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User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 6151 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Has anyone had recent experience flying UA on this route in economy class. My wife did about 2-years ago and found the cabin service pretty good.
The alternative is to fly with AirNZ via AKL. We have done this a number of times and have been generally satisfied. Our experience has been that it depends so much on the cabin attendants that are working the side of the aircraft in which you are seated. We need to fly a Star Alliance carrier because of the points.

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Service and flight overall is typical United - mediocre to good depending on the cabin crew and whether you're sitting in E+ or not. Nothing special. In most cases they do walk around after the meals and periodically throughout the long flight to check up on passengers. If you fly UA regularly on domestic flights, then you would have already gotten a taste of their international service as well.

Plane is a 744 and there are video screens all throughout the plane for movies. No PTV's.

Btw, I think you may have posted this in the wrong forum. You'd probably get more replies in Civil Av.

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4004 times:

UA canned its non-stop service MEL-LAX more than three years ago after Qantas played me too on the route. I did fly them in business class to Sydney from SFO about thee years ago. NOt in the same class as SQ or CX but sort of OK if you spent most of the time asleep.

I think my long dead Grandma was the chief cabin attendant. Frightening. She was at least 10 years younger than the flight service director who emerged from First class a few times.

User currently offlineCragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3963 times:

Go NZ. UA are old, and thats not just the Flight Attendants  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

NZ have better leg room, nicer cabins, friendlier staff and better food.

Good Luck with your choice

User currently offlineRmenon From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3947 times:

If you are a Star or UA elite FF, go with UA since you can get E+ seating.

If not, go NZ - their seat pitch is better than UA regular Economy (and while the service is better on NZ - there is only so much service you get in Y anyway...)

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