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JFK-DEL In Y: BA Or AF?  
User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I'm planning a trip to India in September. Even though I'm an AA F/A, I don't want to non-rev on our flight from ORD, because I hate the hassle of going stand-by, especially on such a long trip, and I'd rather fly another airline that offers better service. I just want to get on a plane and go. So I'm going to use this trip as an opportunity to fly other airlines I've always wanted to try.

I don't care what equipment I fly. On BA it would be a 744 for the JFK-LHR leg and a 772 for LHR-DEL. AF would be a 773 for JFK-CDG and a 343 for CDG-DEL. The fares ares similar, although BA is about $400 more than AF due to UK taxes. What tempts me is BA's World Traveller Plus, which is also more money, but the taxes are the same. By the time I go T5 at LHR will be open, so transfering will be easier.

I know I could fly CO or AI nonstop, and Jet Airways via BRU, but I want to fly either BA or AF to see what all the fuss is about. What do you all think?

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Have never tried AF, so can just recommend BA for you!!


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User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Having flown most of the European airlines that go from EWR via Europe then to DEL. I recommend KL, but between AF and BA. I would choose BA.

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

The service on BA will be better, but can that justify paying the crazy British taxes?

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

I would go with AF !!! normally very good food and even champagne in Eco...


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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

I would go with BA here. Although for $400 less, AF is not a bad option.


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User currently offlineKL773ER From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Being that I am a SkyTeam person ... I would say go AF ... as I have flown with them internationally and they have a good transatlantic product, IMHO. (Expensive, though.)

Quoting Avianca (Reply 4):
normally very good food and even champagne in Eco...

I also thought BA offers free liquor in Y.

-KL


User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Thanks everybody. I'm going on AF. The $400 less I'll pay in taxes will go toward my hotel.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4088 times:



Quoting NYCAAer (Reply 7):

Okey, but let us hear about your flight with AF!!!



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User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting NYCAAer (Thread starter):
I'm planning a trip to India in September. Even though I'm an AA F/A, I don't want to non-rev on our flight from ORD

Is this your first trip to India? I took the AA flight last Oct. and had a great trip.


User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4056 times:



Quoting DFWMzuri (Reply 9):
Is this your first trip to India?

Yes, I've always wanted to go, and could never find anyone to go with me. So I'm just going to do it on my own.

I've been fascinated by India since I was kid in the 1970s, when my father's cousin married a man from Delhi and we went to this huge Hindu wedding. Sure was different from the Catholic ceremonies I was accustomed to!

I just don't want to fly AA, so I have a real vacation away from work.


User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4053 times:



Quoting NYCAAer (Reply 10):
Yes, I've always wanted to go, and could never find anyone to go with me. So I'm just going to do it on my own.

Good for you. Let us know your thoughts. How long are you staying, and where will you visit?

Quoting NYCAAer (Reply 10):
I've been fascinated by India since I was kid in the 1970s

I, too, have a fascination with India. I'm planning my 7th visit for this coming October. I'm thrilled that KLM is starting DFW-AMS service soon, and I can try a different route myself. I hope KLM will still use the MD11 AMS-DEL when I'm ready to buy my ticket.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

you should go with AF without hesitation as they have the best Y service accross the pond (good food, free wine & champagne, etc)

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3965 times:
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Quoting NYCAAer (Thread starter):
but I want to fly either BA or AF to see what all the fuss is about. What do you all think?

If there are your only options: I would go BA...

BUT, consider some other airlines. Maybe LH via FRA! JFK-FRA can be a 744 or 343 or 333 and to DEL its usually a 744! And thats the best way to travel  Wink

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