I paid the premium and flew United Polaris business class from San Francisco to Zurich nonstop in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Before I took my seat, my vacation had begun. In San Francisco, United opened a new Polaris Lounge. The lounge is only open to passengers holding a Polaris class ticket. Everything you might ask for, and more. I recommend that you give serious effort to arriving at SFO hours early just to allow the opportunity to enjoy the lounge. The formal dining room is a twenty to thirty minute wait, but so worth it.
The flight was clockwork elegance. The comfort of the cabin, attentiveness of service, quality and amount of food and beverage exceeded expectations.