United Airlines plans to introduce an international premium
economy cabin later this year.
In an email to customers Thursday, the carrier said that
United Premium Plus will feature larger seats and more amenities than can be
found in the economy cabin.
Passengers will enjoy an upgraded dining experience on china
dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, an amenity kid and a Saks Fifth Avenue
blanket and pillow.
United didn't provide specifics about what planes would have
Premium Plus, nor did it say when the rollout would occur. United also hasn't
revealed the space between rows, the seat width and the amount of seat recline.
A United spokesperson declined to elaborate on the product on
With the rollout of Premium Plus, United will join American
and Delta, which introduced premium economy cabins on international flights in
2016 and 2017, respectively. Both carriers offer 38 inches between rows in
premium economy, which is six or seven inches more than passengers get in
Most major international airlines have a premium economy cabin on long-haul