What to expect on a AA flight EZE-YVR/ANC?

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  1. EZEIZA
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    Looking at spending some BA miles for a trip to either YVR or ANC from EZE in Biz Class. Never flown AA in fact I've never flown on any US carrier before.
    I think think the flight is on a 777 from EZE then connecting on to a 757 which will book into 1st I believe.as they don't have Biz on those routes.
    Any idea on the seating on both sectors? Lie flat beds on the 777 or older type seats? Champagne? Food? Malt whisky? Amenity kit? Gorgeous young friendly female FA's? etc....

    Any advice would be appreciated thanks.
     
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    That dog don't hunt.
     
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    EZE-JFK
    777 is angle flat seats.
    Sprkeling wine - not champagne.
    Fair amenity kit.
    Bose noise canceling headphones
    Dinner & Breakfast - ok - it's airline food.

    Advice -
    Go to YVR and fly from EZE-JFK-YVR and take Cathay Pacific for the transcon flights for a much better experience.
     
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    Thanks for the service pointers HNL....

    Can't take CX unfortunately as it would mean spending more miles.
     
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    If that's the case you should consider EZE-DFW-YVR/ANC over the JFK flight. Unless of course you need to be in NY.
     
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    What to expect EZE-ANC on AA? A backache.
    Wholeheartedly agree with HNL on the AA/CX combo. Don't BA have a OneWorld Award product? I believe you need 3 airlines for that, you could fly one direction on LAN.

    If none of that will work, then know that the ANC flight is a 757 and your "F" seat is plain domestic F (without working power ports), not sleeper seats and it's a 6 hour flight, redeye on the way back iirc.
     
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    What month? And are you sure that J redemption miles would seat you in F on DFW-ANC? IIRC there was some question as to how BA J redemptions booked into 2-class (Y & F) AA domestic flights. YVR wouldn't be a problem as the front cabin on US < > Canadian AA flights is already labeled as Business and not First.

    If the award ended up seating you in Y for DFW-ANC, forget about it. Run.

    If it lets you sit in F, however, the ANC option should be considered; Alaska is a worthy destination for spending all those pesky BA miles. Domestic F on the 757 is no great shakes, but the final 10 min. of approach into ANC compensates IMO.

    Not to take anything away from Vancouver, of course. Far from it.
     
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    I believe redemptions in J do book into domestic F.....it's not as if it's a proper F product after all. It will most likely be September time. All depends on whether we go back to bonnie Scotland or not.
     
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  9. I'd look into booking LAN J instead for the long-haul segments. Better than AA.
     
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    When not using BA metal one has to stick with using just one partner on a reward flight or the miles needed goes through the roof.
     
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    When booking a Oneworld award with AA miles, you need two airlines that are not AA, so three if AA is used at all, two if AA is not used. I'm not familiar at all with the rules if using BA miles, which OP would do.

    On AA, as a regular or partner award, EZE-JFK-YVR and return would cost 100K miles in business. As a Oneworld award it would cost 130K miles. Don't know what those figures would be on BA.
     
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    When using BA miles at basic redemption rates you can use BA metal plus one partner. If no BA metal is used you have to use one partner. If two partner airlines are used then the redemption rates are calculated on distance flown which can easily double the amount of miles needed.
    A S. America - N. America Biz Class award using BA miles is 40,000 miles one way.
     
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    AA 777 is OK, perhaps about 165 degrees, and the 757 will not be de lujo by a long shot - but most agree LAN offers better service.
     

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