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  1. David
    David at |

    could i please have a code for the club card application. keep up the good work! thanks

  2. Harold
    Harold at |

    Thanks for your sharing.

    I was just planning to book a redeye flight from LAX to PHL on US simply because their price is so low. After reading this, I will need to think it twice. I usually cannot sleep the whole way through, at most 30 minutes to an hour in coach. And I haven’t never flown US, so I dont know what to expect. It looks like everything is old, outdated and it does look unconfortable to me. Sigh, maybe I’ll pay a little more for daylight flights.

    What doesn’t make sense to me is, a lot of Asian airlines have free meals, entertainment and new aircrafts for every route they fly. It doesn’t matter how short the flight is, an hour, two hours, meals are always given. The airfare is not that expensive, to be honest. So why any of the airlines in the US/ Canada can provide similar services? I don’t understand.

  3. viguera
    viguera at |

    I was on this flight in January. In F. And it was still horrible. 🙂

    The whole experience starts on the ground, with US not having any staff at HNL until 8:30pm, then having to walk the entire length of the terminal to gate 30.

    But that plane is a disgrace though… up front you get a nicer seat but it’s still old like hell.

  4. ALCO
    ALCO at |

    You’re a trailblazer. I hear Bear Grylls’ next episode will involve surviving a US redeye.

  5. matt
    matt at |

    Harold – what is the equipment? Their A321s, for examplr. Are fine.

  6. Paul
    Paul at |

    @ Harold. The Asian carriers you mention are probably relatively new with young fleets and low debt loads. Not to mention lower labor costs. One of the biggest problems for US carriers is high debt service and aging metal. Couple that with $100 bb oil and you lose the frills in coach.

  7. Steve GadFly
    Steve GadFly at |

    I’m so glad I was able to change from that routing to HNL-SFO-PHX. Both segments were upgraded (SFO-PHX only had 10 people on the flight), and it was re-issued as a B fare 😀

  8. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    To everyone who has commented above, an economy ticket on a six hour redeye pretty much sucks no matter who you fly.

    Having said that, US can’t get rid of their 757’s fast enough…they’re by far in the worst shape of any in the fleet.

  9. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    @Andrew – and what. Is US then going to fly to Hawaii? Do they have ETOPS Airbii?