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American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:15 am

AMERICAN AIRLINES - LONDON HEAHTROW TO BOSTON LOGAN



As X-mas was soon comming it was time to head across the pond to Boston to spend Christmas of 2006. I decided to fly American Airlines due to the cheap fare being offered on AA.com. AA also appealed to me as I decided to fly from Boston to Miami a few days later to catch some winter sun. The flight was around $200 less than other carriers such as VS and BA.

We decided to stay at a hotel the night before in Heathrow as the flight departed in the mid-morning. We stayed at the Jury's Inn Hotel which is located next to BA's Heathrow Maitenence base.

The Jury's Inn just before our transfer to Terminal 3:




Route: London Heathrow to Boston Logan (EGLL/LHR-KBOS/BOS)
Flight Number: AA109
Carrier: American Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 777-223/ER
Aircraft Registration No: N791AN
Scheduled Departure Time: 10:30 (GMT)
Actual Departure Time: 10:46 (GMT)
Scheduled Arrival Time: 12:55 EST (GMT-5)
Actual Arrival Time: 12:19 EST (GMT-5)
Seat Number: 34J (Window Seat)
Journey: 6hr 34m
Cruising Altitude: 40,000ft
Class of Travel: Main Cabin

We arrived at a busy Terminal 3 during the mid-morning rush. American Airlines had several check-in counters open for Business, First and Main Cabin passengers. I must say the check-in area at LHR is pretty poor compared to other AA larger cities. At this time near to our check-in counters there were flights heading to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific, aswell as to Jeddah/Riyadh on Saudi Arabian Airlines along with multiple Virgin Atlantic flights.

Check-in was pretty slow today during the holiday rush. There was several flights being checked in at the same time. Miami passengers had priority as the flight was due to depart soon.

After being checked in by the nice AA London staff we made our way upstairs and looked around the shops before immigration. We then decided to join the long line at immigration in Terminal 3. Thankfuly the line was moving quite fast and there was around 5-6 screening areas open.

I also had to take part in a random check; which involved taking my shoes off. I then arrived into the big duty free area which is simply great compared to American airports.

A rather blurry attempt of a photo in one area of duty free in Terminal 3:


There were many shops in Terminal 3 including:
AMT Coffee
Accessorize
Bagel Street
Best of the Best Supercars
Body Shop
Books etc
Boots
Bulgari
Burberry
Caffè Italia
Cartier
Caviar House & Seafood Bar
Chanel
Chez Gérard
Chocolate Box
Christian Dior
Cigar House
Dixons Tax Free
Emporio Armani
Glorious Britain
Gucci
Harrods
Nike
O'Neill's
Starbucks
TGI Friday's
And more.......

After doing some duty free shopping I decided to head to the gates to take some photo's of the large amount of widebodies that T3 offers.

HS-TGO being turned around for the midday flight back to Bangkok


Bad close up of HS-TGO


Kuwait Airways A300-600 named "Wara" being loaded for the flight back to Kuwait


Air Canada 767-300ER being pushed back


American Airlines 777-223/ER at the gate after arriving from the USA


Another Air Canada 767-300ER in the old colours being tugged to a remote stand


An United Airlines 777 in the old colours being readied for the flight to Washington Dulles


Lineup of some heavies at T3 including a Thai Airways 747-400, Kuwait Airways A300, Air Canada 767-300 and Air India 747-400.


Gulf Air A330 in the old colours waiting to depart back to Bahrain at 09:30


One of the long halls that have yet to be renovated


A list of connecting airlines at Heathrow


List of flights soon depart from Terminal 3


N784UA being prepared for the flight back to the USA


SAS A321 that had just arrived from Scandinavia


One of the many AA 777's at Heathrow


Another AA 777 being turned around



UA 777 about to pusback for the SFO flight


A different angle of HS-TGO


A shiny AA 777 (N783AN) at a remote stand at T3


A close up of N783AN, the aircraft earlier arrived from JFK as AA132. This aircraft would later depart to JFK as AA105.


