United recently rebranded their premium cabins as United Polaris and introduced a new all-aisle access business class seat. The Polaris soft product launched on December 1 of last year, but the new seats won’t start to be installed for a few more months. And it will take a few years to trickle out across the entire fleet.
To accompany the on-board product, United is also launching a series of premium Polaris Lounges. One of the key features of these lounges is that they will have restaurant-style dining, meaning you’ll get to place an order and have it delivered to your table.
I think this will be a nice option, especially for trips to Europe where the flight is so short that it’s hard to have enough time to both eat and sleep.
Well, I recently flew Polaris for the first time and also had a chance to visit the new Chicago lounge. (I’ll try to share my thoughts on that shortly.)
I must say that I was a bit disappointed to discover that the sit-down dining service wasn’t yet available though I suppose if had I done my homework I would have known that.
While chatting with one of the food service staff, however, I asked when the Polaris restaurant-style service would start. She informed me that sit-down dining service would begin on January 11, which is of course tomorrow.
So there you have it, straight from the trenches. United Polaris restaurant-style dining (potentially) starts tomorrow.
This is obviously a rumor but rumors about good changes can be fun so I feel comfortable sharing it, and others are also reporting rumors of table service beginning January 11th. Plus, we know sit-down dining is coming to the Polaris Lounge sooner or later. Maybe tomorrow is indeed the day.
Anyone flying Polaris through Chicago this week that can confirm?