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When 'You' Cross The Pond - Who Do You Fly With?  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

Ok, lets see if we can find the most used Airline from Europe - North America.

I usually fly with:

BD from MAN - 1st choice
UA from LHR - 2nd Choice
US from MAN or LGW - 3rd choice

(im flying US from LGW in august because it was offering the cheapest deal and the best scedule)

I'll be on US95 LGW - CLT returning on US94 CLT - LGW.

Will be my first trip on US Air and its my favourite aircraft too - A330



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
53 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 698 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6661 times:

LH or UA from NUE via AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA/MUC - most convenient schedule and good to perfect service (depending on class of service)

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6661 times:

For the last ten years it has been a combination of:

Northwest, Continental and KLM. Always to AMS, 99% with an onward KL flight.

Before that I was a regular Pan Am flyer from JFK!

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6658 times:

LOT Polish: KJFK-EPWA, KEWR-EPWA [Y class] (about 11 times so far)
British Airways: KJFK-EGLL [F class] (once)
Finnair: KJFK-EFHK [Y class] (4 times)

i'd have to say that the most memorable trip was the one on speedbird with my gf. since them, i'm a member of the mile high club. this summer i'll probably do KPHL-EDDF. (nonrev)

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

I prefer BA. Unfortunately there isn't a direct connection between Berlin and the states. Therefore I connect through LHR with BA. The BA connection between TXL and LHR aren't expensive and the service - well it's BA.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6644 times:

I'd like to fly with VS sometime.... only been across the pond twice, once to Orlando from MAN with ATA, and to SFO with UA. Both were great  Smile


User currently offlineSkytrain From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 297 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6635 times:

I prefer British Airways to Air Canada, especially when Air Canada has the nerve to be more expensive.  Angry

I will, however, be taking AC from YYZ-LHR-YYZ in the fall, but only because it was bought with Air Miles. Big grin

I'd love to try VS one day.

Cheers - Skytrain.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6619 times:

My first choice is always Delta (big surprise!), followed by Continental, Air France, KLM, Air Canada and British Airways.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3930 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

9 out of 10 times I will go with the cheapest. 99% of the time, that's Delta.

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

My first choice across the pond (and to everywhere else!) is British Airways. World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World are all excellent products. Hopefully one day I'll experience FIRST. "The way to fly" says it all.  Smile

My second choice is Virgin Atlantic. They are a very good airline and I've had positive experiences with them, I'd happily fly VS again.

User currently offlineVS4ever From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 568 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

Well I suppose it's a little obvious from my username, what I would choose.

Been LHR-SFO-LHR 7 times with VS and once with BA and I have to say my worst experience with VS (actually a LGW-SFO-LGW flight) was better than my BA flight.

And besides, I just love VS and despite what a lot of people think about him, Branson is IMHO, an extremely smart cookie!

Bring Back Orion Airways, you were the best!
User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6606 times:

Normally Delta or Northwest.

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4803 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

Alitalia....usually at least.

Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineSpeedbudgie From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6586 times:

I only fly with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic across the pond.

BA I have flown from BOS, EWR, TPA, PHL
VS I have flown from SFO, JFK, and EWR

The decision between the two lies with whether I want to earn FF miles with BA or CO (they codeshare with VS).

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

Usually in a 1.5*1.5 meter box with UPS or DHL.

User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6578 times:

BA or VS, preferably BA. BA are just very solid. Their products - in each of their 4 classes - are very strong and they are extremely consistent. VS, when they get it right, are very good, but having flown quite a few times with them, are woefully inconsistent and too often seem amateurish. Their products are strong, but they often let themselves down with poor execution. The US carriers, by contrast, are very lacklustre and seem lazy.

cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6571 times:

British Airways : YYZ-LHR & LHR-BOS-LHR. My parents flew LGW-IAH-LGW few weeks ago, also on BA.

User currently offlineJerry1011 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6565 times:

I always choose BD from MAN to either IAD or ORD and then on to wherever with UA. Have also used BA MAN-JFK but much prefer BD's product and aircraft. If I have to travel from London, then it's usually UA. Their transatlantic service is usually OK in my opinion, although the domestic sectors are somewhat Spartan in service!

User currently offlineKgin11 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6541 times:

LH for the most part (non-stops from SFO are a plus!)

Kelley Gin
User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6538 times:

Most often Lufthansa from EDDF. 2nd choice is United or USAir.

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

BD without a second thought. Just a quality operation across the puddle.

Second choice would be CO for consistently good service and great connections through Newark.

Must try US one day, I hear good things about their MAN-PHL service.

