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Best NYC to SFO flight

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by JoeRose, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. JoeRose

    JoeRose Reader

    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?
     
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  2. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Hey Joe, are you looking at economy, business, first?
     
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  3. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  4. joerose

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    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
     
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  6. David W

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    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.
     
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  7. Tiffany

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    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.
     
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