TYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2467 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.
Rocky Top You'll Always be home sweet home to me, Good ole' Rocky Top WOOOOO
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2402 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.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2367 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!!!)
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2241 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.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Rivervisualnyc From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2156 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