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NYC-HKG... CO Or CX?  
User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

I am going to Hong Kong in April 2006. I am flying from either EWR (CO) or JFK (CX). I would fly either BusinessFirst on the 772 (CO) or Business on the A346 (CX). Which would you choose and why?

Thanks in advance,
Joe

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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

i would fly CO flew on their 777 LGW-IAH wonderful service....... never tried CX tho


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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3101 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.


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3071 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.


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User currently offlineTPEcanuck From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Dude.

Listen to Manni on this one. There is no comparison! CX CX CX!


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

I agree with TPEcanuck and Manni  Smile Fly CX  Smile

CO is a good airline, but just don't compare to CX  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Are you serious?

CX by FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR. I fly CX despite not having status or need for oneWorld miles vs. my Platnium Elite with both NW and DL.

-A.



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

I've never flown either up front so I can't comment there...But from everything I've read, you can't go wrong either way.

You might want to fly CX for the opportunity to fly the A346...They probably won't be in CX's fleet for too much longer.


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I do wonder if price is a factor, then again, if you're booking in Y, perhaps not

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

CO's service is nice, but nothing special. I haven't flown CX, but I've heard it compared quite favorably (and many would say to the better) of MH, which I have flown a number of times.

If CX service is just equal to MH's business service, there's no comparison. CX would win hands down. And I understand the CX lounges for your return are outstanding!

Steve


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Quoting Sllevin (Reply 9):
If CX service is just equal to MH's business service, there's no comparison. CX would win hands down. And I understand the CX lounges for your return are outstanding!

That's true, forgot about the lounges. The Pier and The Wing win awards left and right for a reason.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2966 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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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):
he problem for me though is I wouldn't get squat for mileage on CX

Isn't it time you joined some FFP with Oneworld?  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 12):
Isn't it time you joined some FFP with Oneworld?

Only if Delta goes under. Until then I have no incentive to direct my travel to another carrier where I have to connect for every flight. Living in ATL I'm shackled with those golden handcuffs.



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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2933 times:

CX it is! Thanks guys- I had CX in the back of my mind the whole time. I just wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Quoting IslipWN (Reply 14):
CX it is! Thanks guys- I had CX in the back of my mind the whole time. I just wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision.

Have fun in HK  Smile


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