Old Oct 22, 08, 8:05 am
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 3,549
Originally Posted by RxCapt View Post
Out of JFK, we still can fly AA metal and have the opportunity to upgrade to places like LHR, CDG, EZE, GRU, GIG and NRT - routes UA has long since abandoned.

I do wish AA did have MRTC again as well as channel 9.
(And FCO, MXP, BCN, BRU--American's European network is getting much better these days, particularly from New York.)

Not to mention that AA flies a lot of places domestically out of NYC as well, whereas with UA you're basically limited to flying to hubs. As a NYC-based flier, trying to steer most of my flying to UA would mean *lots* more connections.

For a while I really did prefer UA for transcons, but P.S. has been slowly whittled down to the point that there's no compelling reason to choose it other than slightly more legroom if you don't grab the exit row or upgrade and Channel 9. On the other hand, AA has WiFi, which is an overwhelming win for me--lets me be more productive on business trips and happier on leisure trips.
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