Greg, I am not familiar with UA
's trans pacific business class, but if it is the same as the trans atlantic business class, then I would avoid it at all costs. Carriers like BA
, Virgin, Lufthansa, KLM, Singapore, Cathay, etc. have better service, better food, more comfortable seats, etc. Even Delta's business elite is much better. In my opinion, UA
's business class product is way below average. If you pay a premium to fly with them, as you say, you really need to re-think your strategy! By the way, UA
's economy class product is quite good internationally, especially on the 777.
To Singapore, I would obviously take SIA. Obviously, their image is partly a hype, but they are pretty good, just like MAS and Cathay.