Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

SAN Airport

2

Qantas auctioning off seats!

Can you help?
0

How do Airlines Rank Passengers

2

Hotels and families

1

Global Entry Renewal – Applicaton -> New Card = 7 Days

1

UA first responder discount?

2

Alitalia shutting down – now what?

2

Digital nomading

1

New Qatar Transit Policy?

1

USA Accept Antigen Test For Re-Entry

1

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (7)

Best NYC to SFO flight

Best NYC to SFO flight

  1. Anonymous

    Hello!

    I am planning to fly from NYC to SFO the first week of June and I see there is a lot of competition on this route!

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on the best carrier for this 6-hour flight.

    I have never flown Virgin, as such I am leaning towards it but was wondering if anyone had any input?

  2. Anonymous

    Hey Joe, are you looking at economy, business, first?

  3. David W

    For economy, there aren’t that many differences betweeen the mainline carriers. You’ll have a decent enough seat, non alcoholic drinks and snacks. Delta has started complimentary meal service on JFK-SFO flights and American will begin on May 1st.

    For business class United, American, Delta and jetBlue all have lie-flat seats on the route. Among the four airlines, the best would be jetBlue’s Mint class, if you can select a suite.

    American is also the only airline offering an actual “First Class” on the route, with reverse herringbone seats.

  4. joerose

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 28702, member: 7″]Hey Joe, are you looking at economy, business, first?[/QUOTE]

    Hi Tiffany, as cost is my primary concern, I was planning on flying economy, however, I was considering playing some routing games with stops and trying to get a business class ticket at a good price.

    As I rarely fly this route and have never flown Virgin, I find it a good opportunity to do so.

    However, if you have any insight on the best way to fly this 6 hour trip, I would love to hear your thoughts.
    -Joe

  5. joerose

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 28713, member: 29″]For economy, there aren’t that many differences betweeen the mainline carriers. You’ll have a decent enough seat, non alcoholic drinks and snacks. Delta has started complimentary meal service on JFK-SFO flights and American will begin on May 1st.

    For business class United, American, Delta and jetBlue all have lie-flat seats on the route. Among the four airlines, the best would be jetBlue’s Mint class, if you can select a suite.

    American is also the only airline offering an actual “First Class” on the route, with reverse herringbone seats.[/QUOTE

    Hi David, thanks for the info! I was interested in JB’s mint suite however the best price I could find was in the upper 500’s each way! And while it is pretty good it can’t compete with 285 roundtrip in economy. As such I am trying to figure out the best economy option unless some “magic fare” appears.[/QUOTE]

  6. David W

    I’m not sure if creative routing would be the best idea. You’d end up on 2 or 3 short flights with recliners in first class and layovers. Since it’s just economy, I’d pick based on the cost and how well the times work for you with a slight preference to Delta (and American if after May 1st) since they’d have a complimentary meal.

  7. Anonymous

    Agreed, I don’t think it makes a huge difference in economy. I’d look at Delta, Virgin, JetBlue, but would ultimately purchase based on price and schedule.

Sign in to help answer questions.