ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
American flies to Heathrow from JFK, Newark, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Miami, and Boston.
American also flies to Gatwick from Dallas/Ft.Worth as
well as Raleigh/Durham.
United flies to Heathrow from Chicago, Washington DC,
Newark, JFK, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Continental flies from Newark twice daily to Gatwick,
twice daily from Houston, and once daily from CLE.
US Airways flies twice daily from Philadelphia and one
a day from PIT and CLT.
TWA once daily from STL.
NW once daily from MSP and DTW.
Delta three times daily from ATL, once daily from
CVG, and next spring, once daily from BOS.
Continental has far and away the best service across
the Atlantic. American and United are also good. Delta
is average. US Airways is OK if you fly the A330 so I
have heard. The 767-200ER's are horrible.
Northwest is basic, stripped down, 1980's era style
flying with few frills and natty old planes.
RedEye From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Sorry ContinentalEWR - I'm gonna have to agree with PhilB. Continental doesn't even have a true first class, so it can't compete with the International carriers like AF and BA that have beds in the front, etc. I've never flown Virgin, but I understand their economy class is the best out there.
PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
Greater seat pitch, choice of films, entertainment, radio and computer games at every seat. Phone at every seat (not one between three).
As for the food, try this menu for size. It was served to me in economy (coach, for our transatlantic friends) on Virgin Atlantic on August 7 2000 en route LHR-SFO (VS019) and was also served on VS flights 017,023,041,043.
Tomato and red onion salad with basil pesto dressing
Soft white floured roll
Traditional English roast (beef, yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes,carrots,broccoli and onion gravy)
Mild Chicken Korma (chicken pieces marinated and cooked in subtle Indian spices with coriander rice, spinach pakora and a coconut sauce)
Mediterranean Vegatable Spirella Pasta (topped with Pecorino and goat's cheese in a light tomato and basil sauce)
Lemon and Lime Muffin Slice
Cheese and Biscuits:
Sturminster Cheddar with Italian herb crackers
Choice of Virgin's own Cuvee Chardonnay 1999 or their 1998 Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend
from drinks selection
Tea or coffee
during the flight everyone was offered a vanilla ice cream coated with fruit sorbet and, at another time, a hot filled panini sandwich.
Prior to landing the following was served:
Soft tortilla wrap filled with Greek salad
Tuna with spring onionon tomato bloomer bread.
followed by Carrot crumble cake with sultanas and a butter cream filling.
Tea and coffee
Drinks available throughout the flight free of charge:
Tea, coffee, cola, mineral water, Famous Grouse, Jack Daniels, Three Barrels Brandy, Courvoisier Cognac, Vodka, Gordons Gin, Bacardi, Martini extra dry, Southern Comfort, Baileys, Malibu, Tio Pepe, London Pride Beer, Fosters, Red Stripe, Orange/apple/tomato juices,Ginger ale, Sprite, Tonic water.
All served promptly, efficiently at the right temperatures.
The garbage collection was interesting- very few unfinished meals.
Yes I did say this was the economy selection. Premium Economy and Upper Class got steak as a choice of entree and also free champagne/bucks fizz but you could buy the bubbly in economy if you wanted to.
Over the years their service just gets better and better.
Pitflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
I flew USAirways in coach from Pittsburgh to Paris last year. It was a very enjoyable flight with great service and the seats were reasonably comfortable.. and it was on a 767-200ER. I guess everyone's entitled to their opinion but I was pleased with the plane and the service.