Finally time to start planning my September travels which means booking a ticket out to the west coast. New York City to Los Angeles is one of those markets where there is no shortage of choices available and most of them are very reasonable, plus the fares are generally all pretty close to each other. And the net result is that I cannot come to a decision. So I’m asking for your help: Which flight should I take?
Of course, it is not really so easy. My two choices are, essentially, wake up ridiculously early and fly in United’s p.s. business class (upgrade space can be confirmed right now and I have plenty of RPUs) or wake up at a reasonable hour and fly in some form of an extra legroom cabin, be it United Airlines, JetBlue or another carrier. The only flight showing confirmed upgrade inventory right now is the 6:30am departure from JFK which means a 4:30am alarm clock. And I need to be vaguely functional on the west coast when I land. Or there are plenty of mid-morning to mid-day flights which have no upgrade space to confirm.
The points are relatively a wash on this one; I’ll earn plenty whichever flight I take.
So, which would you take? And, rather selfishly, which do you think I should take??
Tell me which and why in the comments and I’ll give one lucky reader a United RPU (31 Jan 2015 expiry); I’ll choose a winner on Monday at some point.
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