CO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3599 times:
In May I have to go to TLV and AMM for business and pleasure. I was looking at flights, and here are my final 2 options.
I will be leaving on 5/28/08 and returning on 6/19/08.
1) CLE - TLV via ATL with DL on 772
AMM - CLE via JFK with DL (new service) on 763
2) CLE - TLV via EWR with CO on 772
AMM - CDG with AF on A320
CDG - CLE with CO on 752 (seasonal)
The difference in price is around $400, but i'm only paying 35% so the price is not a problem. I'm having hard time choosing because the return segment from AMM seems exciting. (I'm talking about flying the new service from AMM to JFK on DL and the CDG to CLE segment on a CO 752)
What do you recommend I book? Do you recommend other flights?
I'm Silver Elite on CO, so i prefer Skyteam members.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1): I'd rather transit at CDG than JFK any day of the week.
Valid point. How likely is it to get caught in one of these looong departure queues at JFK ? While I am not a close friend of connecting at CDG T2, it can be done - and if you allow ample time (90 minutes to my experience) it even falls into category "okay" for me.
AF 0587 0145-0545h arrives T2E
CO 0135 1120-1430h departs T2A
You are sure that you want ot cross the Atlantic ocean in that B752 ?
You are sure that you want to depart in the middle of the night ?
This will be a 6-hour layover at CDG T2 with not too many options to get distracted. Too short to go downtown, long enough to get bored.
DL 0023 1225-1800h arrives T4
DL 5603 1930-2140h departs T3
Is this a viable connection ? 90 minutes to make the connection and no backup plan (= later flight) if you miss the connection ...
Remember: No big carry-ons on that CRJ-flight possible.
Speaking of timings, personally I would prefer the DL-flight as it leaves around noon rather than in the middle of the night.
(I handn't had a look into the timings of your outbound flights).
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !