Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2709 times:
I realize that Ted is just a subsidiary of United, but I was wondering how flying on Ted is different? It seems to me neither one really offers anything more then a drink and a snack in coach on domestic travel. Planes are the same besides a different pain scheme.
Ted is not a subsidiary of United. In order to be a subsidiary, it would have to be a seperate company with a seperate operating certificate, neither of which it is. It is merely an all-economy service at United.
Quoting Jaws707 (Thread starter): It seems to me neither one really offers anything more then a drink and a snack in coach on domestic travel.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9138 posts, RR: 52 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
One huge perk of Ted is that the service in economy is far improved. There are four flight attendants on board (the minimum required by the FAA) and they all serve economy. The 757 has about the same number of seats in economy and there are 2-3 flight attendants, so the service levels on Ted are better. The flight attendants can certainly perform a beverage and snack box service much quicker. Also the fact that they aren't overworked as much means that often times the service is far better.
In general if I am going to fly in economy, Ted is nice. However the loss of a possible upgrade is not good at all for frequent flyers.