United ~ Just blah

Old Feb 24, 10, 9:14 am
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United ~ Just blah

Flew LHRORD yesterday. Business cabin maybe half full. No one offered to hang up my coat. OK food but didn't get first choice and that salmon slice seems to be getting smaller and smaller, frequent water refills, AVOD had nothing I really wanted to watch.

Crew disinterested. No smiles, no comments, but competent. Was amazed that I would want tea with the scone not coffee.

Left and landed on time.

Is this it? The advantage of business is that it's not economy?
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Old Feb 24, 10, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by 1apreferably View Post
Flew LHRORD yesterday. Business cabin maybe half full. No one offered to hang up my coat. OK food but didn't get first choice and that salmon slice seems to be getting smaller and smaller, frequent water refills, AVOD had nothing I really wanted to watch.

Crew disinterested. No smiles, no comments, but competent. Was amazed that I would want tea with the scone not coffee.

Left and landed on time.

Is this it? The advantage of business is that it's not economy?
what airline?
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Old Feb 24, 10, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by elitetraveler View Post
what airline?
I was going to ask the same question!
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Old Feb 24, 10, 10:03 am
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Is this it?
Just what I was thinking...

Sounds like UA on a good day to me. Or BA on a bad day.

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Old Feb 24, 10, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by 1apreferably View Post
Flew LHRORD yesterday. Business cabin maybe half full. No one offered to hang up my coat. OK food but didn't get first choice and that salmon slice seems to be getting smaller and smaller, frequent water refills, AVOD had nothing I really wanted to watch.

Crew disinterested. No smiles, no comments, but competent. Was amazed that I would want tea with the scone not coffee.

Left and landed on time.

Is this it? The advantage of business is that it's not economy?
Clue 1: LHR-ORD
Clue 2: Salmon as appetizer on small plate (ok, this is a giveaway)
Clue 3: Frequent water refills (this is also a giveaway. Of all the airlines I've flown, only one that does this well and consistently)
Clue 4: AVOD
Clue 5: afternoon tea/scones prior to arrival.
Clue 6: #1 on time!
Clue 7: just blah (this is also a giveaway)

United, it's time to fly
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Old Feb 24, 10, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by BlissWorld View Post
Clue 1: LHR-ORD
Clue 2: Salmon as appetizer on small plate (ok, this is a giveaway)
Clue 3: Frequent water refills (this is also a giveaway. Of all the airlines I've flown, only one that does this well and consistently)
Clue 4: AVOD
Clue 5: afternoon tea/scones prior to arrival.
Clue 6: #1 on time!
Clue 7: just blah (this is also a giveaway)

United, it's time to fly
Brilliantly deduced! The 949. Sorry for the omission.
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Old Feb 24, 10, 4:31 pm
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It's no shock that the crew was disinterested. I'd be quite surprised if they were in any way partial.

Do you perhaps intend to convey that they were uninterested?


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Old Feb 24, 10, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
It's no shock that the crew was disinterested. I'd be quite surprised if they were in any way partial.

Do you perhaps intend to convey that they were uninterested?


*Sorry, had grammar beaten into me in school.
Correction noted and appreciated.

Over the decades one can become quite sloppy without the threat of the whispering bamboo.

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Old Feb 24, 10, 5:24 pm
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Great guesswork nailing the carrier in the meantime.
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Old Feb 25, 10, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by 1apreferably View Post

Crew disinterested. No smiles, no comments, but competent.
LHR-ORD is using all LHR base crew, therefore not surprise with the service.
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Old Feb 25, 10, 6:21 am
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UA crews tend to be decent, however every once in a while you lose the 'service lottery' and get a dud. Sorry to hear this.
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Old Feb 25, 10, 9:30 am
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I have only flown IAD-LHR on UA, and the service in C has always been stellar. The crews have always been IAD based. A few of the female attendants have been perhaps a little bit too friendly at times - but hey, this is the friendly skies, after all! I have been flying this route since the Pan Am 106/107 days in the late 1960s and have had seatmates that date themselves back then, too! I have always requested - and received - a window in the mini C cabin on the tripple 7 (I understand the 767 has the new C seating but its schedule is less convenient for now) and the service is great.
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Old Feb 25, 10, 12:57 pm
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VVanderlust kindly prescribes that 1Apreferably take a few hops across the pond in Y to regain his enthusiasm for even the very mediocre United C.
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. A few of the female attendants have been perhaps a little bit too friendly at times
This was a problem?
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Old Feb 25, 10, 7:43 pm
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This was a problem?
Not at all - no worries!
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