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Title: jfk-lax
Post by: steve L on October 20, 2010, 06:49:15 PM
i was wondering if anybody can do a quick check (i have checked aa already).i would like to got from jfk to lax for 2 ppl in business or first as my wife is pregnant and i would not make her sit couch.im would like to got dec 21 or 22 around there to dec 28 or dec29.
i have enough miles with aa and continenal. i would prefarbly like to fly non stop but cant be too picky. also i have alot of aa miles vs just enough with continental so would rather use the aa miles and saving the continental ones. i really do appreciate your help and time
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: steve2 on October 20, 2010, 11:40:00 PM
i was wondering if anybody can do a quick check (i have checked aa already).i would like to got from jfk to lax for 2 ppl in business or first as my wife is pregnant and i would not make her sit couch.im would like to got dec 21 or 22 around there to dec 28 or dec29.
i have enough miles with aa and continenal. i would prefarbly like to fly non stop but cant be too picky. also i have alot of aa miles vs just enough with continental so would rather use the aa miles and saving the continental ones. i really do appreciate your help and time

 using CO miles you can get UA in biz non-stop on 3 different flights but only on 12/20 nothing at all 12/21 or 22

 returning 12/28 UA again only the 3:55pm gets in apx 12:15am on 12/29

its 50k per person r/t

 UA Biz knocks AA biz IMO

 didnt check AA

 if it took me 30 secs do to it why didnt you simply do what I did and go to CO.com then go to aa,com and check them out!
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on October 15, 2012, 03:32:16 PM
Any F and/or J travelers on American JFK-LAX or JFK-SFO on the 767-200? How do u compare F & J?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 07, 2012, 03:45:26 PM
is there any good f (lie flat beds) from lax/sfo-nyc?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 07, 2012, 03:49:54 PM
can someone guide me whats the nicest first class flight(lie flat beds) from lax/sfo-nyc?
United First. Angled lie flat.

The best is the once daily flight that has only 2 cabins, but lie flat business.

If you have time take Alaska to vancouver and Cathay from Vancouver to NY
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on December 07, 2012, 05:56:04 PM
The best is the once daily flight that has only 2 cabins, but lie flat business.

Which flight is this ur talking about?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 08, 2012, 06:12:13 PM
United First. Angled lie flat.

The best is the once daily flight that has only 2 cabins, but lie flat business.

If you have time take Alaska to vancouver and Cathay from Vancouver to NY

OT
I was planning nyc - yvr cx f then train to Seattle. From seattle either fly to lax or any other options? Then I guess nyc - lax ua j. Sounds like a nice week and half trip. Any insights or ideas?

Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2012, 06:22:31 PM
OT
I was planning nyc - yvr cx f then train to Seattle. From seattle either fly to lax or any other options? Then I guess nyc - lax ua j. Sounds like a nice week and half trip. Any insights or ideas?

:P
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 08, 2012, 06:36:28 PM
:P

Thanks
United First. Angled lie flat.

The best is the once daily flight that has only 2 cabins, but lie flat business.

If you have time take Alaska to vancouver and Cathay from Vancouver to NY

Is it worth to skip Seattle for Alaska or train yvr-Seattle then Seattle somehow get to la?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 08, 2012, 06:46:55 PM
Thanks
Is it worth to skip Seattle for Alaska or train yvr-Seattle then Seattle somehow get to la?

I was referring to Alaska airlines flight from YVR to LAX
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 08, 2012, 06:54:09 PM
I was referring to Alaska airlines flight from YVR to LAX

I know. I want to know is there a nice j or f on that flight if not I would rather stop in Seattle.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 26, 2012, 10:16:58 PM
I just searched for lax-nyc for the whole jun july and august and cant find any flight with lie flat seat. Is there ever avalabilty or its very hard route to find? There seems to be only 1 flight a day at 9am from lax-ewr. Is that that the only flight?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 26, 2012, 10:20:28 PM
I just searched for lax-nyc for the whole jun july and august and cant find any flight with lie flat seat. Is there ever avalabilty or its very hard route to find? There seems to be only 1 flight a day at 9am from lax-ewr. Is that that the only flight?
One flight from JFK but its tough to find award inventory on it
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on December 26, 2012, 10:54:49 PM
One flight from JFK but its tough to find award inventory on it
it seems like that flight is going to be ending in the future.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on December 26, 2012, 11:16:20 PM
One flight from JFK but its tough to find award inventory on it

