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LON-NYC Premium Economy

Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:33 pm

I'm planning a trip to NYC in the new year and as I have to pay for myself was planning to go Y+ not J. Am indifferent about flying in to JFK or EWR .

VS and BA offer a variety of aircraft types - 744, 340-600, 777, 767 and even the new VS A333 for the date we have in mind. I am never too sure about the status of premium economy on US carriers - I get the impression that its not really a clearly defined product as it is on VS/BA and not as good.

Anyway, purpose of post is to get some advice on which carrier offers the best Y+ product and even which aircraft type is to be preferred. My natural inclination is to think the VS A333 being the newest is likely to offer the best, though I see VS have Y+ upstairs on their 744s which would provide a nice small quite cabin experience.

thanks for any thoughts.

PS Any one with good hotel experiences for Manhattan feel free to chip in some advice on that score too please.
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RE: LON-NYC Premium Economy

Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:07 pm


Why not KUWAIT AIWAYS B777 BusinessClass LHR-JFK?! It is nothing near BA or VS C-Class, but might be better than Y+!
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RE: LON-NYC Premium Economy

Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:52 pm

As for hotels, my only experience 3-4 years ago was Marriott's's Times Square Renaissance. Rooms small, well appointed, can be expensive but right there! Also in that immediate area are the other Marriott and a Crown Plaza. Have fun.
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RE: LON-NYC Premium Economy

Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:32 am

Just stayed at Element by Westin 39th and 8th. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/elemen...tml?propertyID=3361&language=en_US

Nice, clean, and very central to most things. Its also 2 blocks from NJPA, so getting to and from the airports is easy enough. There is also a "managers reception" Mon-Thurs in the evening. Breakfast is tasty. Its pre-made warm rolls, with various fillings, and the usual bagels, yoghurts etc.

There are a few other hotels on the street too. (Holiday Inn, Hampton Court etc).

As for Y+, I would probably do BA, based on my experiences of both BA and VS.
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RE: LON-NYC Premium Economy

Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:30 pm

For hotel recommendations:
Ace Hotel: http://www.acehotel.com/newyork (in Chelsea, Manhattan area; close to Flatiron and Madison Square Park)
Hotel Indigo: http://www.indigochelsea.com/ (in Chelsea, Manhattan; about 6 blocks south of Herald Square)
6 Columbus: http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/nyc/6-columbus (rooms are a little small but at a great and convenient area; close to almost all trains; a minute walk from Central Park; great shopping area at Time Warner Center)

As for Y+, I've never flown in Y+ so can't really recommend anything. However, I would go for the newest/youngest plane available.   I attend school in NYC so let me know if you have further questions. Feel free to send me private message.
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