United Airlines chose a great gastronomic venue, Cooks Academy in Dublin, to introduce its elevated dining experience that is part of the new Polaris International Business Class. According to the airline, this will be the international business class experience “redesigned from Ahh to Zzz”.
One of the United team who worked on this project for the last two years is Dublin-born Gerry McLoughlin, who was educated at CBS Francis Street. After five years in the 5-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, he emigrated to the United States, here he worked in various establishments including the Drake Hotel and the Metropolitan Club in Chicago. He then joined United Airlines where he is now the Senior Manager of Food and Beverage Design. He is also Executive Chef for the airline.
Named after the North Star, United Polaris is the shining new star of business class travel that flyers can turn to for a tranquil and restful journey.
United Polaris will serve Business Class passengers flying on the US airline industry’s most global route network that reaches more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries.
Business Class passengers will enjoy regionally influenced in-flight menus updated seasonally. The airline will also offer an upgraded wine experience, with the highest quality options curated exclusively by United’s Master Sommelier.
United will begin to introduce the Polaris Business Class on 1st December 2016, with the new in-flight food and beverage experience, new custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue, new amenity kits, and the new United Polaris lounge in Chicago. The upgraded product will initially be on the Boeing 777-300ER and subsequently on Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350-1000, as well as on Boeing 767-300 and 777-200 refits.