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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

This prolly will get moved to polls and prefs, but oh well...

I am flying to London to visit my mate I studied with at Oxford. Flying into LHR for sure on AA. Can either go through ORD or LAX. Wanted to know if anyone was on the LAX-LHR AA flight, the girl from AA I spoke with said that the LAX-LHR flight is one of AA most popular flights. My folks have taken it and said it's long and bothersome and they would rather do CO from EWR. Should I go out of ORD or LAX to get to LHR?



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User currently offlineMeteorologist From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

I'd avoid ORD at all costs to stay away from the incessant delays and missed connections. Missed international connections would be especially bothersome due to the lack of frequency and often late departure times from cities east of the Mississippi. Especially avoid ORD in the winter through early half of summer period due to snow and convective activity that seems to plague the midwest during those times.

User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

If you want the extra mileage, then the obvious is LAX. But in turn, why make your trip even longer. Assuming you are leaving out of AUS, why fly 1242 miles west, then turn around and fly 5456 miles east. You lose too much time at airports doing that when you can be in England. Why not just take AA or BA from DFW into LGW? Do you have to go into LHR? If so, have you considered looking at a flight connecting @ JFK. At least with that, you are moving in a easterly direction the whole time and not backtracking.

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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

I've flown the AUS-DFW-LGW AA flight many times. I really wanted to connect in LAX, my folks are miles from SNA, and I would like to visit a day or two before I leave to fly to LHR. The miles earned won't be a problem, I could care less. Has anyone flown the LAX-LHR route on AA? Why would I connect through JFK, that's at least a four city route? AUS-DFW-JFK-LHR.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17055 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Why would I connect through JFK, that's at least a four city route? AUS-DFW-JFK-LHR.

The only reason would be that since DFW-JFK and JFK-LHR are high frequency routes if you miss your connection you can easily be rebooked on the next one. JFK-LHR, for example, has 6 flights a day just with AA, 6 flights with BA and a couple with VS.

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User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

If you're going to be in SNA I'd definately take the LAX-LHR flight. Though I haven't flown with AA on the route I have with BA and NZ. Though it's a long ride it's fun going that close to the North Pole, a lot more convenient than going through Chicago during the winter and when it comes down to it, I'd do anything to avoid the domestic SNA-ORD or LAX-ORD flight considering how domestic service is not what it used to be. You'll have a nice dinner, a full breakfast upon arrival and less jet lag overall, though you'll have bad jet lag for sure. Best on whatever you decide. The bottom line? The quicker I can get on the international leg, that's what I do. International service is always a step above.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Connecting through ORD isn't as bad as it seems, I've done it for 30+ years in all conditions. That being said, I try avoiding connecting flights, but I also try connecting onto flights with multiple flights, that way if I miss a flight, there are others I can take on standby....

Personally, I would probably wind up going through ORD.

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User currently offlineAlb222 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Do LAX-LHR....................great if you are going to be in Orange County. If you are going from AUS, ORD is no big deal.

Have flown LAX-LHR many times. Enjoy the routing as you tend to fly much farther north.

Either way have a great trip!

User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Why not take AA to LGW via RDU? Doesn't AUS have a nonstop?

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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting ACAfan (reply 8):
Why not take AA to LGW via RDU? Doesn't AUS have a nonstop?

Yes they do, #4631 and #4678 are AUS-RDU.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
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Unless flying Business, I tend to break the trip, in this case i'd connect via JFK or ORD, but thats me.

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