I just got back from a SFO-JFK-SFO trip yesterday with a friend. We flew on the new PS 757 going to Kennedy and coming back was the old 762.
First class on the 757 was, overall, a great improvement from the old 762. The flat beds were great and if rumour is true we may be seeing more of these seats in International Business on UA which would be great. This product is certainly better than AA's in this market! The seat controls do take some getting used to and it's odd how the whole seat lowers itself (armrests included) quite low to the ground when you convert it to a bed.
The food was fantastic and, even though (due to weather issues) the flight was short staffed by one, the service was gracefull and nice.
The 757 is configured with an obscene amount of space for everyone!
The only negative to the PS aircraft was the entertainment. I hope they add more music channels and hopefully add built in PTV's for each seat. Holding those DVD players was cumbersome and impossible while I ate my dinner.
Good job UA! Overall a vast improvement from the old days! We're sure to make our competition fret over this one!