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User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Hey Guys,

I am flying as a passenger from London Heathrow to New York (any airport) towards the end of this month and I was wondering which airline offers the best economy seating and IFE?

In the running is British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines & United Airlines.

I am taking a friend, who can only afford economy  Sad

The other plan is to fly from Southampton (my local airport) to NY via Paris, but this is with Air France and I hear their Tempo class is not that good??

Thanks for your assistance guys

Kimberly.

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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1784 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Check out http://www.ebookers.com
Good website for all ex-london flights



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User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

I actually have never flown to NY from Europe just Euro-Southern US i.e. DFW ATL. I flew ATL LGW with BA. Nice 777 that thing was awesome. Clean cabin great service. They are my recomended for a trip accross the pond any day.


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Garen B.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
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Hi Kimberly,

Can't you sort out a cheap flight for your friend with upgrades subject to load on VS?

If not,take any of them except UA.

AA has MRTC if you want the legroom,and it is worth it Smile

Have a great time,NYC is excellent!

Mark



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Remember that punctuality is an important factor too. Judging by this years statistics, you're better off on United from LHR or Continental from LGW, wheras Virgin have particularly poor on-time record on LON-NYC flights.

Take a look at the 9th table down on this page:

London Key Routes Punctuality



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

I'd highly recommend AA. Their 777s are among the most comfortable planes in the sky, even in coach.


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User currently offlineTomgib From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

if you are first officer with virgin I would suggest flying with them... duh...

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

I would really suggest flying with UAL. I am a UAL fan and have a UAL 777 pilot in the family and trust me it's worth the extra buck. Even in coach the service is better than most other EU airlines. Ptv's BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING UPGRADED, economy + (ask for it its really alot better), and it will most likely be run by a 777, if a 767 than I would see if others are any better. I do not recall the last time I flew on a UA767 but I don't recall any ptv's and some would say that it makes no difference but trust me it does. Just my normal UAL support speech!(I don't really think that it would cost that much more, and if not UA than try to book on a 777 at least!!!)


UA777222



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User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Tomgib,

There are only 'no show' seats aval for crew on VS with the dates we have to fly out and I would to try out another airline to be honest.

Variety is the fruit of life  Big grin

Kimberly.


User currently offlinePilot727aa From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

My ORD-AMS and AMS-IAD UA763 had PTVs and the cabin was 2-3-2 I believe...possibly 2-4-2. Anyways it was much more comfortable than the 777 from IAD-ORD on the same trip.
-Brady


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I did a JFK-LHR round-trip on VS last month and was rather disappointed in the seating. The flight to LHR (VS 010) was on a 343, and I found the seat quite narrow, worse than even the seats on WN. The return flight (VS 003) was a 744, and the seat was somewhat wider, but as was the case with the earlier flight I was really confined whenever the person in front on me reclined his or her seat.


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User currently offlineMetropolitan From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Personally I would pick an airline that has two-abreast seating like UA, AA (777) or Virgin if you fly a 340.



User currently offlineRivervisualnyc From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Hi Kimberly: Thanks for coming to NYC, we are in fact still here, despite 9/11 and the poor economy....Come and shop til you drop, pound is strong so spend money! As for flights, I fly between NYC and LON (usually JFK-LHR) a few times a year, and I like BA's economy (World Traveller), it's better than any US carrier's transatlantic economy I have tried. The Premium Economy WT+ is quite a good value as well, but of course it costs more. I have not flown with VS but I understand their product is good too, they obviously have alot of fans, I am just partial to BA due to lots of miles and having some friends work for them at JFK station, also they are very reliable (BA if not my friends!). Most of their LHR-JFK flights are with the 744. AF has a nice business class but since you're going economy I'd avoid it, I don't think they have much in the way of IFE in economy. As for the US carriers, the IFE, meals, etc are often more tailored towards American tastes, and I don't particularly think they do longhaul well, especially on the 767, but you might like it. Anyway, enjoy NYC, if you want more NYC info check out www.nycvisit.com

User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Guys

Thanks for your help  Smile I think I shall fly BA :s

Kimberly.


User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

I'd recommend UA or LH if you find a cheap fare via FRA.


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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Actually LH is net very comfy and entertaining...they have different strengths...

AA is IMO the best pick...or UAs PE class...



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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

United certainly has PTVs in all classes of service on its three-cabin Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200 aircraft. These are currently the only aircraft used by United between JFK and LHR.

Derek


User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

I have given in and booked (and paid) for two seats in Premium Economy, flight numbers VS45 & VS46, called OPS and I have been told the aircraft will be a A346  Smile My baby.

Kimberly.


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Oh well..then...grab it and flay it!


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User currently offlineRivervisualnyc From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

So the 346 is coming back to NYC? Must be new sched change as OAG shows these to be 343 for February, lucky you! Enjoy the trip

User currently offlineTRENT500 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

I've flown economy with all of them, and there all the around the same standard. But if its buisness class, BA are the Best.  Big thumbs up

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