ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3335 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.
Benjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3292 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.
AA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3238 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!
LImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3068 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...
Qantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3032 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.