United Global First

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  1. Dubuque75

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    Hello,
    I'll be flying from ord to pvg on a 777-200. I'll be flying global first and was wondering if there is a bad seat. I usually fly business or economy plus, however, this is a gift to myself for starting my own business and want to enjoy as much of it as possible.

    Thank you.
    Tony
     
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    If you are on the newer configuration (with 2 rows, 8 seats total), I would stay away from Row 1, especially if it's a daytime flight like ORD-PVG. The light coming from the galley is really bothersome, especially if the crew doesn't draw the curtain at the front.

    I like 2A or 2K if you're a solo traveler.
     
  4. Flyer1976
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    Is this a revenue ticket or are you using your United Miles out of curiosity?
     
  5. Dubuque75

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    How will I know if it will be an old or new config.?
    Solo traveler.
    2a and 2k are already spoken for.....sad.
    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. daemon14

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    Old config has 3 rows; new config has 2 rows.

    Also, like DIG/R_1K asked, if this using miles or is it paid? Either way, there are better options for ORD to PVG than United Global First (some Asian business classes beat United GF).
     
  7. Dubuque75

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    It has two. New config.
    It's a paid ticket.
     
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    I'd go with 2A or 3C from personal experience. However if I was going to go paid F it wouldn't be on United (That's just me personally since there's other better carriers. If the pricing is the same I'd switch).
     
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    There's no 3C on the new config. Row 2 all the way, though.

    And yes, if it's a paid ticket, I wouldn't be going ORD-PVG on United (or any North American carrier).

    I'd try for Cathay Pacific First (or even Cathay Business) over United First, routing ORD-HKG-PVG, but that's just my opinion.

    If you're trying to keep it in Star Alliance, Asiana ORD-ICN-PVG.

    Yes, each one introduces a connection, but they are connections at world-class airports and on top-class airlines that leave United in the dust.
     
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    Sheesh I was looking at the 744... 2A on the 772 for sure.

    I am with you although I'd probably take LH or LX via Europe.
     
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    LH/LX is tempting as well. I wonder what the prices in cash are compared to Asian carriers, though. If it's the same, I say LH/LX (since it's a longer and more enjoyable routing).
     
  12. Dubuque75

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    I'm actually leaving from CID. That's why I choose United. I'll look into Cathay.
    I flew with them to Hanoi and thought they were very well represented.
     
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    Take Lufthansa or Swiss... CID-ORD-FRA/ZRH-PVG.
     
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    Cathay is $11k, I got mine from CID for 3k. But that with the return trip in economy plus and not first.
     
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    Wow, that's actually not too bad. Though I'd still say that Swiss Business and Cathay Business are better than United First ... have you looked into those options?
     
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    Looking now. Thanks for all the help. Guess I never thought outside of the box on the other carriers. My bad.
     
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    I never thought as Asiana being a lux airline and have never flown them. Now hearing this I'm thinking twice. SQ to NRT or HKG and onto PVG is another option. They fly the A380 (SQ11) on LAX-NRT - their biz class is far better than UA's FC...

    If you paid for you ticket, no upgrades, etc., your ticket is transferable. Don't forget RTW *A F Class tickets too, usually cheaper than a RT.

    Congrats on you new business venture and continued success!

    UG
     
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    I think it has been a while since this was consistently true. An FRWSTAR1 fare starts at $17500-ish ex-USA right now. They were down around $10K ex-South Africa, but *A also changed the rules recently so it is more difficult to have an RTW issued from a country other than where you actually live.
     
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    Good luck with the new venture!
    Best advice in the thread!
     
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    Thank you everyone for your help in this matter. And most of all, thank you for the encouragement in my new venture. I'm tired of making money for everyone else.
     

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