Nin67 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4158 times:
I am considering flying AA from JFK to LHR in Business Class on the 777. However, I have been reading the reviews on Skytrax and they are really really bad. Is it truly that horrible. My other option is to fly BA via Manchester in Club World.
WeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4147 times:
I've only flown AA one time- and it wasn't in business class.
However, I have flown in BA Club World and I absolutely LOVED IT!!
The seats are very comfortable- the entertainment is great- and the food is excellent!! Only complaint I had was the FA's disappeared for most of the flight after the service. They were wonderful- don't get me wrong- but I woke up super thirsty with an empty water glass.
So, if I were to give my vote- I'd say BA. Even though you have to connect....
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8751 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4137 times:
First off when you read the Skytraxx passenger opinion section, you have to realize that the people who comment usually are the ones that had bad experiences. This is true about all of the airlines. More often than not you get people that have a very strong opinion with it either being good or bad. The horror stories that you read on there are fortunately pretty rare.
With that said, AA in business class isn't that great. It isn't aweful, but not great. They are just starting to refit cabins with new lie flat seats. The current seats aren't that great. The service is about average. All in all, fly AA if you want the miles or it is most logical for you, but BA and VS have fully flat business class seats and at least equal if not better service.
If you want a different experience, then you can fly Eos or Maxjet. If you want a premium business class for a decent price, then fly Eos. If you want to save money, fly Maxjet. Both serve Stansted, but they are a bit different.
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Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3688 posts, RR: 31 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
If your only choices are AA JFK-LHR and BA JFK-MAN-LHR then I'd go with AA to be quite honest.
The flight is pretty short and although I haven't flown AA in J, the BA service is well documented to be very good on the whole and likely to beat AA into a cocked hat overall.
If you aren't already AA Plat or AA Gold (or have any other OW FFP to send the miles and points too) then sign up for AAdvantage and register for Platinum challenge. You should earn Platinum on the two AA J legs alone.
Can't you push to get BA direct to LHR?
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Nin67 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4111 times:
Thanks for the insight. The reason that I can't go direct to LHR is that I am flying through to India. The complete fare in Business with BA flights to India and back is about $3200. The only catch is that the transatlantic portion is on AA. The reason the MAN flights are an option is that AA codeshares on those flights with BA, so they come up. Crazy. Wish I could go BA all the way...
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1407 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
Well if you take BA isn;t going to be a 767 which Buz class is not that great, I'd rather take AA, plus you'll get to experience BA when you fly on to India. So take AA and their T7 which is pretty nice.
Nin67 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
I decided to go BA for most of the trip with the exception of the JFK-LHR flight which will be on American. The remainder will be on BA, 777, and then I will do the Manchester stop over on the way back to the US. I will do a trip report and post a link here, middle of Sep. Thanks for the insight!