Which choice looks to be the best? I'm tempted to fly CO because of the 764 and the good service and IFE. UA is also tempting with the chance to fly an MD11. They have IFE, but how good is it on the 763? AA's 777 are really nice, but the 767 lacks IFE and isn't nearly as nice as the 777 or 764. DL looks to be the looser with the lack of IFE and the usual 763.
Also, how much would the EZE-GIG flight be? Where should I look? Expedia returned about $370 for one way, which makes CO a bit pricey.
WhiskeyHotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7287 times:
If it's next June, bear in mind that by then CO will have started its IAH-EZE nonstop service. CO service to EZE is all but a foregone conclusion...DOT approval is tentatively granted, allowing for objections from competing carriers (DL...not gonna happen, as DL is in BK and proposing a JFK-EZE route already served by other carriers and IAH-EZE is a new route). Once this new CO route is launched, expect a fare sale which should reduce prices to EZE on all carriers flying there. CO will be serving the route with a 767-200, which has the wicked mini-cabin from rows 16-18 in Y. If you snag a seat in row 16, bulkhead cutouts allow for extra legroom, and the intimacy of service in that mini-cabin makes it feel like a premium economy experience. If I were you, I would wait until the CO route is formally announced (probably NOV or DEC) and book at the corresponding new route fare sale prices.
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7290 times:
Well I have flown AA to South America before and found them to be good and bad. Flew MIA-GIG on 777 which was excellent, good IFE, good service, good all round. But then flew LPB-MIA-JFK on 757 and A300. 757 was alright, service was fine but IFE was not the best and flight was also delayed by 2 hours which meant we missed our JFK connection and were told we would have to wait til the following day for a flight, not impressed! The A300 was ok though but no IFE but it was pretty comportable.
As for EZE-GIG. I flew it with Varig on 737 and it was ok, nothing special, no IFE and not particularly comportable seats, think it was about $250. Also flew GRU-EZE with BA which could be an option for you. You get to fly a 744 with excellent IFE, food and very friendly crew. Not sure of price though, I had a RTW ticket! Hope this helps
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
It's not hope - it's a fact. However, until the DOT issues the final certificate, CO isn't allowed to sell any tickets as technically, they don't have the route authority yet. Wait it out - you'll be kicking yourself when you're on your second connection, sick of traveling, and you could have made one easy stop in IAH instead.
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7251 times:
Book UA, minus the 757 and Airbus, you will get PTV on every flight, including the 767, whose PTV is the same as the 777, with about 10 channels or so, about 5-6 movies on a cycle and the others TV programming. Also their service isn't any better or worse than the others and their meals are quite nice.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7230 times:
I would definetly choose AA because their 777 is really good and has PTV plus I have always flown them and they have a good service
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