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JFK-LAX widebody ?

Old 5th Nov 2019, 13:47
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JFK-LAX widebody ?

Asking for a friend hoping to fly from NYC to LA, but fears the 6hr flight in a smaller gauge aircraft will leave then somewhat dishevelled before an important business meeting. Do any of the airlines still use large gauge aircraft anymore or has that now stopped ? Any pointers appreciated.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 14:07
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I think United and AA may well have WB flights - maybe DL too

Not sure if Cathay or Qantas still have any 5th freedom services - worth a look
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 14:21
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Sadly not bookable if they do. I have the suspicion that all flights coast to coast are likely to be A321's or 737's for the main part with the odd 767 thrown in the mix. I last did the journey regularly in the mid 90's and then you'd feel hard done by if it was a 757! 747's, DC10's MD11's, L1011's was the order of the day. Mostly half full and you could stretch out on a whole middle row.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 14:24
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Just checked United and they have quite a few flights on 787-10 - what dates are you wanting
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 14:45
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I 'think' friday or saturday in a week NOV 15/16
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 15:14
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15 NOV schedules

AA only the A321Neo JFK

UA 787-10 777 and 752 from EWR

DL 767-300 from JFK on majority of flights
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 16:06
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Thanks Rog, I'll pass it on, hope that it's helpful in their planning, much appreciated.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 18:47
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I'd venture to choose the right sized seat that they can afford, and then take the aircraft that has that seat. It does not matter if the a/c has three aisles, as you will be in the seat.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 20:39
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
It does not matter if the a/c has three aisles, as you will be in the seat.
Come to that, good luck finding an aircraft that has 3 aisles.

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Old 7th Nov 2019, 12:41
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Come to that, good luck finding an aircraft that has 3 aisles.
Last 747 we were on did. We were on the upper one.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 15:24
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Last 747 we were on did. We were on the upper one
I'm interested in knowing which airline that was. In all my travels on the top decks of 747s I have never come across three aisles. Or are you confusing aisles with seat sections across the width?
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 16:01
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Originally Posted by BRUpax View Post
I'm interested in knowing which airline that was. In all my travels on the top decks of 747s I have never come across three aisles. Or are you confusing aisles with seat sections across the width?
I think it was a joke relying on adding the upper deck aisle to the two on the main deck, to make a total of three.

It had me rolling in the aisles, anyway.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 23:49
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Sorry, I was exaggerating for effect. Should probably have said, "It does not matter if the a/c has 12 aisles, as you will be in the seat.

I have been comfortable and uncomfortable in narrow and widebody. What counts is the size of the seat and your own dimensions.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 12:40
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
What counts is the size of the seat and your own dimensions.
... and the dimensions of the people next to you, and if they "ooze out" under the armrests into your seat space....
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 21:15
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American operate a very nicely configured A321 on the route. They are particularly premium heavy to the extent that the economy cabin actually looks quite nice and select.
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