Don't all united ps flights from jfk have lie-flat in first class?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 26, 2012, 11:19:08 PM
Don't all united ps flights from jfk have lie-flat in first class?
Angled
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on December 26, 2012, 11:21:05 PM
Angled

Ah, any update as to when they are switching p.s. to just two cabin service?
Title: Re: Jfk-Lax
Post by: President St. on December 27, 2012, 12:46:29 AM
From a cost/comfort perspective, United Business is the best way to fly (while it lasts :-[).
Otherwise American first is the way to go!
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: President St. on December 27, 2012, 01:02:46 AM
Ah, any update as to when they are switching p.s. to just two cabin service?
The longer it takes Ua to overhaul the 757's the happier ill be.
Title: Re: Jfk-Lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2012, 01:17:53 AM
From a cost/comfort perspective, United Business is the best way to fly (while it lasts :-[).
Otherwise American first is the way to go!
Welcome to DDF, but AA F is vastly inferior to UA F.

The longer it takes Ua to overhaul the 757's the happier ill be.
Why? The 2 cabin config has a better seat than the 3 cabin F
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on December 27, 2012, 07:22:40 AM
Welcome to DDF, but AA F is vastly inferior to UA F.

It ain't too bad, plus the a321's that they will be getting, will be much better than united.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 27, 2013, 04:10:00 AM
How comfortable are the business class seats on this route AA boeing 767-200? reclines nicely to get a good sleep or is it shvach?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 10:56:42 AM
How comfortable are the business class seats on this route AA boeing 767-200? reclines nicely to get a good sleep or is it shvach?

I flew this about three months ago. It reclines nicely for a good rest, but does not go close to flat, for a real good sleep.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 02:49:00 PM
I just saw something on a blog which I never knew you can redeem SQ for domestic flights 25/40/60.

So to go JFK - LAX lie flat would be 40k, 20k each way. Also there is no close in fee.

Not a bad redemption for 20k AMEX.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: andrew on January 27, 2013, 02:59:40 PM
Would probably be more worthwhile to book thru ba at 25k each way for business as 20k amex could get you that plus some extra many times a year
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:05:39 PM
Would probably be more worthwhile to book thru ba at 25k each way for business as 20k amex could get you that plus some extra many times a year
Not if you want
So to go JFK - LAX lie flat would be 40k, 20k each way. Also there is no close in fee.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:08:08 PM
I just saw something on a blog which I never knew you can redeem SQ for domestic flights 25/40/60.

So to go JFK - LAX lie flat would be 40k, 20k each way. Also there is no close in fee.

Not a bad redemption for 20k AMEX.
United PS JFK-LAX is not lie-flat in business.
Also how much does YQ add to that?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:11:08 PM
United PS JFK-LAX is not lie-flat in business.
No YQ in US
Total was $3.20 in SQ money
United PS JFK-LAX is not lie-flat in business.
You cant Lie-flat from nyc-lax?

ETA: You could fly EWR - LAX lie-flat 20k OR JFk - LAX in F for 30k each way not bad.

This makes sense?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:14:31 PM
No YQ in US
Total was $3.20 in SQ moneyYou cant Lie-flat from nyc-lax?
I don't follow that route too often, but the 3 class PS aircraft that I believe operates on that route is definitely not lie-flat in J.
Title: jfk-lax
Post by: MLM on January 27, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
The 3:30 pm united ps flights to lax ate lie flat
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:16:48 PM
I don't follow that route too often, but the 3 class PS aircraft that I believe operates on that route is definitely not lie-flat in J.
What about this?

Depart:
8:30 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
New York, NY (JFK)
Arrive:
11:54 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Travel Time:
6 hr 24 mn   
Flight: UA112
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Meal: Food for Purchase
No Special Meal Offered.
See On-Time Performance
View Seats
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:19:57 PM
The 3:30 pm united ps flights to lax ate lie flat
If they're using sCO international 752s for that then its not PS.  PS on the sUA 752 has no economy minus seating and has business and first class, while the sCO 752 does have economy minus and only has business, not first.

The best bargain is using 50K US to fly in First on the sUA aircraft.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:21:08 PM
What about this?

