On my way to New York, I was on the Boeing 757-200 Premium Service plane from United Airlines. Apparently, these planes have been around forover a year. From UA’s press release:
“United’s p.s. service is flown on a three-class Boeing 757 aircraft and has 12 United First®, 26 United Business and 72 United Economy Plus seats. United’s p.s. service offers the only lie-flat seats in first class on a U.S. aircraft that operates between New York and California and has Economy Plus throughout the entire coach cabin.
To provide customers with a superior level of service, p.s. offers access to an adapter-free 110-volt power outlet, phone and e-mail from every seat. The same elegant, gourmet dining service customers have enjoyed during their international travel is also offered on p.s. To help customers pass the time, p.s. offers premium onboard entertainment including hand-held DVD players and noise-reduction headsets to United First and United Business customers. Customized onboard video programming is available to customers in all classes of service via United’s overhead entertainment system.”
I like the idea, but I didn’t like how I was stuffed toward the back of the plane again. I felt like my airline status didnt matter anymore, and that I should try my hardest to upgrade if I’m on another flight like this.