United is currently in the process of making its Premium Economy Class, aka Premium Plus, available on all of their long haul aircraft. In case if you are unaware their 787-10, which is also fitted with Premium Plus seat, is now operating 2 flights daily between Newark and Los Angeles and 1 daily flight between Newark and San Francisco.
Going forward, for flights operating on 2nd October 2019 onwards, these Premium Plus seats will now be officially sold as Premium Economy Class.
Gone are the sweet times where MileagePlus Elite Members were able to select these Premium Plus seats for free on domestic flights; Elite members are now shifted back to the Economy Class section. These Premium Plus seats are comparable to a domestic First Class seat.
United Premium Plus Seat
As mentioned earlier, the Premium Plus seats are similar to what you’ll find in domestic First Class with some enhanced tweaks. Each seat has up to 19 inches of width, 38 inches of pitch, and 6 inches of recline. These seats are equipped with leg rests, footrests and a 13 inch in-flight entertainment screen. Premium Plus passengers, on long haul flights at least, are also provided with: enhanced food offerings, complimentary beverages, Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and noise-reducing headphones; we are currently not too sure about whether or not these goodies are available on domestic routes.
Check out Sam’s review on United B787-10 here:
Pricing for United Premium Plus on Domestic Flights
The lowest rate, at the point of writing, seems to be around high $700 to low $800 for a round trip transcontinental flight. To search for the cheapest prices, you can check out Momondo where you can compare prices across many travel sites.