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platinumfoota
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AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:51 am

Recently I have noticed alot of possible merge discussions but i miss the old airline vs airline threads. So now that US airlines are starting to make more changes (and money) i wanted to bring the U.S heavyweights head to head one more time. AA vs UA, who and why??
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af773atmsp
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:20 am

They do almost have the same aircraft.
UA:
744
772
763
752
735 and 733
A320 and 319
Beech 1900D
CRJ-700
ERJ-170
ERJ-175?
Saab 340?


AA:
772
787 (didn't AA order the 787?)
763
A300 (retiring soon)
752
738
MD-80 (retiring soon)
CRJ-700
ATR-42 and ATR-72
Saab 340
ERJ-135 and ERJ-145

But UA and AA are in different alliances.
DC10-40,MD88,A319,A320,A332,717,722,733,737,738,752,ATR-72,736,788,74M
SY,DL,FI,FL,BA,EI,NW,MG,DY,EZY,F9,WN,SN,ET,SK,KL,B6
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LaminarFlow
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:22 am

AA; only U.S. legacy carrier never to enter Chapter 11 protection.
 
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:30 am

AA 772's are a few hundred pounds lighter than UA 772's(less paint)
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ChiGB1973
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:31 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
787 (didn't AA order the 787?)

No.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
A300 (retiring soon)

No.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
MD-80 (retiring soon)

No.

I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business.

M
 
737DAB320
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:32 am

I'm pretty sure this should be in the Polls and Preferences forum.

To answer though...UA. Mainly because I hate AAs backbone aircraft the MD-80 or the Super 80...frankly there is nothing super about it. I guess they mean Super old, run down, and uncomfortable.
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PRAirbus
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:32 am

AA says they will keep the A300s as long as they can...you can expect to see AA AB6's for at least another 5 years.
 
hamad
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:33 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 4):
I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business

absolutely agree. i'd rather take UA over AA any day.
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 am

They can discuss and plan and the respective boards can meet all they want, the DOT will never allow a merger this large to go through.
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md90fan
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
UA:

+ CRJ-200, DASH-8, ERJ-145
- ERJ-175, Saab 340, Beech 1900D

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
AA

+ ERJ-140, 767-200
- 787, ATR-42

And the AA MD-80s aren't going anywhere soon, they have 300+ with sone built as recent as 1999!
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FlagshipAZ
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:43 am

United prefers PW motors on most of their fleet, while American has a mix of GEs & RRs on their fleet.
I rather see UA with NW, and AA with DL, if the industry were to undergo a major consolidation mania.
Just my 2 cents worth. Regards.
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:46 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 4):
I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business.

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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:22 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 4):
I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business.

The number of business travellers that have gaffed off UA for AA, CO, or DL in the last 5 years is astounding. Been on a UA long haul flight lately? Guess not. I have. They are worse than NW.

Look at the endless consumer reports. AA gets rated higher than UA everytime. AA isn't as high as a CO, but they kill UA.

Some of you should look at the facts before posting the above rubbish.  no 
 
LaminarFlow
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Look at the endless consumer reports. AA gets rated higher than UA everytime. AA isn't as high as a CO, but they kill UA.

Some of you should look at the facts before posting the above rubbish.

Let us not let "the tail wag the dog;" the facts will say what they may, but will not have a bearing on an individuals experience on an airline.
 
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
The number of business travellers that have gaffed off UA for AA, CO, or DL in the last 5 years is astounding. Been on a UA long haul flight lately? Guess not. I have. They are worse than NW.

Look at the endless consumer reports. AA gets rated higher than UA everytime. AA isn't as high as a CO, but they kill UA.

Some of you should look at the facts before posting the above rubbish.

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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:24 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
The number of business travellers that have gaffed off UA for AA, CO, or DL in the last 5 years is astounding. Been on a UA long haul flight lately? Guess not. I have. They are worse than NW.

Look at the endless consumer reports. AA gets rated higher than UA everytime. AA isn't as high as a CO, but they kill UA.

Some of you should look at the facts before posting the above rubbish.

Dude, its an OPINION poll. This isnt supposed to be based on facts, but on preference.

That being said, I fly UA more than AA for the following reasons:

1) I travel to Asia alot and UA offers more choices.
2) I grew up and have been living in LA and UA offers more choices here
3) Im moving to Chicago and UA offers more choices there
4) I like Econ. Plus. Its nice to have the extra leg room.
5) I get upgraded more with UA than I did with AA (Premier Exec. vs. AAdvantage Platinum).

To be honest, as far as service is concerned, there is no difference between the two that I can find. Please tell me how AA is better than UA longhaul. Having been on multiple Long haul flights on both carriers, I certainly cant find any difference. I know UA doesnt have PTV's on its 747's but AA doesnt on its 767's while UA does.

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curticool
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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:24 pm

In My Opinon United is a much better choice!

Quoting HAMAD (Reply 7):
absolutely agree. i'd rather take UA over AA any day.



Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 4):
I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business.


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RE: AA Vs UA

Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 4):
I have always had much better in-flight service with UA. AA always seemed more like a ride, UA seemed much more appreciative of my business.

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Also, thanks for the correcting the previous posters comments about fleet changes at AA. I am glad to hear that American will keep the A300s and MD-80s.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Been on a UA long haul flight lately?

Yep.  yes 
SFO-NRT, NRT-BKK, BKK-NRT, NRT-SFO.
I've briefly mentioned how great United long-haul service is in my past two trip reports.

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 9):
And the AA MD-80s aren't going anywhere soon, they have 300+ with some built as recent as 1999!

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Some of these users think that just because Boeing unveiled it's 787, automatically everything flying now is old, outdated and must be replaced.  Yeah sure
I am in no rush to see the MD-80s replaced as they are great aircraft and has served American Airlines very well.


United Airlines and American Airlines are both good carriers but I am partial to United because I like there service just a little bit more than Americans. I grew up in Chicago, lived in Los Angeles, currently live in San Francisco, have friends in Denver and used to travel to D.C. for business and I enjoy visiting Asia. So I am going to get a lot of experience on United.
One think I like better about American Airlines is their livery. I hope AA never changes their livery. I love the polished aluminum with red, white & blue cheatlines.
United Airlines has the 747 which I love to fly on.
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MSPflyer
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RE: AA Vs UA

Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:20 am

I am surprised no one has mentioned Channel 9 with UA. I fly UA most of the time because of Channel 9 and Economy Plus.
 
LaminarFlow
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RE: AA Vs UA

Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting MSPflyer (Reply 18):
I am surprised no one has mentioned Channel 9 with UA. I fly UA most of the time because of Channel 9

Excellent point; why has no other airline enabled such a feature? Now if only UA could add the nose camera...
 
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RE: AA Vs UA

Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting MSPflyer (Reply 18):
I am surprised no one has mentioned Channel 9 with UA. I fly UA most of the time because of Channel 9 and Economy Plus.

I love Channel 9. Im quite surprised no other airline has done something comperable. But I guess only aviation nerds like us would care that much.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
Yep.
SFO-NRT, NRT-BKK, BKK-NRT, NRT-SFO.
I've briefly mentioned how great United long-haul service is in my past two trip reports.

The service on the Intra-Asia flights for UA is very good! Recently Ive done SIN-HKG, NRT-SIN, and HKG-NRT. Service is better than on the overseas flights for UA, but services isnt bad or anything on UA's transpac flights, just nothing to write home about. The same can be said for AA.
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