MikeSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
I just feel robbed when that happens, I know it has the range, I just love flying widebody planes, I was wondering if anyone else feels this way? Sorry the Topic Tiitle got cut off, I'm sure you all can make out the next few letters
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11108 posts, RR: 63 Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Nope, because whenever I have gone to book a transatlantic flight I make sure that I can see the aircraft operating the routes which are my available options. Therefore, within a certain price band I'll book the flights on whichever aircraft I feel like flying on, almost always the option of flying a 757 is one of the most expensive.
100% feel that way! It's a little ridiculous, after all we put up with them trans-con just fine but then complain when it's transatlantic, and the trips are about identical in length...
Last summer I had x2 family events to get to within a couple of weeks of each other and the cheapest routing was AA's BOS-SNN and BOS-MAN on each occasion.
Interior was ratty as hell, IFE was same as domestic, and the whole experience was just depressing. I kept trying to tell myself, 'hey it's just like going across the Atlantic in a 707, as our parents did, this could be chic and jetset', but it was sooooo far from that.
Actually the thing that would have made all the difference would have been AA's newer Y seats with the adjustable headrest like the MD-80s instead of the skyblue cloth seats that sag and only come halfway up your back...
Next up: LAX-LHR NZ002 Y SkyCouch! LHR-LAX NZ001 Y