Yesterday I wrote a post that shares 11 things that American Airlines really does. I thought it was only fair to write such a post, as I crashed the airline into a fair bit.
As I wrote all the time about Delta's wonderful things, I would also like to write a post about The things I think are good for the United States.
In no particular order, here are the 12 things I want about United Airlines:
United Polaris Lounges are hands on the best international business class lounges offered by any US airline . The lounges are wonderful, with great attention paid to design. The lounges also have la carte dining, custom espresso drinks, and more.
The only downside is that United has strict access to the requirements, because you can only use them when flying Star Alliance first or class of business – no status level
United Polaris Lounge Newark
Polaris bedding & amenities
While United is in the process of installing Polaris's new chairs throughout their fleet, the truth is they have a long way to go. Currently their longest flights are operated by airplanes with old business class seats, which are not competitive.
Fortunately, all long trips have a new product of the soft Polaris of United, and bedding and amenities are exceptional. The United is the best bedding of any airplane in business class, and on some long flight trips even though pajamas are available.
United Polaris bedding
generally installs a smaller business class cabin in their long haul airplanes, the United States continues in the opposite direction, and that's good news, both for award and upgrade tickets.
For example, their 777-300s had 60 Polaris seats, The 200s had 50 Polaris seats, and their reconfigured 767-300s had 30-46 Polaris seats.
United Polaris cabin 777-300ER
Route network and ultra long haul flying
Of course everyone will have different opinions about which airlines have the best route network based on where they live and where they want to travel.
However, I think the United is the world's most international route network. Not only that, but I appreciate that they are ready to make ultra long haul flights, where Americans and Delta are ashamed of.
So from San Francisco to Singapore, to Houston to Sydney, to Newark to Delhi, to Washington Tel Aviv, to Newark to Cape Town (to come later this year), United has a truly breathtaking network of the route.
United app & website
app. I'm not sure I can say it better than the Delta, but it's in the same league, and better than Americans. It's great for everything from push notifications to see the upgrade status of making changes.
For that matter, IT is generally pretty good when it comes to the ability to reserve online service.
a detailed explanation of why your flight was delayed, unlike American and Delta.
Online award search
While I think the value of the redeeming United mile bill's measure is worse than ever with dynamic pricing pricing pricing, I'm at least there to give United credit for making it relatively easy to search and book awards through their website.
These are just one of the "big three" US airlines that often show all online partner award slots.
No fuel surcharge to any MileagePlus partners
I think there's not much a competitive advantage when it comes to MileagePlus redemption rates currently, though unlike American AAdvantage and Delta SkyMiles, United does not pass the carrier imposed surcharges for award redemption to any partner airlines. I value it as a concept.
Redeem United miles to Lufthansa without surcharges
Denial of award tickets
Of the "big three" US airline program, MileagePlus is the only one to allow complimentary dinner. American and Delta are both used to offer stopover on award tickets, while they are no longer doing. Meanwhile in the United you are allowed a temporary stop on a roundtrip international award ticket.
With the new US award pricing dynamic, it's harder to determine the real if you get a free stop, because pricing is no longer published.  MileagePlus miles is easy to earn
United will transfer partners to Chase Ultimate Rewards, meaning that United miles can easily come by thanks to instant shifts.
This is an advantage to American AAdvantage, as they are not partners with any transferrable currency points. Meanwhile, Delta SkyMiles works with Amex Membership Rewards, although you have to pay federal excise taxes when transferring points.
Million miler status
While I'm not thinking of MileagePlus then a competitive advantage, their million miljaus is the best of "big three" US airlines . There are four limitations:
- Lifetime Gold to 1MM
- Lifetime Platinum at 2MM
- Lifetime 1K to 3MM
- Lifetime Global Services at 4MM
That's great for and of itself, but the icing on the cake also lets you choose a partner to have that status.
It's significantly better than the million military program Delta
Get an important choice for life for you and companion
Both day flight changes
There was United States is one of the best day-to-day flight changing policies of any airline, which may be useful if your plans will change in the last minute, or if you're just trying to find the cheapest fare with hope to change later.
Premier Gold members and above can make (Premier Silvers and non-elites pay $ 75), and you can also change your connection to the city when making this change.
You can also change on a flight within 24 hours, so you can fly on another calendar day.
I want to say United's policy is slig htly better than Delta, and is significantly better than Americans.
United has a good same day flight change policy
As I prefer the Emerald status to Emerald in any Star Alliance status, Star Alliance the largest airline alliance in the world. So the profitability and acceptance of miles in the alliance is the biggest one big draw in the United.
To be honest, when I started writing this post I could just think of a little positive thing about United, but then asked on Twitter
Unfortunately it is noteworthy that there are not three things – people, domestic flying experience, and high speed wifi.
I am curious to hear your thoughts – what do you think United Airlines works well?