CX Business vs UA First

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  1. joediver
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    I'm having a really hard time getting 2 CX first class tickets from HKG-ORD on 12/21 even though ExpertFlyer shows all seats are open. So, my question is this......Which is a better choice CX Business or UA First (new suites)? I've never flown CX before and I was really hoping to try their product. Anyone done both?
     
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    Let's just start off by saying that I'm slightly biased towards CX and against UA. However, I fly UA more than I fly CX these days so I definitely know the product. CX (both old and new C) has far superior service, lounge and IFE. UA has somewhat better seat and food. Service and IFE are actually pretty good on UA F too, but I'm sure you're very familiar with UA's product as a 1K. I'd give the edge to CX just because I do not see UA F as being up to the standard of leading international carriers. I still like UA F though.
     
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    I'd be on CX-C in a flash and never look back.
     
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    I agree! I can't understand why they won't do away with serving the mains on casserole dish, it makes for a very poor presentation.
     
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    the casserole presentation is so 90s :p
     
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    UA F for the greater personal space. It's an unimpressive product but I'd pick it in an instant.
     
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    While it might not look the best in these photos, cx's j food is really quite tasty. I last flew cx from syd to hkg earlier this year in j and the food seemed different ... More deluxe ... Than what is shown above. Certainly more refined than UA's food offerings, even in F.

    If you want the most personal space, go UA F. If you value anything else more, go with CX J.
     
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    +1 I'd go UA F over CX J.
     
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    By the way, what miles are you booking with? If BA, then understandable why you're sticking to CX, but have you checked other routing options or are you trying to stay direct?
     
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  11. joediver
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    With a little help from friends I found CX F HKG-YYZ. Can't wait to try those new suites! Thanks all
     
  12. cennas
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    Congrats! :)
     
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