CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
I have a reserve to fly in December from LIS to SFO via LHR with BA. We'll fly LIS/LHR on a 757 and LHR/SFO on a 777. Meanwhile a friend of mine said he'll find out with SWISS if I have a better fare and the flights will be LIS/ZRH on a A321 and ZRH/LAX on a MD11. I know that in the 777 we'll have PTV's and the time will fly, how about SWISS MD11? In a enthusiast way I would preffer the MD11 because soon they'll gonne but I have a family with me and I don't if they're willing to drop a better entretained flight to a more enthusiastic point of view, well unless the fare is a great deal of course!
I wait your feedback!
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Never flew with Swiss MD11, only Swissair but they didn't change a lot, if they did at all. The service with Swiss is actually very nice, except that there are only PTVs in BA 777. I don't know BA 777 so I can't compare but I would go on Swiss since the M11 will leave LX within the next two years ...
Have a nice flight what ever you go for ...!
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
If the fare justifies it, why not go with LX? New airline, new service and different atmosphere to BA.
You would be taking a gamble though. We all know what to expect from BA---generally good service, with reasonable IFE, nice Boeing 777.
If the difference in fare is say, below 100 pounds, I would personally stick to BA, esp. if I were responsible for other people's tickets....although it would be nice to fly on something different like Swiss, they have had some problems recently, and their pilot workforce is apparently unhappy.....still a very new, and fragile airline.
Up to you, of course! Whatever you end up doing, enjoy the flight!
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
Can you deal without T.V. for just a few hours? Can you fly just enjoying the sounds sights all the while thinking, this will probably be the only time I will ever fly on an MD-11?
If yes, then you are one of us. . .go with your heart and fly the MD-11. 777s are nice, especially ones with PTVs, but you will be able to fly them for years to come. Service and PTVs are not what's is important here. . .we ALL know that. Being able to log an MD-11 flight is pretty neat in my book; that is something I probably won't ever be able to accomplish. In terms of flying on 777s, I have many. I envy your possible Tri-Jet flight.
Just bring a book,
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5545 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
I lean toward what some of the other guys have said here. You will probably have a limitless number of chances to fly 777s in the next 25 years.
I, however, will never be able to fly an MD-11 again. I live in Dallas, and American's are all gone. Delta has some, but they're on routes I will never likely fly......... and I am a college student, so buying a ticket for the heck of it is not an option.
I have flown DC-10s twice and an MD-11 once. I am really glad- I enjoyed all three flights a whole lot. Smooth airplanes, and quiet too.
And, Swiss is a new experience to have.
Of course, if Brit is a whole lot cheaper, then your mind will be made up for you.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1349 times:
Thanks a lot for a very good feedback. I think that IF I have a great deal flying with SWISS I will go for that, no question. But if the fares are mostly the same I might have to sacrifice my enthusiast option for a more familiar one. My wife and kids would "kill me" if I said to them that we would fly SWISS MD11 only because I would like it. Sometimes we have to drop our hobby down and put up all family issues up. But I do appreciated all you answers, thank you very much!
Captain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
320 pounds in buisiness?! WOW!!! My advice, take the MD-11 while you still can. I have flown on two Delta MD-11's this year (CDG-ATL, ATL-MCO) and found it to be not only a beautiful aircraft but a comfortable one too. As someone else said 777's will be around for years, but as for the MD-11
Just a point about PTV's................. From the way some people talk they wudn't fly without them
Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
I took a BA 777 from ATL to LGW (continued on BA to BCN and flew back on DL from CDG) and found comfort mediocre. The legroom was pretty tight and the seat was kind of thin. It was a comfortable seat, but because of the thinness, I could feel everything that the person behind me did to it. The PTV was nice and the flight still very enjoyable, but it wasn't as comfortable as some planes I've been on. The DL 777 back was great in terms of comfort! Anyway, I hope that you have a great trip!
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1178 times:
I like very much TAP, but the problem is that TAP fares can't beat BA ones. For example in BA my youngest kid pays 50 %, in TAP it pays 66%, the other thing is that I need to stop and New York and I might need to change airports yes? And finnally if I go straight from LHR to SFO I can have a good time to relax and prepare myself to leave SFO and drive to FAT. Unfortunetly TAP is not too good in connections, last year I wanted to fly from FAO to YYZ and with BA I did FAO/LHR - LHR/YYZ, if I wanted to fly with TAP it was more expensive and I had to make FAO/LIS - LIS/JFK or EWR - JFK or EWR-YYZ, it was too much! Otherwise without connections I'll go always with TAP, infact TAP is with Swissair the airline that I flew most.
Regards and thanks for your advice!
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
From a purely aviation enthusiast point of view, I would go with the MD-11 as they are becoming a rare sight in the skies in passenger configuration but since you'll be traveling with your family, the BA 777 flight would be the obvious choice as you'll have PTVs & a more refined product that your family will enjoy much more than on Swiss' MD-11.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
Just to make an end to this matter and also to give you some feedback I decided to go with BA. After comparing the prices BA is unbeatable. For an adult BA gives me a price for a ONE YEAR ticket € 775 with tax included, my youngest kid will pay half of the above price. SWISS will charge me for adult € 1200 + 100 taxes and my kids will pay € 650 each, I can't make it, it will be too expensive to fly the MD11, I know I'll loose this oportunity for good but higher values ask me to take BA.
Regards and thanks for all your feedback