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My First Trip To Europe (AMS)...who To Fly?  
User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4924 times:
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Hi all!

So I figured that I find it quite funny that Ive flown so much in my life and have yet to travel accross our borders (with the acception of small border towns in Mexico). Ive decided to go to Amsterdam in may and was wondering who to fly. So far my options for best price are:

DL (via ATL going, and either CVG&ATL, CDG&ATL, or JFK&CVG
CO (via IAH going and EWR and IAH on the way back)
NW (via MEM both ways)

Im having a real tough one deciding this. Id like to to DL because I know their new product is very nice and im familiar with ATL, plus id get an opportunity to fly on an AF744, also my first time on a 744. They also have nice connections. CO seems nice also because of the connections and I know CO consistently delivers a good product. NW seems good because their A330s are nice, and I hear they have a nice product and I know AMS is their European pride and joy with the KLM connections. I also think dealing with customs in MEM would be much easier than dealing with EWR, IAH, JFK, or ATL.....my friend is strongly reccomending DL....

what are your thoughts???


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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

It'd be easier if we knew where you were departing from. There may be some exotic options available as well.

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4914 times:

Quoting United319 (Thread starter):
Hi all!

So I figured that I find it quite funny that Ive flown so much in my life and have yet to travel accross our borders (with the acception of small border towns in Mexico). Ive decided to go to Amsterdam in may and was wondering who to fly. So far my options for best price are:

DL (via ATL going, and either CVG&ATL, CDG&ATL, or JFK&CVG
CO (via IAH going and EWR and IAH on the way back)
NW (via MEM both ways)

Im having a real tough one deciding this. Id like to to DL because I know their new product is very nice and im familiar with ATL, plus id get an opportunity to fly on an AF744, also my first time on a 744. They also have nice connections. CO seems nice also because of the connections and I know CO consistently delivers a good product. NW seems good because their A330s are nice, and I hear they have a nice product and I know AMS is their European pride and joy with the KLM connections. I also think dealing with customs in MEM would be much easier than dealing with EWR, IAH, JFK, or ATL.....my friend is strongly reccomending DL....

what are your thoughts???

Well, a departure airport would help!

But ive crossed the pond many times and have connected at many european airports. AMS is bug, but has good labelling (sign, etc.) probably the best service in coach would be AF or LX. only problem in CDG is a horrible airport IMO to connect at. try Orbitz.com where they have a great price list, etc.

highflyer



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User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4903 times:
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Sorry about that....im flying out ot MSY...no exotic carriers here haha. The most exotic thing we se is a CO753 haha and a DL752, I know its sad.


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User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Since you've only flown on U.S. airlines so far, why not try a European one? You could try to get yourself on a NW flight operated by KL.  Smile


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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Quoting United319 (Thread starter):
plus id get an opportunity to fly on an AF744, also my first time on a 744.

If you do get on an AF744, try getting the upstairs economy seats. Better than main deck.

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 4):

Go European, not only is service usually better, it will be something new and most european carriers use the 777 or 747 (KLM is an exception) and maybe the A346.

Quoting United319 (Thread starter):
So far my options for best price are:

What fare have you found, we might be able to beat it with different carriers.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Also can we have a date?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4844 times:
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So far the best fare ive found is US Airways (unfortunately) for $671, that however, is including a $100 voucher that I have with them. My limit is right around $750-$800 departing may 3rd and returning on the 8th.


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User currently offlineCjh2007 From Austria, joined Jan 2007, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

Blue Star Jets..........


Is it the kerosene, or is it just me...
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

For sure NWA will be competitive into AMS.

Have you considered LH via FRA?

Very good cabin service

Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4817 times:
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LH would have been my first choice but theyre too expensive. Im gonna have to deal with US, oh well the flights will be more broken up (its tough on long flights when you smoke), and I get the UA miles


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