MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4073 times:
Hmmm, never tried CO's BussinessFirst product, so I can't compare. CX's Business is quite nice, although I've only flown their 744s in Business. The seats themselves seem similar in that they are both slanted flat seats. The CX seat is comfortable enough, allowing me to sleep for a few hours this past summer going to LAX. I'd imagine Continental's seat can do the same. Dunno about IFE though.
I'd imagine CO's flight time will be shorter, since they use 777 and the Airbus is a little slower. That said, the Airbus is noticeably less noisy.
I like CX's service better, so if the prices are similar and frequent flier program isn't a factor, I'd go with CX.
I'll be flying EWR-HKG two weeks from now, albeit in Y. I'll be writing up a trip report, so you can take a look if you are interested.
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4043 times:
That's a no brainer. Continental is inferior to CX in every aspect. I did fly CX in business from HKG to CDG, aswell as other intra Asian and intercontinental flights multiple times in economy, and Continental from BRU to EWR in BF. These 2 airlines just dont compare.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3938 times:
Damn! Tough choice. Personally I would like CX since they have a better product in Biz. BizFirst on CO is ok but CX is so much better. The problem for me though is I wouldn't get squat for mileage on CX while that one trip on CO would at least renew me as a Silver Medallion on DL and put me on the way to Gold or higher again.
Think of it this way...would you rather fly what has been given the "Best Airline in the World" tag or the one that is "#1 Out of Newark"?
[Edited 2005-12-14 07:06:33]
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