UA’s service director at Auckland Airport, Janine Cook, and Julie Reid, director Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti sales, get a taste of Premium Plus comfort onboard the 777-200ER in Auckland UA’s service director at Auckland Airport, Janine Cook, and Julie Reid, director Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti sales, get a taste of Premium Plus comfort onboard the 777-200ER in Auckland

UA shows off Premium Plus

Having a premium economy product on the AKL-SFO route now puts United Airlines on a par with joint venture partner Air New Zealand, says Julie Reid, director Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti sales for UA.
‘Most airlines have premium economy and people are prepared to pay a bit more for a good middle ground product,’ she says. ‘It is already proving popular on the AKL-SFO route.’

Reid, who gave media a look at the Premium Plus cabin at Auckland Airport yesterday, says New Zealand was one of the first six countries to receive Premium Plus. It will be available on 21 routes by the end of this month as the carrier rolls out a refitted aircraft every 10 days until 2020.
A recent survey showed that more than 80% of Americans had New Zealand on their bucket list, ‘so it was important to have the right aircraft on the route,’ says Reid.
Premier Plus passengers receive priority boarding; more legroom, elbow room and recline; premier menu; amenity kit with Sunday Riley products; noise-reducing headphones, 13” screens; individual power and USB outlets and extra storage for devices.
Premium Plus features on both the Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300ER aircraft servicing the AKL-SFO market in a 2-4-2 configuration.

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