ORD to NRT in Feb on AA. Choose JAL instead?

 
Old Jan 18, 08, 4:26 pm
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ORD to NRT in Feb on AA. Choose JAL instead?

I am on AA153 to NRT in business class. Is there any reason why I should have chosen the JAL flight instead? I have been on JAL business before and like their seats and their service. Never been to Japan on AA business class. From a miles perspective, I see that I will get 100+25% if I travel on JAL. I am a platinum member. Points will be 1.5/mile. Anything else?

Thanks in advance. I remember seeing a thread similar to this a few months ago but could not pull it up using the search function.
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Old Jan 18, 08, 5:11 pm
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assuming all else is equal (fare, etc), by all means go JAL. It is far superior service in my opinion...
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Old Jan 18, 08, 5:12 pm
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With JAL you won't get the Plat bonus (100% bonus) miles unless you book as an AA codeshare. In a couple months, same thing with BA. on those cheap-asses.
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Old Jan 18, 08, 5:57 pm
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I forgot about the 100% Platinum bonus miles.

What about the seats? I like the JAL shell lie flat seats. Are the AA business seats similar? Are they lie flat?

Thanks again.
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Old Jan 18, 08, 9:04 pm
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AA is in a transition period with the 777 Business cabin - somewhat over half have the "NGBC" seats, which recline flat at about a 9 degree angle from horizontal; the remaining older seats are what some FTers call the "Lazy Boy" reclining seat. Which you would get is merely conjecture at this point.

Originally Posted by mangoes View Post
I forgot about the 100% Platinum bonus miles.

What about the seats? I like the JAL shell lie flat seats. Are the AA business seats similar? Are they lie flat?

Thanks again.
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Old Jan 19, 08, 2:38 pm
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Thanks for all the responses. I guess it is a guess whether this specific flight will have the new seats.

Now I have to try and find someone with an eVIP! I just missed making EXP this year.
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