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User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2272 times:


Do United Airlines offer a meal service on short haul services in First class, for example IAD- MIA or does one have to purchase food even in Domestic First on a 737-300?

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User currently offlineRyanAFAMSP From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2239 times:

You would never have to purchase food in Domestic First Class. Flights over (I think) 2.5 hours get food - depending on the time of day. Things are changing really quickly in the U.S. The best thing to do would be to check with the airline. First class on the 737-300 is nothing to write home about.

When I was a United flight attendant, the last time I worked MIA-IAD was on a 767-300ER in 2002. It came through from South America and had some kind of light breakfast in first and business, and just drinks in the back.

Now all IAD-MIA pairings are on narrow bodies due to the closure of the international operation at MIA. Yields are really low to Florida so this may affect United's decision about whether or not to offer meals up front.

Good luck!

User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Thanks for the reply.

Were you a steward on the UA 767-300? That's interesting because I am flying out to the states in the summer on one. The routing is LHR-IAD then IAD- MIA on the 737.

I posted a query recently about the aircraft. I will be flying J class with UA and from the photos on the website the plane interior looks really shabby, I love the United 777 fleet but the 767-300 plane looks really old and worn out. I have heard that when they increased the leg room in business to a 55" seat pitch the plane may have been updated. Is the J class the same as on the 777. Can you shed any light on this, recommend the best seat on the aircraft in J class? Any seats to avoid for whatever reason?

Thank you



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2057 times:


Some of the 777s also look really worn out. Overall the 767s are in pretty good condition. They were modified in the late 90s to have the same seats as the 777 and 747 have (but the 767 seats are an inch narrower due to the smaller cabin width and UA using a 2-2-2 configuration). I have been on clean and dirty versions of the 777 and 767. I like the 777 more because it is a wider cabin and the seats are wider although the pitch is roughly the same. But with the 777, you have the dreaded middle seat, which isn't very nice, but if I can get a seat by the window, then the 777 is better. Neither plane is ever really shabby, but they are not in perfect condition like you will see from high quality carriers like SQ, CX or TG. I have seen much worse on other domestic flights. The 767s are decent even though they are judged as the worst international plane in UAs fleet.

The center bulkhead which is row 5 is the best for legroom in the 767. Other then that the seats are all the same, except for the last row on each side of the plane. Check http://www.seatguru.com for more information.

UA serves meals on flights over 2.5 hours that occur during meal times. Both IAD-MIA flights are covered in meal times, but I don't know the latest, but usually flights over 750 miles will have a first class snack or meal and IAD-MIA is around 900 miles. The snacks have never really been great, but I think they are fine for a nice quick meal. They keep changing stuff up, so maybe someone that actually works for them might be able to shed light on the newest levels of service. However up until recently I know that have been serving food on most flights from MCO, FLL, and MIA to ORD and IAD.

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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

My neighbor just flew DEN-LAX two days ago in First Class on a UA 763. She said she had an excellent meal and seat. Wish I had more details. . .I only spoke with her briefly upon her arrival at LAX. . .

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