A little background. I am a DM with DL and had to take a trip to China on short notice. Last year I had 8 BC long haul flights on DL, including codeshares. Short notice BC fares were generally more expensive than usual, so I opted for UA this time, and signed up for a 1K challenge (35,000 EQM by late May for 1K status through next renewal). I was underwhelmed. Yes, I know meals on planes are not the greatest, but the BC dinner was barely edible. The best thing about the meal was the ice cream. Also, what is it with UA FAs? It seemed that every time one passed by my seat, they bumped into me. It probably did not help that they parked the service carts in the aisle across from me. Galley lights were on all night and the curtain was not pulled to block light. Also, they did a poor job of keeping Economy fliers out of the BC lavs and they did nothing to allow BC fliers to leave the plane (there was one Economy flier who passed by me before I had my bags out of the overhead, and I was in the last row in BC). This experience has reinforced my desire to avoid UA at all costs in the future, unless I absolutely have to. I say I am done with the challenge, because I have no desire to try UA again for an upcoming trip in April. I will fall short of the challenge, but will earn a lower tier, which I probably will not use.