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Best Transatlantic 1st Class?  
User currently offlineAirships From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

Does anyone have any suggestions about which airline has the best transatlantic first class service, given a choice between British Airways, Air France, Delta, or American? (I have accumulated an absurd number of frequent flyer miles and will be redeeming some of them for a trip to Europe. The learned advice of my fellow airliners.net colleagues would be much appreciated!)

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User currently offlineTrolley dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5952 times:

British Airways has an extremely high standard of service. You will be assured of an individual private cabin with a seat that reclines to a bed. BA was the airline that introduced this concept to the world, and it is a firm favourite of many of demanding corporate clients.

User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5912 times:


Seperate First Class Check in
Complementary Acces to the Red Carpet Club
Complementary Cocktail, before take off
Your choice of 4 entrees
Snacks available through out teh flight.
If you fly on a United 777, you will enjoy the new sleeper seat, giving you much needed privacy, as well as your own in seat laptop power connection, personal T.V., and other fine amenties.
Before landing, refresher towles will be offered.
Priority baggage handling.

So go and give U N I T E D F I R S T a try, you will be amazed!


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25337 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5873 times:

Out of those , BA has the best. Although Virgin has a good first class.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGreggj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

BA is the ticket....but only done it twice. You won't be dissapointed in the least--it's very civil...and the service is above reproach.

I haven't found a US carrier to compete

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1844 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5828 times:

BA - civilised and sophisticated.

1. Fly from their dedicated terminal at JFK.
2. Dedicated check-in.
3. Lounge access anywhere.
4. Any pre-take off drink you wish.
5. A la carte dining - choose from a wide range of food cooked whenever you want. A steak for breakfast? No problem!
5b. 'Raid the Larder' for snacks throughout the flight.
5c. 'Goodnight' service on evening flights from JFK - eat in the lounge and sleep through the flight.
6. The BA First Private Cabin - 6ft 6in flat bed with duvet, sheets and a complimentary sleeper suit.
7. 18-channel inflight entertainment PLUS a onboard video library of cassetes you can plug into your seat.
8. Private cabins available on all 744s and 772s.
9. Arrive in the modern, comfortable Terminal 4 at LHR - not the old, crowded crappy T3 that UA and AA fly into.
10. Use of the Terrace arrivals lounge at LHR, with showers, seating, food all when you arrive.
11. Priority Baggage Handling.
12. Use of fast track facilities everywhere.

13. '21st Century Air Travel'.

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User currently offlineClubworld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5822 times:

Ditto Eg777er- BA First has to be the way to go.
My only complaint about it is that after experiencing such luxury, I dread having to use their Economy product (which is quite often for me)!
Also, in my opinion, BA tend to be too snobbish about their First Class, but hey, that's only the envious opinion from the back of the bus  Go ahead and ENJOY!

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