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Travelling On AA Or UA To MIA

Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:53 am

Hello A.net,

I would like some opinion on whether to travel AA or UA to MIA in a few days. It will be a last minute booking, and I would like to connect in ORD. I want to book Business, and was wondering if the AA 757's operating ORD-MIA would have the upgraded Business seats and how they are comapred to UA 757's. I am travelling to/from YYZ.

First post: If this is the wrong forum, please move it, I apologize.

Jason
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RE: Travelling On AA Or UA To MIA

Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:27 pm

Well since UA no longer flys Mainline to MIA even from ORD you wont have a business class to upgrade to on UA. UA flys two daily E-170s on ORD-MIA while AA flys 9 daily 757s. Depends on the 757 but many of there first class is not that nice and look pretty old. AA 757s or at least all the ones I have been on are two class only. So I am not sure what your chances are of upgrading to first on AA. If you fly UA you will fly a 170 down but you will get to see brand new Concourse J at MIA. If you fly AA you get a larger plane but I am not sure if it more comfortable since I have never flown on a 170 but I am not a fan of AA's 757's.

I say go with what ever is cheaper unless you have a good shot of upgrading to first on AA.
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RE: Travelling On AA Or UA To MIA

Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:51 pm

Thank you for the informative response. I wanted to use AAdvantage miles but I do like the E170 so it will be a toss-up on the UA price compared to miles needed to redeem AA.

Jason
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RE: Travelling On AA Or UA To MIA

Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:29 pm

I highly recommend flying on American Airlines to Miami....
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RE: Travelling On AA Or UA To MIA

Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:01 am

I decided to book direct flights YYZ-MIA-YYZ on AA using AAdvantage miles. 25,000 are getting me First on the way there and economy on the way back. Thanks for your help!

Jason
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