I'm sure BA are great from London (never needed to use a LHR connection yet) but their MAN-JFK on G-TECH* simply sucks beyond belief compared to what else is on offer today.

(* local nickname for G-BNWH)

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3185 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6528 times:
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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

Crossed the pond with Britannia, British Airways, Continental, United and Virgin Atlantic.

Have used UA far more than any of the others, and I prefer their service and product offering by far.


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

I have crossed the pond with KLM, LH, SK, NW, MP and CO.

And my favorites are:

1. SAS
2. Lufthansa
3. Continental

User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

Most of the time AF from CDG, sometimes KL from AMS.

Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
25 Dl021 : Living in ATL means it's usually DL (was L-1011 now 767 or 777)...although last Thanksgiving I went to ROme and deliberately went thru JFK and took Al
26 Ghsweusa : I have crossed the Atlantic with SK, BA, KLM, NW, AF, LX, AA, AC and the most with BA. I would rank them like this 1. SK, BA 2. AF 3. LX 4. AA 5. AC 6
27 767-332ER : Delta, BA, CO, then IB. Regards
28 BA757 : BA or KL are my first choices, although I am traveling to JFK from MAN via DUB with EI this October - something I am a bit wary about! Adam
29 Flyboy36y : 99% is AA.
30 Paulc : Have flown across the pond on : KLM American Northwest Virgin Air Canada Wardair would go on most of them again (if Wardair still around they would be
31 IslipWN : SWISS, American, Continental, USAirways, Delta, United, Northwest, Lufthansa, Olympic, KLM, Virgin, British, Condor, and many more. I fly across the p
32 Speedbird747 : Mostly with LX. But also with AA and BA. Cheers
33 Ba97 : I average 1 pond hop a month YYZ to somehwere east.... Upto Jan 2003...AC (80%) and Luf (10%) and sometimes AF (10%) For $6000+ dollar tickets AC was
34 Koreanair747 : My first choice is KLM whenever I cross the pond.
35 Icarus75 : For business : AF & DL For leasure : UA & LH With one exception next thursday : CDG - LHR - LAX with BA
36 Brettbrett21 : Me and my family use nothing but United from Heathrow, excellent service and excellent aircraft! Have flow Britannia from LGW before on a charter to F
37 CXA330300 : Nearly always BA, but occasionally AA. We (my family) love BA.
38 Gman94 : Always British Airways from LHR.
39 LY7E7 : LY and CO on business trips LH / Star Alliance - when I actually need to pay for the ticket...
40 COAB767 : My first choice is no surprise is Continental, followed by Northwest, Delta, KLM and Air France.
41 Flymia : I fly with the cheapest and most direct. AA or VS most of the time.
42 Post contains images AAtakeMeAway : Always been AA in the past, but I would love to fly BA "across the pond" but I'm such a miles junkie, I won't do it as long as the AA/BA restrictions
43 MHTMDW : BOS-AMS on NW. Then by train to a small town in Germany to see family. Its a perfect setup for me. Great flight too in World Business Class.
44 Post contains images PanAm330 : I've only "crossed the pond" once in my lifetime, and that was last month. I got stuck on UAex for the domestic sectors (SYR-ORD vv.), and UA outbound
45 KCMike : My Latest adventure over the pond was with LH. NUE-FRA-EWR on a A343. It was a first and excellent experiance with LH. Usually i ride on Delta MUC-ATL
46 EIRules : Almost always EI, but this is as much because you can clear US customs in DUB so it saves you 45mins in JFK or ORD. Price is usually quite good too
47 Kilavoud : I just once crossed the Pond 20 years ago with Aero Mexico, flying PAR-MAD-MIA-MEX. I like to cross the Pond again (or maybe the Pacific coming from I
48 Post contains images SafetyDude : I prefer Virgin Atlantic, although I have crossed it with BA when I was younger. -Will
49 Travelagent : For me it is clearly DL! I usually catch a LH-flight to FRA or AF to CDG and connect to DL. I flew Swissair and Sabena when they were still "alive" an
50 JGPH1A : Whoever's cheapest. Plus I try to stick to my cunning plan of fooling the INS by arriving in the US from as many different points as possible - so far
51 Rdu777 : My choices would be American or British Airways first and then if I couldn't use either one of them, I'd go with DL or CO.
52 VSXA380X800 : First Choice-Virgin Second Choice-Britsh Airways Thrid Choice-Air Canada (when I going to Canada) Third Choice-Northwest(when I'm going to the States
53 Post contains images Msl747 : For the past few years I have flown SFO-LHR, with UA. I have always found them to offer a great service; with a clean cabin, good food, friendly fligh
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