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Who knew United had it in them.
Have they been riding around on foreign carriers and wondering why they were offering a cattle car while the world served caviar and premium bubbly?
Maybe United’s CEO, Oscar Munoz’s heart surgeon was listening to Timberlake’s Sexy back while fixing up the ole ticker last year…whatever it is, United just dropped the mic on domestic carrier bizzzzzzz
POLARIS – sounds expensive doesn’t it. Say it with me POLARIS 😉
I used my Chase Sapphire Ultimate Rewards last year and had the privilege of flying in United’s Global First from LHR to LAX and I have to say, I liked it. It wasn’t baller status and my trip on Etihad Business Studio was defos nicer, but I liked it. The staff was kind, attentive, and courteous. When I took the flight I peeked back at business and was so happy that I boosted my class of service: business looked cramped, angled, and tired.
THINGS ARE A CHANGIN’: POLARIS IS NEXT LEVEL
- Cowshed products
- all aisle access
- 6’6″ fully flat beds
- baller color scheme
- multi-national power outlets
- much improved IFE with 16″ screen
- better bedding
- chef inspired food
- free money tree – ok that was just to see if you’re reading
And SAKS bedding? Say whhhhhhaaaaa
Food and Bev to be created by The Trotter Project.
- let’s be honest…the fact that it isn’t rubber is a huge upgrade
And then there is the Airport Experience: Exclusive Polaris lounges
The Heathrow lounges that I visited last year, both business and First are very impressive. United has it in them to kick it next gear, so I’m stoked to see how they roll out the product. However, I used one of my free lounge certificates at LAX earlier this year ( one I got from my Hyatt Diamond status) and I almost put a fork in my eye it was so bad.
These sweet babies are due to open December 1st, 2016 and the product is unveiled in 2017.
- Relaxations areas
- Pods – that’s what I’m stoked for. Who doesn’t love a good pod?!
The Heathrow United Club looks as nice as the top picture, but lacks the pods. But it’s dope. Here’s a look at where they will roll out.
I’m on track right now for Exec Plat with American Airlines. But after that big devaluation earlier this year, and the new Revenue program they announced yesterday, I’ll be looking to ride some new pimped out products and maybe even switch loyalty programs. United just soared to the top of the list with Polaris. If you were targeted for the Chase United Explorer card for 75k…why wouldn’t you do it? You could be flying Polaris in no time. If you wanna read the official site go here
*All images are courtesy of United.com
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