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AC New Biz Class Or BA CW To LHR?  
User currently offlineAC345 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

I'm planning a trip to Europe next year, and I would like to try something new, either new airline or new airplane.

I'm an AC frequent flyer and usually fly them exclusively to Europe, or their Star partner LH, with the odd KLM and BA trip thrown into the mix for good measure.

Now the trip I'm planning would involve me getting from Yellowknife to LHR and then on CDG (by Eurostar) just in time for the Paris Airshow.

So far my options are:
1. YZF-LHR in Exec Class via YYC or YVR with transatlantic flights operated by A330's;
#advantages-convenience/timing
#disadvantages-nothing new about this option (airline or airplane)

2. YZF-YEG on First Air (pretty blah), YEG-YYZ on Aeroplan points and then YYZ-LHR on 77W on the way up and 77L on the way back
#advantages - new airplanes, new style Exec class, better fare than option 1 actually best fare of the three options, accumulate more points on AC
#disadvantage - overnight in Edmonton most likely both ways (I can live with it)

3. YZF-YYC on AC or Canadian North, YYC-LHR on BA 777 in CW
#advantages - new airline, I get to try the famous BA Club World (even if it's not the new CW, it still looks great), maybe they'll make me switch from AC to BA for transatlantic flights
#disadvantages - highest fare because of the YZF-YYC leg

So far as I was wrtiting this I realized that it'll be more btw. option 2 and 3.

What would you guys recommend based on your own experience and knowledge of these airlines?

Thank you in advance for your input and advice.

AC345

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9671 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

Sounds like you really want to do option 2. Getting a new product on a new plane is a lot of fun. You also can tell us all about it in a good trip report. Many of us a.netters have done stupid things that involve longer routes in order to get a more special flight, kind of like what I did when I flew ORD-EWR-SIN in Raffles on SQ.


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User currently offlineAC345 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 1):
Sounds like you really want to do option 2. Getting a new product on a new plane is a lot of fun. You also can tell us all about it in a good trip report. Many of us a.netters have done stupid things that involve longer routes in order to get a more special flight, kind of like what I did when I flew ORD-EWR-SIN in Raffles on SQ.

Thank you, RoseFlyer. I do indeed lean more towards that option, although would be nice to try BA too. Really enjoyed your trip report (ORD-EWR-SIN), looks like an awesome trip to take.


User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Definitely go for option 2! New planes, like the 777LR, and new seats/service-- it will make for a fun and exciting flight!

User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1987 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

Option two by far. First you get to fly on the new 777- 200s and 300s and you get to fly on AC. I would take AC over BA anyday, unless you are going in first on BA and you are not. The new executive first on AC seems great! Personally if the 333s would have the new XM seats, i would go for them but option 2 sounds great too. Also if you stay in YEG stay in the Leduc area as it is very close to the airport.

Cheers Chris



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