Airline: American Airlines
a/c: Boeing 767-200ER
Scheduled at 12:00
Departed on time
I flew in Y class(seat 29E)
Check in was really easy at JFK
.The attendants were nice at the airport.
We boarded at 11:25.My first impression when I entered the a/c was:"This plane looks so old!!!".I think I was right, it seems that AA
never changed the seats of the plane.The seats in F looked so ugly, I would never pay for a first class loke this one!!!In Y, the seats seemed narrow, the legroom was by far the worst I have ever experienced.The cabin was dark.The F/A were rude(except from a stewardess who was really nice and friendly), and did not care about their passengers(nothing to see with AF
!!!).The service was really bad.Only beverages were offered during this five- hour flight(really disappointing):we had to pay for a sandwich (of course, no kosher sandwiches),we had to pay for the IFE.I told me:"Am I on a charter flight or on AA
?".Really horrible.The flight was quite bumpy, we experienced some moderate turbulences due to thunderstoms. The landing was one of the worst I have ever had in spite of the nice weather in LA
: at one point during descent, I thought we were going to crash, the descent seemed too sharp.I must say that I did not feel safe during the whole flight, I was OK
only when I got off the a/c!!!A lot of people told me to avoid AA
, but I wanted to see by myself how it was.Those people were really right.I will always try to avoid AA
. I am happy that I did not choose AA
for the Transatlantic flight(of couse, I know that AA
must be different on international flight).
Anyway, I did not enjoy my flight.No comparison possible with AF
Airline: Air France
a/c: Boeing 777-200ER
Scheduled at 18:25
Departed at 18:40
I flew in Y class(Tempo)
Security measures were really strict during this flight.
The attendants on the ground were not nice, some were even rude.
Our plane arrived at 16:05, I saw it landing, really graceful.
The plane had the old config.This time, I was not impressed by the cabin, I don't like the old seats in F and C class, the cabin looked darker but it was fine.There are still the old projectors,which look outdated.There was no empty seats on this flight.My seat was OK
, everything worked very well, I enjoyed the IFE system.The legroom seemed less generous than on the CDG
flight.The footrest were useless.The F/As were really nice, they made their job perfectly, very professional.I did not enjoy the meals(dinner and breakfast), but it was not AF
food as I eat Kosher.I was only disappointing with the GéoVision system which displayed on this flight only one map(no info about the altitude, the speed...).
Our ten-hour flight was smooth, except from light chops when we were above the Great Lakes.Take off was really smooth, unlike descent due to the clouds.
Finally, I had a great time during this flight.
Now, I would like to compare AF
772s with LY
772s as I have flown both:
1-Exterior aspect:LY is the winner, the planes are always very clean.I prefer the GE
engines though(they look bigger!!!)
2-Cabin general aspect:LY is again the winner,the cabin seems more modern.
3-The seats:I will talk about AF
-in F: AF
is by far better
-in C: AF
is also better, I simply love the new seat
-in Y: I prefer LY
seats, the remote looks better!!!
4-The IFE:no comparison: AF
is much better.LY PTVs are bigger though
5-F/As:both are great
Flown:717,727,732,734,735,738,73W,742/744/748,752,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, D8,D10,L1011, A3B2,A320,A321,A332,A343,A388