Depart:
8:30 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
New York, NY (JFK)
Arrive:
11:54 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Travel Time:
6 hr 24 mn   
Flight: UA112
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Meal: Food for Purchase
No Special Meal Offered.
See On-Time Performance
View Seats
That's an sCO aircraft, so business will be lie-flat.  Most flights are sUA aircraft without lie-flat business.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:24:04 PM
If they're using sCO international 752s for that then its not PS.  PS on the sUA 752 has no economy minus seating and has business and first class, while the sCO 752 does have economy minus and only has business, not first.

The best bargain is using 50K US to fly in First on the sUA aircraft.
US - Cant transfer from AMEX unless 84% haircut.
        No one way.
        Close in fee.

I feel there's what to talk about. no?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:26:39 PM
Yes, but SQ isn't an instant transfer and they have a limited award redemption list, etc.
Still it's worth bearing in mind, yes.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
Yes, but SQ isn't an instant transfer and they have a limited award redemption list, etc.
Still it's worth bearing in mind, yes.
Very interesting - Some flights they could find and some not, even though on UA it was open(not elite or club holder).
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 03:37:01 PM
If they're using sCO international 752s for that then its not PS.  PS on the sUA 752 has no economy minus seating and has business and first class, while the sCO 752 does have economy minus and only has business, not first.

The best bargain is using 50K US to fly in First on the sUA aircraft.
I'd much rather a 2 cabin lie flat.  The 3 cabin PS isnt flat.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:38:37 PM
I'd much rather a 2 cabin lie flat.  The 3 cabin PS isnt flat.
I've never flown PS, but F isn't lie-flat?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 03:39:56 PM
I've never flown PS, but F isn't lie-flat?
Angled.

AA isnt even angled but if you're not gonna sleep anyway it has a Galaxy vs some old contraption on UA
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 03:41:18 PM
Angled.

AA isnt even angled but if you're not gonna sleep anyway it has a Galaxy vs some old contraption on UA
You flew it?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:42:11 PM
Angled.

AA isnt even angled but if you're not gonna sleep anyway it has a Galaxy vs some old contraption on UA
That's what laptops are for.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 03:46:40 PM
Angled.

AA isnt even angled but if you're not gonna sleep anyway it has a Galaxy vs some old contraption on UA

Really i didn't like the tablet at all on aa, i guess i shouldn't have complained.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 03:47:41 PM
I've never flown PS, but F isn't lie-flat?

IDK on any lie-flats now (besides the one daily.) - there will be on aa and ua soon..
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 03:52:28 PM
EWR-LAX has 2 daily sCO 752s
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 04:12:48 PM
EWR-LAX has 2 daily sCO 752s

Any to SFO?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 05:14:29 PM
Any to SFO?
1 daily.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 05:59:25 PM
1 daily.

Don't see any 757 on may 19 or 20. (after shavuos.)
Title: jfk-lax
Post by: MLM on January 27, 2013, 06:33:45 PM
If they're using sCO international 752s for that then its not PS.  PS on the sUA 752 has no economy minus seating and has business and first class, while the sCO 752 does have economy minus and only has business, not first.

The best bargain is using 50K US to fly in First on the sUA aircraft.

IIRC the new PS first seats are the same as the old CO 752 seats just they are putting in 28 seats

The new planes are 2 cabin configuration and the old planes they are using are being serviced as PS out of JFK only not EWR
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 07:40:25 PM
IDK on any lie-flats now (besides the one daily.) - there will be on aa and ua soon..
As much as its hyped AA isn't getting the new a320s any time soons
You flew it?
Quite a few times. Nicest transcon unfortunately. Going Eastwards probably worth connecting onto CX from YVR but Westwards connections don't work.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 07:43:49 PM
As much as its hyped AA isn't getting the new a320s any time soon.

I saw somewhere that they starting to get delivered to them in the third quarter of 2013.

Going Eastwards probably worth connecting onto CX from YVR but Westwards connections don't work.

How would connections to it work using ba avios?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 07:45:58 PM
I saw somewhere that they starting to get delivered to them in the third quarter of 2013.

