I've flown both AA
and UA BOS
a few of times. I'd say they are mostly equivalent. AA
has recently stopped serving food on their transcons, but you apparently have the option to buy a sandwich. I don't know whether UA
have followed te same path (I'm sure someone here can give us this information). In terms of leg room, they both have 31" pitch in economy (according to seatguru.com; I only looked at B757s). HOWEVER, if you can get on UA
's Economy Plus Seats, they are much more confortable (as far as economy seats are concerned that is). Another tip is that, with your AAdvantage Gold status you should be able to reserve emergency exit row seats on AA
, which are also better than the standard seats. Apart from that, you should look at timing. I'm planning a BOS
trip in May and I'll probably do it on UA
because, on the way back, it arrives in BOS
at 8pm, whereas the AA
equivalent flight gets in at 10pm, which is a bit too late for me.
Hope this helps,
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