Raddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1641 times:
I've taken a UA 777 SFO-CDG. It isn't bad. You have a personal tv and food is good. The seats are ok, although I don't think all rows are equal. Some rows, particularly in the center section, are more cramped than others. So watch out. If you get a good row, the pitch (32") is decent.
I have no experience with either AOM or AF. But I don't imagine AF would be THAT much better than UA, so I guess you can determine whether the price differential is worth it.
You probably know this already but just to mention quickly...I hope you're using a good travel agent or a consolidator vs. booking direct with the airlines. The price differences can be extreme. I'm currently planning a trip to India and the differences between published fares and consolidator fares are approaching $1000. Anyway, sorry if I'm telling you something you already know. Hope you have a nice trip -- Paris is amazing.
Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
Yes i'm using a travel agent. The price difference between published fares and fares through the agent is approximately 200 dollars. For example, the published fare for Air France is $1100 and the travel agent can get it for $870. FYI, the price differential between AOM and Air France is less than a hundred bucks. (the AOM flight is $790) The question is, is Air France worth the extra 80 bucks per ticket?
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
I don't like AF very much as I bad experiences with an old B747-100 and their ground staff, but I know from different sources that AF's B777-200s are very well equipped, for example with a much better entertainment system than UA's B777s (more channels, games). AOM doesn't offer PTVs, so I would take AF and pay more.
But don't take AF's B744, they don't have PTVs.