keysman73
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LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:40 pm

I'm looking to fly LHR-BOS with one of these two airlines on Sat 28th October, it'll definitely be in economy class.

Anyone got any preferences as to which would be the best - I'm more interested in seat comfort/leg room than IFE or food etc...

I've flown with American before about 3 years ago when they had "more room in coach", but I believe that they've stopped doing this.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Alan.
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:43 pm

Man do you even have to ask? This one is obvious! It's BA!

AA if you're part of the frequent flyer program and need the points, other than that its BA hands down. AA don't even give you a glass of wine a charge.
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:48 pm

how much are you looking to pay for your flights out of interest?
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:51 pm

Take the British Airways flight, You have more chance being on there 747-400, Then your guranteed more legroom. Also with American i think it will probably be there T7 on the route which isn't going to have as much leg room as BA's 744, I have never flown with American but i would still choose BA.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:53 pm

The AA 777's aren't to bad on transatlantic flights.  Smile

AA is usualy also cheaper than BA to BOS. BA is the nicer option, but they can be more expensive.

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:46 pm

BA757GLA,
I'm looking at paying around £400 for the flights. I could get cheaper flights with other carriers, but I'm going to pay the extra for the direct flights and also to come back on a day flight on Sunday 5th Nov(BA only).
There is only about a £10 difference in the flight prices between carriers.

Looks like it's be BA judging from the above reaction.

Cheers guys.

Alan.
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Keysman73 (Reply 5):
BA757GLA,
I'm looking at paying around £400 for the flights. I could get cheaper flights with other carriers, but I'm going to pay the extra for the direct flights and also to come back on a day flight on Sunday 5th Nov(BA only).
There is only about a £10 difference in the flight prices between carriers.

I am flying LHR-BOS on AA in December, if you fly AA you can purchase an One-Day pass into the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow. The Admirals lounge is pretty much the J class lounge and has showers and other facilities. You can purchase this option for $50 which is quite good!

Also note that the carriers use different terminals at Heathrow, this may sway you one way  Smile (Both carriers arrive at the E Terminal at BOS)

Another note is that the two carriers offer different seating variations and pitch in Economy.

BA have 3-3-3 @ 31"
AA have 2-5-2 @ 31-32"

May I ask why you havn't mentioned VS, are they more expensive?

Hope this helps  Smile

Are you going to be posting a trip report?

I sure hope DL will start LGW-BOS flights in the future, or even LHR-BOS if things turn out well for DL  Smile

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:46 am

That's interesting about the AA lounge - I presume you can do the same at BOS as well?

IIRC, VS was more expensive for the direct flight. Their one-stop flights may have been slightly cheaper, but direct was more expensive.

I'll definitely get a trip report done.....should make interesting reading hopefully  Smile Although the other half feels a bit uncomfortable about taking pictures of airline meals!!

Cheers.

Alan.
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:52 pm

just for clarification, direct and one-stop flights are the same thing. I know i don't get it either. Anyway i would pick AA, the Admiral's club is a HUGE plus.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:38 am

Normally a direct flight means you are on the same aircraft the entire time. UA and other carriers (mainly UA) have exceptions to that. So really a direct flight just means same flight number, not the same a/c.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:37 am

Dont even bother thinking about trading AA for BA!!!  wink 

But, on a more serious note, I think you'd be much better off on BA than AA, for sure. The service is easily top 3 in the world, and you'll end up on a 744 compared to a 777 (?).

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:28 pm

A real no-brainer - has to be BA all the way.
And if the Admirals lounges in BOS are as shabby as LHR (both business and first), i certainly wouldn't bother spending some of your hard earned cash getting entrance to them...
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:35 pm

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1):
AA if you're part of the frequent flyer program and need the points, other than that its BA hands down. AA don't even give you a glass of wine a charge.

Go with BA mate! Also if you are an AA frequent flyer and you want mile son them then you should be able to put your BA flights into AA miles as they are Oneworld partners!

so yeah BA would be the better choice if you ask me!
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Go with BA mate! Also if you are an AA frequent flyer and you want mile son them then you should be able to put your BA flights into AA miles as they are Oneworld partners!

You cannot do that when flying transatlantic from the U.S.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:49 am

Quoting Speedbird203 (Reply 3):
Take the British Airways flight, You have more chance being on there 747-400, Then your guranteed more legroom. Also with American i think it will probably be there T7 on the route which isn't going to have as much leg room as BA's 744, I have never flown with American but i would still choose BA.

You're not guarenteed more legroom, BA have 31inches, AA 31-32.

Quoting B742 (Reply 6):
I am flying LHR-BOS on AA in December, if you fly AA you can purchase an One-Day pass into the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow. The Admirals lounge is pretty much the J class lounge and has showers and other facilities. You can purchase this option for $50 which is quite good!

Undermining the premium passengers again sarcastic . IMO the lounges should be kept for who they were built for!

Go BA is my advice,

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:37 am

AA has the same pitch or more, so I would pick AA.

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:52 am

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 15):
AA has the same pitch or more, so I would pick AA.

Not only same or better pitch, but the seats are wider. (according to seatguru)

So, BA will serve you "free" alcohol, but AA will give you a bit more space. AA's 777s are comfortable in Y and the meals are acceptable. I'm no AA fan, but I'd take the slightly wider seats and pay for booze.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:22 pm

BA of course

Good ife, free food snacks and booze. Nice seats, great crew. A very well known and respected airline.

Im doing BOS-LHR on Sunday 17th and cant wait. First time in that part of the world
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:03 pm

I've flown both on long haul flights...both 744 (BA), and 777 (AA and BA) If you were flying J class, I'd def. say take BA, hands down, easy solution. But I found the seating on AA to be more comfortable in Y class... not to start the 3-3-3 vs. 2-5-2 war....but I much prefer AA's 2-5-2 seating if you can make sure youre sitting on the sides. with BA, if you get a window on either the 777 or 744, you're blocked in.....

AA's service / food is not as good as BA's...but honestly you arent missing much with BA either. I LOVE BOTH airlines. But if you've flown J class with BA.... its just not the same. If you save money with AA, and dont care about an extra bottle of wine with your food.... just go with AA.

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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:05 am

AA leaves from terminal B, and it is HELL!!! one check in line for all flights at B, its murder. BA is a very nice airline and leaves form E, which is very nicely renovated and is a pleasant experiance.
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:10 am

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1):
Man do you even have to ask? This one is obvious! It's BA!

No Brainer...
 
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RE: LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:54 am

I love BA...never had a bad experience. AA is nice and all, but BA is great

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