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I need to fly from NY to London for work next month. I previously always flew AA as an EXP, but I will (probably) have my account shut down sooner or later due to CC churning. My company pays for full fare business, so I used to always redeem miles or SWUs to upgrade to first and get AA FFD at JFK.
On my return flight, I’ll likely need to fly VS as it’s the last flight of the day.
However, which of these options would you choose for the outbound and where should I credit them (I’ve left off some as I can pretty easily rule them out):
– United 763 Polaris
– BA 772 New Club Suite
– AA 77W business
– BA 318
I’d like any advice you guys can give for best overall experience on these flights.
Of the options you give, I would likely choose the JFK-LCY option. Ben has reviewed it before (back in 2017, I think), and Richard Quest of CNN has a video on it as well. Unlike the others, its a small, more intimate flight (32 pax total, I believe, and all business class). It also avoids the madness that is LHR, and puts you on the eastern side of London.
For reference, this is the LCY-JFK portion, but it gives you an idea of what the flight is like:
EDIT: Here is JFK-LCY