How would connections to it work using ba avios?
Alaska. Nice red eye from YVR to JFK. Might have to be on a separate ticket depending on how knowledgable the BA rep is (illegal to route via CA on US to US ticket)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 07:49:29 PM
Might have to be on a separate ticket depending on how knowledgable the BA rep is (illegal to route via CA on US to US ticket)

Gotcha.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 07:50:06 PM
Alaska. Nice red eye from YVR to JFK. Might have to be on a separate ticket depending on how knowledgable the BA rep is (illegal to route via CA on US to US ticket)
What do you gain by booking on one ticket?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 07:55:08 PM
Alaska. Nice red eye from YVR to JFK. Might have to be on a separate ticket depending on how knowledgable the BA rep is (illegal to route via CA on US to US ticket)

Is there anyway to connect to or from CX going to/from northern california? is is worth it to go united one-way?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 07:57:51 PM
What do you gain by booking on one ticket?
Nothing really. Saves u from arguing w stupid reps about checking luggage through. Should also save u from printing a BP in YVR if u can't check in online for some reason.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 27, 2013, 07:58:51 PM
Is there anyway to connect to or from CX going to/from northern california? is is worth it to go united one-way?
Depemds how much your money/miles are worth. I've slept on UA but it's annoying and CX is definitely a nice nights sleep.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 11:03:49 PM
Depemds how much your money/miles are worth. I've slept on UA but it's annoying and CX is definitely a nice nights sleep.

What i was asking was, if it is worth it to spend 12.5k united to get to YVR, and 37.5k ba to get to JFK?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 11:20:27 PM
What i was asking was, if it is worth it to spend 12.5k united to get to YVR, and 37.5k ba to get to JFK?
You could do 4500 BA on Alaska. But you will need to call BA since Alaska cant be booked online.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 11:22:43 PM
You could do 4500 BA on Alaska. But you will need to call BA since Alaska cant be booked online.

NorCal to YVR is 800 miles so 1) it would be 7,500 ba, and 2) they don't fly from SFO to YVR.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 11:28:41 PM
NorCal to YVR is 800 miles so 1) it would be 7,500 ba, and 2) they don't fly from SFO to YVR.
1) true 2) i thought you were talking about lax.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 11:32:24 PM
2) i thought you were talking about lax.

which would also be 7,500, but whatever..
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
which would also be 7,500, but whatever..
1) true 2) i thought you were talking about lax.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 29, 2013, 08:06:25 PM
So I have a flight tonight at 9:30. I see on AA Site that business has no available seats. And I see that the later flight at 11:35 has a 6 or 7 seats open.
As an exec. Plat member and already requested an upgrade, is it worth it to wait till the 2nd flight? What's the chances of getting upgraded?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on January 29, 2013, 08:42:05 PM
Wait for a red-eye just for the chance to get a domestic upgrade?

Heck no.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2013, 08:46:02 PM
Wait for a red-eye just for the chance to get a domestic upgrade?

Heck no.
Why is 11:30 more of a red-eye than 9:30?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on January 29, 2013, 08:49:26 PM
Why is 11:30 more of a red-eye than 9:30?

Frankly, I'm not sure where my head was when I wrote that.

@cbs -- definitely wait. The more comfortable you can be on a red-eye, the better you'll be  ;D
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 29, 2013, 08:50:22 PM
Why is 11:30 more of a red-eye than 9:30?
+1
I'm anyways taking red eye. And I'd rather get in earlier in the morning but if it'll be a much more pleasant flight to wait for business (and I'd like a good flight Cuz ill be in ny for 24 hours then returning to LA - confirmed upgrade on return) then ill wait 2 more hours and get in at 8am

Frankly, I'm not sure where my head was when I wrote that.

@cbs -- definitely wait. The more comfortable you can be on a red-eye, the better you'll be  ;D
What are the chances if there's 6 seats open now
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2013, 08:50:29 PM
And I see that the later flight at 11:35 has a 6 or 7 seats open.
Now F3 J5.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 29, 2013, 08:52:21 PM
Now F3 J5.
They wouldn't upgrade to First would they?

9:30pm is sold out?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2013, 08:54:49 PM
They wouldn't upgrade to First would they?

9:30pm is sold out?
There may be J people standing by for F=More J seats.

Yes, in J and F.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 29, 2013, 09:29:09 PM
I just called aa and they said there's 2% availability at 9:30 and 25% legal at 11:30.
From your experience, if I change to later do i have a good chance?
Less of a chance if I wait till I get to airport or do I cut the line?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on January 30, 2013, 12:21:16 AM
So in the end both flights are packed and I was 6th on the upgrade list. So no chance but in the lounge I asked if they had a neck pillow and the very nice employee gave me a very comfi one he had from the back!
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 04, 2013, 12:44:34 AM
Are the first three rows lie flat because I cant find info on this plane?

