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Premium transcontinental service

Make transcontinental travel a breeze
We've expanded and enhanced our premium transcontinental service, including new service between Boston and San Francisco. Learn more below.

Experience better coast-to-coast service with our updated premium transcontinental routes between New York/Newark and Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco, and Boston and San Francisco.

Our premium transcontinental routes now offer seasonal menus crafted by renowned chefs and distinctive amenities inspired by these four iconic cities, so you can get a taste of your destination before you arrive. This includes both travelers in United Business® and everyone in sitting in the Economy Plus® section — Economy Plus travelers now enjoy a complimentary hot entrée, fruit and dessert, as well as complimentary alcoholic beverages.

All travelers on these flights can stay connected with United Wi-Fi℠ (available for purchase), watch TV and movies with complimentary entertainment, and keep their devices charged on the fly with power outlets at every seat (available on most aircraft).

The Economy Plus experience

Enhanced service

Travelers in Economy Plus on our premium transcontinental flights now enjoy more than just extra legroom — they’ll also receive a complimentary hot entrée, fruit and dessert, as well as their choice of free alcoholic beverages, including our featured cocktail, champagne and more.


The United Business experience

Depart

Enjoy the convenience of Premier Access® priority travel services

We want your entire experience to be seamless, starting the moment you arrive at the airport. When you travel in United Business, our Premier Access priority travel services will take the hassle out of airport processing with exclusive check-in counters and security lanes and priority baggage handling and boarding, to give you plenty of time to get settled before takeoff.

Unwind before your flight

All United Business travelers on transcontinental premium service can visit our United Club℠ locations to relax and enjoy complimentary food and beverages or to finish up any last-minute work before boarding. We offer premium wine and spirits and complimentary Wi-Fi at all locations, plus conference rooms and shower facilities at select locations. When you're departing from Newark, you'll also enjoy the New York area's best airport environment, with chef-driven restaurants, redesigned lounge-like gate areas and more.

Ease into your journey

After takeoff, a flight attendant will offer you a hot towel to help you relax and a premium beverage of your choice.

Fly

Stretch out in a premium flat-bed seat

United Business seats are welcoming and spacious, bringing a high level of comfort to all transcontinental routes. You'll now enjoy special bedding from iconic New York brand Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as noise-reducing headphones to help you feel right at home.

When you need to be productive, you'll find plenty of room for your laptop, tablet and documents, plus in-seat power to help your devices stay fully charged. And when you're ready to get some rest, you can easily adjust your seat to your preferred reclining position or into a fully flat bed with more than 6 feet of sleeping space. United Business seats are also equipped with seatback on-demand entertainment systems, featuring a personal 15" video monitor.

Stay refreshed with a premium amenity kit

We're excited to offer a new amenity kit that features Cowshed, the premium spa and lifestyle brand of Soho House & Co. The amenity kit is yours to keep upon arrival at your destination.

Rhapsody inflight magazine

Rhapsody is a monthly lifestyle and literary magazine created exclusively for our premium-cabin customers, and features articles about culture, luxury goods, fine dining and hospitality.

Dine

We are proud to partner with The Trotter Project to create seasonal dishes and drinks inspired by the four cities that are part of the premium transcontinental service — you'll be able to sample some of the distinctive flavors that put these destinations on the map. After your meal, enjoy desserts inspired by the United Polaris menu.

Before arrival, we’ll offer you hot towel service again, as well as a selection of snacks.

Drink

A variety of inflight beverages is available throughout your flight, including water, soft drinks, juice, tea and freshly brewed coffee. In United Business and Economy Plus, we also offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, including high-quality spirits and liqueurs. Try our featured Crafthouse® Cocktails Moscow Mule with a lime and candied ginger skewer, sip a glass of champagne or wine, or sample a unique craft beer from our seasonal menu. Our premium wines are chosen in consultation with Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, to ensure that we provide the best flavors to complement your meal.

Now on board: illy coffee
Enjoy a cup of illy on flights worldwide.

Arrive

Visit an airport lounge to get ready for the day ahead

United Business customers are invited to visit the United Club℠ location available at their destination to freshen up, enjoy a light meal or snack, and prepare to hit the ground running. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at all locations, and business services are available at most locations.