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UA Or NW Domestic US Mainland - Hawaii  
User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

I have two choices to reach Maui in November.
United B777 from O´Hare or a Northwest B757 from Seattle.

I have never flown these domesticroutes before...so I appreciate any comments reg comfort, inflight concept etc.

/Birka

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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

1,000,000,000% UA. NW does not have any IFE, so you will be board stiff. Plus, on UA, you will have Channel 9.

User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

six reasons for me to choose United:
- UA has IFE, NW hasn't!
- UA offers a good economy plus product, wich I really like!
- UA has Channel 9!
- You're flying a 777! (wich I prefer)
- UA seats are more comfortable
- If you have to transfer in SEA of ORD: I've better transfer experience with UA than with NW.
(But that last one may not be a reason)
Enjoy Hawaii! I've been there once and really enjoyed it! (I love the USA)



Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

Neither . . . . use HA.

That said, given only the choice between UA and NW, go UA. No competition there . . . a 777 vice a 757? UA vice NW?

It's NO competition between UA or NW . . . . like driving a Caddy or a Yugo, your call.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Quoting Bravo7e7 (Reply 1):
NW does not have any IFE



Quoting 777klm (Reply 2):
- UA has IFE, NW hasn't!

WRONG!!!! NW has IFE to Hawaii.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

UA All The Way!  SmileAll for reasons already listed in this thread.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

If you've never flown a 777, you're in for a treat. While I love the 757 (sleek little hot rod), I always go wide-body whenever possible.

United's domestic service is quite good - free entertainment & headphones on all flights, BOB actually has quite a bit of food for $5, and as stated, channel 9 is available.

Have a great trip!



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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 2):
- UA has IFE, NW hasn't!

I think NW has IFE to Hawaii

Quoting 777klm (Reply 2):
- UA offers a good economy plus product, wich I really like!

E+ is worthless if you aren't a Star Alliance Elite

However, don't pass up a 777 if you don't have to.

If the fares are similar, go with UA.

Do you have an existing Frequent flier program with any US airline?



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Neither . . . . use HA.



Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 7):
E+ is worthless if you aren't a Star Alliance Elite

Horsepuckey to both!

HA would be a much less comfy ride with a lower seat pitch throughout the cabin, and generally uncomfortable seats. A UA 777, even in regular economy is by far the most comfy ride you can find in the U.S. domestic market!

E+ is there for the taking! UA will "offer" it at check in for a small fee, but the gate agents will also hand out the open seats if you ask nicely (and at a convenient time) around boarding! If you are one to pay full fare Y then E+ is the standard seating assignment.

As a Honolulu resident who travels between Hawaii and the Mainland 6-8 times a year, I can tell you that you don't want to fly a narrowbody across the pacific! The 777 naturally feels more open, but you'll really appreciate it when the drink cart is stuck in the aisle but there are still plenty of ways around it for a quick stretch or a trip to the lav.

Since your meal is BOB either way, UA does offer the fre headsets... quite a rarity these days. I am actually surprised those didn't go away during BK. Well, I shouldn't be, they still offer pillows and blankets along with snack mix packs for free.

UA is the largest carrier to Hawaii among the 5 biggest U.S. airlines for a darned good reason. You won't be disappointed when its time to fly! Have fun in the Aloha State!

Regards,
Jeff


User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
Quoting Bravo7e7 (Reply 1):
NW does not have any IFE



Quoting 777klm (Reply 2):
- UA has IFE, NW hasn't!

WRONG!!!! NW has IFE to Hawaii.

Absolutely right!!! Quoting seatguru.com: "Only on flights from the West Coast to Hawaii is there in-flight entertainment. As there is only one aisle on this very long aircraft, deplaning from seats in the back of the aircraft can take a very long time." about NWA´s 753s.

In my personal opinion, goes for HA!!! I mean, you can fly NWA and UA anytime, to Europe, inside the US, etc. But you can only fly HA to/from Hawaii. I should be a great experience, they rank as the number 1 US airline in on-time performance and last, but certanly not least, who would not love to hear "It´s my pleasure to welcome you on this HA flight to Maui. Aloha!!!"
Explore that option, they fly to Hawaii from LAX, LAS and definitely other cities (I think PDX and SEA also).
Enjoy Hawaii, be sure ot post a trip report!!!
Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 8):
E+ is there for the taking! UA will "offer" it at check in for a small fee, but the gate agents will also hand out the open seats if you ask nicely (and at a convenient time) around boarding!

Does the average person know this? Last time I flew UA, IAD-ORD-DFW, when I checked in they offered me E+ for a Fee of $75 dollars. Thats quite steep for simply 4 extra inches of leg room.

I decided the cost of this wasn't worth it.

I then waited until about 90% of the plane had loaded, and politely asked for a seat in E+. I was told that E+ was reserved for their Elite members. So, no upgrade for me. Choosing UA for E+ when you aren't an elite member is a risky proposition at best.

Again, the only reason to choose UA here is the 777. Because the 777 rocks!



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

thats why i cant wait to fly united! the b777! go with united. if plane size means anything to you!

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