United Airlines Relaunches Service at JFK Airport
by Cassie Sclafani, on March 18, 2021
After a long five year hiatus, United Airlines is officially coming back to New York’s JFK Airport. Beginning on March 28th, United will resume west coast service out of JFK with two round-trip nonstop flights to both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). The relaunch has already been delayed twice, but it seems like the third time really is the charm.
Exciting for passengers: these flights are operated by United's premium Boeing 767 aircraft with new interiors. The six hour flight will fly by, whether you're getting work done with fast satellite wifi and in-seat power (at every seat!), or relaxing with your own personal TV in every seat with a wide selection of movies and TV shows. Even better, nearly 40% of the seats are United Polaris business class (all-aisle access, lie-flat seats) or United Premium Plus premium economy (comparable to domestic first class, but even nicer), plus another 25% are extra-legroom Economy Plus, so your upgrade chances are really good!
United will operate out of Terminal 7 at JFK, joining Alaska Airlines, British Airways and others. For those travelers hoping for lounge access, you may have to wait a bit longer - United hasn’t announced plans for that just yet. We’ll keep an eye on it though and let you know if they do.
This is welcome news for business travelers who make the transcontinental trip regularly and are looking for more flexibility. While travel has slowed during the pandemic, travelers will now have access to additional flight options when things pick back up and they’re ready to get back on the road. Our team is excited to see you again when that time comes!