throughout your trip and to feel confident in your selections. Learn about all of our different onboard improvements and options to help you choose what’s best for you.

Premium cabins

While our premium cabin options vary slightly based on your route, there’s one thing you can expect across the board — enhanced service and comfort during your entire trip.

United Polaris

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  • On select flights, slip into a set of 100% cotton pajamas, which are yours to keep, turn on your “do-not-disturb” option and sink into sleep.
  • Enhance those well-deserved Zzzs with our cooling gel pillow, designed to reduce heat and cradle your head and neck in all the right ways.
  • Get the best sleep in the sky with high-quality bedding created by Saks Fifth Avenue, including a custom duvet, throw blanket, mattress cushion and pillow.
  • In partnership with The Trotter Project, we've created menus that feature seasonal and regional specialties for you to savor while dining on board.
  • Start your journey in our elegant United Polaris lounge, where you can relax, recharge, or enjoy a multi-course pre-flight meal.
  • Each suite-like space features an ergonomically designed seat with fully customizable recline, electronic privacy dividers, an in-seat 16 inch HD monitor with a full library of inflight entertainment and more.

Available on select long-haul international flights, United Polaris® is all about giving you the best sleep in the sky. On the ground, you’ll have exclusive access to the United Polaris lounge, where available. Once on board, you can indulge in complimentary restaurant-quality dining and alcoholic beverages and get cozy with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and other sleep-themed amenities.

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United First and United Business

For travel within the U.S. and Canada, our United First® service provides you with extra space and comfort, as well as complimentary dining and alcoholic beverages. You’ll also receive Premier Access® benefits as well as two free checked bags and priority baggage handling.

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For travel between the U.S. and select cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, our United Business® service provides you with extra space and comfort in addition to complimentary dining options and alcoholic beverages. You’ll also receive Premier Access benefits as well as two free checked bags and priority baggage handling.

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Premium transcontinental service

Experience extra comfort coast to coast on flights between New York/Newark and Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco, and Boston and San Francisco. You have two options: the Economy Plus® experience, which includes a complimentary hot entrée as well as free alcoholic beverages, or the United Business experience, which features a premium flat-bed seat, special bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and enhanced dining and beverages.

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Economy cabin

From seating and ticketing options to a selection of onboard food and beverages, you can decide what’s most important to you in our Economy cabin. Which of our three Economy experiences is right for you?

United Premium Plus

United Premium PlusSM is our premium economy experience on select long-haul international flights as well as select domestic flights on our premium transcontinental routes. With United Premium Plus, you’ll enjoy more space and comfort than Economy Plus seats as well as upgraded dining and complimentary alcoholic beverages. You can also look forward to extra amenities on international flights.

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United Economy

When you choose our standard fare in United Economy®, you’ll have access to a variety of inflight amenities to create your ideal onboard experience. While this option has fewer restrictions than our Basic Economy fare, it also has a little less legroom than what you’ll find in Economy Plus®.

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Economy Plus

Our Economy Plus seats are located near the front of the cabin and offer more space to stretch out and more room to work or relax. You can make a one-time Economy Plus purchase anytime you’re selecting seats for a flight, or you can purchase a subscription, which allows you to select available Economy Plus seating for an entire year.

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Basic Economy

When price is what’s most important to you, we’re happy to offer you our Basic Economy fare. While you’ll still enjoy the same onboard options — such as entertainment, food and beverages — as Economy, Basic Economy fares include some essential restrictions. We encourage you to make sure you understand each restriction before purchasing a Basic Economy ticket.

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