NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 686 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3538 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?
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.
DFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3377 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.