An American heavy arriving from the US


N791AN which will soon take me to Boston


Another view of N791AN with a few AA, VS and BA heavies in the background


After taking a few photo's of T3 aircraft, boarding was then called for American Airlines flight 109 to Boston Logan. We entered the lounge and waited until we could enter the aircraft. After about a 10 minute wait they announced boarding for First and Business passengers. Boarding at AA was done differently to other airlines I've experianced. Rather then annoucing by seating rows; they are done in groups. For example group six would be towards the back of the aircraft. Personaly I think this is a good idea and is better than annoucing it by seat rows. When was this introudcued, I cannot remember it during my last AA encounter?

We entered the aircraft through door 2L. We walked through the Business class cabin which seemed not even half as good as airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and so on. What is the price like compared to other airlines for AA's Business class cabin?

I eventualy made it to my seat which was seat 34J in the Main Cabin. The cabin crew welcomed us on board and made a nice first impression to the passengers.

The Main Cabin was in a 2-5-2 configuration which made the 2 seating seem very spacious. I must admit I do like this configuration.



A view of my legroom


View from my seat, looking down the terminal with three American 777s' 2 AA and 1 UAL


Today's flight to Boston was to be flown by N791AN which was delivered in 2000. The aircraft previously came from MIA as AA182. The aircraft was located at gate 19 in Terminal 3.



Pusback of a company 777


Beautiful 777 heading of to active runway, I love this sceme on the 777



The captain annoucned that push back will be soon and the flight will depart soon. As we pushed back from Terminal 3 the safety video was shown. The crew then welcomed themself and the pilot gave the flight information of today's flight. The captain named Bob announced that our flight today would take only 6h 30m and it was a beautiful day to fly. As you can see from my pictures, LHR is very dull today. There was quite a bit of traffic at LHR and in the London area. The captain then said we were to fly at 39,000ft throughout the journey into Boston. We were to off to the west and head towards Cardiff, Wales before heading onto Shannon, Ireland and then across the Atlantic, over Nova Scotia, Canada and down the Maine coast into Boston.

Our route today; courtesy of FlightAware:


During pushback, a series of heavies at remote stands


Two Air Canada 767's, One Air New Zealand 777, A single AA 777 and a BWIA A340 at T3


VS A340's and a American Airlines 777 at the remote stands


A lineup of Virgin A340's near to Terminal 5


The long wing of the 777 as we head towards the active runway


We waited in line for takeoff for around 10mins, and then the captain announced we were 3rd in line for take-off. In front of our aircraft was a UAL 777, AC 763 and a few BA A32S's. Takeoff was on runway 09R.

Take off video of flight 109 to Boston Logan



A view of Terminal 4 as we soar out from London Heathrow.


Today's route on the moving airshow map on the PTV's


Turning out of the overcast clouds over London


Continuing our climb over Wales


As we reached our initial cruising altitude of 37,000ft a drinks service was offered to passengers. We were given a choice of drinks for free excluding alcohol which cost $5 or £3 each. I was suprised that full size soda cans were offered to passengers rather than the mini-cans often offered.

The flight then encourted some turblence off the west coast of Ireland, so the captain announced we would rise to 40,000ft for the rest of the flight.

Later on a lunch service was offered to passengers again with a drinks offering. There was a choice of Beef or Chicken. I had the chicken and it was served with vegtables and pasta; and a dessert which was a lemon pie. Also offered was water and a bread roll.


As we headed towards Canada another meal service was offered which was a snack. In the snack box there was the following items:

  • Sundried Tomato Flavoured Crackers
  • KitKat
  • The Laughing Cow Cheese Spread
  • Fruit Flakes
  • Mini Pringles Original Flavour
  • Walkers Short Bread Sticks


During our meal service, a drinks service was again offered to passengers.

