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CO, AA, DL Or AC On London-Puerto Vallarta?  
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5127 times:

I am planning a trip to PVR (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) this winter, I have a choice of AA, CO or AC to fly from London to PVR:

Continental Airlines
LGW-IAH 772
IAH-PVR ERJ/753/738/739

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American Airlines
LGW-DFW 772/763
DFW-PVR MD82
or
LHR-ORD 772
ORD-PVR MD82

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Air Canada
LHR-YYZ 333/343/763
YYZ-PVR 319

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Delta Air Lines
LGW-ATL 772/763
ATL-PVR ???

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Which airline provides the best service on these routes?

I have flown on AA and CO before, both flights were excellent!

Which is the easiest and best airport to transfer at?

Which aircraft on the LON-US/CANADA route provides the best economy class?

Is the CO or AA 777's better?

Thanks

Rob!  Smile

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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5112 times:

Well...first ask yourself, do you have a US Visa, is it always easy for you when you transfer in the US or has it been a hassle in past years...do you wanna possibly get treated like crap by immigration officer, do you have passport/born in a country the US is not a big fan of?

Sorry I know they are kinda personal questions, but it is why a lot of people are thinking twice before conneting throguh the US, and instead do it throguh Mexico/Canada



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
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My vote is for Continental, without a doubt. Good service, nice airplanes both internationally and domestically.

Go CO

JBLU


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

If you want to void US hassle stuff then take AC you don't need to worry about that in Canada

User currently offlineCO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

I have been on all and I would have to say CO. Great service and great aircraft. I hope you have a visa and don't mind a rude immigration Officer, but that is only 5 mins of your trip. If you plan on doing this route next year I would fly AC cause they are putting tv's in the back of all their planes

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Can't help you on airlines, I flew AS non-stop from SEA-PVR and back on a 734 and 73G. But a word of advice. If you want a good restaurant that is cheap by comparision to the others, find Victor's place. It is located in Marina Vallarta (the touristy area where all the hotels are). It's located actually at the Marina where all the boats are, so just a few blocks inland from the beach. It's one of those places located on the boardwalk surrounding the Marina.

Anyway, the food is great. The drinks are solid. And it is a FRACTION of the cost of the surrounding places. It's (pricewise) on-par with the places in Old (Downtown) Vallarta. Seriously. Lunch or dinner is about 40-45 pesos, breakfast is about 35 pesos. Cervezas (Pacifico) are only 10 pesos, and every drink you order comes with a free shot of the house tequila. A shot and a beer for only a buck! It's complete crap tequila, but when it's free, who's to complain? So you figure dinner and 4, 5, or 6 rounds of drinks; you're fed and drunk for less then 100 pesos ($10)! You can't beat that anywhere...

As far as hotels go, we stayed at the Marriott Casa Magna, which was pretty nice; though you can get more value for your dollar. My brother and his (now) wife stayed at the Mayan Palace and got a 2-room suite for the same price as our standard room at the Marriott. Plus their pool facilities and whatnot were way better.

If you have any other questions about Puerto Vallarta, let me know and I'll be more then happy to help however I can. PVR is by far my favorite city in Mexico! Though the airport itself is crap...

[Edited 2005-10-19 18:46:05]

User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

If Price were no issue I would go with the following route!

Itinerary Details
------------------------------------------------------------

Depart: LGW - London, EN, United Kingdom (Gatwick)
Arrive: PVR - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Ordaz)
Via: DFW - Dallas, TX, United States (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Leg 1:
Depart: LGW 10:40a Terminal: N
Arrive: DFW 2:30p Terminal: D
Flight: BA 2193 - British Airways
777 - Boeing 777 Passenger
Operating Carrier: British Airways
Connecting flight leaves in 1 hours 15 minutes

Leg 2:
Depart: DFW 3:45p
Arrive: PVR 6:18p
Flight: AA 801 - American Airlines
M80 - Boeing (Douglas) MD-80
Operating Carrier: American Airlines
Total Duration: 13 hours 38 minutes


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