Lp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4695 times:
Seat (Lie-flat or not) matters
IFE (AVOD or not) matters
Aircraft matters. (B763 - the other woman in my life) - even though it seems there is no 763 on the route.
Food matters to certain extent.
FF or price don't matter, company pays and I am in aviation industry, so no FF miles.
Per airline, what are the features like:
727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:
I have flown NRT-SIN on UA in biz class, 744. Apart from the very late arrival in SIN it was excellent, but it looks like you have an earlier flight in mind.
UA offers a charcoal leather seat that reclines about 60 degrees, so its close to flat. You have a PTV with about 12 channels i think. They will give you noise cancelling headsets so the ride will be very quiet even if you don't want to listen to or watch any of the IFE. The Tokyo based cabin crew will be very attentive, but I didn't find them on the friendly side... strictly business. Food was very nice, and there was plenty of it. I don't remember all the menu choices but it was pretty much asian-fusion including a small serving of sushi.
I suppose I would like to be able to compare the competion on the route, but my job limits me to flying U.S. carriers and I've never been too thrilled with NW, so UA it is for me. Enjoy your trip!