Our Snack service:


The view from my window over Canada


Soon after the captain annouced we were to begin our decent into Boston's Logan airport.

Our estimated time of arrival in Boston was 12:15 local time.

We began our initial decent over Maine


Turning over the Atlantic Ocean during our decent


The captain making the adjustment to slow the aircraft down


Full flaps down during final approach to BOS


Nice view of the Boston Coastline as we make our final adjustments before touching down on New England tarmac


Making our way into Logan


Touchdown, Welcome to Boston!


Turning onto the taxiway at BOS


NWA A320 (N332NW) having just landed before us. Were both waiting for the AA 757 to take off before crossing the runway.


Boston Terminal Information during our taxi to the terminal. We arrived at Terminal E, as do AA's International arrivals at BOS. All AA departures leave from Terminal B.


Turning into the gate at KBOS's Terminal E. There was an EI A330, BA 777 and a LH 744 at the terminal.


Two European Heavies at the gate


Pulling up next to EI-EWR from Ireland.


For all of you EI fans, will be a shame to see them gone from OneWorld


As we reached the gate, connecting OneWorld and American Airlines information was given out to passengers. There was a delay at the gate as the AA ground crew had to get from Terminal B to E early as the flight arrived early. We were gifted by comedy comments from the captain.

He was very informative throughout the flight. He also reminded us that we were still early a few times, in a funny way!!

Whilst waiting for gate to connect to the aircraft a Alitalia 767 arrived from MXP.


We eventualy departed through gate E4,

Looking back at the aircraft:


Another view of N791AN


We arrived into Terminal E which was very modern and clean. I was very impressed by the terminal. Immigration was slightly slow as not many counters were open. After going through immigration we then went and collected our luggauge which was very efficent and fast.

I decided to take some photo's of Terminal E as my next flight would be from Terminal B.

Arrival area of Terminal E


A very empty check-in area at Terminal E


Another view of Terminal E check-in area


I then went outside to go Boston to spend Christmas!!!


Thank you for reading, any comments welcome  Smile

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:46 am

Great report! I really liked the pictures and the video.

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
For all of you EI fans, will be a shame to see them gone from OneWorld

Nice photos of the EI A332! Although they are leaving OW they will keep links with many airlines from OW but it will still be a shame to see them leave.
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:16 am

Hope you enjoyed your xmas in the states and your flight on AA. Your pics and words were great.

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
my next flight would be from Terminal B.

Will you be reporting on that flight? I'd love to know. Thanks and happy new year.

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:27 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
Great report! I really liked the pictures and the video.

Thanks, I will post a edited version of the Aer Lingus A330 soon.

Quoting WN230 (Reply 2):
Will you be reporting on that flight? I'd love to know. Thanks and happy new year.

Thanks WN230, I realy enjoyed AA on this flight.

I will also be posting the following reports from this trip:
Boston to Miami (AA 757-200)
Miami to New York JFK (AA A300)
New York JFK to London Heathrow (777)

It seems AA got worse as the journeys continued  Wink

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:30 am

Great report and pics. Looking forward to the others. Keep up the good work.

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:52 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
I will also be posting the following reports from this trip:
Boston to Miami (AA 757-200)
Miami to New York JFK (AA A300)

It seems AA got worse as the journeys continued

Maybe I spoke too soon?  Wink

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:48 am

Great trip report and superb pics. Your report showed how big AA is at LHR. I am amayzed.

AA and other US carriers introduced the zone boarding a couple years ago.
In early 2000 i would say.

And the Business Class Fares are pretty much the same. No matter if you fly on AA old Y Class or on BA.

Thanks for posting your report.

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:04 pm

My goodness, I never realised how antiquated LHR is until now. The last time I came across such an old looking flight information TV monitor was at CGK and BDO.

That being said, the amount of aircraft movements seem astounding. Planes all over the place!

Hope you had a great flight as you never mentioned much about the service.
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Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:11 pm

Great report and nice photos. Those pics of 777's wing look awesome!
 
