Lxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6350 times:
Probably some friends of mine and I will have a trip into USA the next summer!! We are thinking an itinerant holiday (I wish to see many american cities).... What do you think being the best carrier to USA?(only about direct flight from Italy); the best in all sides (cleanliness , catering , connections in the american Hubs , F/A courtesy, comforts on aboard and other parameters....)
Oneworldman From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 190 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6205 times:
I say American Airlines
American has direct service from FCO (AA 111/110) to Chicago, which I personally think is a much nicer not to mention bigger city than Atlanta. Not to mention the fact that AA has a flight to and from NYC practically every hour form Chicago, (and we all know that New York is the greatest city on Earth). Or you could just fly directly to NYC and forget all the rest.
Caymanair From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6112 times:
I'd say Delta also. Atlanta (IMO) is the best place to connect to basically everywhere in the US (considering your options) maybe you shouldn't book all your fligths yet. Book the section to ATL and back, and book sections of your travel at different times. You can try out more airlines, and with Air Tran and Jet Blue around, possibly cheaper!
Lxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5991 times:
Hi guys , thanks to everyone;I don't know exactly where we'll arrive and which cities we'll visit ;but I think that our departing city will be at 80% Rome because my group comes from every part of Italy (from North to South) and also in order to choose between a lot of alternatives to USA in terms of carriers!
So from what I've read probably the better choices are AA or CO!!
I heard in Italy that DL is the one of the worst american airlines on atlantic service,(also if it's the most deep-rooted on european market!)but at the same time it seems very nice on internal flights ,is it true?
and how is the NW 333 on CO / LIRF), Italy">FCO/DTW? is Detroit a good american hub? is it a good alternative where starting american holidays?
Dalflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5868 times:
I can tell you that Delta has an awesome international service although I haven't flown on the European flights yet (I've only flown on Delta's Latin American flights.). Yeah, I know you have to pay for the alcohol, but overall their international service is great.
If Rome is your departure point, then you can fly to Atlanta, New York, or Cincinnati on Delta. All three cities can connect you to almost anywhere you want.
Well, take care.
Usair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5859 times:
LX I say go with US Airways. I flew on US Airways A330 from PHL to SJU and it was the best flight I ever had. The service is great and you'll enjoy the VOD. Also the seating was very comfortable considering the fact that it was Economy!
MY7E7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5467 times:
I don't work for an airline and am not bias I think it's a matter of where in the US you want to vacation. If you fly a euro carrier (besides AZ) you may need to connect twice to get to your final destination. I would definately avoid that and take a US carrier. CO, DL, UA, AA they are all good alternatives. I always had good service on DL from ZRH-ATL. I've flown UA several times to IAD. CO is very good too to EWR. I'm not an AA flyer, but the three gateways I mentioned all offer good connections to where you will need to go.
I'm not always right but that's no reason to insult me
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5461 times:
Best European route network, best schedule, best hubs, best connections in the US, great maintenance, good fleet, wonderful and professional F/A´s overall just a very professional and great carrier!
All other US carriers are ok as well and I would take them in the following order:
I would prefer a US carrier over any European airline, because I think they´re just much more professional and the F/A´s just have a lot more personality and seem to be more passioned and skilled!!!
They sometimes might be old, but F/A´s at European carriers just can´t beat them in kindness and professionalism!!!
Kevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5380 times:
Well I think that you should fly American Airlines. I happen to love AA and you may get a 777 but most likely a 767-300ER will take you to the US. Well, whatever airline that you choose have a great trip. However, you should look in to Lufthansa and connect in AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and that WOULD BE BETTER THAN AA to tell you the truth.
: My first choice would be to do a combination of AZ & DL. Maybe you can fly AZ to BOS (for example), then visit all the cities you want in the States a
: I would go UAL, nothing special about European carriers and UAL is one of the best US fliers. we fly more domestic widebodies than any other, 777's an
: Honestly, if you are going to take a US carrier Delta would be the choice. From Rome you can go nonstop on Delta to: JFK, ATL, CVG. If New York is you
: Depends a lot on where you want to go in the U.S. But I'd definitely recommend Scandinavian, as they have flights to New York, Chicago and Seattle and
: I'd Say if your coming here for the first time fly Alitalia direct to the Nations Capital...Washington D.C. and check it out. Just My 2 Cents FlyIGuy
: Forgot to mention it's United's and Independence Air's hub. If you wish to go to east coast cities for cheap prices fly Independence, but if you wish
: If you wish to travel on a US carrier I would recommend Continental. The Newark hub is really very good. There are easy and inexpensive ways to get to