KPWM
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BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:36 pm

Next winter I'm looking to take a trip to London. My preference would be a non-stop from BOS to LHR. So my options would be either AA (777 or 763), BA (777), or VS (A343). AA's fares are much more expensive than BA and VS. Between BA and VS, which airline should I choose in terms of IFE, Food, Comfort, etc. (In Economy). On a side note, does VS use any other equipment than the A343 (A346 or 747?) at BOS in the winter?

Thanks for the help and suggestions.
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Qantasistheway
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:54 pm

Unless you are a devoted one world member, go VS. The fact that they use the A343 menas that there would only be two seats on the sides with 4 in the middle. This is a great configuration and is standard on pretty much all of the A340's. Food is just as good as BA, IFE is probably better and comfort is a big plus on VS. Also amenity kits are handed out which are quite generous for Y. Other than the cabin being a bit cold at times VS wins. Plus the aircraft is very quiet.
 
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:00 pm



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 1):
Also amenity kits are handed out which are quite generous for Y.

BA has that also.

I would say go with BA. Have flown with them to LAX a few times, and they have never let me down.
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davehammer
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:36 am

Either would be good if I'm honest. VS usually have a 343 going to BOS but occasionally (Sundays I think??) a 744 operates the route.
 
YULYMX
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:34 pm

Would go with VS for the flight attentents  Smile
 
vikinga346
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:17 pm

Would go with BA for the overall experience. VS is good too but I prefer BA for the professionalism and almost impeccable service.
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:18 pm

Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...  Smile
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Qantasistheway
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:47 pm



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 6):
Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...  

Then why did you call yourself VikingA346? not VikingB777? lol  Silly
 
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:27 pm



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 7):
Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 6):
Oh, and I would choose the 777 over the 340 anyday - I'd rather have some semi-powerful engines rather than the hairdryers that the 340 has...

Then why did you call yourself VikingA346? not VikingB777? lol

He probably meant the hairdryers on the A343 unlike the actual powerful engines the A346 has.

Anyways, I love VS a lot. BA are wonderful when I fly them inside Europe but have never done a long haul with them.

My experience would say VS with a guarantee in AVOD whereas BA I think still has mostly looping entertainment (right term??)

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readytotaxi
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:23 am

Go BA, but do it in Club World. Put it on the credit card and forget it.
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KPWM
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:54 pm



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 9):
but do it in Club World. Put it on the credit card and forget it.
You know you want to. devil

That would be very nice, but unfortunately that's not going to happen anytime soon.  Wink

Judging from the responses, I'm leaning toward VS.
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:56 pm



Quoting KPWM (Reply 10):

Okay, meet me half way and use WTP, you would love it, and you could a trip report for us.
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RE: BA Or VS BOS-LHR

Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:55 pm

Most certainly take British Airways or Virgin Atlantic over an American carrier. BA and VS are very different airlines, but both very good at what they do. Making your decision is simply a matter of personal preference.

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