Last week we utilized United Airlines for the first time post Covid-19 for our Las Vegas getaway. We were truly impressed by how they are handling their safety and health precautions. United Airlines now uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect air and surfaces within the whole entire cabin (you can watch the video below on what the electrostatic sprayer actually does) and you can even smell how clean the plane is the moment you enter. All travelers and crew members are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking.
On the way to Las Vegas we flew Economy. They boarded the plane from the back to the front allowing about 5 rows at a time in order to properly social distance between travelers. As you entered the aircraft the flight attendants handed you a disinfectant wipe that allowed you to wipe your seat and your area down before getting situated. After take off they came around and handed out prepackaged snacks with a water inside. At the end of the flight they also deboarded the plane similar to the way we boarded, by calling a row at a time. To be honest, I appreciate this not just for safety measures but for proper air etiquette. Many travelers started losing their air etiquette prior to Covid-19 so this was refreshing.
On our way home we decided to spring for the upgrade to United Polaris Business Class. I will tell you, waiting till we arrived at the airport to ask for the upgrade saved us hundreds of dollars, so it never hurts to ask. We did not have time to utilize the Polaris lounge but it looks amazing (you can view the video below to see more about the lounge and the aircraft seating and amenities). They boarded us the same way as they did when we originally flew in, from the back of the plane to the front. They also handed out a disinfectant wipe to wipe down your surfaces if you wanted. Our earphones were completely sealed and wrapped as was our dinner when the flight attended brought it to us. Flying United Polaris Business Class is worth it's own blog but we will go over that another time!
One of the most important parts of our experience was talking with the flight attendants. They were genuinely happy to see us onboard. All of them telling us they are so happy to be back in the skies with United guests. Whether we were in Economy or United Polaris Business Class, the attendants made us feel so welcome and I cannot wait to fly with them again!
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