NORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
Going on Holiday to the west coast of the US in Autumn, just wandering who the best carrier to fly London to San Francisco/Los Angeles is ? Had a quick look and prices seem roughly the same. Would be flying economy.
VS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
In my view I would take DL from LGW to ATL then onto San Francisco or LA from there. This is from someone who is not bothered by PTV's though, and in terms of service, I have found DL the best, followed by UA which would be a nice ride on a 777 from LHR.
DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
If you want direct - BA
Connecting - DL or CO
I would not even bother with UA as "in my opinion" has fallen off the face of the earth when it comes to service either in First or Coach. I flew Virgin couple of years back from JFK to LHR and just was not impressed. I mean it was fine but not exceptional like BA or even DL/CO.
Now, this comes from my experience in both First & Coach to from LGW/CDG/BRU/BCN/FCO from ATL, EWR & JFK on DL, CO, BA, AF, LH & Virgin.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4127 times:
Whilst I have never flown with them, I have heard that Air New Zealand is very good and they fly LHR-LAX. As ZKSUJ says you get the refurbished 744 with all the extra trimmings and a couple extra inches of legroom - can make a big difference on a flight over 10 hours.
Otherwise, go with BA. Best for frequencies, best for fares, best for consistency in standards of service, and friendly and professional crews.
If, however, you want to fly an airline that offers an experience like a Club 18-30 trip or a kids' birthday party, and possibly the most uncomfortable seat in Y class, go with VS.
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Cosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
Quoting BCAL (Reply 6): If, however, you want to fly an airline that offers an experience like a Club 18-30 trip or a kids' birthday party, and possibly the most uncomfortable seat in Y class, go with VS.
Before I read your reply Trev, I just KNEW you wouldn't miss the chance to have a go at VS
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4069 times:
LX through ZRH.
I've flown a lot of airlines across the pond, and in my opinion, Swiss is the best airline out there service-wise, especially in Cattle Class. The legroom isn't terrible, and while the IFE may not be as awe-inspiring as VS's, it certainly does the trick. The food is good, the FA's are friendly, and you can't beat the complimentary Swiss chocolate right before landing. I always love that part of the flight, haha.
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Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3978 times:
A lot of people like the NW birds across the atlantic, PTV's, good food, free drinks and such. A lot of people like it, you could fly LGW-DTW-SFO/LAX. Then on the way back LGW-MSP-LGW, I believe that MSP flight is still a DC-10 and those will be gone soon!
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