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I am trying to figure out who I should fly with when I leave London for good for my move to the gorgeous coast of Mississippi. I usually fly with Delta on trips to see Chelsea and I have found them to be extremely good for my flight. However, in the interests of trying to figure out if I can save a large sum of money if I fly with someone else from Heathrow to Gulfport, I have begun to shop around.

I have noted that overall, BA will be cheaper, but they use American Airlines, who I have never heard anything good about. Outside of them, no one else does the London to Gulfport route without me having to change airlines once I land in the US (which I am not a fan of, especially for this flight).

Does anyone have any experience of flying with AA out of Heathrow into Dallas- Fort Worth? Is the flight comfortable? Food? Entertainment, etc?


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Flew with them to New York earlier in the year, was fairly soul destroying in all honesty, didn't even have a TV either. Then again it was one of their older planes but I wouldn't go with them again unless I really had to.

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Flew with them to New York earlier in the year, was fairly soul destroying in all honesty, didn't even have a TV either. Then again it was one of their older planes but I wouldn't go with them again unless I really had to.

I have read reviews that have said the same thing. I think I will pay the little bit extra and go with Delta.


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We spent several days trying to find the best flight for us to Tennessee ourselves, not too far from MS. We searched almost every reliable airlines direct website and all of the "bargain' websites like Kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, and even a bunch of Romanian ones which we hoped were cheaper. In the end we decided two things :

1) We would not fly on Qatar airlines even though the ticket was $500 dollars and probably wouldn't fly with them even if someone bought us a first class ticket.

and

2) Take a reputable airline with quality standards to ensure her first flight ever was a pleasant experience with minimal layovers to make up for the extra costs of a good ticket.

We ended up using Priceline (Which i've used many times in the past and has excellent prices and service for the most part) and grabbed our tickets at $983 dollars each from Bucharest.

We are using Tarom which is a Romanian airline to fly to Holland, then Delta all the way home from Amsterdam.

I'd personally suggest flying with the service you trust


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I would focus more on what type of plane I was flying on rather than what airlines. You should try to focus on a booking a flight on a Boeing 777 rather than an old 747 or something else that has not been updated. You will not enjoy flying Delta in the USA if you have to catch a flight between New York and Miss. It is like being cattle hearded. They pack them with very little leg room.

If you get American Airlines or any airline on a Boeing 777 direct from Europe to Dallas Fort Worth, you will be better off regardless. The connecting flight from Dallas Fort Worth over to Miss will be a very short flight so it won't matter what kind of plane you will be on for the connecting flight.

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I would focus more on what type of plane I was flying on rather than what airlines. You should try to focus on a booking a flight on a Boeing 777 rather than an old 747 or something else that has not been updated. You will not enjoy flying Delta in the USA if you have to catch a flight between New York and Miss. It is like being cattle hearded. They pack them with very little leg room.

If you get American Airlines or any airline on a Boeing 777 direct from Europe to Dallas Fort Worth, you will be better off regardless. The connecting flight from Dallas Fort Worth over to Miss will be a very short flight so it won't matter what kind of plane you will be on for the connecting flight.

I'm not worried about the Atlanta to Gulfport (Delta) or DFW to GPT (AA) flight. it's only an hour and half and I can pretty much deal with anything for that time. My main concern is from London to DFW with American Airlines.

Has anyone done this flight on a 777 with AA?


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Did you look at United through Houston? That's what we always fly. I liked it better when it was Continental but that is more to do with frequent flyer miles, baggage allowance, etc....the perks.

What kind of prices are you finding on the various airlines? United seems to be about $880 round trip.


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Try flying through Dublin.You do POE at Dublin airport and you have a reasonable choice of carriers flying to the US.It can be a chaotic but I am sure no worse than London.

Might even save enough on airport fee's for the flight from London to Dublin.


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Not flown that route before but have found AA to be poor. I flew via Dublin for my POE with aer lingus who are not too bad. I have found Virgin the best.


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I fly DFW to Heathrow almost monthly. AA introduced a new 777 (777-300ER) plane last year that is so much better than the old 777. They have a Main Cabin Extra section that for a little extra ($149 I think, I get it free because of my status) you get 6 extra inches of leg room, slightly wider and more reclining seats. AND the plane has wifi making the flight go that much faster.

You want flight 51. Flight 79 is the old 777, and flight 81 is the 763 which you absolutely want to stay away from for a comfortable flight.


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Did you look at United through Houston? That's what we always fly. I liked it better when it was Continental but that is more to do with frequent flyer miles, baggage allowance, etc....the perks.

What kind of prices are you finding on the various airlines? United seems to be about $880 round trip.

I've looked at Delta and BA (which is essentially AA) and they are £561 and £532 respectively. AA is much cheaper for the additional bag though which makes it work out cheaper overall. I am going to look up United today and see what they are like.

I looked into flying through Dublin, but finding a flight from Dublin to Gulfport is extremely hard. Unfortunately Virgin is not an option for me.


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04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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I wish I did this.. then again I just wish I flew with delta or american airlines.

But the moment that visa arrived, my hubby and I were just so excited we didn't even check the airlines, just found the cheapest ticket.

I ended up flying with PIA, worst mistake of my life.. will never be flying with them again.

I believe I was on the first plane EVER built.. that's how old it was.. it still had phones on every seat.

The touch screen TVs didnt work, you chose to play a good film.. instead got bollywood music... you chose a funny tv show.. bollywood music..

Or the show would play for half of it.. and then stop.. and turn on the music again...

I am not the biggest fan of indian food. It's too spicy for me, but that's all we got. But that's my fault for flying on PIA.. I should have known better.

Before I even check in at Manchester Airport, the check in desks said the flight was delayed by 3 hours.

When I finally got on the plane, we sat on it for a further hour.. we were over 4 hours delayed.. which means I missed my connecting flight and had to stay in

a crummy hotel in new york.

AND EVEN THOUGH THEY KNEW WE WERE GONNA BE DELAYED TAKING OFF.. when we got to JFK the guys at the flight desk had NO idea.

there were 30 of us that missed connecting flights, and the didnt know how to check us onto new flights, we spent a further hour waiting for someone to come in

to show them how to do it.

By that time I missed the final flight hence the ny sleep over.

ANYWAY..it was just a disaster head to toe.

Chose Delta. Even though it can be more expensive, it's totally worth it.


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