FL370
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UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:34 am

which airline is best to fly to asia? i fly UA all the time to Asia, but i was just wondering how the service is on NW compared to UA? seats, F/As, etc....! whos better!


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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:38 am

Living in SEA, I get some of the best UA crews in the fleet, so it's almost always UA875 going to NRT and UA876 coming home for me.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:38 am

I like NW. I think their service is decent. The seats on both NW and UA are beaters, but their business class and first for UA are ok(if they still have it Wink ). The seats on NW are awfully hard, however I'm not sure about UA.

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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:21 am

Hmmm.... Since you fly UA than you are familiar with their product.

As for NW ... Depends on where you leave from and what class you fly.

SEA, PDX and SFO on NW are A330s. They are new, have IFE in all seats and are comfortable. Seating in Y is 2-4-2, Seating in C is 2-2-2.

LAX, DTW and MSP to Japan are 744s. IFE only in World Business Class. Y will be old fashioned. Flight attendants from the Midwest I find are a little more....midwestern (see Beach Boys song). Never flown from the west coast.

Food in Y is well ... better than school lunch which means it is on par with prisons.

Food in WBC is well ... pretty darn fancy and much higher and on par with many other US carriers serving Asia. Which means higher than a prison but lower than any Asian Carrier's C or F. (or CX's Y)
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:35 am

it depends what class you are flying.

I was happy on NW in Y class both times I flew JFK-NRT.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:50 am

if you want to try something different, suggest that you look at the Japanese airlines. Assume that you have a UA MP card, you can get mileage on ANA depending on class of service. Only take ANA C class if it's the new 777-300ER's with updated seats. The old C class product on ANA is not worth paying extra for. F class on JAL is a very good service.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:53 am

It all depends.

If I'm right, SEA-NRT on NW is an A330-200, which has comfortable seats in Y (by Y standards at least) and has a great IFE system. NW FA's on international flights offer pretty good service I've found (moreso than domestically at least). The seating is 2-4-2, which is naturally is better than 2-5-2 - which is what UA's 772's are. In J, NW's world business is very good, offering another 5" of pitch over United (though United has an excellent J product as well).

If you are on an NW 744, they are less than the most updated on the inside, it's exactly what you'd expect. Y seats aren't great, J is still pretty good.

My verdict, if the flight is on one of NW's A330s, take NW, if not, go UA.
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:57 am

NW in World Business Class is ages ahead of United in the same. AVOD, get row 1K and you'll be in heaven!
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:29 am

^
Still nothing compared to JL or NH's offerings in the same class.
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:48 am

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
Still nothing compared to JL or NH's offerings in the same class.

As note above, the old C class on NH sucks! the service is ok and the FA's very pleasant, but the seats are way off! basically, glorified Y class. So, your comment is really dependent on which plane they are flying.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
LAX, DTW and MSP to Japan are 744s. IFE only in World Business Class. Y will be old fashioned.

Centrair. IFE = In-flight Entertainment. to say that IFE is only in WBC states that there is no music or movies in Y. this is false. NW doesn't have PTVs in Y on its 744s but they do show movies on the big screens and have music channels. thus there is IFE

IFE = In-flight Entertainment. (includes music channels and movies via screens located thru the cabin, not just the TV on the seat "PTV")
PTV = personal T.V.
just making that clear for you...and anyone else! there is a difference.
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:00 pm

Try/use the Polls and Preferences forum for these type of questions.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...aviation_polls/index.main?rand=691
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:10 pm

UA has great FirstSuite Service in and out of Tokyo on their 744's.
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:38 pm

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):
UA has great FirstSuite Service in and out of Tokyo on their 744's.

Also great FirstSuite on the 777's.

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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:12 pm

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 13):
Also great FirstSuite on the 777's.

You got there before I did!

Quoting Jonno (Reply 7):
NW in World Business Class is ages ahead of United in the same. AVOD, get row 1K and you'll be in heaven!

Not for long, the new J seat and IFE will raise the bar.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:01 pm

Since your profile states you're between 16-20, I guess you'll fly whatever airline your parents buy you a ticket on, which seems to be United.
 
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:09 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 15):
Since your profile states you're between 16-20, I guess you'll fly whatever airline your parents buy you a ticket on, which seems to be United.

How does comparing two airlines have anything to do with who buys the ticket? Are you saying he has no choice what airline he flys?
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RE: UA Or NW To Japan

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
which airline is best to fly to asia?

ANA, JAL, Singapore....take your pick of one of these......you said best.
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