Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3133 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5126 times:
British Airways are offering some expectacular offers on their flights between MAN-JFK flying in November.
I remember reading on here earlier in the year that BA were going to refurbish their 763's which operate on the MAN-JFK route to bring them in line with the 777 fleet.
Couple of questions:
Has this happened on the aircraft operating this route?
Does this aircraft offer PTV's in Y?
Does the service differ to BA's mainline fleet as it states the MAN-JFK route "is operated by British Airways CitiExpress"?
Whats the legroom like? (Does it match US Airwasy 34inch?)
I am actually travelling to a small town in NJ between Philly and NYC, I have always flown US Airways on the route either LGW/MAN-PHL depending on the prices - as a Dividend member and I am a fan of the 333's operating the route.
United's fares out of LHR are not much more than BA to JFK, does anyone know if I can earn my Dividend miles on this flight? I am aware both US and UA are members of the Star Alliance - As I am aware that AA and BA do not allow passengers of each others FF Program earn miles on the London-NYC route unless they are flying with the respected airline their FF Program belongs too. Was wondering if they had a similar policy.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5112 times:
Short answer - the BA 763 service between MAN and JFK is very average in terms of service and amenities and, in my opinion, not up to the standard of other BA longhaul flights. There is nothing wrong with the flight, its just nothing special in any class of service. As far as I know, the updated 763s are not yet operating this route. You may be disappointed when comparing the BA 763s with the very nice and very comfortable and very new US A333s.
And, I do believe that the JFK-MAN flight, the only BA long haul flight that does not serve LHR, is operated in conjuction with CitiExpress, its nothing more than a technicality as the 763s are from BA's mainline fleet, but the crews working the flights are, I think, employeed by the Citiexpress subsidiary.
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5014 times:
I read in the trade paper in UK recently that the route will be "|Time expired" next year so it may be your last chance. According to this information it is operated by Cityexpress?? Maybe is a wet/dry lease or just the cabin crew are Cityexpress anyway I would get your miles and enjoy the seat space on US