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UA Or NW To Japan  
User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5489 times:

which airline is best to fly to asia? i fly UA all the time to Asia, but i was just wondering how the service is on NW compared to UA? seats, F/As, etc....! whos better!


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31439 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5487 times:
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Living in SEA, I get some of the best UA crews in the fleet, so it's almost always UA875 going to NRT and UA876 coming home for me.

User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

I like NW. I think their service is decent. The seats on both NW and UA are beaters, but their business class and first for UA are ok(if they still have it Wink ). The seats on NW are awfully hard, however I'm not sure about UA.

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[Edited 2006-10-03 02:39:04]


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5407 times:

Hmmm.... Since you fly UA than you are familiar with their product.

As for NW ... Depends on where you leave from and what class you fly.

SEA, PDX and SFO on NW are A330s. They are new, have IFE in all seats and are comfortable. Seating in Y is 2-4-2, Seating in C is 2-2-2.

LAX, DTW and MSP to Japan are 744s. IFE only in World Business Class. Y will be old fashioned. Flight attendants from the Midwest I find are a little more....midwestern (see Beach Boys song). Never flown from the west coast.

Food in Y is well ... better than school lunch which means it is on par with prisons.

Food in WBC is well ... pretty darn fancy and much higher and on par with many other US carriers serving Asia. Which means higher than a prison but lower than any Asian Carrier's C or F. (or CX's Y)



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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

it depends what class you are flying.

I was happy on NW in Y class both times I flew JFK-NRT.


User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

if you want to try something different, suggest that you look at the Japanese airlines. Assume that you have a UA MP card, you can get mileage on ANA depending on class of service. Only take ANA C class if it's the new 777-300ER's with updated seats. The old C class product on ANA is not worth paying extra for. F class on JAL is a very good service.

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

It all depends.

If I'm right, SEA-NRT on NW is an A330-200, which has comfortable seats in Y (by Y standards at least) and has a great IFE system. NW FA's on international flights offer pretty good service I've found (moreso than domestically at least). The seating is 2-4-2, which is naturally is better than 2-5-2 - which is what UA's 772's are. In J, NW's world business is very good, offering another 5" of pitch over United (though United has an excellent J product as well).

If you are on an NW 744, they are less than the most updated on the inside, it's exactly what you'd expect. Y seats aren't great, J is still pretty good.

My verdict, if the flight is on one of NW's A330s, take NW, if not, go UA.



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User currently offlineJonno From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

NW in World Business Class is ages ahead of United in the same. AVOD, get row 1K and you'll be in heaven!

User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8299 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

^
Still nothing compared to JL or NH's offerings in the same class.



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User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5181 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
Still nothing compared to JL or NH's offerings in the same class.

As note above, the old C class on NH sucks! the service is ok and the FA's very pleasant, but the seats are way off! basically, glorified Y class. So, your comment is really dependent on which plane they are flying.


User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5158 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
LAX, DTW and MSP to Japan are 744s. IFE only in World Business Class. Y will be old fashioned.

Centrair. IFE = In-flight Entertainment. to say that IFE is only in WBC states that there is no music or movies in Y. this is false. NW doesn't have PTVs in Y on its 744s but they do show movies on the big screens and have music channels. thus there is IFE

IFE = In-flight Entertainment. (includes music channels and movies via screens located thru the cabin, not just the TV on the seat "PTV")
PTV = personal T.V.
just making that clear for you...and anyone else! there is a difference.
thankyou,


-Jason  swirl 



All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

Try/use the Polls and Preferences forum for these type of questions.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...aviation_polls/index.main?rand=691


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

UA has great FirstSuite Service in and out of Tokyo on their 744's.


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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):
UA has great FirstSuite Service in and out of Tokyo on their 744's.

Also great FirstSuite on the 777's.

Dinker



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 13):
Also great FirstSuite on the 777's.

You got there before I did!

Quoting Jonno (Reply 7):
NW in World Business Class is ages ahead of United in the same. AVOD, get row 1K and you'll be in heaven!

Not for long, the new J seat and IFE will raise the bar.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

Since your profile states you're between 16-20, I guess you'll fly whatever airline your parents buy you a ticket on, which seems to be United.

User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 15):
Since your profile states you're between 16-20, I guess you'll fly whatever airline your parents buy you a ticket on, which seems to be United.

How does comparing two airlines have anything to do with who buys the ticket? Are you saying he has no choice what airline he flys?



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
which airline is best to fly to asia?

ANA, JAL, Singapore....take your pick of one of these......you said best.
safe



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