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Transatlantic To North Carolina, Possibilities?  
User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Hey can you guys help me out ?

I am going to study abroad for one semester at UNC beginning in August 2006 until mid December 2006, so I am looking for different possibilities that I have regarding flights. My departure airport is CPH and my destination is one of NCs airports (not yet decided campus) but we can assume CLT as my destination airport.
My budget is not that big so Y is my class of travel. My priorities when choosing airline are:
1: LEGROOOOOOOOM
2: PTV
3: AIRCRAFT

I have found:
LH CPH-MUC-CLT on A343 without PTV, about 800€
DL CPH-ATL-CLT on B763 without PTV, about 700€

niether of these have PTV nor is the aircraft attractive (no offense, I love all aircraft but I would prefere one that I have not already flown) and they are both pretty expensive...

What other options are there guy's ? Plz help me out !! (I am Ivory member of all three alliances)

Thanks in advance!

Best regards


I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I looked up NW/KLM on Aug 15-Dec-15 and got a price for 1200 USD, which is about 1000 euros.

The routing would be CPH-AMS-DTW-CLT 737 A330 DC-9-30

and CLT-DTW-AMS-CPH AvroRJ-85 A330 737

The A330 transatlantic legs on NW have PTV's and powerports, and the A330 fleet is all very new.

I live in the Piedmont Triad ( INT and GSO to be exact). I think you will really like it here in North Carolina.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6752 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I'm sure there are many codeshares.. or you can fly Oneworld BA:AA CPH-LGW-RDU.. RDU is less than 15 miles from UNC (my alma mater). And you get the chance to fly AA 777.

But for the most part, any kind of codeshare would let you fly into RDU as most US major airlines fly into RDU. Swiss to EWR.. then CO to RDU.. Swiss to ORD, then AA or UA to RDU.

I cant' see very many of these flights cost over $1000 USD.. Just checking on Travelocity for flights between today and August.. Flights range between $630-770 USD on AA, Icelandair, DL, BA, CO..

Anyway.. best of luck.



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

SK and UA thru ORD and IAD. Is about the only other option I can think of.


Sean from MCO and SDF



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6752 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

BTW.. which UNC are you going to?

UNC-Charlotte
UNC-Asheville
UNC-Pembroke
UNC-Chapel Hill (go Heels!)
UNC-Greensboro
UNC-Wilmington

or one of the Non-UNC named schools? ECU (Greenville), ASU (Boone), FSU (Fayetteville), NCA&T (Durham), ECSU (Elizabeth City), WSSU (Winston Salem), WCU (Cullowee), NCCU (Durham), NCSU (Raleigh)?



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3275 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Well, AA has a nonstop LGW-RDU, and the drive from RDU to Charlotte can't be much more than 2 or 3 hours. I know I remember seeing that becoming a 763, but the AA timetable is showing it as a 777, so thats something to look into.

if you go to aa.com, it looks like the outbound is a 777, but that is from LGW, and BA has no CPH-LGW connections, only LHR. You could fly through JFK on the return, through LHR, or perhaps both, requiring a connection in both LHR and JFK, but you get the 777 across the pond both ways. The RDU-LGW flight does become a 763 in the off-season next year, as well. I'd say you best bet going to CLT, though, is probably through ORD, because thats the only flight you can get a 777 on AA.

Feel free to ask any more questions if you want. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

What does Ivory translate into for the alliances? USAirways has CLT-Europe flights. I believe their 330's have PTV's.

If you are in the mood to be adventurous, I would fly from NC to JFK then onto FRA and up to CPH. Take SQ JFK-FRA!



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User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Thank you guy's for your help, I will now look at these options... I hope I can get a good deal soon!

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 4):
BTW.. which UNC are you going to?

I don't know yet, it is an exchange semester so I have chosen five "campuses" but I will get one of them.

I have chosen:
UNC- Chapel Hill
UNC- Charlotte
UNC- Greensboro
-----------------
Eastern Carolina University
Western Carolina University

I hope to get Chapel Hill ! But I am glad to get any !

Are you in some of those?

Best regards



I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

I attend Wake Forest, in Winston Salem, which is not too far from UNC-Greensboro.

Western Carolina is nestled in a valley in the mountains... It is a beautiful campus in a beautiful place.

I think you will be happy at any of the schools (ehh.. maybe not so much Eastern  Smile )



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6752 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

you best choices..

for UNC-Charlotte, ECU, and Western Carolina, flying into CLT would make the most sense.. and I would try either LH through Munich, or US.

for UNC-Greensboro.. you could go through JFK or ORD or CLT or EWR and then fly into GSO.. 2 leg trip probably..

