Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 6554 times:
Hi i am flying this sector this month... i want to know if anyone has flown this sector before with UA and what their experiences have been. I understand its a 767... kind of nervous to be flying on a 767... since i have never before! Are my fears stupid? Main problem is i have this mental block that they are old!
Any comments of seating in Y?
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
Kurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 6546 times:
UA's 767-300s are very safe and reliable. Not new and flashy, but you might get lucky and have one with the new livery or even the Star Alliance aircraft. UA maintains its aircraft to a high standard so the age of the aircraft isn't really a factor (plus these birds are from the late '80s and early '90s so they are not really old at all).
For Y class, the 767-300s are the best in the fleet. It's a 2-3-2 configuration with seatback PTVs. If you can get Economy Plus or an exit or bulkhead row, you'll have plenty of legroom.
Service is dinner after takeoff and breakfast before landing. Unfortunately drinks cost $5 each on this route. It's a long flight but the number of time zones crossed is only three, so jetlag isn't a major factor. Enjoy your flight!
Sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 6522 times:
That's just about all anyone flies down here from USA. I flew a UA 767 to MIA and the return was a 777...brand new, even the smell of a new plane. Nice. Though I am normally a Delta flyer, I thought United was very professional and I would fly them again.
QFSYD744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 6484 times:
United Airlines international product is very nice. In the Economy cabin the interiors may be a bit worn, but overall United Airlines international 767-300 fleet is very comfortable.
From personal experience in May: There should be from 8-10 Flight Attendants onboard. If you can pay for the Economy Plus upgrade at check-in for just a bit additional leg room. The service from ORD-GRU is a hot meal, accompanied by a side salad, and bread. A dessert is presented as well. Snacks are offered at various time through out the flight, as are beverage presentations. About 1.5 hours prior to landing a hot breakfast is served. After the meal service, one last beverage presentation is offered.
Dont believe all the rubbish about United Airlines being horrid and what not. United Airlines 767-300 to South America is comfortable, the crews are very pleasant, and you do have the much adored Channel 9!
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 6268 times:
Quoting QFSYD744 (Reply 5): About 1.5 hours prior to landing a hot breakfast is served. After the meal service, one last beverage presentation is offered.
Are you sure about this? I heard that on UA's flights to GRU/EZE, they have a limited meal service which included no hot breakfast in F/C. I could be wrong but if that's so, then why would they serve a hot breakfast in Y? And this isn't anythign new, but has been going on for a while, or so I recall.
CA228 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
I flew the IAD-GRU-GIG-IAD route in late 2004. I also would say they have a fine Y product to Brazil. The planes both directions were 767-300 with the PTV in economy. The crew on both legs were both Brazilian and American. Announcements were made in English and Portugese. The flight status monitor was in both english and portugese, and some of the variety programs were Brazilian too.
They served a hot dinner on both flights, and a warm breakfast - wasn't a hot cooked breakfast, but a warm breakfast sandwich (I think it was warm ham and cheese on a hamburger roll).
They served water once in a while, but were happy to serve you with softdrinks if you go to the galley. They don't have any food to tie you over in between meals, though.
On the GRU-GIG-GRU leg, they served a small sandwich and sealed orange juice. Not much for service, but you get a great view of Rio as you fly over it.
PVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 738 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 6171 times:
took this flight in February. The 767 is fine. The F class seats are not the suite type so no point in spending money on this if that's how you're flying. C or Y are fine. The FA'S and service are fine and very pleasant. Overall a good experience.
FL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
i've never flown that route, but i flew the 767-300 from SFO-JFK when they were still flying that route, ver nice airplane. i flew the 767-200 a couple a times, tho the plane was really worn out, it was still nice to fly one of those before they were retired. both are really nice and safe.