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Should I Fly Continental Or Delta?  
User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7686 times:

I am planning on flying this March on either Continental or Delta from PHX-FLL. Having never been on either Continental or Delta I have no idea which is better. I will be flying coach. I like the aircraft used on Delta (763) and (764) over the (739) and (752) on Continental. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Ozzie

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User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7667 times:

Go Continental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Earned PPL June 26, 2007
User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7667 times:

CO is better than DL however it depends if you want to connect through IAH or ATL.

I would choose CO b/c of thier customer service and connecting through IAH is better than DL.

Just asking why not take America West or Southwest?


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7654 times:

I'd take the widebodies -- a better flight experience...

User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

America West and Southwest flights cost more than Delta or Continental!

User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7618 times:

I know I just found that out. Thanks


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3646 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

I would go with Delta.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7555 times:

CO!!!!!!!!!!!  Big thumbs up

Gordon Bethune will greet you and welcome you on the plane. Hand you his book, point out you are flying on a brand new plane. The service is great and I would choose them and I do.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

A great airline.


User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7550 times:

Heheheheh....CO all they way. CO the best. CO the only true 21st century air carrier

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7535 times:

Go with Continental. Given IAH's location, your trip should be shorter. Plus, service is better, the airline is run much better and more efficiently than Delta, and CO's hub at IAH is much better than Delta's ATL nightmare.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

Just out of curiosity, what exactly defines a "21st century air carrier" ?

Back to the question at hand....

Continental offers a better in flight product than Delta, but I always go with the wide bodies over the narrow bodies whenever possible, even if it is a domestic 763 with the old school movie screen and minimal overhead bin space, it puts a 73G/757 to shame!


Steve/NewOrleans


User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7489 times:

Even though it is a widebody I would still go with Continental, they are probably the Legacy leader in most fields at the moment.

-COTXDFW777AA



Texas- it's like a whole different country!
User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7471 times:

Heheheheh....CO all they way. CO the best. CO the only true 21st century air carrier

What? CO's flying ERJ IAH-NRT?

And does having more ERJ than mainline jets within your domestic system constitute a '21st century air carrier?'



User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7452 times:

"21st century air carrier"

To me a 21st century carrier is one that arrives on time 90% of the time, cares abouts its pax's, treats them like pax's and not a number (seat #), and above all provides 1st class service.


User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7440 times:

Definitely go with Delta! Delta's ATL hub is the busiest airport in the world, cool place to be. Also, flying a 767-300/400 beats a 737 anyday.

GO WITH DELTA!

Jeremy


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7437 times:

Cost of the ticket and shortest flight would be my choice, also since my past experiences on DL have been sketchy at best, I would have to say CO.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7436 times:

Come on now IP....IAH-NRT? Let's be realistic here!

IAH-HNL-GUM-NRT is more like it. Continental Express Micronesia Jet service. Popular with the elite flyer without question.  Smile All the amenities of Northwest's premier transpacific service and that great RJ comfort. Could it get any better?


Steve/NewOrleans


User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7435 times:

Ozzie,

I'd say it depends. Having flown on DL's 763 and 764 myself I'd take CO as I have never flown them before. However, if you haven't been on a 764 I highly recommend you take DL....this is a true 777-type aircraft, which is quite confortable and powerful. Legroom sucks but anyway....

Luis
YV136C



Proud to work for Embraer FLL!
User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7430 times:

To me a 21st century carrier is...

...one that arrives on time 90% of the time...

CO's January performance: 79.9%  Sad

...cares abouts its pax's reats them like pax's and not a number (seat #)
Crapinental could give two hoots about its passengers...

and above all provides 1st class service.
If RJ are your idea of First Class...

- - -

(waiting for artysman to flame me!!! bring it on!!!)


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2463 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

You might have a more comfortable flight on the 737-900 and 757-200 than you would on the DL 767s. The domestic DL 767 fleet aren't particularly comfortable, IMO, even in First, and CO will at least serve you something to eat more than likely.

