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Old Mar 7, 11, 8:25 am   #1
 
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First Class: LAX-EWR on a 738 v LAX-JFK on a 762

Hi All,

I have the option of travelling transcon in First class, LAX-EWR. Is this the standard horrible domestic "First" class seats and service?

Can I assume it will be nowhere near as good as the flagship suites on the LAX-JFK route?

Thanks,
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Old Mar 7, 11, 8:37 am   #2
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You are correct, except that there are no Flagship Suites on JFK-LAX. 762s feature the old 763 lay-flat "coffins" without the hard shell surround and do not go completely flat. They are, IMO, the best transcon option other than the Flagship Suites on the MIA-LAX 777.

Take the 762 in F from JFK.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 8:55 am   #3
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I agree with FWAAA, the 762 product is better. However, it is a 3-class bird, and business on the 762 is often priced similarly to first on domestic 2-class flights (like LAX-EWR). As such, you may pay a price premium for sitting in first on a 3-class flight.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 7:04 pm   #4
 
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If you can, definitely go for F on the JFK-LAX flights. If you're only in J for the flight then I'd still pick a 762 J seat over a 738 F seat. While I'm a big fan of the 738 F seat, it doesn't have the extendable legrest that the 762 J seat has. I could be very comfortable in a 762 J seat for the transcon. I'm sure the 762F is a notch above that.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:05 pm   #5
 
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My choice would be the 762J with much more comfortable seats than the 737F.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:22 pm   #6
 
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Hi All,

I have the option of travelling transcon in First class, LAX-EWR. Is this the standard horrible domestic "First" class seats and service?

Can I assume it will be nowhere near as good as the flagship suites on the LAX-JFK route?

Thanks,
Ewr to lax may be the biggest nightmare of all time. 757 have terrible first class, no gogo, and there are only 3 flights a day. American does a horrible job at ewr. Jfk has 3 class to lax, the business class on 767 is better that 1st class 757 + jfk has flights every hour in case you experience challenges.
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Ewr to lax may be the biggest nightmare of all time. 757 have terrible first class, no gogo, and there are only 3 flights a day. American does a horrible job at ewr. Jfk has 3 class to lax, the business class on 767 is better that 1st class 757 + jfk has flights every hour in case you experience challenges.
737 avoid at all cost - too many problems to list..l
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:47 pm   #8
 
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Another vote for the 762 F or even J.. It's a no brainer IMHO!
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Old Mar 7, 11, 11:15 pm   #9
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On the chance that the OP needs tier points, I'd recommend routing LAX-MIA-JFK, with LAX-MIA on a 763. Alternatively, LAX-SFO-JFK with SFO-JFK on a 763. Either route would be the best seating option for a First Class (two class) transcon.
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737 avoid at all cost - too many problems to list..l
2 posts and not a single true statement. Rock on professor.
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762 without a doubt for me.
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Old Mar 8, 11, 7:57 am   #12
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On the chance that the OP needs tier points, I'd recommend routing LAX-MIA-JFK, with LAX-MIA on a 763. Alternatively, LAX-SFO-JFK with SFO-JFK on a 763. Either route would be the best seating option for a First Class (two class) transcon.
Great point--anyone doing a TP run comprised of domestic US flights would be well advised to pick 2-class flights only to save money, as 3-class F is generally more than 2-class F on such domestic itineraries.

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Old Mar 8, 11, 8:37 am   #13
 
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762 without a doubt for me.
+1 for me too!!!
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Old Mar 8, 11, 9:15 am   #14
 
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762 without a doubt for me.
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Old Mar 8, 11, 9:45 am   #15
 
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737 avoid at all cost - too many problems to list..l
For a transcon you will most likely fly on the new 737-8 (738). I would not say it is a plane to "avoid at all costs". That little plane is fine (in my book).

But, as the rest has pointed out:

762 J or F is way better than 738 F.

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