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AA 772 Or BA 744 LHR-LAX-LHR?  
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8812 times:

The title says it all, what would you chose a AA 772 or BA 744 on LHR-LAX-LHR?? How is the service on AA (have flown with BA so I know what to expect there). PTVs on board the AA a/c, food, legroom compared to BA and so on.

All help appreciated.


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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

AA has become so miserable that I would choose BA without any hesitation

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8771 times:

While my last flights with both BA and AA are quite some while back, I'd opt for BA without hesitating more than a split secont.

And the fact that you'd be in a B777 on AA and a B744 on BA only makes the whole thing even more obvious (well... at least for me): BA really is the only option here.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8750 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
AA has become so miserable that I would choose BA without any hesitation



Quoting Leskova (Reply 2):
While my last flights with both BA and AA are quite some while back, I'd opt for BA without hesitating more than a split secont.

And the fact that you'd be in a B777 on AA and a B744 on BA only makes the whole thing even more obvious (well... at least for me): BA really is the only option here.

Okay, thank you guys. Well seems I will go for BA after all



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 8716 times:

I haven't been on AA yet, but BA offers a great product, especially Trans Atlantic. If you've never been on AA or a T7 yet, then I'd look into AA, but otherwise (personally) I'd stick with BA.


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User currently offlineLesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8640 times:

I never flew AA transatlantic, and I see you've made your decision already, going with BA. I flew BA LAX-LHR (and continuing on to MUC) and back in 2006. I don't remember if the 744's had PTVs (I think they did), but service overall was good, with decent meals with complimentary wine in economy. Hope you enjoy your flight.


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8606 times:

Is there any doubt? Unless you're saving a ton of money it's BA all the way.

Quoting Lesismore (Reply 5):
I never flew AA transatlantic,

I had the pleasure (?) on their 763 to BRU/CDG from ORD and once on the ZRH to DFW route, it was sub-par for international service, remembering the QF ad's from the mid-80's when UA took over from PA, "Why would you fly a 5 hour airline on a 15 hour flight?"


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 8590 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 6):
Is there any doubt? Unless you're saving a ton of money it's BA all the way.

Well the difference between BA and AA is that AA is only $40 cheaper

Well, will book the tickets this weekend, but I will probably stick with BA as I have flown with them many times across the Atlantic already.

I



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User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3355 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

If you've flown BA across the pond a bunch of times already, I'd give AA a shot. I'm sure it's not quite as good, but I've never had any problems with AA, and it'd be a new experience.

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 8584 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 8):
If you've flown BA across the pond a bunch of times already, I'd give AA a shot. I'm sure it's not quite as good, but I've never had any problems with AA, and it'd be a new experience.

Well it would be a new experience, and I would also add a new a/c to my list, the 772.



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8543 times:

I wouldn't need to think a second. BA. AA is a miserable comparision. If you are flying Y, even more reason -- better movies, better food, drinks free. If in J, better food, more privacy, 62A and K as upstairs windows w/direct aisle access.

Dave



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8531 times:



Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
The title says it all, what would you chose a AA 772 or BA 744 on LHR-LAX-LHR??

I thought your user name may have made the decision for you Big grin



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User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8516 times:

Economy class-AA. Business or higher go with BA.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8503 times:

I can't comment on BA as I've never flown with them, but I have experienced AA's 777s. I was really pleased with the PTVs, though the variety of music selections wasn't all that great. I did however get to see two movies that I've really been eager to watch.

The food in economy was good, though not spectacular.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8490 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 11):
thought your user name may have made the decision for you

Well that is true, but always nice to try out new aircrafts



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8431 times:
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Stick to BA.

I've flown both carriers in international Y, AA's 777 & BA's 744, BA's better service and overall quality make it a no brainer choice.

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8429 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 15):
I've flown both carriers in international Y, AA's 777 & BA's 744, BA's better service and overall quality make it a no brainer choice.

Okay thank you. I have actually decided to go with BA this time too.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8420 times:
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Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 15):
I've flown both carriers in international Y, AA's 777 & BA's 744, BA's better service and overall quality make it a no brainer choice.

Okay thank you. I have actually decided to go with BA this time too.

- Good move, look forward to the TR.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8415 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 17):
Good move, look forward to the TR.

He, he. I will try to post one. I am working on one right now actually. Will try to post it up within a few weeks



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20336 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8407 times:

I had the same choice SFO-LHR (Except it was UA) and I chose BA in a heartbeat. Even for a fare that was $58 more. BA in...an...instant. NEVER fly an American carrier overseas (except maybe CO) if you can take a foreign competitor, instead. US carriers have the worst on-board experience of anywhere in the Western world, and possibly of anywhere (I'm thinking some parts of Russia might be a bit worse, but service in S. America is positively delightful!)

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8400 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
NEVER fly an American carrier overseas (except maybe CO) if you can take a foreign competitor, instead.

Well thank you for the advice. Will not forget that  Wink



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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8341 times:

Don't think twice, BA all the way. One of many reasons, it's a 744.
Enjoy.



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User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 870 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8318 times:

It's too late now, but if you're traveling in Y you might want to consider AA because of their seating configuration, if there are a lot of open seats. As opposed to the 747's 3-4-3 seating, the 777 has 2-5-2 seating, so if you're on either of the side sections, you either have an aisle or window seat, which could help if you need to get out of your seat at some point, etc.

I haven't traveled on BA transatlantic but I have flown AA and found the seats comfortable, the service just fine, and the entertainment okay (at the time, not AVOD).



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8317 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 22):
As opposed to the 747's 3-4-3 seating, the 777 has 2-5-2 seating

Opps, forgot about the seating. But I dont think it will be a too big of a problem if I get stuck at the window seat with two other pax sitting next to me on the 744.



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