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User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I am booking a trip to ATH the end of Jan. I want to fly with a skyteam carrier and DL, AF and AZ are all about the same price. The flights would be DL BOS-JFK-ATH (CR9/767) ; AF BOS-CDG-ATH (343/320) or AZ BOS-FCO-ATH (332/321). Since the price of these three carriers are with in dollars of each other, which is the best to take in regards to comfort (seats), IFE, food and service. I have never flown international with any of them. I usually fly international with NWA/KLM and VS. I have heard negative things about alitalia's bos-fco service but i believe it is now operated by airone.

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User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Forgot to add I will be traveling in Y

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Avoid the Delta slaveship 767-300ER - no personal AVOD, no inseat power, etc.

FCO-BOS is now on an AirOne A330-200 - can't speak to their service, but I'd consider them or Air France over a Delta 767 on this route.

Any chance you could do BOS-AMS-ATH on Delta/KLM?


User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

The BOS-AMS-ATH flight on NWA/KLM was around $650 more than these three options. I have flown the BOS-AMS flight several times with NWA and it is an ok flight, I would take that if it was an option but it is a lot more.

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1828 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

I would chose AF with the A343. As said in reply 2, DL763 are not really fun in Y and you never know what could happen with AZ
The A343 are quiet, with a nice config in Y, PTV AVOD. AF service in Y is nice with free alcohol including champagne and the food is generally good


User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5665 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2793 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 4):
The A343 are quiet, with a nice config in Y, PTV AVOD. AF service in Y is nice with free alcohol including champagne and the food is generally good

....but the transit at CDG is a nightmare.  alert 


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22704 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2792 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 4):
The A343 are quiet, with a nice config in Y, PTV AVOD. AF service in Y is nice with free alcohol including champagne and the food is generally good

That's an excellent summary of the AF 343 experience, though the f/as aren't always the nicest. That said, FCO is sure to be a nicer transfer experience than CDG, and AF shorthaul versus AZ shorthaul is likely to be a wash - though AZ's green interiors are REALLY ugly. I might give AZ a slight edge simply because you'll be on longhaul more and shorthaul less since FCO is closer to ATH.



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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1828 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2787 times:



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 5):
....but the transit at CDG is a nightmare.

CDG is definitely not the best airport for connections but it's not anymore the nightmare that some people describe. Things have greatly improved these last years since the complete opening of 2E and the concentration of AF operations at 2F/2E/2C/2D


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22704 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2785 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 7):
Things have greatly improved these last years since the complete opening of 2E and the concentration of AF operations at 2F/2E/2C/2D

They have, although for those transiting to/from a Schengen flight, it makes little difference. The beneficiaries are really those who do not have to clear customs/immigration at CDG.



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