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Alitalia Or Continental To The US  
User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

I might fly to Newark in October. My two options are:

Alitalia (cheapest option): ZRH-MXP-EWR (ERJ145/B777)
Continental Airlines (direct flight/90.- more expensive): ZRH-EWR (B762)

I have flown CO before and have never had a bad experience. How is the service onboard Alitalia flights?

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User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

I think that the service on both airlines are good, However I would choose to fly on the 777 aircraft!


Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Without hesitation I strongly recommend you AZ. I also trust and like CO, but with AZ you will fly a much modern aircraft, and pay less...

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4369 times:
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Continental.

In reference to the "modern" issue, let me point at that Continentals 767-200s are factory fresh, and very modern. You cant tell the difference between them and a 777 on the inside, complete with adjustable/winged headrests, state of the art seats and personal televisions.

Take Continental!!

JBLU


User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

CONTINENTAL
I say again
CONTINENTAL


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

I would say to go for AZ. CO has good service, but AZ is pretty nice and I love those 777s.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

It's time to boycott Alitalia until the Italian government stops the anti-consumer effort to require other airlines to raise their fares because inefficient, bloated Alitalia cannot compete.

So, I'd say fly Continental, British, Lufthansa, etc....any airline but Alitalia.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

First off, CO's 762s are some of the newest aircraft in the CO fleet. As JBLUA320 said, they have the 777-style interiors, PTV's, and are extremely pax-pleasing. In addition, how can you beat the convenience of a non-stop? The only thing would be the price difference and how much your time is worth to you. How much is the difference between the two airlines?

User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Thanks for your replies! I just booked the trip. I will be flying Continental and Swiss.

CO79 ZRH-EWR
CO60 EWR-BRU
LX787 BRU-ZRH

In the end Continental's departure and arrival times were more convenient than AZ's. The BRU stop over is only 1.30 mintues long compared to a 5 hour wait in Milan.


TACAA320:

I have flown Continental before and have always had a good experience. And like JBLUA320 and Cory6188 said, their 767s are still very young with 777-style interiors.


Thanks again!  Smile

Christian


User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Bicoastal, I respect your opinion but I don't think you should incite someone to boycott an airline. In respect for all the people who flies everyday with our flag carrier and for the thousands of people who works -like myself- for AZ, let me tell you that this is not a good thing  Angry
I don't understand the reason why you have to attack AZ for a reason different from the one being discussed. This is really unfair, truly I can't believe that someone in this forum could ever say : don't fly this or that, very sad  Sad
Ok Aviation Master, have a nice travel, I respect your choice even if you'll probably miss AZ excellent service and the mighty triple-seven!!

Regards



User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Continental. The way AZ run their airline, you'll be lucky if your AZ flight leaves at all. Plus MXP as a connecting airport is a DISASTER ! Best avoided.

User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Thanks IDISA! I would've loved to fly AZ and on the B777, but in the end my parents weren't to keen on the 5 hour wait (although I wouldn't have minded Big grin). Maybe next time  Smile

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4326 times:
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AviationMaster,

Not that you could have gone wrong on either airline, but I think you've made the right choice!

Enjoy Continental Airlines!

JBLU


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

AviationMaster

Enjoy and have a safe trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

do your little bit to keep alitalia going and take AZ.


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineBa299 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Never read a post with so much bull s**t.

Bicoastal: it's a request from AZ not from Italian government.

JGPH1A: I fly quite often AZ to italy and they are always on-time......


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

I'm agreeing with who ever said connecting in Milan is a disaster. I did it 2 days ago. Horrible but bearable, especially since I was arriving from pre-historic SVO. Anyway I flew Alitalia and heard many, many great things about their 777s. I even understood that the aircraft was the pride of their fleet. Don't quote me on that though. But on the other hand a couple of people on here said that COs 767 are good too, so its your choice.
I would choose Alitalia because of the 777 and the price. Remember Milan is bad but you can live through it.
Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Ba299,
On Thursday in Milan gates A/B50 to A/B57 all had delayed flights. Including my flight which left Milan 2.5 hours late. And guess what the reason was, we were waiting for 3 passengers from London who's flight got delayed. What about the rest of the 160 passengers that have to suffer because of them. It was quite unprofessional from Alitalias side. I believe that Alitalia might delay flights regularly.


User currently offlineBa299 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

Aeroflot777,
I fly to MXP almost twice a month and I never had big troubles.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

Ba299,
you might fly but do you connect, connecting is aweful.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Ba299....even if it's AZ and not the government demanding that its competitors raise their fares, the reason to boycott AZ remains. If they can't compete, then it's time to close up shop.

User currently offlineAeroFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

I have a venetian friend. He suggests that u use CO

User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Bicoastal is totally right!

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