|Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14):|
Well, Hyundai is selling their $65K Equus with features that are an awful lot like that $150K Bentley
That doesn't make it a Bentley.
I have never been to a United lounge that compares to CX
's Pier, Wing and Cabin lounges. I don't think I've been to ANY airport lounge that beats those. They are far superior to SQ
's offerings in SIN
except for the The Private Room.
I can't offer an in-depth comparison between UA
as I don't fly CX
often enough to compare but there are several areas where UA
He may have had a good seat on UA
's 787 however the new Cathay Business seat gives SQ
's a run for their money. I found this seat extremely comfortable and much better than UA
's IPTE or Continental's BusinessFirst 777 product. Someone please enlighten me as to how a 1-2-1 product (on a 77W) with direct aisle access compares with a 2-2-2 product on the narrower 787. Furthermore, the IPTE's 2-4-2 is a shambolic attempt at a long haul premium product. The seats are so close together and the IFE screens badly located - on my last experience with this product I was trying to read a book and the glare from the neighbour's monitor made this harder than it needs to be.
To me it seems like this guy had 2 flights where he had a nice crew on United. That's great news but I don't think that makes UA
better than CX
in Business Class. UA
serves pre-takeoff beverages in plastic cups and their sparkling wine is not very nice. In my experiences in United's premium cabins I've had condescending crews, sarcastic crews, lazy crews, overly chatty crews, unshaven and badly groomed crew - none of which I've had on CX
where the worst case scenario is a robotic crew that does their job consistently well (bar Supefly's experience on SQ
recently). Also, I wasn't addressed by name once on UA
despite being *G. I have been addressed by name on CX
(where I hold no status) and NH
. I've had inconsistent service on UA with some crews willing to pop the sparkling wine prior to takeoff and others not.
I do agree that CX
's premium cabin catering is below par but in my experiences, UA
is not much better.
[Edited 2013-06-28 18:56:29]
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