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Best Way To Go From LAX-LHR?  
User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2306 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7503 times:

I am wondering which is the best airline/route to take when going from LAX to London, preferably LHR?

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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7496 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Thread starter):
Best Way To Go From LAX-LHR?

By Plane.

Much quicker than the alternatives!  Silly














In all seriousness, I've only ever flown that route twice, once on BA and once on VS, I would recommend either.



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User currently offlineDL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

Have also flown BA and VS and while both were VERY nice, I REALLY like VS.

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7476 times:

BA and VS offer a quality product across all their cabins. If possible choose a British carrier rather than an American carrier.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7446 times:

AA is less full than BA/VS out of LAX


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7446 times:

The choices: American, United, Virgin, BA, and Air New Zealand. Not sure if Air India flies this route. I would go with Air New Zealand just for the hell of it....

User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 669 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

If you didn't mind stopping off en route to change aircraft Aer Lingus LAX-DUB-LHR

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

Im on AA 137 (LHR-LAX) on May 24. F class, seat 2J.  Smile

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

LAX-HNL-NRT-ICN-PEK-HKG-SYD-MEL-PER-JNB-DXB-AUH-CAI-IST-ATH-FCO-ZRH-FRA-AMS-CDG-MAD-LHR would be my preference.

The short way would be BA/AA/UA/VS nonstop to London, or the alternatives, NW, DL, US, CO one stop.

UAL


User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 669 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
LAX-HNL-NRT-ICN-PEK-HKG-SYD-MEL-PER-JNB-DXB-AUH-CAI-IST-ATH-FCO-ZRH-FRA-AMS-CDG-MAD-LHR

Why didn't I think of that direct routing, beats LAX-LHR hands down Big grin


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 7):
Im on AA 137 (LHR-LAX) on May 24. F class, seat 2J.

You bought a ticket this time?



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

My number one recommendation is Air New Zealand. They have the best seat pitch in economy on the route at 34'', which means you will have enough space. The interiors of the 747s on this route have just been refurbished, so you get nice new seats that have AVOD IFE. Also the service is very good. Kiwis know how to be kind and serve well as they are just such a friendly culture.

If you get to go premium economy or business class, then I still recommend NZ. Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic have the exact same fully flat business class suites that are amazing minus the different seat colors.



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User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

It really depends on which Class of service you're taking. If it's a premium class (Business/First), definitly go BA, VS or better yet NZ - for the LAX-LHR leg. If it's Economy, doesn't make much difference - they're all the same, including UA. Maybe a little better food on BA. Exception: No experience with AA or VS on this route.

User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7383 times:

Haven't flown LAX-LHR but I have flown SFO-LHR on UA (spring 1992) and BA (winter 2004). Both were nice trips. The BA FA's were very professional and friendly. Seats in Y were cramped and the food was about what you would expect in coach. Too bad BA moved many of their US bound flights to T1 in LHR. The shops and food courts in T4 were excellent. I agree with Juventus, check out Air New Zealand. I have read great things about that airline.


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7383 times:

to get a value and a bit better service, you can try for World Traveller or Premium Economy in BA/VS


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

Well, I was on BA during the winter of 2004. They were horrible! FAs were cranky, and they only gave the economy class one full meal and a "snack box." (was this during the LHR catering strikes?)

The reason I ask, is because I am flying (winter of 2006), LAX-LHR-CCU, and then CCU-LHR and LHR-LAX (stay in CCU for 2 weeks and LHR for 1 week.)

I looked at BA.com, and they gave me $1,687 per person (on economy class) round trip.

So, I am trying to find if there is anything better out there.


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
LAX-HNL-NRT-ICN-PEK-HKG-SYD-MEL-PER-JNB-DXB-AUH-CAI-IST-ATH-FCO-ZRH-FRA-AMS-CDG-MAD-LHR would be my preference.

How could you omit SIN?

Seriously, I would take either NZ or VS depending on schedule needs.


User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7289 times:

Oh yeah that snack box on BA. That was dreadful and the dinner was kind of small. I thought BA was far better than any UA flight I have flown domestically during the last 5 years. Although I must say that my last experience on UA in January was outstanding. I think the change in attitude is a sign of UA's exit from bankruptcy. Before then, it seemed like many of the customer service and flight crews I experienced were taking their frustrations with management out on the passengers. AS/QX and WN got most of my business during this period.

$1,700 to Calcutta? That is pretty good for flying halfway around the world. My QF ticket from LAX-SYD during the 2000/2001 new year was $2,000.

The BA flight from SFO-LHR-SFO that I took in 2004 cost me an eye popping $298 USD. They were celebrating the Wright Brothers' 100 year aniversary of the first flight and offered tickets between the US and UK for $100 each way plus taxes. I have never jumped on a plane ticket so fast. Hence my opinion on BA may be slightly biased  Wink Next time I will pay a little extra and fly in WTP.



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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7248 times:

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 17):
Next time I will pay a little extra and fly in WTP.

The same flight to CCU on World Traveller Plus is about $3000 per person. Haha, its a bit out of my reach.


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