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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

I may fly CDG-LAX this summer and I am really afraid because of turbulences...Are turbulences very frequent on this route?
thanks


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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Not really, i wouldn't worry about it... you will probably get a 777 or 747

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

My travel agent told me that there was 2 solutions:
_AF:non stop flight(777)
_CO:stop in Houston(757 then 777)

which one is better in term of comfort and in term of turbulences?



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 2):
_AF:non stop flight(777)

The bigger the plane the smaller the effects of any turbulances will be.

A flight via IAH will require a much longer time to be airborne, thus increasing the chance ti hit turbulances.
Plus on the flight via IAH you'll fly a good portion across the southern parts of the North American Continent, which depending on general weather situation might get a number of high winds / thunderstorms.

LY777,
when will your flight be ? Still during the hurricaine season (effectively lasting until end of November each year) ? If so, I would recommend to get that AF nonstop flight CDG-LAX and try to reserve a seat in the very middle of the a/c: The Center of Gravity of the a/c will be the part that gets the least motion during flight. Avoid to sit in the aft of the cabin !
-HT



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

my flight will be in August


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User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

I think the trip will be easy compared to the airport (LAX).


I'd take the 777 all the way.


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

what about making a stop in New York?Are there a lot of chance to hit turbulences during LAX-NY?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 6):
what about making a stop in New York?Are there a lot of chance to hit turbulences during LAX-NY?

Face it: Any stop you add enroute to LAX will get you off the direct flight line, thus adding several hours of flying time. Is that really what you want ?

CDG - LAX : 11h 30min
CDG - JFK - LAX: 7h 50min + 5h 50min = 13h 40 min

That's more than 2 extra hours plus one landing and takeoff each.
And it is during descend and climb out = being at a lower altitute than 30 000ft where turbulances occur more often.

So if your major concern is "turbulances", you should skip any additional intermediary stops !
-HT



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 2):
My travel agent told me that there was 2 solutions:
_AF:non stop flight(777)
_CO:stop in Houston(7

There are many, many more options. What class of service are you flying?

If you are in economy, I would fly CDG-LHR on BMI, then LHR-LAX on NZ. NZ has aple leg room in Y.

But truth is, the sky is the limit on flight combinations.



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

NZ has flights between LHR and LAX?What is the type used?Any PTVs?


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
NZ has flights between LHR and LAX?What is the type used?Any PTVs?

747-400. I believe there are PTV's, but others can verify.



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User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Flew into LAX a few years ago on the same route you are flying (CDG-LAX). We were on a 744 and we had no turbulence at all. I think cruising at higher altitutes decreases the chance of heavy turbulence so you should be ok...enjoy your flight.  Smile

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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

during LAX-CDG, what is the route taken by the a/c?


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 12):
during LAX-CDG, what is the route taken by the a/c?

Use the great circle mapper for an estimate.

You might experience turbulence as you cross over the Rocky Mountains but other than that you should be fine. You might want to attend some sort of class on flying if you are so worried about turbulence. Think of the thousands upon thousands of flights each day where they may experience turbulence but everything just works out fine. You'll be ok if you relax about it.



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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

CDG-Lax will flight over icland and Groenland over Canada until Alberta than straight down to LAX...

Take the nonstop flight by AF


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 13):
Quoting LY777 (Reply 12):during LAX-CDG, what is the route taken by the a/c?
Use the great circle mapper for an estimate.

Just in case you cannot find the link, goto the famous http://gc.kls2.com

The path displayed will be the shortest distance, however actual flight pathswill deviate from that path quite alot, as at least the following factors will have to be considered in flight planning:
- traffic situation
- point of clearance for the atlantic crossing
- general winds
- local winds

Especially the winds will play a major factor. ON the westbound flight expect to fly north of the projected path (at least for the atlantic crossing and over Canada). The furthest nortwest I ever reached on a flight from FRA/MUC/AMS to LAX was passing over YYC and the on to Lake Tahoe.

