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Best US Airline Crossing The Atlantic  
User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

So who is it: Delta, United, American, Continental, US Airways or Northwest? (Specifically to the UK)

Thanks,
Mike


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

I'd have to say it's US Airways, with A333 service from PHL, CLT, and PIT to LGW and PHL to MAN. Only US operator of the A330.

User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

How is the service on A330, I've never flown on one. Also what is the entertainment like, are there PTVs?

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

First: AA or UA

Business: Delta (BizElite)

Coach: AA

Ren41



User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

The PTVs on the US A330s kick ass. The US A330s have PTVs in all classes.

The only other trans-Atlantic flight on a US carrier I've taken was on a NW DC-10 from DTW-LGW and this was due to a cancellation on one of my US connecting flights due to weather.

The service and food was good on NW and US but the PTVs and new equipment win me over to US.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

AA ORD-ZRH YUCK!

i'd fly CO definitely


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

United!

•First Suite
•Enhanced Business
•Economy Plus
•Good meals
•Nice flight attendants
•Great IFE
•767-300s, and 777-200s equiped with PTVs. On select routes, you can get a 744.
•United serves LHR from SFO, LAX, ORD, IAD, and BOS.
•Channel 9: Live Air Traffic Control
•Easy Info

So, give United a try. So many reasons to fly.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineJetBlueRules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

US Airways!!!!!!!A330s are the best modern-widebody there is, and US is the only USA-based carrier with them. The food and service is great, as well!!

jetBlueRules Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32703 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

American Airlines by far. Have to love the Flagship Suites (although they are not available on many routes, such as JFK-LHR, MIA-LHR, and MIA-EZE)! Plus, when it comes to flying coach, only AA has more room through out coach on every single aircraft, and PTVs on all 772s and A300-Is.


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User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Definitely Northwest with the DC-10 747-200's and 747-400's


Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Definitely Continental with the Boeing 777. I'm a big fan of the 3 x 3 x 3 seating configuration, which can be found in Continental's triple-7 coach class. Continental also provides PTV's, an ample amount of legroom, and winged headrests at every seat. When I flew one of Continental's 777's between London Gatwick and Newark, we were served 2 beverage services, 1 lunch service, which was one of the best airline meals I've ever had, and a snack service consisting of a cold sub and side dish. All this was on a day flight. Then I can't say enough about Continental's flight attendants. They are definitely the most professional and friendliest I have ever seen.
I have also heard many good things about USAirways A330 transatlantic service, as well as Northwest's.


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1856 times:


Delta 777, can't beat the wide cabin.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

I seem to be getting the sense that US Airways A330 wins out. Its ironic that they seem to have the cheapest fare to fly from my home airport. Is the difference just the airplane or is the actual entertainment and food and service that different from Delta or United. They're the only other two I'm considering.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

It's all about CO. PTV's in all of their longhaul aircraft. Nothing compares to Business First. BizElite, please. Fly the original first/business combination.

User currently offlineEmg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1807 times:

In business, I always choose Delta for their Business Elite which is by far the best in the market. For eco, they all suck anyway, so I'll advise to take a European carrier. The best seems to be Virgin otherwise take a Delta or Continental flight operated by Air France or a BA flight if you pay full fare to get their World Traveller Plus

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1807 times:

No US carrier is better than Europen carriers crossing the Atlantic.

The best would be :
Olympic Airways
KLM
Virgin
Air Ukraine
Iberia
Aeroflot



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1804 times:

Cba wrote:
It's all about CO. PTV's in all of their longhaul aircraft.

I'll be sure to think of that when Im looking at an LCD flip down screen next time im in coach on CO crossing the pond.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1803 times:

US Airways. The cabin configuration offers good economy class and first class space on the A330.

User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Well, I can only compare United and Delta and conclude that I´d rather prefer United (good overall service, wonderful airplanes) although both are great airlines.

Regards, Daniel


User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

The best service to the UK? Forget all the US carriers in coach... BA or Virgin any day. BMI should be pretty good too I would think, although I haven't tried it yet.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

It was Braniff with The Great Pumpkin. Now I'd have to say AA's 777 service.



Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

BA.... The airline of the 52nd State.....  Big thumbs up
Nana...  Innocent



Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

UA also offers service to LHR from EWR and JFK.

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2230 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I was going to post this over the weekend but was distracted by Yankees baseball games.

These are results of the 2001 Conde Nast Business Traveler Survey for Transatlantic Business Class Service/Cabin:

1. Virgin 71.9
2. SIA 71.4
3. CO 66.1
4. BA 56.6
5. UA 55.5
6. DL 53.7
7. SAir 52.3
8. KLM 51.6
9. AA 50.5
10. TWA 49.9

The 5 Transatlantic airlines in most need of improvement:

1. Aeroflot
2. Air Europa
3. EgyptAir
4. TAP
5. El Al

Remember, this is B-Class only. Here's some Transpacific data by ranking but no numbers since I have to get back to my day job:

SIA
CO
Cathay
Thai
QF
NZ
MAS
Hawaiian
DL
UA

5 worst

Air India
Air China
KAL
Phil
AC (???) hard to believe but they score 40.9 vs. UA at 49.8

For anyone interested, this is the October issue and also includes a large special on the 380 titled "Sexy Beast".

BTW, the Upper Class seats pictured from Virgin are the most astonishing I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful styling all around.


User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

How is Delta's service transatlantic in economy from CVG-LGW? Specifically on their MD-11.

25 N766UA : Continental! How can you compete with 777s and 767-400s?
26 DeltaSFO : Delta serves the most transatlantic nonstop markets of any US carrier. BusinessElite is an outstanding Business Class product. Every airline has its p
27 CODc10 : Over the last 5 years, my job has taken me on about 25-30 roundtrip transatlantic crossings. Here is my resume: Pairs Flown: EWR-FCO EWR-LGW EWR-FRA E
28 Continental : Continental by far. They have gotten awards recenlty for overseas service. The amount of service from the US to the UK is very high. The best flights
29 RWally : AA, for sure!
30 Post contains images Iwareboy : British Airways! Great planes, seats, food, and PTV!
31 Railmatt : Comfort is a major factor on overnight transatlantic flights. If traveling coach, go with American. The extra leg room on their "Luxury Liners" can't
32 Tu154m : I work for DL and have had no complaints. The only other airlines I have flown overseas were European. I would have to say that the cheapest is the be
33 Post contains images Dford757 : I would say US Airways. I have never been on the A330, but the 767 I thought was pretty nice though. Service was good. Wish I had been on the A330 tho
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