ORD-LHR AA 777 Route - Feedback?

Nov 14th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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ORD-LHR AA 777 Route - Feedback?

Hey kids, it's been a while since I got on. Hope all is well.

I'm flying to London this Saturday from Chicago (from SFO). How's the AA 777 on this flight? I hear video screens on every chair...true? Also, how's the service (besides NOT free drinks)?

I'm flying Virgin on my return (Economy Premium). Very stoked about this, unless 1 of you bursts my bubble.

Feedback greatly appreciated!

PS - I'm posting a separate London question in the travel section, so if you're an expert, please holler back.

Thanks~!
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Nov 14th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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I'm assuming you're doing the overnight flight?

Yes, individual screens in every seat, but it's not on demand. The movies run in cycles about every 2.5 hours or so. Some TV shows and a flight map is also available, as well as few music/talk radio stations.

You will get a dinner shortly after takeoff. I have not flown coach for some time now, but I believe they usually have 2 choices. There is also a breakfast served just before landing. It's not much, but better than nothing. Cereal, some fruits, toast/bagel, coffee/tea.
I believe drinks/wine are $5 and beer is $4 in the economy cabin.
At the airport ask if seats 31 A/B or J/K are available. Best economy seats with tons of room, but it's an emergency exit row, so it does get little more chilly at night.
Have not flown in economy on Virgin so can't help you there.

BTW, how did you get a combo ticket like this?

Have a great trip!
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Nov 14th, 2005, 09:37 PM
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AA, thanks for the detailed reply.

I got a great deal on the flight (AA FF Flyer), but wanted to get the Virgin experience just to say I did it (yes, we're talking about flying).

I already checked the seats you mentioned, but they're taken. I got a decent seat, next to a power outlet on the aisle thanks to seatguru and the posts here. I'll see what I can pull at the counter...nothing doing I imagine.

The deal - went through Orbitz this time. I always book directly with AA for business, but since this is vacation from Chicago (there on business), I decided to rack up a few miles with AA and try Virgin.

The price was too good to beat - $1000 with Economy Premium on Virgin. Don't ask me how I got it, I have no idea.

Cheers again,

Scott
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Nov 14th, 2005, 09:55 PM
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Unless you have status with AA, you can't see the exit row availibility. It will always look occupied on the seat map.

If you want, give me the flight number and the date and I will check the "premium" economy seats availibility on AA.

AA elites can reserve these seats at the time of reservation, but many also request a mileage/cert upgrades and when they clear, which happens a lot at the airport, these great seats become available to anyone that asks.
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Nov 14th, 2005, 09:56 PM
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ok, I got the date, just need the flight number...
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Nov 14th, 2005, 09:59 PM
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Nevermind, the best seats in coach are gone on all 3 flights at the moment....

Good luck!
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Nov 15th, 2005, 06:44 PM
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AA, thanks for the help offer, man! Can I get a raincheck?

Meanwhile, I'll take my chance on the aisle...and some Vicodin.

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Nov 16th, 2005, 03:54 AM
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Don't forget to bring those $5.00 bills--one for each beer--on the American flight. You won't need them for the Virgin flight.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 09:35 AM
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I bring my own booze. Jack Daniels will be sitting in my backpack.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Good for you but just for the record, that is illegal. Be discrete.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Wally...All 3 AA flights this Saturday pm ORD LHR will go out FULL to the gills.None of the 3 right now has more than 9 seats available in the back.Each has lenghty lists of non revs wanting to fly gratis of course.The FA's will have their hands full.It sounds like the OP has done that before.
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