ANA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 294 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 3321 times:
I would fly American, because there is more room in coach (assuming you're going coach). Also, the last two round trips I have flown on VS (once coach and once UC) the cabin crew were terrible on 3 out of 4 sectors.
If you're going bizz, then either, as you'll get the old Upper Class on VS and the OK bizz seat on AA.
Sevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 3295 times:
firstly a slight correction: VS does have UCS (not the old j2000) to LAX on its B744 flights as all LHR B744's are now fitted with UCS. However if you fly on the VS23/24 this is normally an A343 which won't be fitted until next year.
If flying economy then it depends what your priorities are. VS has good IFE and more often than not will offer better service (I know there are exceptions before I get roasted for that comment ). AA does offer more room but again this will depend on when you are flying as all of AA's aircraft are now having seats put back in the economy cabin.
Lastly do you have a preferrence of aircraft?. AA will fly you on a B772, VS on a B744 or A343. All good long haul aircraft but we all have favourites .
Sfo212 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 219 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
I would go with AA, just for the fact I would be in coach and I like the option of having just a two seater with the 777. My wife and I flew Virgin from SFO-LHR in June and felt like sardines. Also, the service wasn't the best. Hard to even get some water from the flight attendants. Flight back from London was better on the service end of things, but I hate traveling economy on a 747-400.
It was too bad since we had heard so many glowing reports about Virgin. Must have been from people who get to fly in Upper Class.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
MRTC stands for "more room throught coach".................that is what AA claims to be big on, however, they are removing that soon..
I would travel AA because as SFO212 stated, unless you are flying business/first on VS, you are going to feel like a sardine in a sardine can (i've traveled on VS a few times myself and I concur with that comment), where as with AA, you will have more room....I don't think they are going to be removing the MRTC on the 777 so quickly..but you will need to find out..
plus, FF (frequent flyer milage) is something to consider.......
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
Catatonic.....just following the rules. They created the Polls and Preferences forum because these type of questions were clogging up Civil Aviation. Just trying to be helpful. Check that forum....it's useful for these type of questions. The Trip Reports forum is also helpful in determining which airline to fly. You can read the experiences of others who have flown the airlines in which you're interested.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25995 posts, RR: 78 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
>Catatonic.....just following the rules.<
The rules saying you should bash someone because of your preference? Considering that this is a service question, and service questions pop up here all the time, I don't see it as clogging anything. Also, considering how few people look at P&P, there would likely be no response
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
So what's wrong with encouraging everyone to use all of the features of this great website?
If you think no one reads Polls and Preferences then that may give you an indication why they created it. Few of the Airliners.net users were participating in these type of questions...travel assistance and favorite livery/airplane/first class, etc....but they were taking up lots of thread lines in Civil Aviation. When you take a look at Polls an Preferences, you will find many questions like this one.
Speedbudgie From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2799 times:
As a young person, I would have to say Virgin. I find their overall product offering to be much more compatible with my needs and likes. Plus, if you are lucky enough to get it, v.port is hard to beat.