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Best transcontinental premium class


Old Dec 20, 13, 9:41 am
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Best transcontinental premium class

Need some help...

We want to fly from New York/Boston to LAX/SFO.... whats the best premium class to fly? I know we have to basically choose between AA/united/delta/virgin... Which has the best business/first class? I don't want to sit on a cramped 737 with limited recline for hours, and would prefer some sort of luxury experience.

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Old Dec 20, 13, 10:20 am
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I'm not sure when you are going but Starting in the summer JetBlue will be running a 2 class service w/ flat seats in front cabin. One can also get solo seat with sliding door.

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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:00 am
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You won't find the best transcon premium flying from Boston. The best you'll do from there is domestic "first class". FYI "first class" is a term that's misleadingly used for typical, two-cabin domestic USA flights with 2 x 2 seating in the front cabin, as opposed to the typical 3 x 3 in economy. Domestic first leg room is about 38" (as opposed to about 31-32" in economy). Really more like intra-European business class, though legroom is a bit better.

So you'll want to fly JFK to either SFO or LAX for true premium. A number of airlines have much roomier business and first class cabins on those flights. I agree with CDKing that the best possible seat might be the JetBlue suites being launched this summer. (Sixteen seats in the forward cabin, with 12 of them roomy 2 x 2 far better than ordinary domestic F and 4 of them being the 1 x 1 suites.) This post provides some useful information on that option, which looks to be relatively reasonably priced right now.


In addition, though, AA is launching very nice, new, three-cabin planes between LAX and JFK in early January and between SFO and JFK in early March. First class will be 1 x 1 in seats very much like its new, lie-flat international business class. But domestic business class on these routes will be nice and roomy also.

UA, DL and Virgin have somewhat similar options, but JetBlue and AA look to be the best.
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Thank you for all the good advice!
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Old Jan 9, 14, 2:13 am
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JFK-LAX / JFK-SFO 1st choice AA's new A321T then DL flat beds on widebody equipment then Jet Blue Mint
JFK-SEA DL flat beds only
ATL-LAX / ATL-SFO DL flat beds
MIA-LAX AA 777 service

those would be my choice
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