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Continental Or Us Airways Which Is Better And Why?  
User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Thanks for your comments

Tony


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

CO is much better. They serve a larger variety of nationwide destinations (as opposed to US's focus on the East) and more international routes. In addition, CO's aircraft are generally more comfortable and service is better. CO is also a better-run company, although US is making improvements.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2412 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

The only real aspect I find US to be better than CO in is international coach class on the A330, I took a leg LGW-PHL on one several years ago and was thoroughly impressed. There was a lot of legroom, good food, and great entertainment. I don't think that's changed with the reorganization. Their domestic First used to be very good as well, especially on transcons, but they've really cut back in the last year or so and now US isn't even an option for my business travel unless it is the only way to get where I'm going.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

Continental has a much more comprehensive nationwide route network. US Airways offers more Caribbean destinations, but Continental has a larger European network.

I've flown both carriers, and IMO, Continental has better onboard service. They still serve meals or snacks on most flights, while US Airways has no longer serves meals for free. They must be purchased, and this can only be done on flights of 700 miles or longer.


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

CO

Better route network, more options with domestic partners (though its UA and Star Alliance relationship are young), better global service.



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5571 times:

Definitely Continental. Much higher standard of plane interiors.

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5515 times:

my vote is to go CO.

User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5488 times:
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CO by a mile. For all the reasons listed by Ssides, CODC10, N670UW, B4real, Danny and Tan Flyr, but also because CO crew is much nicer...not grumpy.

User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

Defenetly CO, good customer service, nice FA, and best J class!

User currently offlineSkyTeamNo1 From Peru, joined Apr 2003, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

By far, Continental

a wide latin america network
great hubs
great service
and they're to go SkyTeam!


User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

Hey everyone, I'm having another poll, this ones bigger (ten North American Airlines). Please vote! Thank you! http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1166178


Tony


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

Definatly US Airways, i have had way too many bad experiences on CO.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

US Airways is certainly a much better airline today than it was, even just one year ago. I flew US repeatedly throughout the 1980's and 1990's (pre and post Piedmont/PSA mergers) and it was consistently awful in terms of service, punctuality, and routings, but somehow, it worked.

As far as overall service, my vote naturally goes to Continental. A much broader network, overall better product consistent across all aircraft (Envoy is great on the A330 but it sucks on the 767, whereas BusinessFirst is consistent on the 777, 767-400, -200, and 757.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

CO has an incredible frequent-flyer programme. As soon as you make a reservation, your OnePass number is entered into the system and if you are an Elite, you are automatically queued for an upgrade...no coupons, no calling 24/48/72 hours in advance as on DL. I have been just Gold on CO for 3 years, fly at least once a month and have sat in coach maybe four times. Their Y class catering is appalling (those meatloaf sandwiches heated in plastic bags!!!), but F is very good, and I have found the crews invariably happier, kinder and friendlier than on DL or UA. One sour note is they don't use widebodies for as many flights as DL does; I have been on far more 75s and 73s than I would like. But overall we have found them far superior to Delta, to whom we were loyal for years.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

CO on Frank Lorenzo's worst day was better than Allegheny will ever be.

The preceding post is in memory of Piedmont and PSA.


User currently offlineSteede From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5073 times:

I agree that Continental is better, but living in the D.C. area I've gotten to fly a little bit on US Airways and must say they have gotten better. They still fly some old ratty 737s, but their 319s/320s are nice, and I even got one of their shiny 757s from BWI to Charlotte which was a treat. I also like their ala' carte menu. I had a muffalatta sandwich with all the fixins' that could almost rival anything you would get in the Big Easy. I don't fly Continental as much as I used to for the simple reason that unless I'm going to the Southwest and am changing planes in Houston there really is no reason for me to fly them, and even then I'm going to try and get on America West or Southwest since they offer non-stop service out of all three D.C. area airports.

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