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Domestic redeye bedding? (non-premium transcon service flights)

Old Sep 4, 19, 5:53 pm
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Domestic redeye bedding? (non-premium transcon service flights)

I am looking at taking a overnight flight from SEA to the east coast, cost and times are about the same to take Jetblue Mint to JFK or United 757-200 with lie flats to IAD. I know Jetblue will serve a full meal and United won't, not so worried about that as it is a late flight and I will likely try to sleep as soon as we are in the air. Does UA provide a decent blanket and pillow for domestic redeyes that are not on the advertised premium transcon (LAX-EWR, ect) routes? Thanks
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:04 pm
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Nope! You will get the blue linen fake blanket.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:06 pm
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The bedding on non-p.s. transcons is dreadful.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
Nope! You will get the blue linen fake blanket.
I am familiar with it! I thought it was nicer than what American gives on a standard first class flight, but not substantial enough for sleep. Shame.
Originally Posted by Santander View Post
The bedding on non-p.s. transcons is dreadful.
I see, well that is a solid reason to give B6 a try!
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:14 pm
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IME it depends on departure hub and some random chance. I have definitely received Polaris bedding on some domestic non-p.s. widebody flights (eg. daytime 789 SFO-IAH) and also nothing on others (redeye 788 SFO-IAD). Guessing as SEA is not a hub you won't get anything though.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:19 pm
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The last SFO-ORD redeye I was on I had the light Polaris blanket (beige-y herringbone pattern) and a pillow with a very scratchy paper/cloth cover. I've had everything from the full p.s. kit to just the see-through blanket (and no pillow) on redeyes on this route (all in lie-flats).
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post
The last SFO-ORD redeye I was on I had the light Polaris blanket (beige-y herringbone pattern) and a pillow with a very scratchy paper/cloth cover. I've had everything from the full p.s. kit to just the see-through blanket (and no pillow) on redeyes on this route (all in lie-flats).
At least it seems consistent that it changes every time !
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Old Sep 4, 19, 6:50 pm
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Heck, I wish daytime flights on wide-bodies and 752s would have even a pillow, and have routinely been disappointed.

I honestly bring my own pillow and even sometimes a throw on domestic red-eyes, as I expect nothing and am rarely disappointed. Sometimes get the old domestic F pillow, slightly more often the scratchy bagged blanket.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 7:42 pm
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The UA blanket is, as far as I can tell, made of compressed lint.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post
The last SFO-ORD redeye I was on I had the light Polaris blanket (beige-y herringbone pattern) and a pillow with a very scratchy paper/cloth cover. I've had everything from the full p.s. kit to just the see-through blanket (and no pillow) on redeyes on this route (all in lie-flats).
Consider yourself lucky!!! I fly twice a month on the 777 Domestic red eye and Iíve never seen anything but the blue lint on SFO-ORD.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post


Consider yourself lucky!!! I fly twice a month on the 777 Domestic red eye and Iíve never seen anything but the blue lint on SFO-ORD.
To be fair, I avoid domestic redeyes like the plague so theyíre not that frequent, so I could be misremembering the nice stuff when it was actually SFO-EWR. But definitely got the Polaris light blanket and scratchy pillow to ORD.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:13 pm
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My 777G HNL-SFO redeye a few weeks back featured the great Saks Polaris duvet aaahhh zzzz.

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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:40 pm
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FWIW - UA determines amenities based on aircraft, not the routes.

I have gotten business bedding with SFO-LAX on B772 before.
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Old Sep 5, 19, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
FWIW - UA determines amenities based on aircraft, not the routes.
I got standard domestic FC bedding for SFO-IAD redeye on B788 aircraft this Tuesday.
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Old Sep 5, 19, 1:19 am
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If you have an awesome FA like I did on our flight from BOS - LAX, he or she will come through the FC cabin and offer extra blankets because they already know the blue thin ones are useless. Two of them together work really well though.

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