|Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):|
On domestic flights, there is no business, so if you select business, you will just be booked in domestic first
|Quoting UnitedStarGold (Reply 5):|
This is not true. United offers three distinct classes of service on several routes, including JFK-SFO and JFK-LAX. There are also several routes with widebody three-class equipment; these vary throughout the year, but ones that have appeared frequently in the recent past and that I have flown include IAD-ORD (777, 763), ORD-SFO (777), and ORD-LAX (744). There have also been reports of 777s flying DEN-IAD, DEN-SFO, DEN-LAX, etc. At one point, UA was operating the 744 ORD-DEN.
The REASON the original poster sees business class as an offering on an A319/A320 flight is because it is a continuation of an international flight. United allocates seats in a variety of inventories in order to make connection pricing more seamless; in other words, a passenger on a D fare NRT-LAX can then connect on that same fare LAX-IAD instead of the system having to price out a discounted first class fare on the same itinerary. The same F/C/Y 'problem' shows up from time to time on 737 and 757 equipment. If it's widebody equipment, then there's a 99% chance it's actually three class service.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):|
Yes, and sometimes they have 744s going LAX-DEN, and very rarely LAX-SFO. Still, the norm now is to have 2 class (Y+ excluded) aircraft on the routes. For example, you can select Business on MSY-LAX, but you will put in domestic first. If you get a 763, 744 or 2 class 777, yes, you can book a C class seat. On most domestic flights, however, you are in first. If you are continuing an international flight, you will be in domestic first whether you are coming off of a First or Business seat on the international
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):|
Well USG, given that the poster asked if this was possible on A319/A320s, Neil and I gave the right responses.
|Quoting UnitedStarGold (Reply 9):|
seems like a need to assert your knowledge, when in fact you obviously learned something from me and didn't have the grace to acknowledge that.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):|
Um, you are kidding me, right?
|Quoting Ualflyer (Reply 12):|
Do you think I should book it. What do i do. If the prices get any higher i will be not able to fly. And if I book a business class seat and it isn't business i will be very unhappy.
|Quoting CarbHeatIn (Reply 14):|
I believe these are the only UA flights where no First class is sold.