Bwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
A couple months ago I went from LAX to SYD on an Air New Zealand 744 with some friends, which was probably my best flight ever. Now I'm considering a trip to England, and was wondering which airlines/planes from either LAX or DFW have footrests in coach like Air New Zealand does?
I know NZ flies from LAX to London as well, but I was kind of hoping to take a 777 (AA? BA?) out of DFW, as I live in Texas and these friends live in California, and meeting up in LA again would be a step backward for a flight going east, so it would make more sense for them to meet me at DFW and go from there.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 43 Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
AA and BA both serve Gatwick (there are no flights to LHR) from DFW, all flights are operated by 777s (I think AA might have 1 flight on a 763). No airline has footrests across the Atlantic except for Virgin, which doesnt serve DFW. You can take CO to EWR then transfer to a Virgin flight and earn CO miles on all segments. My pick for a non-stop would be BA (better service), but the problem with BA is that you cannot earn AAdvantage miles on flights across the Atlantic.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
When I flew SR in summer of 2001 from ATL to ZRH to ATH and back, the ATL-ZRH and ZRH-ATL legs, operated by an A330-200, had footrests in coach. I was in coach by the way. I don't know if Swiss A330s still have them or if the MD-11s ever did, but that's a possibility. You could fly them through ZRH.
Bwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
VirginFlyer: Interesting, that's not the footrest I remember, the ones we had folded down from the seats in front, same as a Greyhound bus. Still functional though.
Jcs17: How's Virgin's seat pitch, on the A340's out of LAX specifically? I did a search here about them before, and remember hearing not so nice things, but that they vary it depending on the demand of the particular route, and Miami was one of the worst.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 43 Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
Arrghhh! Pop-up ad! I havent flown Virgin, but I'm 99% sure that they offer footrests in Premium Economy. I have heard mixed comments about Virgin, but the good far out-weigh the bad. The service is supposedly better though than all US majors, and seat pitch is 33-34 in. I think. If you fly out of EWR instead of a tourist destination like MIA or LAX, seat pitch is bound to be better.
Mcmahonsmr From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
You aren't going to get a footrest on a nonstop flight from the US to London unless you decide to take NZ again. The only time I have ever had a footrest in economy was on an Air Atlanta Icelandic flight from Dublin-Keflavik in 2000 on a Boeing 747-200 ex CX. Personally, I like AA's 777 service....you can do DFW-LGW with them or meet your friends and do DFW-LAX-LHR. If you're after some mileage then the latter obviously is the better choice.
I'm 6'3 and will never fly VS again....legroom is the worst in the industry at 31.
Bwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
Mcmahonsmr: Now that's a thought, I just recently found out AA had a 777 flight from DFW to LAX, so I'm going to check that out in about a month when I meet up with my girlfriend (she's from San Diego) at Disneyland for her birthday. :-] The return flight is on a 763 though, because I wanted to go later in the afternoon. Still beats the usual MD80 (or 757 if I'm really lucky) to SAN though!
Jcs17: How much more does Premium Economy cost, on average? And what's the cheapest time of the year to go? I've been kind of spoiled by the legroom of American and Air New Zealand, but really want to try an A340 sometime.
VirginFlyer: I loved NZ except for the lack of PTV's which meant my enjoyment of the map display was interrupted by a bunch of movies. :-] Screens on the ceiling every few rows would have been ok, but it was just the one screen in the front of the cabin, and to sit close to it meant also sitting close to the families with babies. Actually some of the movies were good, but there were times during them I wished I could switch to the map. So it was way better than the typical US domestic flight, but there aren't as many non-stop competitors from LAX-SYD as there are from DFW/LAX-LHR/LGW/FRA, plus I'd like to try a 777 or A340 for a change.
Finally, how do the Lufthansa A340's from DFW to FRA compare? My sister's been on one but doesn't really pay attention to the differences between one plane and another.
AirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2538 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1091 times:
From what i remember, those AirNZ footrets were only installed on aircrafts that were owned by them.
AirNZ does have Foot-rests on ALL aircrafts, wether that be the 737-747..all have them.
I hear AirNZ's new A320 will ahve them.
AirNZ are introducing their new Cabin products in November...they will be installed by early 2003. AirNZ are making big changes!!!!
Their new long haul aircrafts will also be decided in NOV i hear, so alot of announcements will be made!
(This is all if QF dont absorbe us, and if everything goes to plan!)
Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) have footrests on their 747-300 aircraft, on their flights from JFK to Manchester. They operate the 743's on Saturday's and Thursday's. They also have Personal TV's behind every seat in Coach. I thought i'd throw that name in since it fitted the topic