aaden
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Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental China?

Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:40 pm

okay guys I was wondering which airline you would choose to fly to china if the schedule is as followed


Traveling to Beijing
Sat 24-Mar-07

Denver (DEN)
Depart 11:55 pm to Newark (EWR)
Arrive 5:26 am +1 day
Terminal C 1,626 mi
(2,617 km)
Duration: 3hr 31mn
CO
Flight: 229

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3Economy/Coach Class, Boeing 737-500, 80% on time


Sun 25-Mar-07
Newark (EWR)
Depart 12:10 pm
Terminal C to Beijing (PEK)
Arrive 1:45 pm +1 day
Terminal 2 6,817 mi
(10,971 km)
Duration: 13hr 35mn
CO
Flight: 89

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3Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 777


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Total distance: 8,443 mi (13,588 km)
Total duration: 17hr 6mn (22hr 50mn with connections)


Traveling to Denver
Sat 31-Mar-07

Beijing (PEK)
Depart 3:45 pm
Terminal 2 to Newark (EWR)
Arrive 5:30 pm
Terminal C 6,817 mi
(10,971 km)
Duration: 13hr 45mn
CO
Flight: 88

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3Economy/Coach Class, Dinner, Boeing 777


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Newark (EWR)
Depart 7:40 pm
Terminal C to Denver (DEN)
Arrive 10:14 pm 1,626 mi
(2,617 km)
Duration: 4hr 34mn
CO
Flight: 228

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3Economy/Coach Class, Boeing 737-800, 20% on time


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Total distance: 8,443 mi (13,588 km)
Total duration: 18hr 19mn (21hr 29mn with connections




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Review the flight details


Sat 24-Mar-07

Denver (DEN)
Depart 8:32 am to San Francisco (SFO)
Arrive 10:11 am
Terminal 3 954 mi
(1,535 km)
Duration: 2hr 39mn
UA
Flight: 869

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3Economy/Coach Class, Boeing 777, 70% on time


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San Francisco (SFO)
Depart 11:14 am
Terminal I to Beijing (PEK)
Arrive 2:35 pm +1 day 5,898 mi
(9,492 km)
Duration: 12hr 21mn
UA
Flight: 889

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3Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 747-400


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Total distance: 6,852 mi (11,027 km)
Total duration: 15hr 0mn (15hr 3mn with connections)


Sat 31-Mar-07

Beijing (PEK)
Depart 12:00 pm
Terminal 2 to San Francisco (SFO)
Arrive 8:26 am
Terminal I 5,898 mi
(9,492 km)
Duration: 11hr 26mn
UA
Flight: 888

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3Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 747-400


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San Francisco (SFO)
Depart 10:42 am
Terminal 3 to Denver (DEN)
Arrive 2:04 pm 954 mi
(1,535 km)
Duration: 2hr 22mn
UA
Flight: 862

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3Economy/Coach Class, Airbus A320, 70% on time


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Total distance: 6,852 mi (11,027 km)
Total duration: 13hr 48mn (17hr 4mn with connections)



thanks the price is the same i was just wondering which you would choose
 
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LHRBFSTrident
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RE: Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental Chi

Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:12 pm

No PTVs in Y on UA 744s, so prefer CO's IFE

Prefer UA's ff program, and Economy Plus is great if you can get it on those long flights

Prefer 744 to 777 in general, and zone 3 Y on UA's 744 is nice if you can't get Eco+

Prefer CO's consistency in service & cabin condition

For the first sector, CO fields a 735 (ho-hum) but UA fields a 777(better)

Tough call, mate!
 
NWADC9
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RE: Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental Chi

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:25 am

How about UA outbound and CO inbound?
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
 
BA787
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RE: Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental Chi

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:34 am

Id do CO all the way, Ive heard bad things about UA, and wouldn't fly them if I can help it. Although I will have to see if all that I have heard is true, so I will fly them 1 day Big grin:D
 
AirCop
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RE: Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental Chi

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:25 pm

Fly to China via EWR when you live in DEN? Outbound travel time is 7hrs longer on CO and return is 5 hours longer. No matter what kind of IFE system on CO has; unless one is saving a bundle of money its not worth it. Think of it this way, 7 hours is nearly a full work day.
 
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RE: Would You Rather Fly United Or Continental Chi

Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:56 pm

Since UA's longhaul is operated by a B747-400 instead of the B777 that CO flies, I'd take UA...
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