727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4510 times:
I just confirmed I will be riding in business class, upper deck, on a UA 744 NRT-SIN tomorrow. It is my first international trip, and first in the upper deck! I believe the service is similar to domestic first, yes? What else can I expect from the ride up there? I imagine there is a better view out the window (even though it will be mostly at night). How about different sensations during the flight. Thanks!
NOOOOOOOOOOO! MUCH BETTER. The seats have a pitch of 55 inches, opposed to around 38 in domestic first. Your seat will recline 160 degrees, and you will have personalized service on the upper deck. The turbulence tends to be felt more on the upper deck, don't ask me why. You will obviously get a full meal, and IFE. Also, if you can, try to get Row 15. It is an exit row, and will offer MUCH more space.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4459 times:
OzGlobal hit is on the head. A much more "private" experience. Generally airlines seat rugrats (kids to those that like them) on the lower deck and in UAs case in my experience, seat business travellers and high priority Mileage Plus members on the upper deck. Further, I believe there is a higher pax to F/A ratio on upper deck. If not, then they certainly provide much more personal service IMO. When UA sent 742s to Hawaii from SFO I always asked for and got the upper deck. I have never had a bad ride on the upper deck on a 74 . . . . . oh, it's nothing like domestic F/J. Nothing at all. Much ,much better. Enjoy.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10496 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4431 times:
Good to hear. I have flown the NRT-SIN flight before (albeit down in first class up front) and it was great. I also enjoyed UA business class on the upper deck a couple of months ago. Hopefully you get a friendly NRT based crew!
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FlyfromZRH From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4337 times:
Flew upper deck on KLM C-class. sat next to emergency exit. seat in front was miles away! quiet atmosphere, no loo-queues, lockers between seat and window means you sit further away from window, but there's plenty of space to store your shoes or other stuff. and lots of space to put your cocktail glasses
would always go up if I had the choice though seats on 777 more modern that the ones here.