Which version of the 757 is this?

Aren't the first three rows suppose to be first?

What am I missing?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 04, 2013, 12:54:22 AM
Are the first three rows lie flat because I cant find info on this plane?

Which version of the 757 is this?

Aren't the first three rows suppose to be first?

What am I missing?
Its a 2 cabin plane. Biz class here is lie flat and the nicest current product on the transcon market.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 04, 2013, 12:57:37 AM
Its a 2 cabin plane. Biz class here is lie flat and the nicest current product on the transcon market.
Did they recently just add them. There is tons of availability for August which there wasnt before.

I never saw this layout of the 757 before.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 04, 2013, 08:45:17 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileageplus-consolidated/1434207-p-s-reconfiguration-transition-update.html
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 08:56:59 PM
I have 100k MR points to transfer. Want to travel JFK-LAX later in the year. What is my best option?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 08:58:55 PM
I have 100k MR points to transfer. Want to travel JFK-LAX later in the year. What is my best option?

Between SQ and BA. 
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 09:01:53 PM

Between SQ and BA.

I tried searching for flights on SQ, nothing seemed to be available. Any tips?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 09:03:42 PM
I tried searching for flights on SQ, nothing seemed to be available. Any tips?
You need to PUTPAC. They put you on a UA flight. So whatever shows up on UA they can book. 
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 09:05:11 PM
You need to PUTPAC. They put you on a UA flight. So whatever shows up on UA they can book.

How many miles will it cost RT on UA through SQ?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 09:06:12 PM
How many miles will it cost RT on UA through SQ?
25/40/60
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 09:07:42 PM
25/40/60

And they'll put me on any flight I find on UA?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 09:08:27 PM
And they'll put me on any flight I find on UA?
Anything in saver.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
Anything in saver.

I'm looking on UA now. A saver business class is 25k miles, but it will cost 50k SQ miles you're saying?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 09:10:42 PM
I'm looking on UA now. A saver business class is 25k miles, but it will cost 50k SQ miles you're saying?
It will cost 20k each way. 
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: DP7 on February 07, 2013, 09:32:07 PM
It will cost 20k each way.

Thank you!
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 11:23:00 PM
Thank you!
Y(very)W
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Cbs on February 07, 2013, 11:31:49 PM
i know that jfk-lax on AA has morning breakfast served in business (and good kosher one too)
does cle-lax on UA serve a morning breakfast ?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 07, 2013, 11:33:09 PM
i know that jfk-lax on AA has morning breakfast served in business (and good kosher one too)
does cle-lax on UA serve a morning breakfast ?
No kosher meals on domestic flight except JFKSFO JFKLAX on UA/AA and LAXMIA on AA.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2013, 11:44:31 PM
No kosher meals on domestic flight except JFKSFO JFKLAX on UA/AA and LAXMIA on AA.
+Hawaii for UA at least.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 07, 2013, 11:57:09 PM
+Hawaii for UA at least.
Officially at least
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2013, 12:23:21 AM
Officially at least
That's all that's needed for $200 :D
Title: New United P.S. Aircraft
Post by: Mordy788 on March 18, 2013, 05:49:05 PM

https://hub.united.com/en-us/News/products-services/Pages/united-introduces-first-enhanced-ps-aircraft.aspx


credit: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/frequentlyflying/2013/03/18/first-reconfigured-united-airlines-premium-service-757-takes-to-the-skies/
Title: United Launches New p.s. Service from LAX-JFK
Post by: Finckmyster on March 20, 2013, 10:43:59 AM
Very cool!

http://thepointsguy.com/2013/03/united-launches-new-p-s-service-from-lax-jfk/
Title: Re: United Launches New p.s. Service from LAX-JFK
Post by: Flybiz on March 20, 2013, 11:20:23 AM
Tfs! Great news
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on November 29, 2013, 08:33:14 AM
Poll, worth trying LAX-JFK AA F (37.5k BA) or just stick to UA (17k LH or 20k SQ).
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 29, 2013, 10:05:16 AM
No need for a poll, the UA seat is infinitely better.

If you're flying during the day and definitely don't want to sleep at all, maybe AA.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MEIR613 on November 29, 2013, 10:10:25 AM
No need for a poll, the UA seat is infinitely better.