IAH isn't that tough a place to connect at if you're staying with mainline, although the walk from the North Concourse to Terminal E is pretty long. Odds are you'll have about a 5-6 minute walk to whichever gate you're leaving out of, with a maximum of 10 minutes like I said if you're transferring from the North side of Terminal C to the South. Shouldn't be much of a problem, Terminal E at IAH is beautiful and has plenty of nice places to eat, shop, or hang out if you have an extended layover. The rest of CO's facilities at IAH are decent but certainly nothing to write home about.

ATL is a little tougher because it's so big, but the design is pretty easy to navigate. Familiarize yourself with its concourses before you land so you have an idea of where exactly to go to the next gate. No matter what gate you arrive/depart out of, the efficient layout of the place will keep your transfer never to more than 15 minutes. It's a pretty boring airport, however, concessions are virtually the same amongst the midfield concourses, but the International Terminal E on the south side is infinitely nicer than T/A/B/C/D. I don't fly out of there often, the only domestic flights I've taken out of that building are 777s to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO/FLL and some 767s to LAX/SFO.

Go Continental if you concerned with comfort and food, go DL if you like a widebody experience. As far as airports, it's a tossup, but if you are going to be using the lounges at either airport, I give CO's collection of 5 Presidents Clubs at IAH (emphasis on the Terminal E clubroom) the edge over DL's 5 or 6 CRC's at ATL. Come to think of it, I'd probably rather connect at IAH anyway purely from a geographical standpoint, but that decision is yours. Hope I could help.


User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7409 times:

Go with CO, you will have to connect in CLE or IAH, and they are not as busy as ATL.


Earned PPL June 26, 2007
User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7397 times:

IndustrialPate what is your problem? All you do is patronize others posts.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7377 times:

IndustrialPate what is your problem? All you do is patronize others posts.

Huh? I gave you my opinion... if you have a problem with me, take it here:
http://pub86.ezboard.com/fairwhinersfrm15.showMessage?topicID=563.topic


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17828 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7347 times:

Newsflash....if you're travelling economy, you'll likely notice no difference between the two, other than the aircraft.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

DL runs a pretty good operation out of ATL.. their coach product is pretty brutal though.

March is a pretty bumpy month for weather in Georgia.. You may be more likely to have weather delays in ATL as opposed a connection in IAH /w Continental.

It's probably going to make little difference as to which airline you take to be quite honest. I'd be more inclined to fly whichever carrier you see yourself flying the most in the future... For the sake of the FF miles.


