Whats Better BA or AA Metal?

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  1. Hello

    Im going JFK>LHR on BA at this stage but i was reading on seatguru that the seats a slightly bigger on the AA 777 plane in coach.


    Comments anyone?

    Thanks heaps :D
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    No brainer, go BA. The AA service is dire. Just go online at T-23 and check in online and nab a bulkhead or exit

    Dave
     
  3. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    #3 thadocta, May 27, 2006
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    Less than a no-brainer, anyone who has to ask the difference between a LOTFAP carrier (AA) and a non-LOTFAP carrier (BA) hasn't really travelled, I would take a non-LOTFAP carrier any day! Particularly now that most LOTFAP carriers have started charging for drinks on INT flights.

    Dave
     
  4. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Why would charging for drinks make it better?
     
  5. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    Oops.

    (Note to self, proof read before posting)

    Dave
     
  6. NM

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    It may be a no-brainer for travel at the back of the b*s, but for premium cabin travel the choice is much closer. In fact, for a daytime flight in business class, I would be taking AA over BA as I find their seats more comfortable for sitting. But for a night flight, I would select BA if confined to business class cabin.

    But now that I have some AA candy to collect (just as soon as they post my QF flight from yesterday), I would be looking at the option to move into F on AA rather than confined to J on BA.

    However, as this thread was asking about economy travel, there are a few things to note. AA seat pitch is better, but IFE is very poor. AA does have in-seat power throughout the economy cabin (not every seat, so select sear carefully) and BA does not. So if you want to use a laptop during the flight then AA is better.

    FF earning on the QF program is also affected by the fare basis purchased. Many fares will only earn 25% mileage on BA but will earn 50% on AA. OneWorld Explorer and Global Explorer fares book into L class and this is going to earn better on AA than BA.

    So when it comes to IFE, service, food, drinks etc, then BA wins. When it comes to in-seat power, FF earning (on QF or AA program), then AA wins. Which is more important to you will depend on your personal situation and preference.
     
  7. Thanks heaps, I think i'll stay with BA
     
  8. Dave Noble

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    The seat pitch is 31-32" on BA and 31-32" on AA so I wouldn't say that AA has a better pitch. AA does have some seats with laptop power ( cigarette lighter style ) but that is the only thing going for them

    Dave
     
  9. NM

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    Oops, I was thinking they still had MRTC on the 777, but I must be living in the past. I have not been beyond row 13 on the AA 777, so had not witnessed the sardines being compacted :shock:.

    The in-seat power is the same in coach as in business class. You just a Targus power adapter (now, where might I find one of those things) :mrgreen:. Oh, and by the way Dave, it works a treat.
     
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