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New York – Boston

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  1. Frazzler

    My wife and I (both Aussies, but don’t hold that against us) arrive into New York on the QM2 and will be leaving out of Boston, which Airline on an F or C class ticket would you suggest for us to fly with? Or, could you reccomend a first class rail journey between the two cites.
    Any and all suggestions would be very much appreciated.

  2. rickyw

    Depending on the time of year, American will occasionally fly its specially configured transcontinental A321 on the quick turn from JFK to Boston. It’s a bit of a treat to get a lie flat seat on a narrow body plane. But, having taken that flight before in First, the plane is barely up in the air long enough to recline your seat.

    If you are looking for a bit more luxury over speed/time, I would recommend Amtrak Acela. First, you leave from downtown NYC to downtown Boston, rather than trek out to the airport. The train isn’t ultra luxurious, but you’ll get a meal, a no-frills lounge in New York, and a pretty comfortable ride…

  3. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 64618, member: 1436″]Depending on the time of year, American will occasionally fly its specially configured transcontinental A321 on the quick turn from JFK to Boston. It’s a bit of a treat to get a lie flat seat on a narrow body plane. But, having taken that flight before in First, the plane is barely up in the air long enough to recline your seat.

    If you are looking for a bit more luxury over speed/time, I would recommend Amtrak Acela. First, you leave from downtown NYC to downtown Boston, rather than trek out to the airport. The train isn’t ultra luxurious, but you’ll get a meal, a no-frills lounge in New York, and a pretty comfortable ride…[/QUOTE]

    And while you may be lucky to get the transcon A321, you almost definitely will not be getting F service. A snack and a drink will be about it. If you have the time, Acela First can be relaxing, some decent views at times, and as RickyW said a meal.

  4. David W

    There’s no F between JFK-BOS that’s worth going out of the way for. You’re only in the air maybe 30-45 minutes. The AA transcon A321Ts are nice from the regular recliner domestic first seats but given how short the flight is, it’s really not worth the premium or adjusting your schedule to get on it. If the schedule works well for you and it’s not a huge premium, go for it.

    While I haven’t been on it myself, the Acela Express is also a great option, like others above have pointed out.

  5. RTBones

    I have to second/third what you have seen here. If time allows, take Amtrak. The JFK-BOS run in the air is up & down. Acela First is not only more relaxed with a meal, as others have said, but you get to see some scenery along the way. You are also leaving from the city center (Penn Station) so you dont have to worry about getting out to the airport.

  6. Frazzler

    [QUOTE=”RTBones, post: 64643, member: 1686″]I have to second/third what you have seen here. If time allows, take Amtrak. The JFK-BOS run in the air is up & down. Acela First is not only more relaxed with a meal, as others have said, but you get to see some scenery along the way. You are also leaving from the city center (Penn Station) so you dont have to worry about getting out to the airport.[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 64619, member: 4556″]And while you may be lucky to get the transcon A321, you almost definitely will not be getting F service. A snack and a drink will be about it. If you have the time, Acela First can be relaxing, some decent views at times, and as RickyW said a meal.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the advice

  7. Frazzler

    [QUOTE=”RTBones, post: 64643, member: 1686″]I have to second/third what you have seen here. If time allows, take Amtrak. The JFK-BOS run in the air is up & down. Acela First is not only more relaxed with a meal, as others have said, but you get to see some scenery along the way. You are also leaving from the city center (Penn Station) so you dont have to worry about getting out to the airport.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the advice

  8. Frazzler

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 64619, member: 4556″]And while you may be lucky to get the transcon A321, you almost definitely will not be getting F service. A snack and a drink will be about it. If you have the time, Acela First can be relaxing, some decent views at times, and as RickyW said a meal.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for your help

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