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LHR-BOS-LHR: Which Airline?  
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Guys,

mu dad is sailing across the atlantic next october and we're gonna have a holiday in Boston b4 he leaves for Southampton, UK

I was wondering

BA say they will have 3 flights, 2 B777s and 1 B744

On the other hand, i think Virgin have only one in A 744

My prefered choice is the BA777s (check my username  Wink/being sarcastic )

What would you guys recommend

BA777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineMarkBoston From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2124 times:



Your choices on this route are

BA 777/744
Virgin Atlantic 744
American A300-600
United 767-300

Delta flies LGW-BOS with a 767-300

BA and American both offer day flights BOS-LHR which I definitely recommend-- you avoid the night flight across the Atlantic. American's A300s have slightly better seat pitch in coach than BA and they have PVTs in coach. BA has better food and friendlier FAs. BA has PVTs in coach only on 777s .

I have not had good experiences with Delta or United. Virgin Atlantic is good but their frequent flier program is limited.

Overall the BA 777 using the day flight BOS-LHR would be my first choice.

Hope you like Boston. It's my home town and a great place!


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

I have flown VS BOS-LGW on their B742 but i understand now they have changed their flights to LHR and replaced the B742 with the B744. My experiences wih VS have been good........but personally i would go for BA if i were you.

User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Judging by your username, I think you've already made up your mind!

If your feel like a change try Virgin Atlantic's award winning service onboard the B744/A340 designated to operate this route.


User currently offlineRichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Hi

Virgin are great, they have the seat back TV's, good food and you get lots of stuff free. But I agree with the last message I would fly BA.

More choice of flights, most (if not all) have seat back TV's the foods ok and you can fly on a 777.

Rich



User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Go with Virgin...try a new thing. BA is great, but there's just something about VS which makes it better, in my opinion. Especially now that it's a 744 on that route. Plus, Virgin could use the support.


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2083 times:


Hi!

In August 1998 I flew from LHR to BOS with BA, the plane was a 742 "Classic" - G-BDXF - the flight was great, with excelent service, the aproach to Boston - Logan was tremendous, we landed by the sea and just when we started to descent I saw a Delta L1011 just taking of, the base leg for landing was just awsome, turning a Jumbo to finals it's amazing and it was a long right turn until we where in the final aproach. Boston airport looked nice and buzzy and the town although we didn't stop looked also nice. We have friends there so probably one day we'll return! After we landed we had a 5 hour trip to Vermont, that's a great state!!!
regards


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Virgin Atlantic is actually now going to use an A340 from LHR.

They will switch its London Heathrow to Boston service from a Boeing 747 to an Airbus A340 on 28Oct01.
Schedules as follows :
VS011 LHR 1030-1255 BOS 1925-0655 LHR VS012.

Taken from news section.



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User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

i'd go BA!

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Virgin will only operate an A340 on the BOS flight as of 28th October, so NO vs 747

LGW


User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Interesting. Well, the A340 is a beautiful bird, especially in the VS livery. I still say go Virgin.

/gwl


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Two things (if they haven't been mentioned already):

Virgin's aircraft is an A340

I believe that BA has (or will) axe their daytime flight BOS-LHR, leaving them with only two flights on the route.


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Guys,

if virgin use the a340, then i wont go with it, i personally cant stand airbus long-haul aircraft.

As a mix of variety, i would choose BA213 o/b and BA238 i/b

These are both 777s, as i feel a daytime/early evening arrival time is best for spotting!!

Maybe i can persuade my parents to take me to Logan and i could meet some of you guys  Wink/being sarcastic

BA777  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Plz guys, im dead serious

BA777  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Okay...

BA328/239 the latest departure/arrival from London to Boston has been cancelled indefinitely. This leaves two BA flights, BA212/213 (departs LHR at about 10.00) and BA214/215 (departs LHR at around 16.00). These planes currently are a 747-200/400 and 777 mix, but with the "classics" leaving the fleet, the mix is to become predominantly 777 with a few 744s thrown in for variety.

Virgin has recently, after seven years, transferred the LGW flight to LHR. As already mentioned, the flight leaves LHR sometime after 10.00 (when does anything actually leave LHR on time?!) and arrives around 13.00. The flight has changed to an A340 from a 744, but I think given the volumes traditionally carried on this route, the equipment will be back to a 747 by next Summer, and possibly even during the holidays.

American has two daily A300s. They now have a monopoly on the late evening departures to Boston, as well as the early morning day flights to Europe.

United has a daily 767-300. Don't know much about the flight, but it seems consistent with a good load factor, and usual United trans-Atlantic service.

And since it's only a few months old, I know nothing about Delta's new BOS-LGW service, other than it is operated by a 767-300ER.

LH423



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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

London Heathrow to Boston:

* Indicates a flight operated by a different airline or subsidiary or division of the airline whose code is shown.

Flight SK 8769 - SAS Scandinavian Airlines *
Aircraft 763
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 10:40am Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 01:30pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 50 mins
Total Stops None

Flight BA 213 - British Airways
Aircraft 777
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 10:55am Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 01:25pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 30 mins
Total Stops None

Flight UA 999 - United Airlines
Aircraft 763
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 11:00am Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 01:45pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 45 mins
Total Stops None

Flight AA 109 - American Airlines
Aircraft AB6
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 11:30am Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 02:10pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 40 mins
Total Stops None

Flight VS 011 - Virgin Atlantic Airways
Aircraft 343
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 02:30pm Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 04:55pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 25 mins
Total Stops None

Flight CO 4411 - Continental Airlines *
Aircraft 340
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 02:30pm Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 04:55pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 25 mins
Total Stops None

Flight BA 215 - British Airways
Aircraft 777
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 03:45pm Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 06:25pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 40 mins
Total Stops None

Flight AA 155 - American Airlines
Aircraft AB6
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 06:00pm Nov 05
Arrive Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Arr. Time 08:40pm Nov 05
Travel Time 7 hours 40 mins
Total Stops None

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Boston to London Heathrow

* Indicates a flight operated by a different airline or subsidiary or division of the airline whose code is shown.

Flight AA 156 - American Airlines
Aircraft AB6
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 09:00am Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 08:50pm Nov 05
Travel Time 6 hours 50 mins
Total Stops None

Flight BA 212 - British Airways
Aircraft 777
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 06:00pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 05:25am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 25 mins
Total Stops None

Flight AA 108 - American Airlines
Aircraft AB6
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 06:40pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 06:20am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 40 mins
Total Stops None

Flight UA 998 - United Airlines
Aircraft 763
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 07:00pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 06:35am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 35 mins
Total Stops None

Flight SK 8770 - SAS Scandinavian Airlines *
Aircraft 763
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 07:15pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 06:50am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 35 mins
Total Stops None

Flight VS 012 - Virgin Atlantic Airways
Aircraft 343
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 07:25pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 06:55am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 30 mins
Total Stops None

Flight CO 4412 - Continental Airlines *
Aircraft 340
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 07:25pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow Apt
Arr. Time 06:55am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 30 mins
Total Stops None

Flight BA 214 - British Airways
Aircraft 777
Depart Boston, Boston Logan International Apt
Dep. Time 08:10pm Nov 05
Arrive London, London Heathrow
Apt Arr. Time 07:35am Nov 06
Travel Time 6 hours 25 mins
Total Stops None



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Baec777  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

You said your dad is "sailing" accross the Atlantic. Is he taking the QE2? That's a very nice, long voyage, let me tell you  Smile

You should definitely fly UA!


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User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

SAS flies LHR-BOS??

/gwl


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