25 Post contains images WGW2707 : Interesting question. I just flew CO LAX-CLE-BOS on Thursday and will fly home tomorrow on Delta. I'll have an answer for you tomorrow evening, if I c
26 Post contains images Cactus739 : I'm always intrigued when I see a post about "who should I fly". You get 15 posts saying option A and they all list the same reasons, then you get 15
27 Navairjax : Why not fly Frontier? But if you must choose between DL/CO I have had better experiences on Continental.
28 VC745D : Although my DL experience is out of JFK, which may not reflect the rest of its system, I'd say that DL is a sad product. Go CO, even with narrowbodies
29 Uaord : Did you look at prices into MIA and PBI?
30 Ozzie : For the dates I am going, CO is cheapest. I will most likely take them. FLL is closest to where I am going, and I believe the PBI flights were similar
31 Kiwiair727tpa : Go Delta, They are the best US Carrier by a long shot, I have never had a single problem with them. My experience with CO in TPA was a very bad one, T
32 COIAH99 : IndustrialPate... Since you know CO ontime performance for Jan. what are the figures for the other carriers. Just out of curiosity. I can't imagine an
33 Post contains images Thrust : CO Of course I have never flown on Delta However I have flown CO STL-IAH, and IAH-STL Good service!
34 BFR : Fly DL! I've been on their 763 and 764 and I'll take widebodies any day of the week!
35 Thrust : Describe to me, in depth, the quality of DL's service please. Want to know how they compare to AA or UA.
36 Deltabobo : Wait, I am surprised that no one mentioned this.......... Continental is partners with Delta
37 COIAH99 : Deltabobo Good advice. Take them both and decide yourself. Continental there and Delta back. You can decide then which you like better.
38 Uaord : Not sure if TED shows up on orbits or other travel web-sites however I would check out their prices they are running some great promotional, would cha
39 Drerx7 : Well--my completely biased opinion is to take Continental (hey I live in Houston). There service is superior to Delta. I use to fly Delta all of the t
40 JBLUA320 : Go CO!!!!! JBLU
41 Ramerinianair : Ozzie, I don't know your exact dates but from what I can see, CO has the cheaper fare; $245 rt. They also have a 1 stop flight, same plane don'[t have
42 Jumbojet : All airlines lose baggage, all airlines have delays, and as to which will lose your baggage and/or have delays that particular day you travel is anyon
43 Post contains links Cmckeithen : Huh? I gave you my opinion... if you have a problem with me, take it here: http://pub86.ezboard.com/fairwhinersfrm15.showMessage?topicID=563.topic I d
44 Rb211 : Before you get to heaven, you have to change planes in Atlanta!!
45 VC745D : CMcKeithen: If you're going to take up space on this forum with your continual displays of anger (which are so easy online) and your inability to acce
46 SJU767 : Go with Conti... IAH is better than ATL plus the service on-board is superior than any other US airline.
47 CODC10 : Jumbojet- CO's upgrade policy is FAR better, unlimited automatic upgrades space-available. I think you mixed the two programs up. Plus, their domestic
48 Cmckeithen : Inability to accept differences of opinion Your another one right next to IndustrialPate VC745D. It's yall that can't accept differences in others opi
49 ND : I would go with CO, I took Delta from BRU to ATL on a 767 Widebody and hated it, the service wasn't really good at all. I also did ATL to ORD and it w
50 Sushka : I would take Delta because I like Widebodies better. Delta 767s are usualy nice. I would also do it for the Skymiles.
51 Jumbojet : CODC10 Delta has the same upgrade policy, unlimited free upgrades for their 3 levels of medallion tiers based on availability. I do this all the time
52 Marcopolo747 : I've been flying from Brazil to many US destinations with Conti thru both hubs, IAH and EWR and it has lived to my expectations to a point the CO bec
53 Ramerinianair : SJU767, I agree that CO has the best service but DL's service would be for a flight over 3 hours and CO's service would be just snacks for their 2 fli
54 TYSGoVols : My answer to this question is going to be heavily biased and at least I am honest about that. I have never flown CO. I have however flown Delta many t
55 ERJ : "And does having more ERJ than mainline jets within your domestic system constitute a '21st century air carrier?'" Actually, yes it does. From a busin
56 Post contains images EMBTucano : I've used both of them many times. I would think twice because in the DL you would go on a wide-body, but CO has, by far, better service and most of t
57 Delta767300ER : Give Delta a shot! Their 767's are great! I would take a widebody over a narrowbody anyday! I have been on several transcons on DL 763's and I havent
58 VC745D : "Your another one right next to IndustrialPate VC745D. It's yall that can't accept differences in others opinions." Strangely, as far as the topic of
59 JetBluefan1 : Go CO. Definitely. Better customer service and newer planes. Also, in ATL you may have to go through several terminals to make a connection (I persona
60 Tommy767 : Even though the 767 is a great aircraft, Continental will have better service. Continental also has a newer fleet than delta.
61 Post contains images N323er : Which one of the two is cheaper RYAN AIRTRAN(BWIOPS)
62 Ozzie : The prices are about the same.
63 Blackbird615 : If your home town airline is cheaper consider supporting an airline you are more likely to fly in the future. Unlimited Delta upgrades can be a proble
64 AeroAussie : CO is far better than DL any day of the week. I am a silver elite with CO, and for good reason. They are simply better... better service, better aircr
65 Gomuppets : CO has bigger overhead bins in their aircraft (unless DL refit theirs in the past several years), and they seem to be more lax about breaking the lugg
66 Hamad : I have been faced with the same challenge last week when i was thinking of going to LAX last week. i have taken both airlines before, and i like them,
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