Tsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5417 times:
There comes a time when I get tired of seeing all those arriving and departing passengers from London and Chicago on AA and BA! I just want to hop on the plane and go too! London seems like such a nice place to visit for my first international trip and I love those British accents(I talk to them all the time in T5). I'm seriously planing on going this November when fares are a little more reasonable for my budget.
I priced AA and BA out of ORD who both operate that lovely T7 and one 747. So I found good fares to travel in Premiere Economy on BA, I was shocked(even though it was the lower fare PRE Econ price, the full fare wasnt bad either). AA only offers the 3 class config.
So if anyone has flown this segment and back with any or both carriers what are the specific pros and cons of both carriers on this route? After looking over BA I have decided to join their frequent flyer program when I do plan my trip to London and use them as an International Carrier to other places.
MRTC was dropped on both domestic and international a while back.
Personally I would go BA. The BA World Traveller +, whilst not quite as good in its offerings as VS is still a very good product with wider seats, more legroom etc. The legroom is 38 inches and seat width 18.5" with 2" more recline compared to 31"/17.5" in Y. I believe Y on AA is 31-32" pitch with 18.2" wide seats.
Neither airline offers AVOD, BA start this very soon though, when do you plan to travel? BA offers a full complimentary bar service to all classes whereas you are charged on AA.
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!