Husband and I have gold status on United thanks to his many years of flying . Not my favorite airline lately but I do like the perk of being able to choose an E+ seat for no charge upon booking in E. Wondering if this benefit applies to flights from the US to Europe as well? What about fare sales to Europe? I see nothing in the T & C that says otherwise but I confess that I started to doze while reading them. Anyone have experience or expertise? Does this apply only on UA metal?