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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:44 pm

United is not 'bad'. I recently flew BusinessFirst with them to Asia and although alright, I found their flight crew to be a bit cold. You really need to work and chat it up with them before you get the service deserving of the class you fly.

Their aircraft configuration of seating is totally bizzare. I mean rear facing layflat seat? Choose carefully unless you don't mind looking into the face of a stranger while you eat AND see them drool all over their pillow when you get up from a nap.

United's food is not bad but no where near the quality of the bigger Asian airlines.

Aircraft is ok and to their credit having wifi all the way to Hong Kong was pretty cool.

Make sure you get on the upper deck on the 747..... it's nicer and service up there is better. Fewer passengers.


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Postby Z06Biker » Thu May 16, 2013 7:30 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:United's food is not bad but no where near the quality of the bigger Asian airlines.


Agreed. Some of the best food I've ever had was on Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

The one thing United does have going for them, though, is that their lounges (in my opinion) edge out those of the other major US carriers, perhaps not in terms of variety of food offered, but definitely in the cleanliness, size, sanitation of shower cadets, and booze and magazine selection.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:01 pm

Z06Biker wrote:Agreed. Some of the best food I've ever had was on Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

The one thing United does have going for them, though, is that their lounges (in my opinion) edge out those of the other major US carriers, perhaps not in terms of variety of food offered, but definitely in the cleanliness, size, sanitation of shower cadets, and booze and magazine selection.


Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges are not bad too for a North American Airline.
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Postby PopiLopi » Sat May 18, 2013 9:05 pm

My airline tastes have changed so much !! At age 18 my favorite was spirit, I used to fly home almost monthly for $100 and at that time carry on bags were free. Then it was jetblue, convenient and budget friendly, but they closed several flights and routes so I'm done with them now. Right now I like AA, I live in one of their biggest hubs and I can go almost anywhere with them, I've been to Spain, the caribbean, South America, Costa Rica and all over the US with them, and I love getting their award flights with BA miles, even more when amex has a transfer bonus
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon May 20, 2013 12:54 pm

I generally fly Southwest. I've never really had any issues with them.
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Postby agp » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:17 pm

United. I always fly United, except once on Northwest (before it was bought by Delta), once on Delta, and once on American Eagle, on those tiny-ass three seat per row planes. Hated those, it always felt like the plane was falling apart. I'm sure first/business on BA or Qatar would be much nicer than first/business on United, but I never had the need or desire to go anywhere that those two airlines operated.

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Postby DoingHomework » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:22 pm

agp wrote:... on those tiny-ass three seat per row planes. Hated those, it always felt like the plane was falling apart.

United flies those too if you are not in a hub.

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Postby DoingHomework » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:26 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:United is not 'bad'...


Well, they came through for me again. Will be flying to Hawaii in a couple of weeks. Got an unsolicited email today changing our seats to first class for no apparent reason. Can't figure out why and especially why this far before our flight but hey, I'll take it!

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Postby agp » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:24 pm

DoingHomework wrote:United flies those too if you are not in a hub.


I know, but those aren't the only planes I have been on when flying United.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:02 pm

DoingHomework wrote:Well, they came through for me again. Will be flying to Hawaii in a couple of weeks. Got an unsolicited email today changing our seats to first class for no apparent reason. Can't figure out why and especially why this far before our flight but hey, I'll take it!


Good show. The only knock I have with United's first class seats to Hawaii is unlike Air Canada, their first class seats are not lie flat :(
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