|Quoting Rjpieces (Reply 5):|
Is there really that much of a difference in service? I've flown several airlines transatlantic, and frankly, the service on US airlines was fine if not on par with the European ones. i.e. JFK-FRA on LH vs JFK-ZRH on AA, not much of a difference at all. JFK-LHR on AA vs JFK-LHR on VS, perhaps VS has a better seatback entertainment program but that's about it right? Btw, all this was referring to economy, not the premium cabins.
It's just my opinion and I am going to be totally biased here, but I do not think that American carriers are anywhere near being on par with European ones. I have flown United many times and have to say that there is not one instant where I think they stood out compared to VS
. The service, crew friendliness, food, inflight amenities and entertainment are far better on BA
In terms of which UK carrier is better for a flight to LA
, there really isn't much in it, it's all down to the individual, some prefer BA
and some prefer VS
. Whats the price difference?
The seating in economy is never going to be luxurious with lashings of space but it is comfortable on both and the two airlines have the same seat width and pitch in Y. The entertainment on the VS346 is better. The food and free drinks offering on both airlines is good, not gourmet, but good. For me it would be Virgin as the final choice, not just because I work there ;o) but because I love flying on the super quiet A346