GOTbound From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5098 times:
I have a once of lifetime opportunity to fly business class to Florida for the Superbowl weekend, usually when I fly it's always deep discounted economy (when paying myself), even economy when corporate travel (we have this >12 hour unbroken time in air for business class, policy).
Since I have no clue about business class, I need suggestions. My options:
GOT-AMS-BOS-DTW-FLL-MEM-AMS-GOT (KL/NW), GOT-AMS-ATL-MIA.FLL-MEM-GOT (KL/DL), GOT-CDG-MIA-PTP-ORY.CDG-GOT (AF, tight connection ORY/CDG). I don't know if NW still flies the B747-200 on MEM-AMS in February, I'd really like to fly "upstairs".
FlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5013 times:
Quoting GOTbound (Thread starter): I have a once of lifetime opportunity to fly business class to Florida for the Superbowl weekend
Just in case you don't know. The Superbowl is corporate America's biggest party. It begins almost a week before the game, corporations send exec's, customers, employee's to the festivities early. It is ton of fun even if you miss the game itself. I'm just advising you that in case you have an option to come early, you might have a better chance of getting the flight, aircraft and seat you want and the time spent will not be wasted.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward" Leonardo Da Vinci
GOTbound From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
Looks like I go with KL/NW. FlyMatt2Bermud, I will arrive on February 1st so I guess that leaves me plenty of time, but thanks for the input. I guess that chances of overbooking (and compesation) will be high... Not that ATL or DET will play in Superbowl, but due to connections.
Problem with connecting in DTW is that I would arrive 11:59 pm on the 1st, I rather take a stopover and spend one night in DTW, arriving 9:20 am on the 2nd instead.
I guess NW and KL offer the same business class product?
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7696 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 7): Question: Have they been pretty close to the same ever since they have had the tight NW/KL alliance? Or did it take them a few years to get where they are today?
Once the alliance began, it was just a couple years before they started making a joint product, they pretty much made NW and KLM have the same service, so that it was like flying on the same airline all the way through, other then the colors and planes, its pretty much the same deal to this day.
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009