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In June, United announced plans to move all of its p.s. (Premium Service) transcon flights to Newark airport on October 25, meaning yesterday was the big day. As of Sunday, all flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco are flying in and out of EWR, with flat-bed seats, Wi-Fi and on-demand entertainment in coach now available on all of the airline’s daily flights to those key West Coast markets.
If you live near JFK and prefer to fly United, this isn’t great news, of course. For other travelers based in NYC and New Jersey, however, it’s an improvement overall. Newark is a shorter drive from Manhattan, even with traffic, and United’s facilities at Terminal C are improving every day. There are also many connecting options, letting you travel from LAX or SFO and continue on to Europe, the Caribbean or elsewhere in the US.
The final flight from JFK departed at 6:36pm on Saturday (six minutes late), and arrived in Los Angeles at 9:57pm. Premium Service red-eye flights leaving LAX and SFO on Saturday night landed in Newark Sunday morning, instead of JFK. As a reminder, if you had a United p.s. flight booked to or from JFK, you can call United at 888-445-7581 to rebook or get a full refund.