If you're flying during the day and definitely don't want to sleep at all, maybe AA.
Flew UA on the way here and was nice.

I know the UA seat is better, was just asking is it worth it to try.

But, I'm taking the red eye and traveling with an infant, so we'll stick to UA.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: avremie on November 30, 2013, 09:22:41 PM
are guys saying that UA bussines 25k is better then lax-jfk is better then AA first(32.5k)?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 30, 2013, 09:23:28 PM
Infinitely so. Just make sure it's the new plane (2 cabin config).
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 29, 2014, 02:24:00 PM
If anyone is heading out from NYC to LAX for sukkos, united is operating the brand new 787-9 on one of their monday flights out of EWR to LAX.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: ilherman on September 29, 2014, 03:07:17 PM
Flew UA on the way here and was nice.

I know the UA seat is better, was just asking is it worth it to try.

But, I'm taking the red eye and traveling with an infant, so we'll stick to UA.
really UA J is better than AA F?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: chucksterace on September 29, 2014, 03:14:36 PM
If anyone is heading out from NYC to LAX for sukkos, united is operating the brand new 787-9 on one of their monday flights out of EWR to LAX.

which flight date?
Award availability?

ETA: NVM see it
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 03:59:39 PM
If anyone is heading out from NYC to LAX for sukkos, united is operating the brand new 787-9 on one of their monday flights out of EWR to LAX.
I am already booked Tue from JFK in J
Does the plane make its way back to NY after sukkos?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 29, 2014, 04:06:42 PM
Does the plane make its way back to NY after sukkos?

Doesn't seem like it, the 787 is doing a few domestic trial runs, looks like the plane continues on to DEN from LAX.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: ilherman on September 29, 2014, 04:08:56 PM
Doesn't seem like it, the 787 is doing a few domestic trial runs, looks like the plane continues on to DEN from LAX.
Any reason why its not open for award?

#UNITEDUNFRIENDLY
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: HolyNyc on September 29, 2014, 04:15:06 PM
really UA J is better than AA F?
you responded to an old post before the new AA F  ;)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2014, 04:15:15 PM
The J seat is very, very similar to that on their P.S. service; I'm not sure this is something to get all worked up about.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 29, 2014, 04:16:32 PM
Any reason why its not open for award?

#UNITEDUNFRIENDLY

They did have Y open when i checked, though no J.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: ilherman on September 29, 2014, 04:17:22 PM
The J seat is very, very similar to that on their P.S. service; I'm not sure this is something to get all worked up about.
Right, but its the 787. Aren't you one of the sick people who wanna fly the 787 just because they wanna fly the 787?  ;) :P
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: ilherman on September 29, 2014, 04:18:12 PM
They did have Y open when i checked, though no J.
Of course I am talking about J. The only time I flew Y was RZE-TLV  :P
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: chucksterace on September 29, 2014, 04:20:12 PM
Right, but its the 787. Aren't you one of the sick people who wanna fly the 787 just because they wanna fly the 787?  ;) :P

If they did have J open I might have made a trip open but since not I let this one pass
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 29, 2014, 04:20:53 PM
If they did have J open I might have made a trip open but since not I let this one pass

Might open up closer in, check again later.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2014, 04:22:04 PM
Right, but its the 787. Aren't you one of the sick people who wanna fly the 787 just because they wanna fly the 787?  ;) :P

Not particularly... the large majority of 787-8s (the ones which have been delivered) do not offer F cabins :)

Though I think EY and BA will be offering F in the 787-9s.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 04:38:27 PM
The J seat is very, very similar to that on their P.S. service; I'm not sure this is something to get all worked up about.
Good point,

On 2nd thought I think i'd rather the smaller quieter cabin of the P.S. service
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2014, 04:40:05 PM
Good point,

On 2nd thought I think i'd rather the smaller quieter cabin of the P.S. service

I haven't yet flown AA F on the A321T, but I've flown the P.S. service a few times now, and each time has been excellent.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 04:50:44 PM
I haven't yet flown AA F on the A321T, but I've flown the P.S. service a few times now, and each time has been excellent.
I've done AA and united in business and they were very similar experiences.
The 2 biggest differences is on AA you get kosher meals and on UA you can get a bassinet.