On the flight LAX-CDG expect to fly south of the projected path, flying over LAS, DEN (or north of it) and probably MSP, getting wet feet off Nova Scotia.
-HT



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

No, even though I am afraid, I want to go there.


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 16):

Just a friendly reminder: no need to scream - and btw one rule on A.net is "Do not write your posts all CAPS"
-HT



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

My sister is now in NY and may join me in LA.Which airline is the better for NY/LAX?She is also afraid of turbulences.Will she hit severe turbulence in August?


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4834 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
NZ has flights between LHR and LAX?What is the type used?Any PTVs?



Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 10):
747-400. I believe there are PTV's, but others can verify.

NZ flies 744 with 34" seat pitch and brand new interiors (777 style bins etc). Very very nice cabins. They have AVOD IFE with large TFT LCD screens.
This flight will be changed to 772ER (brand new) with the same interiors except 32" seat pitch (but wider seats) for quieter times of the year as NZ is starting up a 2nd daily LHR flight (via HKG) to AKL.
Business Premier on NZ has the VS style herring bone lie flat beds under license from VS but with a few small improvements. Premium Economy (Y+) is also offered on the upper deck (and soon to be expanded to 8 seats behind Business) that have larger seats than Y with good foot rests and more seat pitch as well as premium checkin and primium wines and beverage selection.
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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 18):
NY/LAX?She is also afraid of turbulences.Will she hit severe turbulence in August?

The answer for this sector is almost as like for the IAH-stop (see reply #3).
August is well within hurricaine-season and should one of these be on its way across Southern-U.S. the effects might be feelable in terms of strong winds, but not necessarily turbulances.
To minimize inconvenience for your sister, she should look into a non-stop flight from NYC to LAX - or use nearby less-busy SNA/BUR/ONT as alternatives on B6 out of JFK.
-HT

EDIT: Get her onto a morning flight out of JFK = when winds usually are calm; thunderstorms tend to build up during the course of the day and so she will be back on "terra firma" by then.
-HT

[Edited 2006-07-20 12:47:12]


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 18):
Which airline is the better for NY/LAX?

I can think of Delta, JetBlue, Continental, and American should all have non-stops from either JFK or EWR to the LA area.

As with my other post she would most likely encounter some chop as she crossed over the Rockies but any other instances depend upon the weather that day, jet stream location, and whether or not a hurricane is stalking the southern coast.

Just do what I do when turbulence hits. Hold the armrest a little bit tighter and remember the safety record of the airlines and how they are much safer than driving. You'll be just fine and at your location in no time.



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

I will fly a 772 on both ways.My seat will be 38 and 41, the last row is 4, ie I will be at the very back of the a/c, and so lots of turbulences worried 


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 22):
I will fly a 772 on both ways.My seat will be 38 and 41, the last row is 4, ie I will be at the very back of the a/c, and so lots of turbulences

If you cannot get better seats upfront, try to show up early for check-in, tell the counter-staff about your unease with turbulances and let them check if they can assign you to a more centrally located seat.

Hopefully you will end up with two smooth flights !
-HT



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

yes, but we are 4 people and we don't want to be far from each other


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25 LY777 : Th last row is 48, so I will be 7 to 10 rows from the last row.Will it be very noisy?
26 DeltaGator : Last time I checked the whole plane shakes during turbulence and not just parts of it. You really need to confront your fear and have faith in the sa
27 LY777 : Any experience on AF 772?Thanks for sharing
28 Post contains images Jkw777 : Scared of turbulence? Man that's the best part of flying. Especially on such a long route!!! I'd prefer a butt load of turbulence outbound on a LHR-LA
29 HT : Flew on a AF772 ATL - CDG in December, but that was in C-class (business trip). Flight was very smooth. -HT
30 Post contains links and images Alaskaqantas : yes there are, like Zkpilot said, they have new seats with AVOD in every seat! Air NZ: View Large View MediumPhoto © Brendan Vanderwerf this is
31 LY777 : How is the interior of AF772s compared to LY772s?
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