Just when I was finally getting my head around Polaris (as the hard product is being transitioned in),and Basic Economy, it sounds like UA might be about to add something new.
An unnamed UA employee just returned from training, and part of the session was regarding the roll out of a new cabin class. Much is yet to be decided, such as the name, the routes and even exactly which ships will get this new cabin class.
Basically, it *seems* slated for TATL and TPAC routes.
Now, on international routes, we have (on updated planes), 3 Cabin Classes: Polaris, the E+ and E, for the rest of the plane.
This new Cabin Class would be between Polaris and E+. The seating was described as being similar to the old, non-lie-flats, from Business Class. Separate seats, but not in a pod. Angled recline with adjustable footrest. Configuration would depend on plane, but this person experienced a 3-4-3 layout.
While similar to the old Business Class seats, these would be new, and not recycled.
Will be interested to see how this shakes out, and also what it is named. Hope that “Economy” is not in it, say “Economy++,” or anything similar. Too many flavors of “Economy” already, IMHO.
PS - If there is an existing thread in this, I could not find it, so apologize, if already reported.