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Footrests Across The Atlantic?  
User currently offlineBwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2003 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.



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1951 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.


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1947 times:



Doesn't Kuwait Airways have footrests?


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1922 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.

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

just have your friends take UNITED LAX-LHR.
i know ual doesnt have footrest in coach but dont make them suffer by taking american out of DFW.

only kiddin.o Smile/happy/getting dizzy



ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Bwc - if you are going LAX-LHR, and you liked NZ so much, you could always take them again - I am pretty sure they sell seats on that segment.

For those of you who haven't seen what NZ's footrest is, it isn't just one of those little things that folds down from the seat in front: http://www.airnz.co.nz/travel/ontheplane/statpage.jsp?pid=8014

Any other airlines use this design in economy class?

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineBwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1809 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.



User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1787 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.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Unless it has changed, VS offer onyl 30/31 inches seat pitch. One of worst in system.


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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Bwa1976,

I flew on a Virgin A340 LAX-LHR. The pitch is about 30", and there are no footrests. The service is great, but if it's legroom you're after I wouldn't recommend Virgin or British Airways.

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineMcmahonsmr From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1690 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.

mcmahonsmr


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

I am talking about Virgin Economy Premier...not just Economy. Economy Premier on Virgin is so much better than just Economy. You have better legroom and a a more comfortable seat w/ a footrest.


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User currently offlineBwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1670 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.



User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Air France has footrests in economy on their A330-200's.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

AF has foot rests in economy on all 777's and 3 747-400's (EXA, ITF and one other I forget.

User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1518 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!)
Cheers
Mike


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Singapore Airlines has footrests on its flights to JFK-Frankfurt (B744) and Chicago-Amsterdam (B772) Smile

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Air France has footrests on all aircraft with the new Tempo class: all 777's, all A330's, all A340's, and a small chunk of the 744 fleet.

User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1472 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  Big thumbs up

Regards


User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Why are footrests so important for you guys? Please explain, since I have never flown with an airline that offers footrests in economy. Is is really that comfortable?

User currently offlineAdmiral ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Air Canada has footrests in Economy in all their A330's and 340's. I don't know about the 767/747's though.

User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I heard some airliners give massages on board (Virgin?) - any change of a good food massage?  Smile

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