United MileagePlus (Consolidated) - US-Caribbean lie flat in J?
Is there any flights from US- the Caribbean where they use the int'l lie flat product in J ?
Destinations being Montego Bay, Bridgetown, St Martin etc..
sorry if this has been posted before.
Aug 10, 12, 7:40 pm
Not too many.
Occasionally you can see an AC or US widebody on these routes, or US will have an Envoy 757. US won't be flatbed, but it will be a better ride than most.
Watch the AC stuff -- they have a few widebodies that do not have flatbeds, and they often fly to the Caribbean.
Thx for the reply. I'm trying to cash in a redemption for February and I know AC operates their pod to montego, Barbados and st martins. Wanted to know if UA had any lie flats as I could have a stopover in the states rather than just YYZ.
Aug 11, 12, 7:42 am
If UA put a lie-flat on one of these routes, it would be one of the dumber things ever, particularly given that there are transatlantics without lie-flat. UA does not fly daily nonstops from EWR to many of those. SXM is a 4 hour daytime flight; folks aren't paying a premium for a lie-flat.
Aug 12, 12, 8:12 am
Don't think I've ever seen a 767 into DCA. Was this recently?
For the Caribbean from the US, the only flights on which I care about being upgraded are USAirways' 757s. Not lie-flat but the space is far better than UA's A320s or AAs 737s. Then again, the F service is not worth it on any airline to waste instruments or cash for an upgrade. Maybe UA would consider lie flat from ORD since it is a longer flight, but that aircraft usually swaps into the IAD return, which generally lands too late to roll into the Europe wide body routes that evening.