Ozzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7798 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.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7647 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.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7630 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!
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7548 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. All the amenities of Northwest's premier transpacific service and that great RJ comfort. Could it get any better?
YV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7547 times:
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....
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7528 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.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1081 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7439 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.
: 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
: 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
: Why not fly Frontier? But if you must choose between DL/CO I have had better experiences on Continental.
: 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
: Did you look at prices into MIA and PBI?
: 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
: 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
: 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
: CO Of course I have never flown on Delta However I have flown CO STL-IAH, and IAH-STL Good service!
: Fly DL! I've been on their 763 and 764 and I'll take widebodies any day of the week!
: Describe to me, in depth, the quality of DL's service please. Want to know how they compare to AA or UA.
: Wait, I am surprised that no one mentioned this.......... Continental is partners with Delta
: Deltabobo Good advice. Take them both and decide yourself. Continental there and Delta back. You can decide then which you like better.
: 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
: 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