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Six expert travel tips for flying United Airlines

Do you find yourself flying the friendly skies with United? If so, you’ll want to check out Routehappy users’ reviews, tips and hints on flying United. Fly better on your next trip — and don’t forget to review your flight to share your knowledge with others.

“Given that UA only have one flight a day out of Melbourne, it is surprising that they have a dedicated Lounge. (In Sydney they outsource to Air NZ). The Melbourne lounge is basic but as our flight was delayed for over 5 hours it put a strain on everyone. Not helpful with rebooking other than provide the # for reservations. Only about 3 plugs. But better than sitting outside in the terminal,” says Janel P.

Henry J has a useful caution at London Heathrow: “Terminal 4 Gate 25 is at the end of the world. Thankfully there are some moving walkways otherwise more than 10 minutes walking there at a fast pace. Gates 22-25 known as Victor Zone. Great view of planes taking off from the east end of the runways. And all of the gates in between were unoccupied.”

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“Economy Plus on United is just outstanding! I love the extra 5 inches of legroom than standard economy. My family and I were upgraded because it was a less packed flight!” reckons Mark W.

“We were traveling with a car seat and the check in attendant offered us a sturdy plastic bag to put it in for protection. They also waived the checked luggage fees on that item without us even asking for it. I appreciate that level of service from United,” concludes Kate S.

Robert A also has some tips on United’s San Francisco-Tokyo Narita food:

United business class food, San Francisco to Tokyo
“The food was tasty and plentiful overall, with two big “buts.” I really wanted the Japanese meal – something I look forward to when lucky enough to fly in biz class to Tokyo – but UA only stocks a small number so apparently only Global Services elites have a chance of getting them (they take orders on board per your status – there has to be a better way.) The second thing is that the breakfast was identical to what I had on my flight ORD to SFO earlier in the day. I was surprised that domestic and international would share the same menu.”

In Hong Kong, Michael B suggests, “Check-in at Airport Express station in Hong Kong or Kowloon to save time.”

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Posted in Airline, Bangkok, Chicago, Flyer tips, Hong Kong, London, San Diego, Sydney, United

Turn into a Sydney Virgin lounge lizard.

"Virgin's Sydney lounge is under renovation, but it's still a nice place to while away some time." -John W, Virgin Australia business, on Routehappy.
Read more from John W, more tips and real world reviews about Virgin Australia, or more about Sydney’s awesomely named Kingsford Smith airport on Routehappy.

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Posted in Airports, Flyer tips, Postcards, Sydney, Virgin Australia

Herringbone style seats: agree or disagree?

DL - Delta Airlines. "This plane has the angled individual seats in Business Class, which was a first for me. The set up took a bit of getting used to and I did not like not being able to see out the window during take off and landing." -Janel P, Sydney to Los Angeles, on a Delta 777, on Routehappy.
We love Janel’s expert tips — she’s a frequent flyer and it shows. But do you agree about Delta‘s 777 flat-bed seat, the one in the herringbone pattern? Share your thoughts in a comment, or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.

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Posted in Boeing 777, Delta, Flyer tips, Los Angeles, Seat Layout, Seats, Sydney
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