posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 04:22 AM
a reply to: Hypntick
Yeah, International is not too bad. Singapore is pretty great, but United and Malaysia pretty much suck.
There's just nothing good about domestic at all. In fact, the new strategy is to intentionally seat you in the absolute WORST possible seat on the
aircraft, just so you'll pay for upgrades. It's not the CSA's faults, they're just doing the job the corporate machine has dictated to them. Hell,
you could fly on a completely empty airplane and they'd seat you in a middle seat in the last row (no recliine) right in front of the lav. Now,
granted the FA's would probably let you move once the door closed, but that's the new business model.
I did have one decent experience a while back though. I got on a United ride from DEN to DTW (Detroit) late one Friday night. Turned out it was an
"equipment" ride. It's the only time in my life I wished I would have bought a coach seat, but they never tell you those things when you book. I was
PAX on the aircraft. They had like 5 high mileage guys not show up, so that left just me. (who wants to go to Detroit on a Friday
night, right?). They were just moving the equipment east so it would be available in the morning. The FA's let their hair down a little bit and it
was actually a kind of fun flight (3 dinners and an open bar).
Now if that would have been Delta it would have been a whole different ballgame with the aircraft jammed wall to wall with stranded SA's and BP-8's
trying to get somewhere, but on UA it was an up-station flight away from a hub. The thing which made it all the more funny was it was a wingtip
flight which left 10 minutes later than it's sister. I walked by the gate and saw all the people, and just kept walking to the wingtip further down
the concourse. Heh, I guess no one wanted to walk that far. And the icing on the cake was we actually got there first!