Star Alliance - RTW flight selecetion
Hi, I'm starting an RTW x-CAI next week and wanted some advice on which flights and seats to book on parts of it. All of the flights in D (or C for AC)
CAI/DXB/SIN - SQ -ok no choice there
SIN/SYD - SQ - 744 or 777?
SYD/HNL - AC343 better to take the 7am flight
or the 10am?
HNL/LAX - UA 777 or 763?
LAX/GRU - RG M11 or Connect on UA via Miami?
GRU/MIA - RG M11 or UA 763
I've searched through this forum and a few others for seating preferences and although there are a lot of suggestions for F seats there's not much for C class, I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks.
SIN-SYD: SQ 744 will have SpaceBeds in biz class, not in 777
SYD-HNL: 10:45am flight AC34 because it's A343 aircraft
HNL-LAX: Both 777 and 763 is 2-class configuration (F & Y only). I am not fond of both of them.
Dec 21, 03, 10:25 am
The 7a.m. flight from SYD-HNL is a 763.
Dec 22, 03, 9:47 pm
HNL-LAX: This will be domestic 2 class config. I assume that since you book C RTW, you'll get first class on all 2 class domestic flights (booked in A class). If so I would choose 777 over 767, because 777 has slightly wider seats. I also like the spacious feel of the 777.
Dec 25, 03, 3:28 pm
Avoid RG (Varig) if possible, especially the aged MD-11s. Although not a fan of UA they are way better in terms of seats, service and noise. The MD11 can be disturbingly loud, even in the front.
Dec 26, 03, 3:47 am
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by AntonS:
HNL-LAX: This will be domestic 2 class config. I assume that since you book C RTW, you'll get first class on all 2 class domestic flights (booked in A class). If so I would choose 777 over 767, because 777 has slightly wider seats. I also like the spacious feel of the 777.</font>
Sorry but the rules state that the automatic booking of D customers into A on 2 class UA flights in North America doesn't apply to Hawaii flights (of course, the ticketing/booking agent may not see that part..)
if it was me I'd continue with AC in C into Canada (YVR) and connect to the US that way rather than sit on UA in Y on a 763/777 2 class.
RichardMEL, UA 1K
A Star Alliance Member.