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Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:21 pm

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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sfointern
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:53 pm

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?
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:59 pm

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.

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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:06 pm

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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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:48 pm

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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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:58 pm

Ual777 - This is a business route with late bookings. Early bookings = low yields = low profits.
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:59 pm

In January, I am flying in C JFK-LAX on the P.S. 757.
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:31 am

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?
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:45 am

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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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:48 pm

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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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:35 pm

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
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:46 pm

Looking at the schedule it appears the p.s. service is starting on Saturday, October 23 rather than Monday, October 18.
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:32 am

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?
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:51 am

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).
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:09 pm

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
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:57 am

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..
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 757's

Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:07 am

SFO Intern, just wait until they put the outsourced Res. folks from India that they have announced into the picture..LOL
 
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RE: Anyone Scheduled To Fly UA's Premium Service 7

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:06 pm

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.