If I may add my two cents worth here.
only the full-fare coach passengers get the Economy Plus seating assignments.
Actually, FFs with elite status with UA
and StarAlliance gold card holders
can also get on the Economy Plus seats, on whatever fare they are booked.
I'm the latter and been using EP
seats for a few years now and, yes, they
absolutely rule compared to getting crammed in economy on any other airline.
I was also reading in another thread that companies that have a large
corporate deal with UA
can also book their employees on EP
irrespective of fare. I wouldn't be surprised if UA
use this as a lever to get
some corporate accounts back from AA
But, now, going back to our main topic. I'm one of these people who also
's MRTC. I flew JFK
twice last year (each leg is 14h) and
MRTC made the flights more bearable. In fact, the second time I was happy
that I was booked on AA
because of MRTC. But now, without it, I will join
the few people who have already posted on this thread and get out
of my way to fly UA
because of the EP
think that they can increase their profits by removing MRTC,
good luck to them (and I'm actually really saying this sincerely).
However, they have definitely lost my business.
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