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United Business vs British Air Business

United Business vs British Air Business

  1. kimpossible9802

    I am looking to fly to Israel next fall. I could fly with one stop on United Business (direct from NYC) or two stops on British Air Business (stopping in either New York/Chicago and then London). Any thoughts? Because it will likely be an overnight flight, I like the idea of one flight from New York to Tel Aviv, but I am sensing the BA Business Class experience might be much better. Not looking for miles accrual etc– just travel experience. Any insights welcome! Thanks!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Is this a paid flight or an award flight? If it’s an award flight the UA flight will be MUCH cheaper since it’s not departing from London, so you won’t have those taxes/fees/fuel surcharges.

    I’ve only flown UA business class IAH-AMS which is a relatively short trip when you factor in 2 meals and sleep. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible. Since it was a US-based crew I took a bag of candy for them and you’d have thought I’d given them each $20. They were quite nice to me the whole trip!

    Looks like the LHR-TLV flight is either on a 787 or a 777. [U][URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/12/04/british-airways-777-business-class-review/’]See Lucky’s review of business class on the 777[/URL][/U], although on a different route.

    I think a lot of the experience depends on the crew you get.

  3. kimpossible9802

    Thanks for your reply MidSouth Skier. We will be on a paying fare. The price is similar. All things being equal, I’d prefer no London stop (and sleep, especially for my 4 year old) but this is definitely a splurge and huge deal for us. I want to have the best “business class” experience. Not sure if that is BA with a stop or UA without a stop. Will definitely read Lucky’s review. (I have looked previously and haven’t read much here re:UA business class.)

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 10716, member: 184″]Is this a paid flight or an award flight? If it’s an award flight the UA flight will be MUCH cheaper since it’s not departing from London, so you won’t have those taxes/fees/fuel surcharges.

    I’ve only flown UA business class IAH-AMS which is a relatively short trip when you factor in 2 meals and sleep. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible. Since it was a US-based crew I took a bag of candy for them and you’d have thought I’d given them each $20. They were quite nice to me the whole trip!

    Looks like the LHR-TLV flight is either on a 787 or a 777. [U][URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/12/04/british-airways-777-business-class-review/’]See Lucky’s review of business class on the 777[/URL][/U], although on a different route.

    I think a lot of the experience depends on the crew you get.[/QUOTE]

  4. Gaurav

    [USER=1106]@kimpossible9802[/USER] Neither airline is known for an exceptional hard or soft business product. With that being the basis of comparison, I would pick the best schedule and go with UA, especially when traveling with a young child and being able to avoid a connection.

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