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Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's  
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 606 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4071 times:

With the release date of UA's "Premium Service" on select 757 transcon flights approaching. (Oct. 18) Anyone scheduled to fly it soon and can leave reports on what it was like?


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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

I'm flying on UA from JFK to SFO on Dec 1 (last flight to SFO out of JFK). I'm not sure if it's in P/S config. Can someone confirm?

User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

SFOintern: the last flight that day will be a two class 757-200. Sorry, but no P/S. Only flight 5 is P/S on Dec 1. Hope this helps.

Kris

[Edited 2004-10-14 06:59:52]


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

I honestly think this is an awful idea. I know people here drool over it because it is different, and it sounds comfy, but this is really bad business. that few seats on that big of a plane is just bad mogambo


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User currently offlineUal777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1519 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

N1120a,

I have seen the loads for the P.S. service currently booked in October and November, and I'll just say it looks VERY good.  Smile



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User currently offlineAf022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2135 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

i disagree. i think it could work brilliantly for UA. they have to target their markets better, with P/S transcon, Ted for dense domestic, and RJ's for the rest.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Ual777 - This is a business route with late bookings. Early bookings = low yields = low profits.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

In January, I am flying in C JFK-LAX on the P.S. 757.


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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

I'm trying to get my award ticket changed for the premium service flight on Dec 2 (JFK-SFO, first flight). What do you think the chances are of that happening? When I talked to the reservations agent, she said that the mileage seats for that flight were TBD.

Also, is United planning to expand the P.S. for all SFO/LAX-JFK flights? Or just a few a day?


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Even if the bookings look good now, it is a new service. Also, flying a plane at 2/3rds of its normal capacity, if that, is not a way to make money.


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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

YOU cant judge how the plane is going to fare because bestwestrern thinks its filled with low yield folks already. The price for First class and Business is the same price 50 days out or 5 days out. alot of critics on this forum.

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

I honestly think this is an awful idea. I know people here drool over it because it is different, and it sounds comfy, but this is really bad business. that few seats on that big of a plane is just bad mogambo

You are all missing the point. Even with fewer seats, the p.s. 757s will cheaper for UA to operate than the 762s they are replacing. Around half of the seats are premium market, and there are fewer to fill. I see UA doing very well on this, but only time will tell if it actually works. And guys, give UA some credit, they wouldn't have gone through with this if it wasn't possible to make money on it. UA isn't as stupid as some people like to think.  Big grin


User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Looking at the schedule it appears the p.s. service is starting on Saturday, October 23 rather than Monday, October 18.

User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

I'm booked on the red-eye from SFO-JFK on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. Does anyone know if this will be a PS flight?

User currently offline*HighFlyah* From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

No, the red-eye SFO-JFK on Nov 23 Tuesday is not p.s. - it's a regular 757. If you're in coach, and have Economy Plus, it shouldn't be any different from p.s. (p.s. has Economy Plus in the whole economy cabin - 72 seats total).

User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Thanks HighFlyah. I suppose I'll have to wait until my next trip back to NY to see if the p.s. service is any different  Smile

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

I'm now booked on the December 2nd flight out of JFK to SFO. It's the first flight of the day (6:45am). Is this in Premium Service configuration? Can someone check?

I asked the agent I was talking to, but she didn't understand..


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

SFO Intern, just wait until they put the outsourced Res. folks from India that they have announced into the picture..LOL

User currently offlineSfointern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

I think I might've talked to one of those "outsourced res. folk." They could only guess if my seat was Economy Plus. They didn't know how to pronounce my name. Ah, oh well.

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