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903 IAD-DEN Biz Class - Meal Service?  
User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

I tried going on united's website to see what is the meal service on that flight on biz class, and i couldn't find an answer. the reason is that i am flying that flight, and i can't eat pork. i don't usually request a special meal, unless i know there is a choce of pork on that flight. for instance 902 from DEN to IAD, has two choices of pork products : Chef salad and the turkey wrap which contains "Salami", so i always request either a kosher or a muslim meal. i never flown on 903 so i don't know what are the choices.

any help would be great

[Edited 2007-05-02 00:10:49]


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9596 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

903 IAD-DEN is a dinner flight. Dinner flights usually have more than a salad or wrap offering. Typically you should get the choice of a chicken entree or a pasta. Pork products can be found on breakfast, lunch and snack services, but I haven't seen them recently on the dinner flights in domestic first/business class.


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User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

wow! that really helped a lot, i guess i will stick with not requesting a special meal  Smile


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User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2408 times:

my suggestion is to play it safe and either bring your own food or request the special meal. I'd rather eat than starve for the flight. But it's totally your call.

User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2382 times:

That is the flight that I always fly between IAD - DEN just about every week. What has been offered the past several weeks in Biz class has been an open faced Turkey sandwich, or a pasta shells dish. Neither of these contain any kind of pork from what I can tell. I prefer the open faced turkey sandwich personally.  Smile I know you had a pretty reliable answer already, but I wanted to confirm it from multiple experiences on that flight.


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User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting CAETravlr (Reply 4):
That is the flight that I always fly between IAD - DEN just about every week. What has been offered the past several weeks in Biz class has been an open faced Turkey sandwich, or a pasta shells dish. Neither of these contain any kind of pork from what I can tell. I prefer the open faced turkey sandwich personally. I know you had a pretty reliable answer already, but I wanted to confirm it from multiple experiences on that flight.

So that's what it was! I flew 903 (N774UA, no less) this past Sunday in Y+ and the aroma from J was quite nice. Of course, just the ripoff box (no I didn't buy it) and pretzles for those of us in back. BTW...how do you get one of the Y+ seats that has the nice footrest?
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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2345 times:

Quoting HAMAD (Reply 2):
wow! that really helped a lot, i guess i will stick with not requesting a special meal

I wouldn't. There is always a chance that they will end up catering you that wrap and salad mix, in which case you will be SOL. Request the special meal. Kosher, Moslem, Low Fat, Vegetarian, etc will not have pork.



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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2327 times:

Quoting B52murph (Reply 5):
BTW...how do you get one of the Y+ seats that has the nice footrest?

Y+ does not have footrests. What you see is the housing for the traytable and videoscreen. The front row has the cabin divider in front of it, so the tray table and video screens are housed in the armrest. Incidentially, these seats are a little bit narrower and don't have armrests that "raise"


User currently offlineSkycruiser From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 7):
Y+ does not have footrests. What you see is the housing for the traytable and videoscreen. The front row has the cabin divider in front of it, so the tray table and video screens are housed in the armrest. Incidentially, these seats are a little bit narrower and don't have armrests that "raise"

Actually, United flies two configurations of 3-class 777-200s, one of which has 6 seats in Y+ that are designated as crew rest seats (17-20 H-J). These seats have a bit more recline, a bit more seat pitch, footrests, tray tables in armrests, and stowable video screen. The only drawback is that armrests are not movable. These seats are blocked off for international flights, but they are available for seating on domestic flights.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Uni...ited_Airlines_Boeing_777-200_2.php

This configuration is the scheduled equipment in use for UA903, although switches to the other config without crew rest seats are common.


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting B52murph (Reply 5):
how do you get one of the Y+ seats that has the nice footrest?

those seats are always blocked until the online check in starts the day before the flight when they unblock them, i have done that so many times .. once check in open i choose one of those seats. they are AMAZING!!!

[Edited 2007-05-03 01:03:32]

[Edited 2007-05-03 01:04:49]


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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting Skycruiser (Reply 8):
Actually, United flies two configurations of 3-class 777-200s, one of which has 6 seats in Y+ that are designated as crew rest seats (17-20 H-J). These seats have a bit more recline, a bit more seat pitch, footrests, tray tables in armrests, and stowable video screen. The only drawback is that armrests are not movable. These seats are blocked off for international flights, but they are available for seating on domestic flights.

Oh yeah, I forgot about those. I guess if you have any status with UA's Mileage plus you could probably call the reservation number and request it.


User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting Skycruiser (Reply 8):
Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 7):
Y+ does not have footrests. What you see is the housing for the traytable and videoscreen. The front row has the cabin divider in front of it, so the tray table and video screens are housed in the armrest. Incidentially, these seats are a little bit narrower and don't have armrests that "raise"

Actually, United flies two configurations of 3-class 777-200s, one of which has 6 seats in Y+ that are designated as crew rest seats (17-20 H-J). These seats have a bit more recline, a bit more seat pitch, footrests, tray tables in armrests, and stowable video screen. The only drawback is that armrests are not movable. These seats are blocked off for international flights, but they are available for seating on domestic flights.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Uni...ited_Airlines_Boeing_777-200_2.php

This configuration is the scheduled equipment in use for UA903, although switches to the other config without crew rest seats are common.

Thanks...actually, it wasn't just H-J seats in rows 17-20, but the whole row. If you take a look at my bottom three of the five photos above, you'll see a second silver button in seats C+D for row 17. It was that way across the entire row.

Also found it odd that this was just a 777A vs. a 777ER, even though it was configured for international runs. Does anybody know the number breakdown as far as how many of the 777As are config'd international and how many (reg #s?) are config'd domestic?


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

this makes me wonder. why isnt united's E+ seats on international the same as those crew rest seats? compared to british airways, and other airlines that offers the premium economy product, United can improve a lot on those seats on international. at least increase the pitch and add leg rests


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9596 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1976 times:

Quoting HAMAD (Reply 12):
this makes me wonder. why isnt united's E+ seats on international the same as those crew rest seats? compared to british airways, and other airlines that offers the premium economy product, United can improve a lot on those seats on international. at least increase the pitch and add leg rests

United doesn't charge more for those economy plus seats like other airlines do for premium economy. United gives those seats away for free to star alliance elites or to people on full fare or almost full fare economy. Yes you can pay a yearly fee to get them, but it is not like BA, VS, NZ or the others that market premium economy as a different product. Since UA doesn't really charge more for those seats, they can't afford to make them too nice since that will lower the seat count on the plane too much.

If UA did offer seats like the crew rest seats in a premium economy, then they probably would sell them for a premium.



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