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Continental123
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NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:45 am

I am flying from the NYC Area to the LON area quite soon. I am flying economy. Which airline should I fly, here are my choices:

1. American JFK-LHR (777-200)
2. Virgin Atlantic EWR-LHR (A340-600)
3. Continental EWR-LGW (757-200)
4. Delta JFK-LGW (767-300)
5. British EWR-LHR (777-200)
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:12 pm

I am an airbus guy #1 so Virgin on the 346 would be good, favouring aside, i really enjoy the 340 aircraft, very quite and smooth. CO witht he 757 i would say no right of the bat. Never been a AA fan, nor a 777 fan, that takes out BA, and that leaves DL. 763 vs 346... my choice would be 346... if it were me though i would go on AC through YUL or YYZ... who knows you might be able to get on one of those nice project XM aircraft.
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:00 pm

If I were you, I'd take BA flight 178 out of JFK. It's a 0900 departure out of JFK, so you'd land at night in LHR and can go to sleep after arriving at the place you're staying to wake up the next day with minimal effects from the jet lag.
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:24 pm

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
I am flying from the NYC Area to the LON area quite soon. I am flying economy. Which airline should I fly, here are my choices:

1. American JFK-LHR (777-200)
2. Virgin Atlantic EWR-LHR (A340-600)
3. Continental EWR-LGW (757-200)
4. Delta JFK-LGW (767-300)
5. British EWR-LHR (777-200)

Well I would eliminate CO from the list because I prefer widebody aircraft when I have the chance. AA would be the next off the list since AA economy class is crap at best. The rest are toss ups, I'd probably go with whatevers cheapest although I'd lean towards the VS because I've never been on an A346.
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:08 pm

Don't think its just because of my nationality, but I'd go between VS and BA.

Not heard great things about AA
The DL 767s are awful in economy
No PTVs on CO 757s
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:57 pm

I am not going to disparage any airline, let me say that in case of a nice long flight like this, bigger is better.

I am a BA frequent flyer and love their service. You will have a comfortable seat, PTV and efficient, friendly service. Everything you could want. Think of this as old-fashioned, staid elegance. (This is not to say that there is anything "old" about the aircraft, crew or service).

VS will show you the other side of British culture – the hip, design centered product. Also very comfortable, efficient and friendly, just a little more brash. I enjoy flying them as well.

To illustrate the difference, I will draw your attention to the name of their in-flight shopping magazine. BA calls theirs "High Life Shop" while VS calls theirs "Retail Therapy".

I have not flown on AA on this route – although I have flown with them to and from Europe. They were very nice, but not on par with BA and VS. I have not flown DL or CO outside the USA.

I wish you a great flight, no matter which airline you chose
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:47 am

Quoting ELAL 744 (Reply 5):
VS will show you the other side of British culture – the hip, design centered product. Also very comfortable, efficient and friendly, just a little more brash. I enjoy flying them as well

and therefor tacky Big grin

BA all the way or VS both are good, VS is, as I said, tacky though
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:25 pm

Is there a reason why you chose to list the CO 757 flight as opposed to the CO 777 flights ?. They do not depart much later from each other, so it seems an odd omission.
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:22 am

Quoting Artsyman (Reply 7):
Is there a reason why you chose to list the CO 757 flight as opposed to the CO 777 flights ?.

The 777 for this day was sold out.

I ended up flying BA. The flight was ok but nothing special.
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:53 pm

Quoting ELAL 744 (Reply 5):
Think of this as old-fashioned, staid elegance. (This is not to say that there is anything "old" about the aircraft, crew or service).

This is exactly the reason BA are always my first choice when I choose to fly!
 
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:19 pm

Quoting ELAL 744 (Reply 5):
To illustrate the difference, I will draw your attention to the name of their in-flight shopping magazine. BA calls theirs "High Life Shop" while VS calls theirs "Retail Therapy".

And other examples, on BA you will be politely welcomed on board by a smart, smiling, professional F/A whereas on VS you would probably be greeted by some 19-21 year old amateur who would say "Hello Gorgeous!". BA's F/As will sternly, but very politely, tell you to listen to the safety briefing, whereas VS's F/As will laughingly tell you to put on the funky headphones and watch the groovy cartoons! So if you want to fly an airline with professional standards, go BA. If you want to join in a kid's party, and be swamped with gadgets and gimmicks, fly VS.

Besides, in economy VS has possibly the tightest seat pitch due to the location of the IFE box under the seat in front of you.
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:23 am

u can try Kuwait airlines, or Air India
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RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:12 am

I would have gone Virgin in this instant, with BA as a second choice. Virgin has V-Port, over 300 hours of AVOD, whereas all the others either have PTV's on a loop or none at all. Plus, BA and VS are better service-wise than the others.

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