|Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 26):|
% seats in Y+ is far higher than DL EC or AA MCE across the fleet, so you'll have a much higher chance of scoring an Econ plus seat, even as a low level elite
Every time I've looked, the only seats open to be taken after everyone's purchased their own (or got the free upgrade at purchase) are middle seats. Seems to make for an interesting trade off, but I'd take a lower legroom window over a large middle.
|Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 18):|
I know you don't like united, but name another airline that will guarantee you a 18.5 inch wide (9 abreast 777) 36 inch pitch economy seat with full AVOD across the pacific if you are the lowest level of elite?
If you're not flying from SFO
(UA's main Pacific base, supposedly) gets screwed.
Additionally, I am pretty sure that the majority of Asian carriers have 9 abreast 777's for Transpac ops. Regionals/Low Cost may be 10 abreast, as well as 2 or 3 exceptions including PR
|Quoting UA444 (Reply 21):|
Won for the 11th year in a row. Odd. According to the CO fan club, UA has been a mess for their entire 88 years and never once won awards.
I'm pretty sure the 11th year in a row is referring to the Mileage program specifically. In which case I very much agree with that award. UA
's mileage program is awesome, though I'm not pleased with the PQD and fare-based changes it's probably still the best one I've heard of.
Now if it wasn't for the 744, I would say that UA
at least isn't the worst. They'll never be the best but at least not the worst. Problem is, with the 744 dominating Pacific ops out of SFO
, and the 744 having the absolute worst service of all their fleet and of any carrier across the pacific, UA
definitely is the worst of all.
The thing that gets to me so bad about them stating that UA
is the best Transpac airline is that Transpac is where their service is weakest. If it were South America or Europe service, then I could definitely see them as being one of the better ones! They have a better onboard product than AA
/US typically offer on those routes and do offer more destinations too.
finally fixes up their 744's (took them darned long enough to start) then it will be a potential contender.
On a side note, what happened to their interactive route map? It seems to have disappeared from their site.