Dmanmtl From Canada, joined May 2006, 92 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6518 times:
I have to fly from JFK to SFO in mid Nov. I usually Fly AC (I am in YUL) and have not tried any of the USA based airlines.
My company Allows biz class for a flight over 6 hours so I am curious to know which of these two airlines (or is there another I am missing) offers the best service, most comfortable seat and which one am I going to enjoy trying.
I have never flown a 757 so UA is looking interesting plus I get AC points (star alliance) but am trying to be open minded...
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6326 times:
AA is the leading carrier from JFK to both SFO/LAX..you would either get a 762 or a 763...I've flown AA from SFO-JFK-SFO....good service..but if your are looking for milage points, then I would go with UA....
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4020 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6281 times:
For me, this one is pretty easy to decide. UA p.s. all the way. Yes. They don't utilize 762s on this routing anymore, but there 752s that are specially configured for this premium market is a real treat. It almost feels like you're in a private jet and the service is up to international standards.
In regards to inflight service, meals, etc., this too is easy to choose. UA again. Much better than AA by any mark. Flight crews seem to be consistently good, not like on AA where you'll get a decent cabin crew on ocasion, rather than the norm.
Since you belong to AC frequent flyer program/Star Alliance, you'll get your mileage and I believe bonus miles for flying J.
Let us know what you decide.
MEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6236 times:
If you are getting miles definately go with United. United does have better seats and legroom than American and Delta in all classes. Delta has much less legroom, although has a better crew than United and American. United has much better Flight Attendant service than American but not Delta. To me Delta is the best if you are just talking about Flight Attendant hospitality, but everything else has another opinion. United is the way to go in your situation.
Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6210 times:
The UA P.S. product is REALLY nice and by far my favorite. I have flown both AA and UA on these routes, been in all 3 classes on UA, and 2 on AA, and really do like the P.S. product over the two airlines. If it were standard UA F class vs. AA, I would say to go with AA, but when you throw UA P.S. in there, it's a new ball game. Very nice seats!
Tbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6159 times:
In the Dinosaur years, the airlines had different aircraft with different levels of service on the trans-con. IIRC, both UA and AA had DC-7's flying a first class service (Red Carpet/Mercury??) and the DC-6B's flying a more economical flight (a bit longer flying time and more passengers). I don't know if the 6's could do w/b non-stop, but the DC-7's were the luxury plane of it's day. Not a great seller for Douglas, but a prestigious product. United's west coast/Honolulu first class service was part of this. The DC-6 series was popular plane - more economical than the DC-7 series.
Looks as though another cycle in inflight service is starting. UA's "p.s." service has the biggest feedback. And all positive. A specially configured aircraft for a niche market.
DMANMTL From Canada, joined May 2006, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6041 times:
Thanks for all your input - I decided on United based on the feedback here about their PS product and the fact that I get enough airmiles with Aeroplan to get me into the elite club for next year.
Of the three airlines I checked out - the prices varied wildly, with Delta being the cheapest, however judging from the stats on their seats, the pitch is much less than United, to AA which was the most expensize...I realize there are a myriad of factors that contro this ... I just found it interesting.