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QF Premium Economy Vs UA Economy Plus  
User currently onlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 675 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6531 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, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6494 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, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6475 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, 8644 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6397 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, 26687 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6381 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 (4 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6368 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 (4 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 6278 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, 3193 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6151 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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