Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
I've flown Ted from IAD to FLL a few times. It's a good product for the liesure markets....catering to folks who just want to get to a vacation spot for a reasonable price. With the exception of no first class and some Ted-specific things like the safety video and $5 snack boxes, you'll experience reliable and professional United Airlines service. The flight crew are all United employees. The inflight entertainment includes Channel 9 so enjoy listening to air traffic control on your flight.
Ignore Bagmasher...he seems like a disgruntled employee whose opinion is jaded by how the changes in the industry have affected his job. He should change jobs.
Cheeryguy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Flew with TED from ORD to Vegas and back last summer. Great fun, great service and an upgrade on the way back. The crew seemed to enjoy their time with the pax, cheerful and professional. On time both ways, all in all very impressed. They knocked the spots off AA mainline.
BRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
I have flown Ted more often than I can count. It is pretty decent. Let me put it this way: If I were in Economy from point A to point B, and could choose between Mainline and Ted, I would go with Ted. THe only exclusion is that I can usually upgrade to first on mainline, which I usually do.
The snack boxes are pretty good if you are hunglry, and worth the $5. There will be 4 FA's, instead of the required 3. YOu will have "Tedevision", which has some pretty entertaining shows, such as Leno, Conan, Reba, etc. Last time from ORD-TPA, we even had a movie.
The only thing which ticks me off is that you can't have a full can of your beverage. You can still always ask for more.
Quoting Americanmd80 (Thread starter): I am unfortunately not in ECO +, but I am hoping to score that or an emergency exit row if I check in early enough (easy check in online)
Just so you know, the emergency exit rows are part of Economy plus, and are for Premier Executives and 1K's only. They are usually always filled up. One thing which does work is 45 minutes prior to departure see the Gate Agent, and ask her for a seat further up, or lets say a different seat than you have. Back when I was not an elite, it worked every time.
Quoting Cheeryguy (Reply 3): Great fun, great service and an upgrade on the way back.
I am happy you liked it, but it really is not an upgrade, since they are really the same class.
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 473 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
Ted, I really like it. I flew it in January from TPA to IAD. The plane was overbooked and my group did not have seats assigned and I was getting a little nervous. We finally did get our seats and they gave us Econ Plus. Nice and roomy. They don't have PTV's but the overhead screen entertainment was very good. The service by the F/A was very professional. The pilots spent a lot of time talking with the passengers before pushback. That was a nice change. The other passengers seemed to be impressed with the overall professionalism and attentivines of the F/A and pilots. I know I was impressed. I really like Channel 9. I give the experience an A+.