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Anonymous12 Mar 2015
I’m doing an economy united flight from LHR to EWR next month with a couple other connections. I’m a Lufthansa frequent traveler / star alliance silver card holder which doesn’t really get me any benefits such as lounge access when flying United.
So my questions are from your experience is the Economy plus worth it for for $120-140ish each way? If you are gold star alliance i hear you get allocated economy plus but silver is only done at check-in based on capacity..is it worth just waiting to see?
Are the lounges any good at LHR or EWR for united? You can buy passes for these at $50 entry but also have another couple options.
Are there any offers or upgrade to Business options that have worked for anybody?
The flights out is 777 and back 767 both two class configuration.
Appreciate any expertise.
Peter12 Mar 2015
I am a *Gold and for the past few years United have always charged for the EcoPlus seats, so I now always book them. Being 2m tall I want to have an exit so cant risk a middle seat allocation at the airport.
The service is no different on board, its just the legroom you get for your money. The UA Red carpet lounges at EWR are basic at best, but at least you get a seat and wifi which is more than in the terminal itself. LHR has good comfortable lounges (fortunately I dont have to pay)
Rob12 Mar 2015
Definitely worth the extra for economy plus. Makes the journey more bearable. I thought only United Gold get economy plus for free (silver get it at check in if available).12 Mar 2015
Thanks to all for the information. I’m not familiar with united so i will head off and book the eco+ seats. I don’t feel its worth risking the wait to see at the airport if these are available.13 Mar 2015