As someone that makes the LAX
commute regularly let me put my two cents in.
F class product is indeed kinda oldish, but they did recently(year or 2 ago) however refit the aircraft with previously retired and stored 767-300 F seats(when those planes were 3-class way back when). Still not lie flat, just kinda a big wide seat with good pitch(62in). AA
has also tried to make the cabins look a bit fresher with refurb side walls, overhead bins etc.
business they feature a good seat with decent recline and good pitch(55in). If you pick row-9, the exit row you could install a bed there with all the open space in front of you.
For meals it kinda depends on the time of day. Personally I am quite tired of breakfast flights as meals tend to be choices of high cholesterol things like omelets or pancakes and what is kinda a skimpy fruit and cereal plate. For lunch and dinner you certainly get a bit more variety. The AA
F might have an additional starter like a soup for instance that UA
C class wont.
Entertainment on both airlines is via either the screen on the wall or personal digi players Also both airlines offer Go-Go wireless. Comfort wise both feature oversized pillow and duvet covers.
Crew wise I tend to see the same ones on UA
, and maybe a bit more consistent service since the flights are flown almost exclusively by JFK
crews, while at AA
it seems the flights are bid on by anyone.
At the end of the day, the choice are a bit even since you are not comparing like classes. Now if you could get p.s. F class then I'd say that United is the best choice especially with having the SQ
So my final thought would be then to pick the flight times that work best for you, or maybe consider which ever airline offers an award for the least miles involved which would make it the best value for basically likewise experience.