B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10 Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8386 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.
Lesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 8214 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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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?"
B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8158 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.
Davescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8117 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.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8077 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.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19416 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7981 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!)
Soxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7892 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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