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Service To RIO (GIG) From TUL On CO?  
User currently offlineStock1985 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

I am going to Rio this summer and am in the process of booking a ticket from Tulsa to Rio on July 4 through August 13. I am a student and am going through STA Travel. The cheapest so far has been on Continental for about $850. I normally only fly American for all my air travel, but this fare on CO is about $300 cheaper. Should I give CO a try? Any ideas on cheap airfare? I know that AA has much more service to South America, and I could possibly fly on a 777 with AA which is always nice, and gain more AAdvantage Miles. I just can't seem to justify not trying Continental, feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

Try OKC or ICT instead.


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Continental are a fantastic airline, what are your reservations about flying them ?

J


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

I would say go with CO - who knows, they might surprise you and be better than AA. In any case, CO is a respectible airline, and if CO doesn't surpass AA, the experience will at least be equal.

User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

If you take CO you'll have to change planes in IAH and your flight to GIG it has an intermediate stop in GRU.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

You'll get a 767 from Houston down to Rio de Janerio. And from what I keep hearing they are among the nicest of international configured 767s flying these days. Plus in flight service on COs international runs is generally better than average.

I find it is funny that you are having a hard time justifying flying Continental. I would have a hard time justifying spending $300 more just for the privilage of flying American.



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

I know this feature has been hyped to death and some may say it's overrated, but unless you get a 777 to Brazil on AA, you won't have a PTV to pass the time. CO has it on all their 767s...



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

CO is certainly a good choice, with above-average service domestically and generally very good service on long-haul flights. Their 767-200s, which usually do the Brazil service, are very comfortable and well equipped with new look interiors and PTVs for everyone. Its a nice ride....enjoy it.

User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Stock1985 :
I know some travel agencies that are specialized in tickets to Brasil.
They work with AA, CO, RG and TAM ,
I just got a ticket from SAT to GRU in June for $745
I am not sure if I can post their web-sites here.
What you guys think?
Or if you e-mail me I can send you the web addresses.

Cheers e Ate mais



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Personally I think CO is slightly better than AA in economy. Their whole international fleet is quite new and, as someone pointed out, you are guaranteed to get a PTV on CO. Yes, I know PTVs are overhyped on this board, but on a long flight like that, it can really help pass the time!


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8269 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

A lot of us in TUL tend to be very supportive of AA because they have a huge maintenance base here with around 8,000 employees. This means that we have known someone working at AA for years and when we were in school (40+ years ago) some of our friends had parents working for AA. AA has been very good for TUL and we try to reciprocate that support.

In terms of your trip, keep checking the internet as things can change fairly often and you might be able to find a better deal on AA.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Ken777, I agree, that is a perfectly valid reason to choose an airline. I worked for AA briefly myself, and--all other things being equal--I still try to throw some business their way whenever I can. If I were in this situation, the $300 price difference would probably be the deciding factor, but it's certainly true that there are other factors to consider beyond price and PTVs.


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
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