BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
Hey all! I just wanted to let you know that after months of planning and debating, I finally took the plunge and made my reservations for March: SEA-ORD-LHR-ORD-SEA.
The last time I flew to LHR, it was YVR-ORD-LHR-ORD-YVR on UA, and I was wondering what I can expect on the AA product versus the UA product. Are the IFE's similiar? Does MRTC really make that much of a difference?
Anyway, for all those who are interested, here's my intinerary for the four (4) of us:
Flight # 86
Departs Seattle at 0959 (Super 80)
Arrives Chicago at 1551
Seats: 13 A&B, 14 A&B
Flight # 86 Continuation:
Departs Chicago at 5:20 PM (777)
Arrives London at 6:50 AM
Seats: 26 C-F
Flight # 87
Departs London at 1015 (777)
Arrives Chicago at 1245
Seats: 26 C-F
Flight # 87 Continuation:
Departs Chicago at 1445 (Super 80)
Arrives Seattle at 1722
Seats: 15 A&B, 16 A&B
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
I've never flown a United 772 but I think you'll really like AA's product on the 772. The more room throughout coach makes a difference...somehow that extra few inches really does come in handy. The PTVs are pretty good. You'll probably have 2-3 movies from which to choose, a number of other channels like History, National Geographic, etc. plus reruns of some CBS sitcom (Raymond, King of Queens, etc.) and then the music channels. Plus I like to watch the big screens that give the planes GPS coordinates and show you where the plane is relative to cities/areas on the ground.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2157 times:
Oh, so the location info is on the big screen? That's a little different then UA.. well at least partially. On the way over, I had the option of a location screen on my PTV which showed location, altitude, speed, etc..., but on the way back, the IFE wasn't equipped with that feature. Anyone know the reason for the difference on the IFE between these two aircraft? Were they slightly different models or something? (This was in July of 1999)
Wally From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Took 86 (coach) from ORD-LHR in September. Great plane, good IFE, Food and FAs. You can keep track of your position on both the PTV and Big Screen.
Only down side was we arrived early and were told LHR would not accept arrivals prior to 6:00 am so we held about 20 minutes. That put us through customs with all the other heavies arriving about the same time. A little wait, but hey, a wait in London is better than sleeping at home right?!
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3512 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
Oh you'll like it a lot. Believe me. I've taken quite a few trips on the 777 transatlantic and I really liked it. You have good entertainment feature showing no less than two movies, plus you have a wide choice of music channels, and like others have told you, you can see at anytime where the aircraft is during the flight, altitude, local time at destination and how much time remains before landing. On the 777, unlike on the 767, every passenger has his or her own video screen so you can choose the movie on your own regardless of what is shown on the main screen.
The More Room Throughout Coach feature makes it a comfortable airplane to fly on and the new interior designs make it look very modern and clean. The seats are navy blue and they each have an adjustable headrest.
On American you get a choice between two entrees at mealtime, the only thing however is that you have to pay 5 Dollars or 5 Euros if you want an alcoholic beverage. An hour and a half before landing you get a breakfast which will consist in a croissant (towards Paris you get a croissant but towards London you could get an English muffin instead!), a raspberry yoghurt, a banana and an orange juice cup, plus coffee that you can get during beverage service at breakfast time.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
Yeah TexAussie -
I would love to have the window/aisle combos, but it looks like they're all gone. Except for the exit rows of course.. that's the ace up my sleeve. Show up 2+ hours early, and I think I might just get them. And besides, I'll have the aisle, I'll let the others worry about the middle of the middle.