United Returns to JFK with SFO and LAX Flights!
After a 5 year absence, United Airlines (UAL) will resume flights from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) to New York’s JFK airport beginning February 1, 2021.
This is a big news for those who prefer JFK over LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR) airports, plus anyone who need to transit on star alliance partners to Europe with operations out of JFK and don’t wish to change airports.
Here is the link to United’s announcement:
UA will Start with JFK-SFO JFK-LAX Routes out of Terminal 7
Here are the planned service as announced by United. They will start with 2 daily flights to/from San Francisco and Los Angeles.
United service from JFK*
United service from West Coast*
*Schedule times subject to change/government approval
The flights will be operated out of Terminal 7, which, as of right now, has no Star Alliance lounges. The Lufthansa lounges is in Terminal 1, and are currently closed due to COVID-19.
767-300 'High-J' Will Be Used
United will use the reconfigured Boeing 767-300 aircraft dubbed the ‘High-J’ with 46 Polaris business class seats for these
inaugural flights. These planes will also have 22 premium plus (premium economy) and 52 economy seats. So United is definitely going after the business market here.
Here is the seat map for the ‘High-J’:
True Polaris seats will be offered on these retrofitted planes, albeit not as spacious as their counterparts on the 777-300, of course.