I have not done AA 1st as it does not work for families, but it seems very similar to business except for more privacy.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2014, 04:51:36 PM
I've done AA and united in business and they were very similar experiences.
The 2 biggest differences is on AA you get kosher meals and on UA you can get a bassinet.

I have not done AA 1st as it does not work for families, but it seems very similar to business except for more privacy.
UA also has kosher meals in PS business.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 05:04:43 PM
UA also has kosher meals in PS business.
I stand corrected.
Last time I was not able to add it and when I called them I was told that it was
discontinued but I was able to add it successfully now.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2014, 05:05:35 PM
I stand corrected.
Last time I was not able to add it and when I called them I was told that it was
discontinued but I was able to add it successfully now.
Either a case of HUCA or you're mixing up EWR-LAX/SFO with JFK-LAX/SFO.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
Either a case of HUCA or you're mixing up EWR-LAX/SFO with JFK-LAX/SFO.
JFK-LAX,

It seems that when they cut EWR some agents though it to mean JFK as well.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2014, 06:35:15 PM
Hence HUCA ;)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 30, 2014, 03:20:11 PM
If anyone is heading out from NYC to LAX for sukkos, united is operating the brand new 787-9 on one of their monday flights out of EWR to LAX.

Another coast to coast option on the 787-9 will be EWR to SFO on october 20, the monday after sukkos. No mileage availability though.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on September 30, 2014, 03:37:11 PM
Another coast to coast option on the 787-9 will be EWR to SFO on october 20, the monday after sukkos. No mileage availability though.
Are the seats in J any better/bigger then on the P.S. ?
Is it worth giving up on the smaller quieter cabin ? (not to mention the schlep to EWR instead of JFK)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on September 30, 2014, 03:38:56 PM
Are the seats in J any better/bigger ?
Is it worth giving up on the smaller quieter cabin ? (not to mention the schlep to EWR instead of JFK)

The J seats on the 787 are supposedly very good, though its more for the experience if you wanted to try this aircraft, this will be the longest domestic run.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 27, 2014, 12:16:46 AM
Been trying to find 2 award seats LAX-NYC for this coming Sunday. Can't find a single seat available on any mileage program!

I know it's a busy weekend, but...

Anyone know if AA (Avios) tends to open up last minute?

Any other ideas?

TIA!
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 27, 2014, 12:18:29 AM
Been trying to find 2 award seats LAX-NYC for this coming Sunday. Can't find a single seat available on any mileage program!

I know it's a busy weekend, but...

Anyone know if AA (Avios) tends to open up last minute?

Any other ideas?

TIA!
Thanksgiving weekend, the busiest travel season of the year, good luck, but I doubt it
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 27, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
Thanksgiving weekend, the busiest travel season of the year, good luck, but I doubt it
I thought it was only today that was the busiest day! ;)
I almost thought that everyone disappears, and never comes back... ::)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on November 27, 2014, 01:58:45 AM
Been trying to find 2 award seats LAX-NYC for this coming Sunday. Can't find a single seat available on any mileage program!

I know it's a busy weekend, but...

Anyone know if AA (Avios) tends to open up last minute?

Any other ideas?

TIA!

If you are willing to spend for domestic first class, US Airways has available sunday night. Connecting in RDU or CLT.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: MC on November 27, 2014, 12:52:43 PM
Been trying to find 2 award seats LAX-NYC for this coming Sunday. Can't find a single seat available on any mileage program!

I know it's a busy weekend, but...

Anyone know if AA (Avios) tends to open up last minute?

Any other ideas?

TIA!
Good luck! If you're not picky about flying direct, UA has some LAX-EWR availability on Sunday with a stop in LAS.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Novo on November 27, 2014, 12:58:01 PM
What would be the best J/F product on this route, AA 32B?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: harrym on November 27, 2014, 02:44:53 PM
Hope this is allowed in this thread:
Does LH M&M charge YQ on AC YYZ-LAX?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Yaalili on November 27, 2014, 03:47:10 PM
What would be the best J/F product on this route, AA 32B?

