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AA 777 Trans-Atlantic Business Service  
User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

I'm once again planning a trip to Doha, Q'utar for work, and I'm interested to get opinions on the service aboard AA's 777 in business. When I last went, I was living in DC, and was able to take BA Club World IAD - LHR - BAH - DOH, and it was pretty darn nice other than cabin temperature being way too hot for me. Now that I am living down in SEVA, one of my options is to fly an AA / BA combo, and the routings through AA's site put me on an AA 777 to go across the pond. I'm sure AA does not have sleeper seats like BA, but are they at least comparable to the business product on UA's 777? How is IFE and meals?

I know one thing that would suck about flying AA across the pond is I would not earn miles for Executive Club, but I'm interested to get opinions.

[Edited 2005-08-27 17:53:32]

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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Thread starter):
I know one thing that would suck about flying AA across the pond is I would not earn miles for Executive Club, but I'm interested to get opinions.

I don't know about AA's longhaul J service but sign up for Platinum Challenge with AA and you should make Plat on that one itinerary. Better than letting them go to pot when 'creditting' to BA.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Interesting idea... hadn't thought of that. Only reason I'd want to keep it going to BA is I would make Silver Executive, and be well on my way to Gold.

User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

They do not have lay flat sleeprs on AA. The seat is 60" of pitch ane reclines about 150 degrees with a foot rest. The seat control is manual.

They do not have Personal IFE on 767-300 but they will hand you a DVD player with a selection of DVD, basically giving you IVOD. The also will hand out Bose ANC headsets. The 777's have IFE but not IVOD.

The food is nothing special, the sercive will be efficient but not exceptional.

BA is the way to go if you can.


User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

If you're a member of BAEC, you must remember that if you fly AA transatlanticallyfrom USA - you get ZERO miles on your BAEC account.

User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 2):
Only reason I'd want to keep it going to BA is I would make Silver Executive, and be well on my way to Gold.

So why is it even a question? You know you are better off with BA for that reason and because they have a MUCH better product than AA....the choice is RATHER obvious....


User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 5):
So why is it even a question? You know you are better off with BA for that reason and because they have a MUCH better product than AA....the choice is RATHER obvious....

It is, but BA's website will not book me a flight from ORF to DOH, even though ORF is served by AA, a member of oneworld. I would prefer to fly AA to a city in the US served by BA, but BA's site won't give me the option, and AA sends me on their planes as far as possible (understandably). I guess that I just am trying to get it all booked from one place, but it appears that I will have to cause a hassle for my company's travel agent (who really doesn't like me for some reason, and does some pretty sh*tty stuff to me) and book the trip in two parts.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

You can do it on the AA website by using the 'Multi City' function. Then setting options displayed up to 30 or so. You can only put four flights in but with careful jigging about you can get the BA transatlantic flights.


"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

I might just try that! Thanks for the suggestion!

User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

i was pretty disappointed by AA J from LHR-LAX rtn recently. Very functional, no sense of occasion. Food not bad, actually, but the seat is crap compared to BA / VS.


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