Thanks to all for those who answered my enquiry as to which is bigger at ORD (aa or ua).
My next question is such:
It looks like next year, due to business opportunities, I will be based at a university in the Midwest. I have been hoping for something not to far from ORD so i can escape easily if need be, but I could be in any major university in the region..... however it is likely ORD will end up being my hub anyway due to sheer size and proximity.
Well here is the thing, I'm probably going to need an escape from the midwest (afterall...do need some time with the boys right?) So I am planning to have an escape hatch about once a month, where I will jump on the plane to LHR.
My question is guys, what do you think. UA...and get status... or AA or BA even though BA means no points on cheaper econ fairs...or connect on the east coast and take virgin? Bare in mind that I should be making 2 or 3 trips per year to Australia on either NZ, UA or QF depending on ff program.
So guys, I want your opion, who am i better off with. UA's econ product doesn't seem too crash hot compared to BA...however Im curious to know if UA would often upgrade me if i did it say 12 or 13 times per year in addition to north american travel plus 2 or 3 trips per year to Australia. I had a look at UA's business class meals and they don't appear to be up there with BA...and AA's even less so. So what do you guys think.... I wanna know....which way am I best off?