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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, however, not available across many of United’s planes yet. You will already find them on its 14 777-300ERs. In September 2017, United’s first retrofitted 767 also rejoined the fleet offering 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.
Unfortunately, there is currently only one retrofitted 767 flying about, so it is very difficult to predict which 767 flight will have the new seats. Even worse; United’s Newark Polaris Lounge is under construction which means that the pre-flight lounge you will get to use for this routing is a pop-up lounge which can get crowded and is very average.
On the bright side, retrofitted 767-300ER planes are meant to have 30 business-class seats installed in a 2-1-2 configuration, however, on this first retrofitted plane, seats are arranged in a far superior 1-1-1. This makes us love the new United experience even more, and although it falls short of the new Qatar Business Class seat, it really is the best choice when travelling transatlantic.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.