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We have reviewed all the flights we have taken in United Polaris Business Class below.

United now offers a Polaris “soft” service which includes an improved menu and bedding, across its entire fleet. The new seats are now available across United’s new Boeing 787-10 planes. You will already find them on some of its 777-300ERs.

United’s first retrofitted 767 offers the full Polaris experience Transatlantic, from Newark to London. We think this is the best Business Class seat offered transatlantic if you can catch this particular plane.

If you want to fly United’s new Boeing 787-10 plane transatlantic, from March 30 2019, the Dreamliner will fly UA960 from Newark to Frankfurt (departing 1950), and on fly UA84 to Tel Aviv (departing 1655). From April 29 the aircraft will fly UA57 to Paris (departing 1840), and fly UA120 to Barcelona (departing 1930). On May 22 the B787-10 will operate on flight UA999 to Brussels (departing 1830), and flight UA23 to Dublin (departing 1925).

We love the new United Business Class experience, although it falls short of the new Qatar Business Class seat, it really is the best choice when travelling transatlantic.

Fly United For Free

If you are based in the US I have outlined 21 ways you can earn United mileage plus miles so that you can fly for free.

I am UK based and usually fly out of London Heathrow in Business Class on British Airways. British Airways is another great way to fly (although their transatlantic Business Class is poor when compared to the United Polaris seats.

I travel on British Airways Avios for free accrued on by my FREE Amex Gold Card. I convert my American Express Rewards directly to airline miles so that I can fly about exclusively on these.

Fly United For Less

If you can’t face faffing about with the miles and points game and just want to go ahead and book, you can book any First or Business Class flight or luxury hotel stay with our luxury travel concierge to get free upgrades, free breakfasts, deals and special discounts.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 760 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 546 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines.

You can read my review which details my experience of the full United Polaris seat and food on my most recent 777-300 flight. It is fair to say the overall experience will be similar on both planes, be it that the 767 is a much older aircraft.

You can also read my other choices for the best airlines to fly New York to London in Business Class along with by other United Airlines Business Class flight reviews.

The chances of catching this single 767 plane that has been refurbished on the Newark to London route is unpredictable, to say the least, but if you do manage to snag one of these flights, you are in for a treat!

I have flown in United Polaris Airlines and have reviewed their long-haul Business Class and First Class flights in my trip reports below:

United Airlines Business & First Class Reviews

Transatlantic Flight Review: United B787-9 Dreamliner Polaris Business Class

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In this trip report, I review my transatlantic flight on United Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner Polaris Business Class from Paris to San Francisco. This flight took place in August 2017, from Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France to San Francisco… Read More.

Flight Review: United B777 Polaris Domestic First Class To Hawaii

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I flew domestic to Hawaii in Polaris First Class on United Airlines Boeing 777-200 from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in August 2017. I have already detailed the best airlines to fly First… Read More.

Flight Review: United Polaris Business Class On Boeing 777-300ER

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In this trip report, I review my flight in Polaris Business Class (including the new seats) on United’s Boeing 777-300ER from Hong Kong (HKG) to San Fransisco (SFO). This flight cost just over $7,000 one way and earned 35,130 miles. Read More.

Flight Review: United Polaris First Class

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In this trip report I review United Polaris First Class Frankfurt to San Francisco (SFO) on a Boeing 747-400. United launched its new Polaris First Class, replacing their Global First cabins. United Polaris First will eventually be phased out and… Read More.

Flight Review: United Polaris Business Class On 787-9 Dreamliner

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United launched its new Polaris Business Class in December 2016, replacing their BusinessFirst; and Polaris First replacing Global First cabins. The brand new United Polaris Pod concept, which is named after the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation, is… Read More.

Review: United Polaris Business Class On The Boeing 777-300ER

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You can now fly the complete United Polaris Business Class experience on the Boeing 777-300ER. This is the first United aircraft to feature the United Polaris hard product; their new all-aisle access, lie-flat seat. Read More.

Insider Photo Tour Of New United Polaris Business Class

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United Airlines has launched its new United Polaris business class, which will culminate in a new fully-flat business class seat next year (read my article about the new United Polaris seat including more photos). Read More.

Find out the best airlines to fly to Europe in Business Class and my top 10 Business Class Airlines.

If you are planning to book a flight, don’t book through the airline’s website direct, our flight & hotel experts will almost always quote you cheaper for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class long-haul flights and will offer upgrades and benefits on hotel stays.