Jaws707
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How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:13 am

I realize that Ted is just a subsidiary of United, but I was wondering how flying on Ted is different? It seems to me neither one really offers anything more then a drink and a snack in coach on domestic travel. Planes are the same besides a different pain scheme.
 
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:18 am

I understand the FA have a different scarf, so that right there should make all the difference.
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:28 am

What's the whole point of TED, why does it even exist as a sub company of United?
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:29 am

There is no first class allowing 18 more seats to fit on the plane. For the customer traveling in Y there isn't much of a difference save slightly better IFE.
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:13 pm

There are a couple difference, but nothing of substance:

 airplane  A goofy "Ted wants you to have a safe flight" safety briefing.

 airplane  A slightly different cabin crew (and ground crew at all-Ted stations like Tampa) uniform.

 airplane  A larger Economy Plus section than on an average 320.

 airplane  No first class.

 airplane  Four flight attendants.

Other than that - it's basically the same United.
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:06 pm

TED is at the rear end of UniTED.

TED is in the rear of UniTED.

TED is RetarTED. Whoever got paid to come up with the name was obviously overpaid.

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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:11 pm

Quoting Jaws707 (Thread starter):
I realize that Ted is just a subsidiary of United

Ted is not a subsidiary of United. In order to be a subsidiary, it would have to be a seperate company with a seperate operating certificate, neither of which it is. It is merely an all-economy service at United.

Quoting Jaws707 (Thread starter):
It seems to me neither one really offers anything more then a drink and a snack in coach on domestic travel.

They don't give the whole can Sad

Quoting Jaws707 (Thread starter):
Planes are the same besides a different pain scheme.

All the seats have the upgraded seats in all blue with movable winged head rests.
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:20 pm

TED = a "nightmare" version of United

No First Class

Limited overhead space for folks at Row 1-3 (as TED's A320s have limited storages for crew bags)

No oven

Smaller galley

A large economy plus section

Beverage service limited -- no whole can is given out -- but you can always ask for two cups of beverage.

Denver -- out of Concoure A -- no need to take the train...

As a 1K, I dislike TED but not quite the bottom of my list because there is always MESA Air/United Express flight that annoys me the most.

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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:42 pm

A United/TED Flight Attendant explained it to me this way: United = can; TED = cup. That's it. Also, I think they pour lemonade from a pitcher on TED.
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RE: How Is Flying On Ted Different Then On United?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:15 am

One huge perk of Ted is that the service in economy is far improved. There are four flight attendants on board (the minimum required by the FAA) and they all serve economy. The 757 has about the same number of seats in economy and there are 2-3 flight attendants, so the service levels on Ted are better. The flight attendants can certainly perform a beverage and snack box service much quicker. Also the fact that they aren't overworked as much means that often times the service is far better.

In general if I am going to fly in economy, Ted is nice. However the loss of a possible upgrade is not good at all for frequent flyers.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
They don't give the whole can

I believe that is due to there being smaller galleys and also that many flights are double catered. Supplies can run thin on the 3+ hour flights.
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