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LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?  
User currently offlineKeysman73 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8164 times:

I'm looking to fly LHR-BOS with one of these two airlines on Sat 28th October, it'll definitely be in economy class.

Anyone got any preferences as to which would be the best - I'm more interested in seat comfort/leg room than IFE or food etc...

I've flown with American before about 3 years ago when they had "more room in coach", but I believe that they've stopped doing this.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Alan.

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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3197 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8159 times:

Man do you even have to ask? This one is obvious! It's BA!

AA if you're part of the frequent flyer program and need the points, other than that its BA hands down. AA don't even give you a glass of wine a charge.


User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8142 times:

how much are you looking to pay for your flights out of interest?

User currently offlineSpeedbird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8130 times:

Take the British Airways flight, You have more chance being on there 747-400, Then your guranteed more legroom. Also with American i think it will probably be there T7 on the route which isn't going to have as much leg room as BA's 744, I have never flown with American but i would still choose BA.


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8130 times:

The AA 777's aren't to bad on transatlantic flights.  Smile

AA is usualy also cheaper than BA to BOS. BA is the nicer option, but they can be more expensive.

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineKeysman73 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8122 times:

BA757GLA,
I'm looking at paying around £400 for the flights. I could get cheaper flights with other carriers, but I'm going to pay the extra for the direct flights and also to come back on a day flight on Sunday 5th Nov(BA only).
There is only about a £10 difference in the flight prices between carriers.

Looks like it's be BA judging from the above reaction.

Cheers guys.

Alan.


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8111 times:

Quoting Keysman73 (Reply 5):
BA757GLA,
I'm looking at paying around £400 for the flights. I could get cheaper flights with other carriers, but I'm going to pay the extra for the direct flights and also to come back on a day flight on Sunday 5th Nov(BA only).
There is only about a £10 difference in the flight prices between carriers.

I am flying LHR-BOS on AA in December, if you fly AA you can purchase an One-Day pass into the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow. The Admirals lounge is pretty much the J class lounge and has showers and other facilities. You can purchase this option for $50 which is quite good!

Also note that the carriers use different terminals at Heathrow, this may sway you one way  Smile (Both carriers arrive at the E Terminal at BOS)

Another note is that the two carriers offer different seating variations and pitch in Economy.

BA have 3-3-3 @ 31"
AA have 2-5-2 @ 31-32"

May I ask why you havn't mentioned VS, are they more expensive?

Hope this helps  Smile

Are you going to be posting a trip report?

I sure hope DL will start LGW-BOS flights in the future, or even LHR-BOS if things turn out well for DL  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineKeysman73 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8100 times:

That's interesting about the AA lounge - I presume you can do the same at BOS as well?

IIRC, VS was more expensive for the direct flight. Their one-stop flights may have been slightly cheaper, but direct was more expensive.

I'll definitely get a trip report done.....should make interesting reading hopefully  Smile Although the other half feels a bit uncomfortable about taking pictures of airline meals!!

Cheers.

Alan.


User currently offlineSJUSXM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8039 times:

just for clarification, direct and one-stop flights are the same thing. I know i don't get it either. Anyway i would pick AA, the Admiral's club is a HUGE plus.


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8025 times:

Normally a direct flight means you are on the same aircraft the entire time. UA and other carriers (mainly UA) have exceptions to that. So really a direct flight just means same flight number, not the same a/c.


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User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

Dont even bother thinking about trading AA for BA!!!  wink 

But, on a more serious note, I think you'd be much better off on BA than AA, for sure. The service is easily top 3 in the world, and you'll end up on a 744 compared to a 777 (?).

Cheers,
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User currently offlineProsap From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7962 times:

A real no-brainer - has to be BA all the way.
And if the Admirals lounges in BOS are as shabby as LHR (both business and first), i certainly wouldn't bother spending some of your hard earned cash getting entrance to them...


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 902 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7955 times:

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1):
AA if you're part of the frequent flyer program and need the points, other than that its BA hands down. AA don't even give you a glass of wine a charge.

Go with BA mate! Also if you are an AA frequent flyer and you want mile son them then you should be able to put your BA flights into AA miles as they are Oneworld partners!

so yeah BA would be the better choice if you ask me!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7934 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Go with BA mate! Also if you are an AA frequent flyer and you want mile son them then you should be able to put your BA flights into AA miles as they are Oneworld partners!

You cannot do that when flying transatlantic from the U.S.



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7917 times:

Quoting Speedbird203 (Reply 3):
Take the British Airways flight, You have more chance being on there 747-400, Then your guranteed more legroom. Also with American i think it will probably be there T7 on the route which isn't going to have as much leg room as BA's 744, I have never flown with American but i would still choose BA.

You're not guarenteed more legroom, BA have 31inches, AA 31-32.

Quoting B742 (Reply 6):
I am flying LHR-BOS on AA in December, if you fly AA you can purchase an One-Day pass into the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow. The Admirals lounge is pretty much the J class lounge and has showers and other facilities. You can purchase this option for $50 which is quite good!

Undermining the premium passengers again sarcastic . IMO the lounges should be kept for who they were built for!

Go BA is my advice,

Sam Smile



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User currently onlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

AA has the same pitch or more, so I would pick AA.

Matt


User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7897 times:

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 15):
AA has the same pitch or more, so I would pick AA.

Not only same or better pitch, but the seats are wider. (according to seatguru)

So, BA will serve you "free" alcohol, but AA will give you a bit more space. AA's 777s are comfortable in Y and the meals are acceptable. I'm no AA fan, but I'd take the slightly wider seats and pay for booze.



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7889 times:

BA of course

Good ife, free food snacks and booze. Nice seats, great crew. A very well known and respected airline.

Im doing BOS-LHR on Sunday 17th and cant wait. First time in that part of the world


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7886 times:
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I've flown both on long haul flights...both 744 (BA), and 777 (AA and BA) If you were flying J class, I'd def. say take BA, hands down, easy solution. But I found the seating on AA to be more comfortable in Y class... not to start the 3-3-3 vs. 2-5-2 war....but I much prefer AA's 2-5-2 seating if you can make sure youre sitting on the sides. with BA, if you get a window on either the 777 or 744, you're blocked in.....

AA's service / food is not as good as BA's...but honestly you arent missing much with BA either. I LOVE BOTH airlines. But if you've flown J class with BA.... its just not the same. If you save money with AA, and dont care about an extra bottle of wine with your food.... just go with AA.

-AA777


User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

AA leaves from terminal B, and it is HELL!!! one check in line for all flights at B, its murder. BA is a very nice airline and leaves form E, which is very nicely renovated and is a pleasant experiance.


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7833 times:

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1):
Man do you even have to ask? This one is obvious! It's BA!

No Brainer...


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7830 times:

I love BA...never had a bad experience. AA is nice and all, but BA is great

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