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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Next winter I'm looking to take a trip to London. My preference would be a non-stop from BOS to LHR. So my options would be either AA (777 or 763), BA (777), or VS (A343). AA's fares are much more expensive than BA and VS. Between BA and VS, which airline should I choose in terms of IFE, Food, Comfort, etc. (In Economy). On a side note, does VS use any other equipment than the A343 (A346 or 747?) at BOS in the winter?

Thanks for the help and suggestions.
-KPWM


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User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

Unless you are a devoted one world member, go VS. The fact that they use the A343 menas that there would only be two seats on the sides with 4 in the middle. This is a great configuration and is standard on pretty much all of the A340's. Food is just as good as BA, IFE is probably better and comfort is a big plus on VS. Also amenity kits are handed out which are quite generous for Y. Other than the cabin being a bit cold at times VS wins. Plus the aircraft is very quiet.

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4908 times:



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 1):
Also amenity kits are handed out which are quite generous for Y.

BA has that also.

I would say go with BA. Have flown with them to LAX a few times, and they have never let me down.



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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Either would be good if I'm honest. VS usually have a 343 going to BOS but occasionally (Sundays I think??) a 744 operates the route.

User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4856 times:

Would go with VS for the flight attentents  Smile

User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Would go with BA for the overall experience. VS is good too but I prefer BA for the professionalism and almost impeccable service.


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User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...  Smile


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User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4846 times:



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 6):
Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...  

Then why did you call yourself VikingA346? not VikingB777? lol  Silly


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4815 times:



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 7):
Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 6):
Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...

Then why did you call yourself VikingA346? not VikingB777? lol

He probably meant the hairdryers on the A343 unlike the actual powerful engines the A346 has.

Anyways, I love VS a lot. BA are wonderful when I fly them inside Europe but have never done a long haul with them.

My experience would say VS with a guarantee in AVOD whereas BA I think still has mostly looping entertainment (right term??)

-Ayubogg



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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Go BA, but do it in Club World. Put it on the credit card and forget it.
You know you want to.  devil 



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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4778 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 9):
but do it in Club World. Put it on the credit card and forget it.
You know you want to. devil

That would be very nice, but unfortunately that's not going to happen anytime soon.  Wink

Judging from the responses, I'm leaning toward VS.



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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4773 times:



Quoting KPWM (Reply 10):

Okay, meet me half way and use WTP, you would love it, and you could a trip report for us.
 Big grin
The BA cabin staff are that little bit better.



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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Most certainly take British Airways or Virgin Atlantic over an American carrier. BA and VS are very different airlines, but both very good at what they do. Making your decision is simply a matter of personal preference.

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