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Which Airline Is Better For Longhaul Flights?  
User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Air Canada
United Airlines
Continental
Northwest

Thanks!
Tony

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User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

Nobody has been on any of these airlines?

User currently offlineEZYcrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

SQ on their new Flagship A340-500. I just read a feature in the new "Airways" mag and the new Y-cl and C-cl look superb!
They will use the aircraft for new nonstop services between SIN and the USA.


User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

Hmmm, I'd say it depends which aircraft you get on. Air Canada don't have PTV's in economy so if thats your bag then avoid them. Northwest DC10s are to be avoided but their A330s are great. Likewise United 777s are ok but their 767/747s less so. From your list I'd say Continental as you are pretty much guaranteed a new aircraft with PTVs (apart a very few thin routes operated by 757s) where as with the others you may get a dirty old aircraft.

It really depends what your criteria is. If you can get on an NW A330 then go for that, otherwise CO in my opinion.

But then again UA do have ch9 ATC ...



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User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Where are you going to and from? What class of service do you want to buy? Give us some details.


See you up front!
User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

I agree with AA757. I really depends on the class of service that you're flying. If you want to fly international First Class, I would use UA. Their international First is better than the Business only service of the others. If you're using Business class, then I think that CO has the best product. NW's Business is OK. I don't know about AC.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

I would third the vote for Continental. At the end of the day all carriers have good days and bad days, but based purely on aircraft, I would say that Continental is the best on that list.

Jeremy


User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

I have to fourth(?) the CO sentiment. Despite my preference for AA, if you are going business class, take CO across the pond. Their business first service is far better than most other carriers going across the Atlantic. If you are going to pony up big time, I would take AA's flagship first class service from LHR. It is one of the best in the air!


See you up front!
User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

If you're going to head accorss the pond in B-Class, consider VS's Upper Class. I think it's as good or better than CO's B-F Class, and will be better if you get the new rare Upper Class Suite.

User currently offlineLImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

i notice that you are from China, if you are from Shanghai going to USA then I would choose UA since they have a non-stop flight to SFO. From HKG-SFO, I would choose CX or SQ, HKG-LAX I would choose CX. If flying from Beijing-USA I would fly ANA. That's just to name a few...

User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

it depends on what you're after when you say 'best' for long haul travel, Tony. To be honest, the airlines you have selected are not known at all for their service, but if thats not an issue with you, then i'd pick whoever has PTVs on your sector or newer planes. I take it you're going to the US from China, in which case, you don't really have a choice to fly a non-US carrier-have you tried CX/SQ vis asia or VS via London? They are light years ahead of the ones you have listed. Really.


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