MCIFlyer
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Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:20 am

Question for any UA insiders....

I realize that UA's C-Class product is only about 5 years old (in its current incarnation), but compared with other long-haul C-class products, it seems to be a bit dated. (my    only).

Does anyone know of any UA plans to update C-class, and if so, when?   

And yes, I realize given UA's current financial woes, such a possibility is somewhat remote.

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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:00 am

Quoting MCIFlyer (Thread starter):
I realize that UA's C-Class product is only about 5 years old

Try nearly 10 (the seat was introduced in 1996, although pitch was increased in 2002/2003).

Expect a new seat announcement either slightly before or after bankruptcy exit. Word is there are vendors out there that have new innovations in C-seats custom designed for us. We just have to pick.

Which is good. I'd hate for us to go with an old flat-bed product like SQ's SpaceBed, which is currently on the p.s. 757s. That product just plane sucks compared to today's offerings. It was only chosen for p.s. because of low price...
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:01 am

Actually I like UA's C seat. I have flown the new ones on LH and SQ, and although they recline more they are definitely less comfortable then UA's C. What I like about UA's C, which is not possible on LH or SQ, is that you can adjust/recline the back and leg rest separately. On SQ and LH the seat sets its own recline and you cannot say put the back down a bit, and the legs rest up abut. It seems to be all or nothing.

A fully reclining C on UA would be nice, but PLEASE not like SQ or LH!!!!!
 
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:56 am

Quoting TonyBurr (Reply 2):
Actually I like UA's C seat. I have flown the new ones on LH and SQ

I too like UA's C seat, although they are starting to become slightly worn...I have no problems with the new LH seat, although I had none with the old seat, but lie flat are definitely always welcome as far as I am concerned.
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:20 pm

I understand that UA's C Class is considered to be quite comfortable and still good for a night's rest despite the fact that it is not lieflat etc...is that an accurate statement?
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:24 pm

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 4):
I understand that UA's C Class is considered to be quite comfortable and still good for a night's rest despite the fact that it is not lieflat etc...is that an accurate statement?

Yes, in fact, the last time I flew UA C-class was SFO-NRT-BKK-NRT-LAX about two years ago, and the seats were pretty good. Long flights indeed.

Original reason for asking: the wife and I are flying from ORD to SGN (via HKG) late May of 2006 in C, and I just wonder if that 15:20 ORD-HKG leg in a 744 is going to be any better the next time....  crossfingers 

I've seen LH and SQ C seats, and while I've never sat in them, I too hope that UA's new C seats aren't like them! The ability to independently adjust the back and the legrests on UA's C seats are a bonus, but I really like the idea of sleeping for 8 hours or so on a flat seat (and when I say "flat", I mean "flat", not "flat on a downward angle".

So, the big question, I guess, is "when will UA emerge from bankruptcy?"  scratchchin  Jeez...we've never heard any speculation like that here before, have we?  Wink
 
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:51 pm

Quoting MCIFlyer (Reply 5):
So, the big question, I guess, is "when will UA emerge from bankruptcy?" Jeez...we've never heard any speculation like that here before, have we?

Either later this year or early next year. That said, anything can happen in this industry, we'll see.
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RE: Any Word On Updates To UA C-Class?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:00 pm

I've flown UA C class quite a bit. Although I like LH service, I've found the UA C class seat is far more comfortable than even the new LH C class lie-flat seat. Last time I flew the SFOMUC, I kept getting bumped because although the armrest folds flat to give you more room, the aisle seats leave you exposed to clumsy fellow passengers. Also, the angle of the LH lie-flat is a bit too steep to be comfortable. I kept sliding down and giving myself a wedgie. I'm more than happy to keep the UA seat - no complaints whatsoever.
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