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QF Premium Economy Vs UA Economy Plus  
User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 719 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7479 times:

What's better - QF Premium Economy or UA's Economy Plus? I know exactly what I'm getting on UA, given I fly them every week and it's not much. But, for a flight to Australia, I might not cash in my miles and try QF if there's a little added comfort. Business class is out of the question. But, the pictures on the QF website suggest the leg room is non-existent.

Can anyone speak from experience? What would you choose and why?

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User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7442 times:

QF Premium Economy is more a J Lite. Seats are similar (but thinner) to the old J class non flat ones, and the catering is J class standard. You get a nice blanket, noise cancelling headphones, and can get warm snacks on demand throughout the flight. UA only gives you an extra few inches in front.

Not sure what photos you were looking at, but try here.

Have a good flight.

User currently offlinebjwonline From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7423 times:

Well there really is no real comparison from my experience!

UA's Economy Plus is everything economy but with UP TO 5 inches extra legroom. Whereas QF Premium economy is a separate class. There is 38" pitch, much better seat recline and comfort (as previously posted, the seat is like the older style biz seats), Business class style food, smaller more private cabin, better flight attendant/pax ratio and the best advantage yet - flying QF from USA to Oz, you can get yourself on the A380 from which I can personally recommend their premium economy product!!!!!

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7345 times:
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You can't compare the 2 products, the QF product is light years ahead of the UA offering, it's a no brainer pal!

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29172 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7329 times:

United economy plus is sold no differently then regular economy, while the Qantas Premium Economy is an actual separate ticketing class.
Access to UA's economy+ section seats can be attained either by frequent flyer status, or for supplemental payment if space is available.

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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7316 times:

QF Premium is probably, if not the best Premium product out there. Its miles ahead of BA and VS in my eyes. The leg space and seat are incredible. Food is very good, as others have said it feels like you're flying Biz Lite rather than Economy Plus

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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7226 times:

Hands down QF. As commented by others, a true "premium" product.
Don't rule out NZ as well. I would debate they're actually a notch above QF. Free stopovers in AKL to/from SYD and book the 747 and select a Pacific Premium Economy seat on the upper deck. Awesome food, beverage and service on a great airline. QF can entice with a ride on the A380, but price schedule and service on NZ as a much better alternative to UA, VA or DL if you're shopping for Y type fares.

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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3215 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7099 times:

QF premium economy is much better than UA economy + but the price difference between the 2 will be huge especially if you already have status flying United.

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