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Old Apr 6th 2016, 6:55 pm
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Have to do AA for domestic stuff. Seats really uncomfortable even for 3 hour flights. You do get Pretzels now though, even if three times, in 8 flights, I been flown to the wrong airport as they just don't carry enough fuel to circle for an hour.


Will always do BA if I can over the pond, but only the 777. Parents just booked Premium Economy to come over but its on a 747 and the idea was they got some comfort upgrading to PE, but that plane is one of their oldest
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Have to do AA for domestic stuff. Seats really uncomfortable even for 3 hour flights. You do get Pretzels now though, even if three times, in 8 flights, I been flown to the wrong airport as they just don't carry enough fuel to circle for an hour.


Will always do BA if I can over the pond, but only the 777. Parents just booked Premium Economy to come over but its on a 747 and the idea was they got some comfort upgrading to PE, but that plane is one of their oldest
Yes, the PE on all BA 747s bar a very small subset ("Super Hi-J") is bloody awful. Another "one to avoid" apparently is economy on BA 787s where they've crammed in a particularly-absurd number of seats. Most (but not quite all) 777s are much better than the other options in economy and PE.
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Yes, the PE on all BA 747s bar a very small subset ("Super Hi-J") is bloody awful. Another "one to avoid" apparently is economy on BA 787s where they've crammed in a particularly-absurd number of seats. Most (but not quite all) 777s are much better than the other options in economy and PE.
Club World on the 787s is crappy too. Very narrow seats with nowhere to put stuff. No room to lay an ipad down even. I hated it. Will only travel in F on the 787 now.

First on the 787-9 is terrific.
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Club World on the 787s is crappy too. Very narrow seats with nowhere to put stuff. No room to lay an ipad down even. I hated it. Will only travel in F on the 787 now.

First on the 787-9 is terrific.
They're supposed to be the same width as on a 777, which is what I fly most often. Admittedly CW is narrow regardless. They're switching a 789 into the Boston rotation from October and I've been looking forward to it.
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United are 90 years old today.
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Yes, the PE on all BA 747s bar a very small subset ("Super Hi-J") is bloody awful. Another "one to avoid" apparently is economy on BA 787s where they've crammed in a particularly-absurd number of seats. Most (but not quite all) 777s are much better than the other options in economy and PE.
Supposedly economy on the 787-900s is a bit better as they've narrowed the aisles to allow a more normal seat width. There are rumours on Flyertalk that BA is going to retrofit some or all of its 777s to 10-abreast in economy.
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United are 90 years old today.
I wonder if they'll make 100.
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Supposedly economy on the 787-900s is a bit better as they've narrowed the aisles to allow a more normal seat width. There are rumours on Flyertalk that BA is going to retrofit some or all of its 777s to 10-abreast in economy.
Yikes! I sometimes walk back through there to inquire about the scotch situation in the rear galley. Guess I'll have to breathe in.
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Yikes! I sometimes walk back through there to inquire about the scotch situation in the rear galley. Guess I'll have to breathe in.
Don't do it. It's hell back there.
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Yikes! I sometimes walk back through there to inquire about the scotch situation in the rear galley. Guess I'll have to breathe in.


Only if I can go and inquire about the ice-cream situation in the B/C or F/C galley.
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Only if I can go and inquire about the ice-cream situation in the B/C or F/C galley.
Usually plentiful.
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I've flown once with Virgin and Once with United now, my next upcoming flight is united. So far my experiences have led me to prefer Virgin - but the flight was practically empty and I ended up laying across the 4 central seats after a random ticket discount of £100... When I flew United, the plane back was so small a couple people made the comment of if it would even make it transatlantic.

Plus I prefer Virgin's frequent flyer program, even though they just upped the amount of miles needed for a first upgrade, I'll just be cashing in my american express welcome rewards for a return economy to ATL
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I've flown once with Virgin and Once with United now, my next upcoming flight is united. So far my experiences have led me to prefer Virgin - but the flight was practically empty and I ended up laying across the 4 central seats after a random ticket discount of £100... When I flew United, the plane back was so small a couple people made the comment of if it would even make it transatlantic.

Plus I prefer Virgin's frequent flyer program, even though they just upped the amount of miles needed for a first upgrade, I'll just be cashing in my american express welcome rewards for a return economy to ATL
I'm assuming you mean AMEX Membership Rewards. Be careful before you transfer them to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to book an economy return as it might easily be one of the worst value options available to you because of the high fuel surcharges.

If you want to see if it's possible to save yourself hundreds of dollars, familiarize yourself with which airline programmes MR transfer into, and which of those programmes' miles can be used to book Virgin Atlantic or United with no (or just lower) taxes and fees.

I haven't got time to look into the detailed permutations for you (on holiday with the family at the minute), but if you spend an hour or two Googling and reading there's quite a fair chance to can do this much more cheaply. Pay particular attention to using Delta miles on Virgin (and Virgin miles on Delta, for that matter) and using other Star Alliance partners on United.
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Last couple of internal flights have been with Southwest and I had exceptionally low expectations. HOU - DAL and HOU to LAS.

Apart from the mad scramble for seats at the beginning I really could not fault them for the price. 2 checked bags per person, the reward miles were very decent and free live TV on the Wifi. They also gave out snacks and free soft drinks. Alcohol was $5 a drink except on the Hou - Dal flight where it was free because it was St Patricks day.

Hobby airport was also a very pleasant experience when compared to the seventh circle of hell that is called George Bush International Airport

This is more than I can say for my two upcoming internal United flights, where it is $25 a bag.
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