United Launches New ‘Premium Plus’ Class for Some of Its Longest Flights

United Airlines is rolling out a new class of service for travelers looking for something between coach and super expensive tickets on some of its longest international flights. United started selling seats in premium economy class on Monday.

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With the new fare class, customers will get bigger seats with deeper reclines than those in regular economy, amenity kits, free alcoholic beverages and noise-reducing headphones, among other perks.

Many airlines, including American and Delta, already offer a version of premium economy. United said the premium economy class, which it is calling “Premium Plus,” will be on 21 international routes by May and service will begin on some international flights starting on March 30, 2019.

MileagePlus members will earn 150% Premier qualifying miles and 1.5 Premier qualifying segments when they purchase a fare in United® Premium Plus.

If you’re looking to use your miles to book this new fare class you can already do so, but it’s not a good deal. United has not yet added discounted saver availability to its new Premium Plus routes.

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