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BOS-SFO was PS, was Business, now First, UC no/yes?, service levels? summer no 752s

BOS-SFO was PS, was Business, now First, UC no/yes?, service levels? summer no 752s

Old Oct 4, 2021, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
Premium is egg white or kale puff / French Toast while “non-premium” is plant-based chorizo egg scramble or waffle.
Oh then the catering was definitely "premium". I was offered a choice between egg white pastry and French toast.

So the current SFO-BOS situation is very confusing:

- it is CPU-eligible
- may or may not be lie-flat
- it is marketed as Business
- the catering is the same as premium transcontinental
- mile upgrade cost is the same as premium (with co-pay for low-tier members)
- gives access to UC

Originally Posted by farebucket
How are people ending up upfront:
  • buy business/first
  • upgrade to business/first with pass plus points
  • upgraded with cpu's?
In the last few times I flew this route not a single one cleared from the 50-plus-long upgrade lists.

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Old Oct 4, 2021, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by farebucket
How are people ending up upfront:
  • buy business/first
  • upgrade to business/first with pass plus points
  • upgraded with cpu's?
want business ... buy business. On this route in particular. You can get lucky for say Saturday a.m. flights w/ +Ps, but it is a tough route.

Originally Posted by moyang_mm
Oh then the catering was definitely "premium". I was offered a choice between egg white pastry and French toast.

So the current SFO-BOS situation is very confusing:

- it is CPU-eligible
- may or may not be lie-flat
- it is marketed as Business
- the catering is the same as premium transcontinental
- mile upgrade cost is the same as premium (with co-pay for low-tier members)
- gives access to UC
Pretty much. Looks like 1 flight a day is now consistently back at a 752
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 10:09 pm
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I was looking at an ICN-PVG flight (857). Polaris was marketed as United First and premium plus was marketed as United Business! Something is amiss!
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Old Oct 5, 2021, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by cfischer
Pretty much. Looks like 1 flight a day is now consistently back at a 752
Yeah, the redeye. Anyone know if they provide bedding? Lay flats without bedding seems kinda lacking. Better than a 737 though.
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Old Oct 5, 2021, 7:04 am
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I flew r/t BOS-SFO-BOS this weekend. Westbound on a 7M9, hot breakfast and pre-arrival snack plate. Eastbound on a 739, hot breakfast, pre-arrival snack plate, light blanket, and small amenity kit.
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Old Oct 5, 2021, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by moyang_mm
...In the last few times I flew this route not a single one cleared from the 50-plus-long upgrade lists.
Same experience. Flights were so packed for several weeks after Labor Day, that I found a reason to go to EWR/JFK, before going to Boston. While UA's flying transcons with 60 J seats, I'm done with SFO-BOS.
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly
Same experience. Flights were so packed for several weeks after Labor Day, that I found a reason to go to EWR/JFK, before going to Boston. While UA's flying transcons with 60 J seats, I'm done with SFO-BOS.
what's wrong with the 752 lie-flat red-eyes? I'd rather fly direct than via EWR.
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by cfischer
what's wrong with the 752 lie-flat red-eyes? I'd rather fly direct than via EWR.
Agreed, except the upgrade won't clear on that flight. 100% chance of clearing on a 77W. I'm trying to flush all my PPs...
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly
Agreed, except the upgrade won't clear on that flight. 100% chance of clearing on a 77W. I'm trying to flush all my PPs...
Not 100% for the 77W flights that I’ve waitlisted PP on.

Agree likely better chances than the 1x 752 on this route though.
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly
Agreed, except the upgrade won't clear on that flight. 100% chance of clearing on a 77W. I'm trying to flush all my PPs...
oh, o.k., sure. I never gamble and pay for J ... probably why UGs never clear too many pax like me
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer
oh, o.k., sure. I never gamble and pay for J ... probably why UGs never clear too many pax like me
I gamble but always sit up front. Bought a cheap HNL-ORD economy ticket for Saturday - been slowly watching the seats disappear (over 25 available a week ago - now 10). Once the upgrade list appears - if I don't feel confident on the pluspoints clearing I'll take the buyup offer.
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Old Oct 6, 2021, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer
oh, o.k., sure. I never gamble and pay for J ... probably why UGs never clear too many pax like me
When paying for J, I prefer to use this currency

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Old Oct 8, 2021, 12:35 pm
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This was definitely "premium" meal.
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Old Oct 8, 2021, 12:46 pm
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Recent SFO-BOS
Lunch -- Chicken with Orzo or vegetarian ravioli, Christie chocolate chip cookie, warm bread and deli saucer or humus on arrival.

Booked solid, F sold out for a couple of days
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Old Oct 8, 2021, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
Recent SFO-BOS
Lunch -- Chicken with Orzo or vegetarian ravioli, Christie chocolate chip cookie, warm bread and deli saucer or humus on arrival.

Booked solid, F sold out for a couple of days
Did you eat?
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