F AA a321, J UA 757ps. And jetblue suites look great too.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on November 27, 2014, 04:53:50 PM
F AA a321, J UA 757ps. And jetblue suites look great too.
J on AA is just as good as J on UA
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Novo on December 08, 2014, 02:21:54 PM
Wow! availability on the AA A321 is terrible, the only dates I'm able to find for 2 travelers from now till March 7 is...
Friday Dec. 12 8:45pm
Sat. Dec. 13   7, 8am 5:30, 7:45,8:45pm
Sun. Dec. 14 6:00am

That's it until Mar. 7 :o
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2014, 02:22:35 PM
Wow! availability on the AA A321 is terrible, the only dates I'm able to find for 2 travelers from now till March 7 is...
Friday Dec. 12 8:45pm
Sat. Dec. 13   7, 8am 5:30, 7:45,8:45pm
Sun. Dec. 14 6:00am

That's it until Mar. 7 :o
Check flights departing next day or so.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Novo on December 08, 2014, 02:26:09 PM
Check flights departing next day or so.
Do you mean next day after Mar. 7? I saw it but I wanna to go to PS mid winter.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2014, 02:27:20 PM
Do you mean next day after Mar. 7? I saw it but I wanna to go to PS mid winter.
Meaning, space may open up close-in.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Novo on December 08, 2014, 02:29:25 PM
Meaning, space may open up close-in.
I hope so, for tomorrow there's nothing, I hope in Jan. Feb. it'll be different.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2014, 03:38:38 PM
Space very often opens close-in.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: E-MAN on December 08, 2014, 03:57:57 PM
Space very often opens close-in.
So nerve wracking waiting until day before  :-\
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: thaber on December 08, 2014, 10:53:38 PM
So nerve wracking waiting until day before  :-\
not really, you'll always get something on UA or AA if you're flexible
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Novo on December 08, 2014, 11:13:44 PM
not really, you'll always get something on UA or AA if you're flexible
Yeah, but I won't be able to book hotels in advance...
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: E-MAN on December 09, 2014, 10:33:33 AM
not really, you'll always get something on UA or AA if you're flexible
I'm looking for 2 seats and travelling with baby, so not that flexible.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Mocha on December 09, 2014, 10:54:33 AM
I'm looking for 2 seats and travelling with baby, so not that flexible.
Coming from someone whose done both, MHO is to save the points and get the extra seat for the baby so u can be hands free. (unless your getting a seat for the baby in J)
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: sruly on December 09, 2014, 11:39:17 AM
If the baby is less then 6-9 months I would go with UA as you can get a bassinet.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: E-MAN on December 09, 2014, 01:07:29 PM
If the baby is less then 6-9 months I would go with UA as you can get a bassinet.
Have AA miles and baby will be 10 months
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: thaber on December 09, 2014, 11:20:42 PM
Have AA miles and baby will be 10 months
Not worth taking the A321 F with a baby if there's 2 adults. you're better off with 2 seats next to each other, which gives you some space to put he baby down, in a lie flat J. IME.
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: E-MAN on December 10, 2014, 12:00:57 AM
Not worth taking the A321 F with a baby if there's 2 adults. you're better off with 2 seats next to each other, which gives you some space to put he baby down, in a lie flat J. IME.
Right now only 1 seat in F is available for the return, no J.
Can I book F and downgrade to J or I will lose my miles?
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Ike361 on February 09, 2015, 12:37:50 PM
I'm looking for information on the best tickets to get using Chase Ultimate Rewards for flying JFK-LAX-JFK- would use points to upgrade to lie flat business if it's a good deal. Thanks- I'm new to this. I looked at United and they don't have business class on these flights that I'm selecting.

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non Stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: JFK
To: All airports which you can arrive at. LAX
Departure dates: Feb 22
Return airports: JFK
Return dates: Feb 25
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any Any- best deal
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any though on coach, preferably jetblue or virgin
Title: Re: jfk-lax
Post by: Marco Polo on February 09, 2015, 12:38:45 PM
I'm looking for information on the best tickets to get using Chase Ultimate Rewards for flying JFK-LAX-JFK- would use points to upgrade to lie flat business if it's a good deal. Thanks- I'm new to this. I looked at United and they don't have business class on these flights that I'm selecting.

One way/Round trip: Round Trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any: Non Stop
From: All airports from which you can depart: JFK
To: All airports which you can arrive at. LAX
Departure dates: Feb 22
Return airports: JFK
Return dates: Feb 25
Class: First/Business/Coach/Any Any- best deal
Seats: Total number of people traveling over the age of 2: 1
Alliance/Airline: What airline or alliance are you looking to fly with: Any though on coach, preferably jetblue or virgin
Look into SQ.