I recently flew a CO 777 in BusinessFirst and thought I'd share my perspective as a UA 1K. Summary: CO's flat bed seat offers more space and privacy than UA's flat bed seat. Catering beat UA. All-in-all, I would actively seek this out over riding on UA metal. I really hope UA will put this seat on its yet-to-be-converted 777s. As background, CO 777s and 757s have flat beds; CO 767s haven't been converted yet. (v. UA, which has converted its 767s but not most of its 777s.) CO 777s have 2-2-2 seating in BusinessFirst, v. UA's 2-4-2 in the new 777 configuration. The good (v. UA's flat bed seat): roomier seat, especially in bulkheads much better storage better catering more privacy nicer amenity kit can have a bag stored on the floor under the ottoman excellent use of names: was greeted by name when taking pre-departure drink order The bad: no noise-canceling headphones no curtains masking light from galley if you waitlist for an upgrade and don't get it, there's no E+ no wine list no detail on the cheeses available Oddities: special meal ordered automatically based on UA profile, not CO profile told to entirely stay out of forward-most galley more automated announcements CO had trouble upgrading a UA ticket Seat: CO's business first seats are mounted at an angle to the center line of the plane, all facing forward. They're very similar to UA's new seats, but felt less cramped and had more storage. The ottoman on most seats is narrow, stealing space from around the seats ahead of you. Unlike UA, CO's bulkhead seats get double-width ottomans (YAY!). There's a high shelf near your shoulder, perfect for safely storing glasses, a water bottle, and an amenity kit while sleeping. The AC and USB power outlets are there, also -- easier to reach than UA's, and with the convenient shelf to leave your cell phone as it charges. There is a secondary seat recline button in the "cage" around the head of the bed, making it easier to reach when you're laying down. There is a small, fixed divider between seats; there was a little more isolation from your seat-mate than UA offers. Food (EWR-Europe): four entree choices, a hot appetizer cart including a lobster bisque, larger and better salad than UA, ice cream sundaes with a large selection of toppings AND and sweet dessert options. Breakfast was a European-style cold-cut place. Entrees were not stellar but were acceptable, similar to UA. The menus did not include any detail on wines or cheeses. Continental posts their menus online, so I won't copy it here. Two oddities deserve attention: despite booking this flight less than 24 hours before departure and NOT requesting a special meal, I was told on boarding that my special meal was on board. I have a default special meal preference on my UA profile (which never seems to do any good). I do NOT have that default set on my CO profile. My UA number was in the record. It turns out that the meal was not on board (no surprise), but having it on the manifest was surprising. I don't know if they automatically ordered the meal or just include the profile preference on the manifest automatically. And there was some trouble upgrading this ticket, supposedly because UA had already upgraded one segment of it. CO agents explained that CO normally reissues a ticket after an upgrade, so that the ticket (class) matches the record. UA doesn't do that. So CO was starting with a ticket that didn't match the record. CO reservations has a Star Alliance support desk that managed to make the magic work. Entertainment. Like UA, large, fixed-position screens. Nearly 200 movie choices and a proprietary iPod connector. There's a handy little shelf under the monitor, great for newspapers, your menu, your glasses or your iPod. I like UA's entertainment system a bit better. CO does not have noise-canceling headphones.