Transatlantic - best flight?

Mar 22nd, 2004, 07:30 AM
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Flying in Coach transatlantic - definitely American Airlines. The extra leg room really is a big help and my experience has been that their customer service is better than most of the majors.

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Mar 22nd, 2004, 10:59 AM
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here is the number of all the airplanes AA has in operation now. This list does not include American Eagle planes:

American Airlines

B757- 223
B737- 800

The ONLY planes that were converted back to regular seating are the A300 and B757. As you could see that's hardly the majority of AA planes. It's 174 out of 730 total.
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Mar 22nd, 2004, 02:44 PM
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While I don't fly coach on long flights (usually upgrade with miles), my boys do, and they definitely prefer American over Delta and Air France. They really fuss if we go on Delta. The MRTC makes a difference on long flights.
They think Air France's food is better , but I would take more legroom over food on a long flight.
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Mar 29th, 2004, 09:50 PM
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Just thought I would get back to you all. We decided to go with American Airlines mainly for schedule.. we are flying in to London but taking a cruise and then flying from New York back to Phoenix. Found some very convenient flights and the planes are the ones we like.. 757 and 777's. Will post in September after our trip!!
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Jun 14th, 2004, 08:52 AM
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I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but I thought I'd pitch in and agree with chtiet. I've flown this route 4 times, and am flying it again in a month. The only complaint I've ver had is when I flew on New Year's Eve, the pilot woke me up from a peaceful slumber to announce the new year. But the other passengers seemed very happy with the complimentary (rotgut) champagne, so who am I to complain? Otherwise, that on demand seat back entertainment system is a lifesaver for those who can't sleep, and should you--horrors-be seated next to a child, the plethora of video choices seems to keep them well occupied. And the service is usually exemplary. Some people don't like to fly into Gatwick because you can't take the tube into the city, but the Gatwick express is truly a breeze. Hope this helps.
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