SQ2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12597 times:
CX, SQ and UA is the only airline that operate from SFO-HKG non-stop, people choose UA because of the lower fare, but they don't get PTV in economy class, but economy plus is pretty good because of the extra 5inches leg room. however, the arrive time is pretty late for some people that's why they choose CX or SQ both have PTV in economy class, the fare for CX and SQ is nearly the same price but both are $100 or more expansive than UA. plz any one who took this route before give me some comment about it.
my user name tells which i will choose
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2876 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12518 times:
I flew CX SFO-HKG-SFO last summer and was very impressed with their entertainment and service. I'd fly CX again in a heartbeat. UA's redeeming quality is their channel 9 audio. But if you're looking for comfort and service, you can't go wrong with SQ or CX.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12402 times:
I fly this route a few times per year on business class fares. Because I'm a UA 1K (from flying UA within the States), my choices are UA F, CX C, or SQ C. My last choice is UA F. UA don't even have curtains or stewardesses! All they have are noisy cabins lit all night by the galleys and flight attendants. What's the difference? The typical flight attendant is a bit like a stewardess but additionally has 50 kilograms, 50 years of seniority, and the customer service attitude of a prison guard. Spend the extra $100 and take CX or SQ. If only the US would repeal their cabotage laws....
flight attendants on UA, depends on some of them, and United, seniority date keeps them away from being lay off, i was so disappointed when i was on the UA 1st class, they are old but all we can do is take SQ or CX if we want a younger and better flight attendants.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3021 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12195 times:
I am an 1K flyer with UA, but I accrue most of my miles on other Star Alliance carriers not on UA. If I had a choice of UA or other Star Alliance carriers on the same route, I would pick the airline other than UA. Of course, my schedule often dictates which airline I have to use too.
TGBoi From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2005, 52 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12030 times:
Had the chance of flying with CX, SQ & UA. In theory, I should choose SQ because of my job with Star Alliance, but then, my mileage/credit card accounts sort of persuade me to go with CX. From a in flight entertainment point of view, I may go with SQ, just because it is fancier. But really, after a meal and a movie, I am more than happy to zzzzz....... In terms of service- wise, well...... IMOP, CX beats SQ quite a bit. They are a lot friendlier, not as bound by the rule, and a lot more genuine. Plus, they have a much simpler looking uniform, which gives a pretty refreshing look. So yea... I will go with CX.
Oh... almost forgot about UA, if there is any reason for me to go with them, they do have cheaper fare & pretty good Kosher meal + hot dog the last time I flew with them.
CaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11843 times:
SQ has a great cabin crew. the ladies esp. haha im a 1k wit UA but u know after flying from HK-SFO/ORD/LAX hundreds of times, it has raarely improved..
whether its first/business or economy + they have'nt improved.. its been relatively the same.. yes i understand they are a lil cheaper but for just a minimal $100 i would pay it for singapore airlines. they are my favorite airlines.. even thoguh cockpit visits are forbidden and there is no CH 9. oh well but the food is better, you get ice cream =P and just their overal entertainment PTV system is the best outa all these airlines.. they have movie on demand (i think correct me if i'm wrong) but then UA they dont even have a simple PTV.. its a shame..
SQ, UA, CX
i just hate cathay sry a lil bias here
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