Krasof From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 26922 times:
According to Startrax, Air France and British Airways are both four-star airlines...but which do you think is better? What are their main differences? Is there really a difference between the two ???!!!
I´m trying to make up my mind whether to start using AF or BA for my trips to Europe next year. I´m both a Skyteam and Oneworld member.
Your opinions and suggestions will be much appreciated.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7862 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 26963 times:
There is nothing wrong with either carrier, but you as you said in an earlier post are already a Skyteam elite, which brings you many advantages, don't forget you can also take KLM to Europe. Air France gets good ratings and not much to complain about, with BA a good airline, but LHR is not a fun airport to connect or do anything in, with AF you get the new CDG airport or KLM at the great AMS airport. I would say stick with skyteam, you'll get more out of it and still have great service.
Krasof From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 26950 times:
Thanks, I think you are right, while I would love to fly BA to Europe and LA to south america, the truth is that living in Mexico makes AM the best choice as I would maximize the benefits of being Elite Plus.
I needed an objective, rational opinion as I tend to be very emotional on these topics.
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 26859 times:
Quoting AI (Reply 3): AF anyday. much more exciting to fly with them. besides they have always been cheaper than BA when i have compared for fares.
Interesting, I find AF much more expensive than BA.
This is hard for me, as these are my two favourite airlines but I would advise you because of your Skyteam status and CDG to go AF, the service is a dream, the food is some of the best in the skies and the aircraft are in excellent condition with pleasant cabin ambience,
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 26856 times:
Since AF is currently operating 14 flights a week vs. BA's 4 from MEX I believe the market has spoken. I last couple of times to Europe I flew AF and it was a treat. (Besides they had a big sale on business class, which wasn't much more than coach.)
I agree, AF all the way. I flew countless times on them in Tempo, Tempo Challenge, and Affaires (within Europe and intercontinental) and all my flights were simply fantastic! Always friendly staff, always good food, always good wines, etc.!
But I also have to say that BA is a pretty good airline, they offer a decent Economy and Business Class product and I was never dissapointed by them.
AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 26571 times:
British Airways. I've flown with both and have seen the quality of service that each airline offers. I find that the quality is better with BA, and that the condition of their planes is better, the seats are more comfy etc. I also like BA's network more...and when in partnership with AA, its easy to go anywhere in the world.... AF is great, I just think BA overall has a better product and better services.
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 26414 times:
I would pick BA anytime!! THey have better seats and inflight entertainment. The terminal in LHR is crowded but still nice.-- though not as nice as the CDG.. .Then again, have to concentrate on the plane itself--which BA's is much better seats!!!! Flat seats in business and first. What more do you want?