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Who To Fly From LAX To London?  
User currently offlineAer777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Would you choose Virgin or BA?

Air New Zealand has a flight too!

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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

American

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2597 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

I would think Air NZ for service.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

I have never flown on Air New Zealand. I have flown on BA and VS. Both are great airlines with exceptional service. On BA you will be getting a 747-400. On VS you can get either a 747-400 or A340-300 depending upon what time your flight leaves.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineNorthwest747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

I would rather fly Virgin Atlantic because it is a really cool airline and ive already flown on a 747-400 of BA.
"Chelsea Rose"


User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2215 times:

Depends on what you want on your flight. With United, Americana and Virgin you get a personal TV, with Air New Zealand and British Airways you don't. 744s with BA, NZ and one of VS's flights. 777s on AA and UA and 340 for the other flights. Personally I'd like to try flying Virgin b/c I've heard they're a really good airline. Or else I'd go United since I've had really nice trans atlantic flights on 777s with them recently.

User currently offlineEraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2210 times:

If seat pitch is important, ANZ has a 34" pitch on their 744's, and they'll let you choose your seat in advance (even bulkhead and exit rows- I've done it).

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2476 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2198 times:

I´ll say Virgin Atlantic. I just love their service,cabins and flight attendants. Quite beautiful ladies helping you all the time. They are an excelent choice.

Rojo


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

You can tell from my name!! When are you flying?? AirNZ will have the PTV's in, in the Middle of June 2001.

There service is excellent and their legroom bets all others.

Don't get me wrong!! All of these airlines are top choice. I think you should choose from people who have experienced an airline not just sa "I have heard..."

I have flown BA and they are also a great airline. Also some of BA's Flights have PTV's installed!!

Cheers
mikey
Haere Ra(From NewZealand)
      AirNZ: The worlds warmest welcome!!     


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

I flew LAX - LHR on Air NZ B747-400 last September, they certainly didnt impress me. The leg room wasnt a factor as i was sitting at an exit row but the seats were uncomfortable, the aircraft interior was tatty, a very poor inflight entertainment system, food was ok but not great. I would NOT vote them as my airline of choice.

BA, flew LHR - LAX on a B747-400, the flight was empty, so its now fair to compare it to the ANZ one. However this aircraft also didnt have a very good inflight entertainment system. The legroom sucked and was a disgrace in comparison to some Middle Eastern airlines and Asian Airlines.

So i guess that leaves you UA and VS...... but there again you have left out that all important deciding factor.... COST.... who is the cheapest?



User currently offlinePK743 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Hi!
Choose Virgin Atlantic, I am doing the same route next year on VS008 a 747-400 which leaves LAX @ 5:30pm and gets into London LHR at 11:45.

Your own personal TV's, friendly cabin crew, a real pleasure. Don't wanna cause a war or anything but BA is not a patch on VS!!

So for the people of your nation..
..Choose Virgin Atlantic!

Regards!
Marc Bowers.


User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

the 777 on AA.

User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

AA, and UA also fly LAX-LHR. I'd choose the in this order:
AA
BA
VS
UA
Air New Zealand


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

I have flown all the airlines that fly the route! My first choice would have to be belive it or not UA!! I just flew them 3 weeks ago across the Atlatic and I was impressed! VS is extremly overarted. The seats are cramped, worse than the other airlines on the route!! If PTV's are important fly VS but other wise choose one of the others...... VS is not all that its hyped up to be!! Ofcourse if you were not interested in flying non - stop I would say give one of the European airlines a shot, SR & KL are highly recommended for any future trips!!

SR 103      


User currently offlineDrkss30 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

I have flown UA,AA,BA, and VS on this route. For US airlines UA provides the best service, seat was better than AA and they have equal entertainment. VS is better than BA to me simply for the PTV's, you probably won't get that with BA. Personally, all these airlines have bad seat pitch on this route, on my flights, VS had the least and the other three were the same. If you have any FF status with AA or UA pick that one. IF not I would fly UA because overall they are best or equal to the othes in: PTV's, seat comfort, seat pitch, Cabin service, Food, aircraft quality, FF progarm.

User currently offlineDC-10inLB From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I've flown ANZ and Virgin to London, they were both fine. I liked Virgin better with the inflight entertainment etc. I've not flown BA to london, only within Europe. I'd go Virgin again

User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Well, well. I guess I would have to say UA even though I don't like them very much.
I flew BA a couple years ago, it was a B744, the seats were cramped and the food not to impressive. But it was fine, the flight attendants were nice, etc.
AA was good, but that was back in the 767 days and I would have prefered to be on a larger aircraft.
UA was most likely the best. I flew them last December because AA was sold out. The PTVs were good (when they worked!), food was better than BA and the 777 was nice, although a 744 would be nicer.
Now that AA has larger planes on the route (777) I would probably fly them. I've heard VS is great and I hope to fly them the next time.

~N960AS


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

If people think AirNZ is so bad then why, oh why are their Aircrafts always fully loaded??

I have also heard that UA is good but am not going to say anything about them as i have never flown them.

My parents flew Virgin Atlantic and said that the seat was small and cramped and that the FA's donot have a flare and warmnest that UA and AirnZ have.

Cheers
mikey
Haere Ra(From NewZealand)
      AirNZ : The worlds Warmest welcome!!     


User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Over thanksgiving I flew LAX-LHR-LAX on AA. The service was great, and you will be able to fly on the 777 which is a really nice airplane. If you are flying coach class i think the 777s have the adtional leg room which is nice.

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