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Best US Carrier Across The Pacific?  
User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

Alright I have a question for all the seasoned long haulers who cross the Pacific frequently...what US airline do you find to have the best biz or first class? I may be traveling to PEK in a few weeks, and don't want to choose poorly- I've never been into burning money on airlines who don't deserve it  Smile


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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

NW on the A330????

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User currently offlineDiesel33 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

There is the nonstop from EWR-PEK.

From this forum, its seems that CO has pretty good service regradless of cabin travelled.

Enjoy!

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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1534 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Don't know where you are leaving from, but UA's 744 C-class is a good product...not as good as the T7's, but nice nonetheless...and you can sit "upstairs". The upper deck cabin is much better than the main deck IMO.

[Edited 2005-10-25 04:22:07]


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Hawaiian Airlines? they have the most flavor accross the Pacific, but not PEK sorry


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5314 times:

Quote:
Don't know where you are leaving from, but UA's 744 C-class is a good product...not as good as the T7's, but nice nonetheless...and you can sit "upstairs". The upper deck cabin is much better than the main deck IMO.

According to United's timetable, United flight #850 switches from a 747-400 to a 777 on October 31st. The timetable has it listed as on the 777 until at least April 1st.

Maybe you can time a trip to fly over on a 747-400 but back on the 777!! I wanted to do that from SAN before BA changed from one to the other, but couldn't do.

Not many chances to do that outside of Asia anymore, is there?



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

Worldjet777,

Unless you want a non-stop flight (which means UA or Air China...pretty obviously which one to pick), if i were you I'd give the US carriers the flick and go with one of the Japanese Carriers, or Cathay Pacific.

This way you can get the miles (if you're Star member, take ANA), or if you're with AA you can take JAL or Cathay. All have very very good first class products... I particularly like Cathay myself as its very stylish and gives you the chance to have a Hong Kong stop if you wish.

Living in Dallas I'm guessing your with AA... so If i were you I'd get to the nearest Cathay or JAL port. Also on JAL, Cathay and ANA you will get flatbeds in biz class (the new JAL seasons seat is very good), and full sleeper suits in first, however do not use Air China or China Eastern etc...


User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5254 times:

IMO, BusinessFirst on CO is better than it's competitors on UA and NW, but UA has a real first class with those sweet sleeper seats up front on the 744...it's really hard to argue with them! If you want to stick to Business Class though, EWR-PEK on CO. They also serve better food and have a better amenity package, too. Also, fares are dirt cheap right now for that route through the end of the year I think.


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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

I think First Class on a U.S. carrier to Peking, while it pains me to say it..being the hard-core UAL basher that I am... is probably United.

If you're going to Tokyo, however, American's First Class is the best.

[Edited 2005-10-25 05:01:12]


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User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

Thanks everyone for your helpful advice! It will certainly contribute to my decision!


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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

Worldjet,

I'm with Luftansa's view: if you don't mind a stop over at the world's best airport, HKG, take CX: best first class, and world class Business Class. Service is top tier and lounges are outstanding. Having flow UA, AA and CX, for me there not even in the same game!

SkyTrax survey results:

CX: http://www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/CX.htm
AA: http://www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/AA.htm
UA: http://www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/UA.htm



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User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Alright I can now confirm I will be going with OneWorld, so the decision is down to AA, JAL, or CX in F class. Who do you guy's recommend?
-worldjet777



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

of these 3 I would choose CX !!!


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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

Quoting Worldjet777 (Reply 11):
Alright I can now confirm I will be going with OneWorld, so the decision is down to AA, JAL, or CX in F class. Who do you guy's recommend?

Worldjet, Pleeeease read my link on CX above. The US carriers are not even in the game....



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User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Well being a star fan, I would have suggested ANA or SQ or UA, but understanding that you live in AA's fortress of Dallas, I would definitely reccomend CX if you don't mind going out of your way to HKG because they truly have an amazing product or fly to Chicago and connect to JAL's flight and then onto Pek. A little more direct route, but make sure your on the flight with First Class and not the one without it. This first class is their new seat, and I'm sure its nice although JAL is one of the few airliens I know little about, especially since its basically nhever discussed at all on a.net!

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting Worldjet777 (Reply 11):
Alright I can now confirm I will be going with OneWorld, so the decision is down to AA, JAL, or CX in F class. Who do you guy's recommend?
-worldjet777

CX, that's a no brainer.  Smile

JL is great too though, been on their F before a few years back, great food, great service. It IS a little shorter in terms of flight time, although I suspect transfer times are more favourable for CX than for JL. Have you been to either city? Is there an option to stay a day or two in between transfers or is it all the way to PEK and all the way bacK?

Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 14):
Well being a star fan, I would have suggested ANA or SQ or UA, but understanding that you live in AA's fortress of Dallas, I would definitely reccomend CX if you don't mind going out of your way to HKG because they truly have an amazing product or fly to Chicago and connect to JAL's flight and then onto Pek.

While SQ can be fantastic, it is also a LONG way out. You're flying extra 5-6 hours to transfer in SIN. It's not worth it. ANA is not a bad option though, but since you're going with OW, it's a moot point.


User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

If you don't burn money on airlines who don't deserve it, fly with Cathay Pacific,Singapore Airlines,ANA or Malaysian and not with an american carrier!!

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