Copying US Airways is generally not a good thing.
Like the beleaguered stepsister of Star Alliance, United has begun placing advertisements on tray tables, so far only for their Chase Visa credit card and to highlight some of their destinations.
While I haven’t seen any yet, initial reports indicate they have only been spotted in the economy cabins of A319s.
I’m not a fan of these–I think they are extremely tacky–but just don’t see what the big deal is. Some on Flyertalk are attacking UA for leeching revenue out of every possible source, but I’d sure rather have tray table advertisements than higher fares. Plus, even if the ads come to first class the tablecloth will cover them up.
I’ve got my final United mileage run of the year next week and will report back with pictures if I encounter the new tray table ads.
(Tip of the hat to smashr)