“United's international service improving”
Flight from San Francisco to Bangkok
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Tokyo, Japan
- Date of Flight:
- April 2011
- Seat Class:
I've flown this route countless times. It is bearable in economy plus. The attitude of the flight attendants seems to have improved in flights this last year. I'm seeing smiles at most contacts and a seeming genuine willingness to provide constant water and respond to call buttons for other requests. That is a big improvement for United.
I actually prefer flying United on the transpacific route over, say, Singapore air for 2 reasons: my status gets me the extra room of economy plus seating which doesn't exist on SingAir and I hate the fact that Singapore Air does not show you an available seating chart until after your ticket purchase. I often base my choice of departure dates and flights on United on the likelihood of having an empty adjacent seat. Of course, there is never a guarantee of this but I was able to stretch out across 3 seats on the long SFO-NRT leg as I'd hoped when I chose this flight. Makes a huge difference in how much of an ordeal the flight is.
This last time I even thought the quality of the food improved. Very little difference in the quality of the coach food as compared to Singapore Air (which is nothing special, really.)