new UA C vs new AC C vs OZ C

 
Old Mar 20, 10, 8:19 pm
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new UA C vs new AC C vs OZ C

Hi everyone,

Will be doing a LAX-HKG trip in late May. Have the option of going with any of these *A carriers. If you have to pay out of your own pocket, which would you choose and why? (SQ is out of my reach!)

The pros and cons that I can come up with so far:
UA:
Pros: Never tried their new C products; lie flat seat
Cons: worst schedule for me among the three; UA's "signature" food and service
AC:
Pros: Schedule works best for me; new lie flat seat
Cons: 2.5-3 hrs on a regional jet (LAX-YVR)
OZ:
Pros: Great service and food
Cons: The possiblity of flying in old C (kind of like UA domestic F) for LAX-ICN or ICN-LAX if there is a equiment swap; even new C is not 180 lie flat

Any help is appreciated.
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Old Mar 20, 10, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Pros: Schedule works best for me; new lie flat seat
Cons: 2.5-3 hrs on a regional jet (LAX-YVR)
Is this a UA RJ or a AC RJ? The latter's are very nicely configured EMB-190s. A big difference-If it is the latter, I would go AC imo
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Old Mar 20, 10, 9:02 pm
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I'd go with AC C. United's new C is nice but its still United and you could end up having to play the "I'm trapped by the window" game.
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Old Mar 20, 10, 9:16 pm
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As much as I'd say AC for it, that layover and the leg on a regional would preclude me from booking it.

I'd take the non-stopper on UA's '47 without pause.
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Old Mar 20, 10, 9:28 pm
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AC LAX to YVR is pretty decent compared to the CR7s UA flies. I like AC lie flat seats too, but service is as hit and miss as UA. Pretty much a toss up between UA and AC, if the AC schedule is still better with the 2.5h regional connection, I would go with that. Otherwise, take the UA flight.
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Old Mar 20, 10, 9:49 pm
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Cross-posted in the OZ forum ,which is a no-no.

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