JohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5401 times:
Ok, I have a choice between AC or CO in Y class from HKG to the East Coast for my yearly sojourn back home. All things being equal ($$$) which should I go for? Does AC offer free liquor in Y class, CO charges. Not all CO 777s are refitted with new AVOD, correct? Any comments or info would help!
AC offers free liquor in Y on international flights. So your HKG-YVR/YYZ flight will have free liquor. The YVR/YYZ-East Coast flight will not. All of AC's fleet have AVOD save for some 333s and 2 763s.
CO doesn't join Star Alliance until late this year. Following from CO website:
[i]Continental anticipates joining Star Alliance during the fourth quarter of 2009. Continental intends to end its participation in the SkyTeam Alliance after the last scheduled flight on Oct. 24, 2009.[/]
StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3380 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5120 times:
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4): I also think their AVOD system is excellent, I just wish they could sort out the inflight map, as this continues to not be available.
I agree its very good and has a decent selection of TV, movies and radio. Besides the map not working which never worked on my YYZ-SFO flight a month ago, the touch screen is finicky and make sure you can see the arrow or you might accidentally stop your movie, it happened to me .
Also AC has power outlets or USB ports right next to the PTV so if you have laptop or Ipod you can keep it charged on the flight. (note that was the A320, but I would assume the 777 would have it as well)
All but one of them, ship #12, which (go figure!) I flew on yesterday, LHR-IAH. Still a very comfortable seat, though, far better than KLM's coach seats. Not that KLM is in this equation, but just for comparison.
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4): Go Air Canada, their 777's have some of the widest economy seats in the industry at 18.5 i
Continental also has very wide seats in their 777's, 17.9. If you really need that extra half inch.....
Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 8): I really doubt that the USB port's 5V/0.5A would help to charge a laptop. For laptops there is a better solution - each section of 3 seats has two 110 V power outlets.
...which could explain why he pointed out that there are POWER OUTLETS. Funny what happens when we read...
Anyhow, I really enjoy flying Continental. That said, what's your AC equipment type on the route? If it's a 777-3ER or -2LR, I might be tempted to try it out... I've been on an AC 777-3ER, and it was a great looking bird in coach. Ever better in business, tile floors... we stayed on the ground, though.
If they work. I flew AC 772 from YVR-SYD and return in November, and less than 50% of the AVOD was operational. A few movie channels, and 2 TV channels were operational.
Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 6): Also AC has power outlets or USB ports right next to the PTV so if you have laptop or Ipod you can keep it charged on the flight. (note that was the A320, but I would assume the 777 would have it as well)
All seats have USB ports, but the 110V ports are 2 per triple seat (aisle & middle seats).
That said, the seats were very comfortable, with plenty of leg room.
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