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Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:10 pm

Thank you for your trip report. I enjoyed the pics and videos of AA 777's because it is my favorite airplane. You saw a lot of them at LHR because AA has flights from BOS, JFK, ORD, MIA and LAX. JFK and ORD have multiple flight so you see lots of AA 777's arriving from early morning to afternoon, and you see them departing from early morning to evening.
If you ever fly AA to NRT you will see several 777's (not as many as at LHR)
from JFK, DFW, ORD and LAX. AA discontinued flights from SJC in late October.

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
After taking a few photo's of T3 aircraft, boarding was then called for American Airlines flight 109 to Boston Logan. We entered the lounge and waited until we could enter the aircraft. After about a 10 minute wait they announced boarding for First and Business passengers. Boarding at AA was done differently to other airlines I've experianced. Rather then annoucing by seating rows; they are done in groups. For example group six would be towards the back of the aircraft. Personaly I think this is a good idea and is better than annoucing it by seat rows. When was this introudcued, I cannot remember it during my last AA encounter?

In reference to boarding groups I tried looking this up on our employee website (I am retired AA living in Japan). I could not find exactly when, but I think AA started this 3 or 4 years ago.

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
We entered the aircraft through door 2L. We walked through the Business class cabin which seemed not even half as good as airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and so on. What is the price like compared to other airlines for AA's Business class cabin?

AA is in the process of upgrading the business class cabin of it's 767-300's and 777's. The new seats will be lie flat business class seats. When I was with AA as a reservations supervisor, I constantly heard passengers complaining that we did not have sleeper seats in business. We will soon!
I always enjoy seeing trip reports on AA since I am retired AA, but I am sorry to hear your experience on return flights was not as good. (I'm very glad to hear you had a good experience on your LHR-BOS flight). Very often the service a customer gets from AA (and I am talking about all phases...reservations, at the airport, in flight etc) will determine whether AA has a loyal customer or the passenger takes his or her business elsewhere. I do hope your future flights on AA will be as good as this one.
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting WN230 (Reply 5):
Maybe I spoke too soon?

Yep  Wink I've just received my baggaige today from AA (2 Days after arrival)!

Quoting DALelite (Reply 6):
AA and other US carriers introduced the zone boarding a couple years ago.
In early 2000 i would say.

Thanks, great Idea I think.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 7):
My goodness, I never realised how antiquated LHR is until now. The last time I came across such an old looking flight information TV monitor was at CGK and BDO.

LHR is indeed quite dated. Saying that; JFK terminal 8 is much, much, much more of a dated dump  Wink

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 7):
That being said, the amount of aircraft movements seem astounding. Planes all over the place!

It certainly is, one of the things I love about LHR. I've also seen LHR alot bussier before.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 7):
Hope you had a great flight as you never mentioned much about the service.

I completely forgot about mentioning the service, guess the jetlag is catching up  Wink

LHR Ground Crew - Typical London based crew, nice enough and just happy to do their job. Nothing to special and just your'e average ground crew.
7/10

AA Cabin Crew - Nice crew onboard this flight, I was very impressed by the overall performance of the crew on this flight. Saying that, the AA crews just seem to do their jobs, and nothing over the top like the majority of Asian carriers.
8/10

Boston Airport Terminal E -Nice terminal and very clearn and modern. I was very impressed upon arrival into Boston. The AA crew took their time to get to the gate; but they were kind upon arrival.
9/10

Aircraft - The Boeing 777 is a great aircraft, I've enjoyed flying it in the past and will continue to again and again. The only downfall is the amount of noise compared to other aircraft within the cabin. I love the wing flex of this aircraft and the 2-5-2 seating is very spacious for the two aisle seating pairs. The cleanliness of the cabin was excellent.
10/10

Food and Beverages - The main meal offered on this flight was typicaly presented and was very nice. The snack was also equaly nice and the food offered was adaquite. The cost of alchohol was a bit of a shock to what I'm usualy used to, but at least soft drinks were offered for free. A few passengers noted at the end of the flight about the lack of free alcholic beverages offered. One passenger commented: "Fly Virgin Altantic or BA" to which the other passengers agreed to.
7/10

In-Flight Entertainment - Inflight entertainment offered on this flight was above average. It seemed to take ages for the crew to start the programming after take-off. The offerings were good, but AVOD would be quite welcomed in the future. I watched two episodes of King of Queens and a few other films. The service is then repeated.
6/10

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 9):
Thank you for your trip report. I enjoyed the pics and videos of AA 777's because it is my favorite airplane. You saw a lot of them at LHR because AA has flights from BOS, JFK, ORD, MIA and LAX. JFK and ORD have multiple flight so you see lots of AA 777's arriving from early morning to afternoon, and you see them departing from early morning to evening.
If you ever fly AA to NRT you will see several 777's (not as many as at LHR)
from JFK, DFW, ORD and LAX. AA discontinued flights from SJC in late October.

Thanks, the 777 is also one of the favourite aircrafts of mine. I know that AA has a huge fleet of 777's having flown them alot in the past.

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:24 am

B742:

Some nice pics of all the planes at Heathrow - how did you manage to take them? I mean I know you used a camera - haha - I'm just wondering if you are allowed to take a walk round to the various gates to get the shots you took?

When I went out of Heathrow, I was dissapointed as I wanted to get lots of photos like you took...
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:22 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 10):
Quoting DALelite (Reply 6):
AA and other US carriers introduced the zone boarding a couple years ago.
In early 2000 i would say.

Thanks, great Idea I think.

i share the same idea with you... it realy boost up the boarding process...

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 11):
Some nice pics of all the planes at Heathrow - how did you manage to take them? I mean I know you used a camera - haha - I'm just wondering if you are allowed to take a walk round to the various gates to get the shots you took?

When I went out of Heathrow, I was dissapointed as I wanted to get lots of photos like you took...

When I was at LHR in 2005 you could go any where airside and got some really great photos and even go back in to the departure mall er... lounge when you have explored the entire gate area. Maybe I just did not look threatening enough to be hassled.  biggrin   bigthumbsup 

Excellent trip report. I look forward to reading more from your trip.
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:52 pm

A very nice report with some nice pics of aircraft

Thanks for sharing
 
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:32 pm

very good trip report!!!
you are lucky:in London, AA sends 777s, whereas in CDG, AA only sends 763s
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:55 pm

I enjoyed your report very much and the photos were great. I haven't been through LHR in about 10 years so it was nice to see so many heavies.

Regarding zone boarding: I like this system. It prevents people from "sneaking" onboard before they are called. It always amazes me when boarding is done by rows how some people can't either count or simply don't care. Example: rows 20-30 are called and some dummy in row 18 joins the line thinking "it's just two rows, it doesn't matter." Well, it does you fool!

Anyway, nice report. Are you planning to do one for the BOS-MIA flight?
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:04 am

Heyyyyyyyyyyy

I looks liek AA's cabin is full with the 2-4-2 seating. How can United fit 2-5-2? Or is that the 747??

Great report!
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:14 am

My next trip is now up guys, Give it a read here: American Airlines - Boston To Miami (Pics/Vids) (by B742 Jan 12 2007 in Trip Reports)

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 11):
Some nice pics of all the planes at Heathrow - how did you manage to take them? I mean I know you used a camera - haha - I'm just wondering if you are allowed to take a walk round to the various gates to get the shots you took?

Thanks, you will have no problems at Heathrow one bit. If they ask you to move then just continue down the hall. The staff do not mind, It is not illegal in the UK. The shots are just from inside the terminal simply walking around. Sometimes you may be approached by the police or ground staff, just simply suggest you are intrested in aviation.

