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Looks like I might get free PE on tomorrow’s LHR-LAX...

Looks like I might get free PE on tomorrow’s LHR-LAX...

Old Mar 2, 18, 5:47 pm
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Looks like I might get free PE on tomorrow’s LHR-LAX...

It appears that AA has switched the 77W on tomorrow’s LHR-LAX to a bird with PE.

It still shows me in 16A but it’s only 2 seats per side now.

I always fly BA PE so this will be good to compare.

Also, the flight is zeroed out so I will be asking if they need any volunteers for a fat travel voucher.

LHR has been a mess all week and tomorrow is the first day without mass cancellations due to the snow.

Fingers crossed!!
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:00 pm
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If you end up with the PE, let us know how it goes. Might consider it next time.
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post
It appears that AA has switched the 77W on tomorrow’s LHR-LAX to a bird with PE.

It still shows me in 16A but it’s only 2 seats per side now.

I always fly BA PE so this will be good to compare.

Also, the flight is zeroed out so I will be asking if they need any volunteers for a fat travel voucher.

LHR has been a mess all week and tomorrow is the first day without mass cancellations due to the snow.

Fingers crossed!!
I flew it last week for the first time on a 789 ORD-DFW. Very nice! I was able to choose the seat at booking because since it was domestic seat it was labeled as just MCE, not PE. The seat is 100 x better than any domestic F seat anywhere with nice big IFE and USB power and three way seat controls (albeit manual). There was no food service of course as it was just a 2.30 hour domestic flight but a great ride nonetheless.
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:10 pm
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For an equipment swap like this you'll be able to grab a PE seat but you'll still have same normal economy service.
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
If you end up with the PE, let us know how it goes. Might consider it next time.

I flew PE with PE service from Tokyo on a 772 last month. The seat was ok better than BA's product. Service was terrible.
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:32 pm
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I've heard the seat is one of the best PE products, but the service and food is sub par. That's ok with me since I normally eat the food at the lounge which is better.
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Amil View Post
I flew PE with PE service from Tokyo on a 772 last month. The seat was ok better than BA's product. Service was terrible.
AA service is the most inconsistent thing - so if I take AA, I have already built that into consideration (as compared to CX, whose services "sometimes" did not meet the CX bar, not the AA bar).

But the meals are served in J/F classes settings (utensils etc) right?
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Old Mar 2, 18, 7:57 pm
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Bigger tray, bigger seat, but still main cabin
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Old Mar 2, 18, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
AA service is the most inconsistent thing - so if I take AA, I have already built that into consideration (as compared to CX, whose services "sometimes" did not meet the CX bar, not the AA bar).

But the meals are served in J/F classes settings (utensils etc) right?
Here's a pic. It was the same food being served in Economy.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 12:24 am
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When I flew DFW-CDG in paid PE in January - the food was the exact same as domestic F. Same choices.
On chinaware but drinks in plastic cups - since drink service is same as Y - just free.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by Amil View Post
Here's a pic. It was the same food being served in Economy.
Looks like something they would serve in large batches......in prison.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
If you end up with the PE, let us know how it goes. Might consider it next time.
I will post my thoughts after!


Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I flew it last week for the first time on a 789 ORD-DFW. Very nice! I was able to choose the seat at booking because since it was domestic seat it was labeled as just MCE, not PE. The seat is 100 x better than any domestic F seat anywhere with nice big IFE and USB power and three way seat controls (albeit manual). There was no food service of course as it was just a 2.30 hour domestic flight but a great ride nonetheless.
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For an equipment swap like this you'll be able to grab a PE seat but you'll still have same normal economy service.
Originally Posted by nutwpinut View Post
I've heard the seat is one of the best PE products, but the service and food is sub par. That's ok with me since I normally eat the food at the lounge which is better.
Originally Posted by skylady View Post
Bigger tray, bigger seat, but still main cabin
I do not expect true PE service and food.

I was simply stating that I am going to be on a brand-new installation of AA's new PE on their 77W. I don't really travel in Y much anymore, so I fly BA PE many times throughout the year. I try to UG to J if available, but fly BA PE so often that I think I can give a good comparison in relation to AA's new hard product.

I have flown AF and LH in PE a few times, too.

All I care about is the seat, to be honest. Airplane food is airplane food. and I have Top Tier status with SKYTEAM and OneWorld so priority access isn't a huge deal to me with any PE service. Plus I don't expect stellar service in any cabin unless I am flying CX or SQ to Asia.

But, I AM interested in AA's take on the PE cabin because I fly LAX-HKG a few times a year, always buying a Y ticket, yet I have yet to fly in AA's Y cabin as they ALWAYS have tons of C class availability on that flight so I've been able to UG both myself and my gf using points and miles or SWUs on literally every flight.

Originally Posted by nutwpinut View Post
I've heard the seat is one of the best PE products, but the service and food is sub par. That's ok with me since I normally eat the food at the lounge which is better.

Sitting in the CX First Class lounge right now @T3 eating some real food before this flight....

Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
Looks like something they would serve in large batches......in prison.
LoL....prison food isn't all that bad if you happen to get stuck in a good one for a few years....
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Old Mar 3, 18, 4:41 am
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C inventory just popped up for this flight but I don't think I am going to upgrade as I have a bulkhead seat in what is now AA's new PE cabin!!!! Argh!!!
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Old Mar 3, 18, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by Amil View Post
Here's a pic. It was the same food being served in Economy.
Ugh...that's good to know. Thanks for posting the pic.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
Ugh...that's good to know. Thanks for posting the pic.
In paid PE (not substitute MCE due to equipment swap), the food choices are actually the same entrees as business, even served in proper plates etc. However, the food comes covered up (aluminum and plastic wrap), in a single serving for salad and main dish, and drinks, inexplicably, are indeed served in plastic cups. I'm seriously considering on bringing my own glassware for drinks on my next AA PE flight (a little in jest, a little in protest)..
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