Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:
I have flown BA, Virgin and AA.
I flew 747 with BA and Virgin and a 757/767 with american. I think that BA is as good as Virgin and I think AA is not as good as either of them. I like the TV screens in the back of the seats but that is really all Virgin have over BA. With BA if the plane has mechanical problems you get a new plane and with Virgin you have to wait.
A1ex From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:
I have flown with BRITISH AIRWAYS on
B767 Moscow - London
B757 London - Moscow, London - Glasgow (Shuttle service)
B737 Glasgow - London
BAe146 Glasgow - London
However, I haven't flown on any of the airlines you wanted to hear the comparison to :). All I can say is, I have enjoyed ALL the flights with BA: excellent service, smooth take-offs and landings (I realised we touched the ground only when engines started to reverse. I have never experienced such landings before.), nice FAs and planes in a good condition (well, a B757 London-Moscow was quite old-looking inside).
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 899 times:
British Airways and United Airlines probally has the same type of fleet. Both airlines have the 737,747,757,767,777, DC-10, A319 and A320.
Of course British Airways has the A319 and A320 on order. British Airways has the world's largest fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft and United Airlines has the world's third largest fleet of 747-400 aircraft. And UA has the most 747-400's in the U.S also United Airlines has the most 777-200's in the world. British Airways the most 777-200's outside the U.S.
United Airlines and British Airways fleet is almost the same and both airlines have a very modern and young fleet.
American Airlines has alot of old aircraft. But has many aircraft on order to replace them. But that will take time of course. Virgin Atlantic Airways will have a good fleet once they get there A340-500 and A340-600 aircraft.
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9546 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 902 times:
I've been flying BA since they were formed in the 70s. I've flown from LHR to:
Glasgow, Viscount, Vanguard, BAC-111, Trident, 737, 757, 767
Bremen-Hannover, Trident, 737
Prague, 737, 767
I've never flown with Virgin and the only US airlines I've flown are Delta and Northwest. I would rate those two and BA as the best I've flown. I've always had better food on those flights and the crew are very helpful and professional. The only reason I don't always fly BA is for the variety.