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USA To FRA.... AA Or US Y-Class?  
User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Early next year, I will be travelling from Las Vegas to FRA. Because of train connections in FRA, I've narrowed my choices down to either AA LAS/DFW/FRA on their 772's for the long-haul, OR USAir's LAS/PHL/FRA with an A330 on the long-haul.

I've never flown long-haul on either carrier before, so considering only seat comfort ,service and on-time reliability, I'd really appreciate any advice.

Cheers, Airbear

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20636 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

Quoting Airbear (Thread starter):
considering only seat comfort ,service and on-time reliability

US's A330s have 33-34" of legroom in coach vs. 31-32" on AA's 777s, so US would be the way to go, I'd think.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/US_Airways/US_Airways_Airbus_A330.php

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ame...ican_Airlines_Boeing_777-200_A.php



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User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

I'd take AA from DFW. Great airport and I would avoid PHL at all costs after hearing the stories about it over the past year or two. Just ask for a bulkhead or aisle seat on AA and you will have plenty of room.

Slovacek747


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
I'd take AA from DFW. Great airport

Everyone has a different opinion.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
US's A330s have 33-34" of legroom in coach

The 330's are just more comfortable and most important at no time would you be more than one seat away from an aisle. Done AA service to ZRH, and CDG, not international service by any standard.


User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 712 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

I just went to PHX-PHL-AMS-PHL-PHX... although the A333s are much more comfortable than the 762 I was on... I had no problems whatsoever in PHL with connections or bags... in fact, my bags popped out before I did when I had to claim them for baggage recheck. The A333 is nice... PHL only is horrible when there is bad weather or ATC... which DOES happen quite often... although I'd still vote for US for the a/c.

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
I'd take AA from DFW. Great airport

Everyone has a different opinion.

Yeah - have to agree with AirCop on this one - I used to connect through DFW 1x or 2x week when I lived in LAX and commuted to SAT and various other cities in TX - and I began to really detest it. In fact I eventually defected to IAH on CO.

That said: the last time (September) I connected there it was a breeze - but many, many memories of 55 min connecting times and simply not making it to the next aircraft because of looooooooooooooooong taxi times on the inbound flights from those outlying runways.



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User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Why not book the flight LAS-CLT-FRA, rather than going via PHL. It is still a 333, and there is less of a chance of ATC or baggage problems.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20636 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 6):
Why not book the flight LAS-CLT-FRA, rather than going via PHL.

The CLT flight arrives 4 hours later. Remember the opening post:

Quoting Airbear (Thread starter):
Because of train connections in FRA, I've narrowed my choices down to either AA LAS/DFW/FRA on their 772's for the long-haul, OR USAir's LAS/PHL/FRA with an A330 on the long-haul.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Having travelled on the US A330, I can highly recommend it! Very comfortable and the IFE is great!


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5258 times:
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Avoid PHL and US like the plague.  yes 

If you've never taken a 777 flight before, the DFW-FRA direct service is great.

Let us know what you decide.


User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5253 times:

I flew RIC-ORD-DEL-ORD-RIC on the RJ145 and AA 777 respectively, a very long flight (will never fly direct, i think) unless i move to chicago, connection to RIC was horrible.

The Y on the 777 was quite comfy, the F/As were very nice, a pleasant experience, since i had an aisle, didn't feel too tight inspite of me being tall. I would recommend it though i haven't flown on the US 330 to compare the 2.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5248 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 9):
Avoid PHL and US like the plague

I had no problems when I travelled through. US were fantastic... Have you flown on a US A330 or flown through PHL?



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User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

I would choose AA.

The seats are larger. US has 17" wide seats on the A333. AA's 777 seats are 18.2" per seat guru. I have flown longhaul on AA and have flown many times in 17" wide seats. Get the wider, more comfortable seat on AA.



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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Actually, I use both US and AA to FRA quite often each year.
The DFW-FRA is much better than the ORD-FRA flight because of the
equipment used, but the FRA-DFW flight leaves somewhat early in the
morning for a trans-Atlantic departure (in the 10 O'clock hour).

For seat comfort, there's really not much difference between the US 333
and the AA 772. However, in terms of in-flight entertainment, US is better
than AA; but that's not to say that AA's is bad, just not as good.

Don't forget there is a CLT-FRA flight, which I prefer to take over the PHL
one, especially on the return. CLT customs in the afternoon is a piece
of cake.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
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Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 11):
Have you flown on a US A330 or flown through PHL?

Four times on US, three from PHL to FRA and MAN, and once from RDU to FRA. All non-revs, of course. They lost my bags twice, once going to FRA outta PHL, and once coming back from MAN to PHL. I also had 3 DVD's taken from a checked bag on the MAN-PHL segment.

Avoid them like the plague.  yes 


User currently offlinePHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 14):

because of your couple of bad expierences he should not avoid them. I have flown US from PHL-LGW, it was a very enjoyable experience. Lost bags happens with any airline, so don't blame every lost baggage problem on US, furthermore, stolen items could be the airport personal, so maybe he should avoid MAN like the plague.

sorry if it was harsh, but i've been reading way to many threads bashing of US and PHL. Its really not that bad.


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

Quoting Bridogger6 (Reply 4):
PHL only is horrible when there is bad weather or ATC...

...or at times when US schedules more flights to arrive/depart within a given time frame than the PHL infrastructure is capable of realistically accomodating even in the most ideal conditions...

Quoting Bridogger6 (Reply 4):
which DOES happen quite often...

...which in fact seems to be a daily occurence at certain hours...


User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Hi folks... sorry for my delayed response (been ill).Anyway, thank you all for your answers. At this point, I've got US booked, mainly due to to the extra legroom plus the fact that I've found 330's/340's to be much quieter in the cabin than Boeings. IFE: From Y-class cabin shots seen here on A-net, the seatback screens seem far larger than the tiny screens I remember from an AA 777 flt. I took 2 yrs ago LAX/DFW (at that time I was also still keen on maintaining my QF FF Gold status - but now, what with everything to do with QF and the buyout - and that's a whole other thread - or dedicated web site even  Smile by itself - I don't care that much any more).

Anyway, I wish everyone a safe and happy Festive Season.

Cheers, Airbear


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