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Old Feb 17, 06, 7:43 pm
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enjoystravel
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
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Originally Posted by llbean
Hi
I am a AC regular and am planning a trip from Toronto to Delhi. I would usually fly AC as I have a chance of being upgraded but AA has some amazing deals and is looking to be about $500 cheaper then AC.

Heard some conflicting reports on the AA 777.
CAn someone give me some idea about the following:

-IFE
-MEals
-Seat comfort
-Any chance or way for a non One world member to upgrade?

Thanks

It seems to me that you're referring to the coach product. I was upgraded on all my recent trips but did hear from my colleagues on the coach product.

IFE is really pathetic. The number of movies and the choice of movies are all poor. If you don't care for Bollywoood movies then you're in even more trouble (about 3 or so Bollywood films within the limited selection). You want IFE, go CX with VOD (Video on Demand). AA flies a 777 on this route with seatback IFE for coach. The screen is small and passable. You're better off with your own laptop or DVD player. Make sure you select a seat with seat power (hard to do this in the last minute unless you're elite).

Meals in coach on ORD-DEL is very average. Comparable to North American carriers and definitely not in the league of SQ. Meals on DEL-ORD tastes a little better if you like Indian food but as another poster recommended take the usual precautions (eat only hot items, skip salad, etc.).

Seat Comfort - Typical AA 777. Not enough seat pitch in coach. Check out seatguru.com as mentioned above.

Upgrades - If you book well in advance you may get a mileage based upgrade which involves a $250 fee each way and huge amount of miles (40,000). India is very hard to find upgrades to. There'll be enough EXPs to always trump regular pax.
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