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AA Vs BA On The ORD-LHR Route  
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6639 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.

All opinions are welcome!

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3834 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

Well why have the best of both?

If you wanted to take a trip to London, then fly BA to LHR, then AA back to ORD

If I was you then I would fly the BA 744 to LHR, then return on the AA 777

I've flown on both carriers across the atlantic, I loved them both

I'm slightly confused as to what happend to MRTC on AA, is it still going or has it been removed? If so why?


[Edited 2006-06-27 23:12:17]

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):

Still smiling strong I see Wink

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.


Sam Smile

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

If you are not locked into an American frequent flyer programme I would opt for BA. To me flying the carrier where I am headed in a way puts me in the country before I have even left.

United Airlines - Worldwide Service
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 6550 times:

I plan on going this November. I would love to get on the 747 but usually BA flys that one out too early. I want to take the 9pm flight so I can sleep.

User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

Have a great time in London, it's one of my favourite cities! Report back on the service if you can.

United Airlines - Worldwide Service
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