legacytravel
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Upgrade On Outbound Or Inbound?

Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:56 am

Hey A Netters. I am flying from EWR to LHR on VS a 346 outbound and 744 inbound. I was planning on upgrading to premimum economy on one of the segments. I was leaning toward the 744 upgrade.
I am open to suggestions.

Thanks,

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:58 am



Quoting Legacytravel (Thread starter):

I'd upgrade on the night flight to LHR. Then you have a good night sleep and land relaxed in LHR.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:06 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
I'd upgrade on the night flight to LHR. Then you have a good night sleep and land relaxed in LHR.

Wilco I am taking the AM departure from EWR. I arrive in the evening and planning on a good night sleep.
I leave MKE the day before on YX and plan a night at the Mariott in EWR.

Thanks for the info though.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:10 am



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 2):
Wilco I am taking the AM departure from EWR. I arrive in the evening and planning on a good night sleep.
I leave MKE the day before on YX and plan a night at the Mariott in EWR.

That changes a lot then  Wink Then I'd personally go on the 744 for the premium economy. Sitting in this lovely airplane and enjoying it even more than in the normal economy. It is for sure a great experience - in my opinion.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:33 am



Quoting Legacytravel (Thread starter):
I am flying from EWR to LHR on VS a 346 outbound and 744 inbound

What are your flight numbers?

I think it depends on the thinking behind your upgrade...

Do you want to upgrade to be comfortable, or do you want to upgrade to be in a better position to sleep?

Having flown VS regularly in both classes, I would be inclined to upgrade on the day flight and enjoy the 'awake' benefits of Premium Economy, then select seat 6xA or 6xK right at the back and get some sleep there, which isn't as hard as one might think.
 
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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:44 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
That changes a lot then Then I'd personally go on the 744 for the premium economy. Sitting in this lovely airplane and enjoying it even more than in the normal economy.

I agree with you Wilco. I was leaning on going that way. Especially with seat guru showing the potential of an upper deck premium on select versions of the VS 744.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:58 am



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 5):
Especially with seat guru showing the potential of an upper deck premium on select versions of the VS 744.

Even better. Sitting on the upper deck is for sure a different experience. On LH the F class is on the upper deck, so I've never been up there. I'd go for that, no doubt.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:30 am

Now does anyone have any ideas on how to try and snag an upgrade on the outbound flight.
I do have a group of 25 people traveling on the same day as me from ORD I thought of bringing that to their attention at check in at EWR. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:27 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 6):
Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 5):
Especially with seat guru showing the potential of an upper deck premium on select versions of the VS 744.

Even better. Sitting on the upper deck is for sure a different experience. On LH the F class is on the upper deck, so I've never been up there. I'd go for that, no doubt.

I've had that pleasure on LH (in F) and SW (in C) - and I'd say the upper deck is just about the only place where a ride on a B747 is truly enjoyable. If you've got a chance to get up there, go for it.
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Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:25 pm



Quoting Leskova (Reply 8):
the upper deck is just about the only place where a ride on a B747 is truly enjoyable

SAA had Y in the upper deck on their 744s and it was most enjoyable. More pitch than main deck too.
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RE: Upgrade On Outbound Or Inbound?

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:45 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
I'd upgrade on the night flight to LHR. Then you have a good night sleep and land relaxed in LHR.

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RE: Upgrade On Outbound Or Inbound?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:35 am

I am leaving EWR at 8:00 AM arrive in LHR at 8:00 PM.

Is VS putting a 747 on the AM flight from LHR. Today it shows up as a 340-600. The website is stll showing a 744

Any help would be appreciated.


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