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 11):
When I went out of Heathrow, I was dissapointed as I wanted to get lots of photos like you took...

Hey, maybe next time  Wink

Quoting Brilondon (Reply 13):
Excellent trip report. I look forward to reading more from your trip.

Thanks, BOS-MIA is now online.

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 14):
A very nice report with some nice pics of aircraft

Thanks for sharing

Thanks, I have a treat for you. I managed to capture an NZ 772 on the return flight at LHR  Wink

Quoting LY777 (Reply 15):
very good trip report!!!
you are lucky:in London, AA sends 777s, whereas in CDG, AA only sends 763s

Thanks, at least you still receive AA widebodies  Wink

Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 16):
I enjoyed your report very much and the photos were great. I haven't been through LHR in about 10 years so it was nice to see so many heavies.

Anyway, nice report. Are you planning to do one for the BOS-MIA flight?

Thanks, it's great to see so many heavies at once. Yup the next part is online.

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 17):
I looks liek AA's cabin is full with the 2-4-2 seating. How can United fit 2-5-2? Or is that the 747??

It's actualy 2-5-2 like UA. The configuration is very roomy and much better than EK's 3-4-3  Wink

Most if not all 747's have a 3-4-3 configuration  Smile

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:33 am

I really enjoyed your trip report, I will be takin the same route soon. BOS-LHR with BA B777. I have never been to BOS so I loved the preview of Terminal E.
Thanks again!
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:50 pm

Hi Rob, great report and pictures mate--how would you compare this experience of AA across the atlantic to your other ones on AI BA VS on a scale of 1-10.

Really enjoyed reading them mate.

Karan
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:20 am

Ha, just found part I, have read the other reports.

Thanks, most enjoyable.

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 19):
I really enjoyed your trip report, I will be takin the same route soon. BOS-LHR with BA B777. I have never been to BOS so I loved the preview of Terminal E.
Thanks again!

Thanks, I love flying into Boston, the approach down the coast is nice (make sure you sit on the right side of the aircraft  Wink)

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 20):
Hi Rob, great report and pictures mate--how would you compare this experience of AA across the atlantic to your other ones on AI BA VS on a scale of 1-10.

Really enjoyed reading them mate.

Thanks Karan, I havn't spoke to you since my AI trip  Wink

This flight specificly would be 7/10. Comparable with my Air India flights to JFK, but no way as good as my BA flights to the USA. AA offered more choices on the PTV's than Air India, the crews were vey similar. The AA 777 is proably in a better condition than the AI 744's. BA simply beats the airlines in all categories (except Y seating, which I prefer AA in Y).

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 21):
Ha, just found part I, have read the other reports.

Thanks, most enjoyable.

Thanks

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:09 am

hi patric, next time you go to BCN, you have to visit the Mirablau bar on the
Tibidabo hill. It is a great bar with a great view. it is a must!!!


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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:29 am

aaawwww! none of the pics are working!!1
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:38 am

Funny that there was an EI 330 at BOS at that time of the day. It must have gone tech. They usually land aroun 3pm and depart again at 7pm during the winter.
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:21 am

A pleasure to read. Nice pics too!

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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:29 am

Fun report and great pics! Heathrow is really looking aged, isn't it?

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
The Main Cabin was in a 2-5-2 configuration which made the 2 seating seem very spacious. I must admit I do like this configuration.

I don't think I could stand being stuck in the "middle middle" in the 5-wide section, unless I knew all the people in the row. I don't recall seeing a 5-seat section since the old Delta L-1011s, fortunately the few times I've been on an AA 777 my employer was springing for business class...  Smile
 
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:30 pm

For some reason i cannot see the pictures. It says "photobucket.com bandwidth exceeded"
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RE: American Airlines - London To Boston (Pics/Vids)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting JM017 (Reply 28):
For some reason i cannot see the pictures. It says "photobucket.com bandwidth exceeded"

Because he hasn't paid to upgrade from the free service.

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