For UNC-Chapel Hill, try for the LGW-RDU flight. I hope u get to UNC too.. you can check out my old stomping ground.. and like I said.. CPH-RDU is between $660-770 USD.. so you can't beat that!



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 8):
I think you will be happy at any of the schools (ehh.. maybe not so much Eastern )

Why's that ?

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
CPH-RDU is between $660-770 USD.. so you can't beat that!

Sounds good, but there is only CPH-LHR no CPH-LGW how to solve this in that case ?

Best regards



I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Well, you are flying into North Carolina, so a logical choice would be US Airways. They currently have LGW flight with an A330, which have PTV's in it. They are usually one of the cheapest across the pond too.

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6752 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Ahh well.. SAS CPH-ORD-RDU.. get to do the E70 ORD-RDU

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 11):
Well, you are flying into North Carolina, so a logical choice would be US Airways. They currently have LGW flight with an A330, which have PTV's in it. They are usually one of the cheapest across the pond too.

Hmm.. I checked Travelocity.. US was not in the low choice category. Though it is cheaper than flying into RDU ($422-681 compared to $620-771), the lowest choices was AA, DL, CO, Icelandair, and LH (whom was the most expensive). US was not even shown as an option.

But should he be going to the great University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.. it would only make more sense to fly into RDU.



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

I wouldn't say Greenville, NC (ECU) is a bad place. You'll find a lot of southern culture there, and are reasonably close to the coast.

However, as far as cosmopolitain atmosphere, it is well behind RDU, GSO, and CLT.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26354 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting JMJAirways (Reply 10):
Sounds good, but there is only CPH-LHR no CPH-LGW how to solve this in that case ?

National Express Bus. All flights from London into CLT or RDU go from LGW.



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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

For convenient arrivals, legroom and PTV, US Airways to CLT is the top choice, codesharing with SAS. The transfer would be in FRA.

User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Hey guy's

When I for sure know which University i am going to i than can consider buying a ticket, for now it is to early as I still don't know the exact airport!

Thanks for your help!

Best regards



I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlinePGV From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 13):
I wouldn't say Greenville, NC (ECU) is a bad place. You'll find a lot of southern culture there, and are reasonably close to the coast.

Quite the busy place it's getting to be over here on this side of the Tarheel! We aint no RDU or CLT but it'll cost you a lot less to live in the Greenville area. The only thing other parts of the state have over the town is a few big shopping malls and some bad traffic jams. And six flights to CLT on one of Piedmont's lovely DH8B (you just haven't experienced regional flying until spending 55 minutes on the 757 of props!).



"To hell with a Ferrari...give me a Super 70!"
User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

UNC-Charlotte sucks. I have heard this from many people that come from/live in Charlotte.
UNC-Greensboro is supposed to be alright. A good friend goes there, he seems to enjoy it. He's a frat boy though.
UNC-Asheville is a laid-back place. That's where I go.
UNC-CH is a pretty nice place. Pretty big. The school basically owns the town. That's where I grew up.


User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1455 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting JMJAirways (Thread starter):
I am going to study abroad for one semester at UNC beginning in August 2006 until mid December 2006, so I am looking for different possibilities that I have regarding flights.

Only a geographically declined prospective UNC-CH student would think of flying into CLT! It's 150 miles from Chapel Hill. Sorry, had to have that jib. As far as best schools, I would look at best areas. If I had it to do over, I'd chose in this order: UNCW (Wilmington), NCSU (Raleigh), UNCC (Charlotte), ASU (Boone) or ECU (Greenville). All are state schools. Jesse Helms once said, "Why do we need a Zoo in NC, just build a fence around Chapel Hill!" I am of the same opinion.

The CPH-IAD-RDU routing on SK/UA is quite popular. SAS Corp. moves many of its people back and forth on this routing.



Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

I go to Queens University (small liberal arts college just off downtown Charlotte), and know quite a few people who go to UNC Charlotte and like it, the political science and biology departments have great reputations (from what I've heard at least). I use CLT for flying home to Hartford, or anywhere else for that matter, and fly US Airways most of the time.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6752 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 19):
Jesse Helms once said, "Why do we need a Zoo in NC, just build a fence around Chapel Hill!" I am of the same opinion.

Ohh.. first mistake.. never quote Jesse Helms. Blah..

second mistake.. don't hate Chapel Hill because it constitutes hgher education values.. I almost hate to think what school your loyalty lies but whether it is 15 miles away or 20.. neither of them are worth their merit in anything..

third mistake.. never quote Jesse Helms..



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1455 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 21):
Ohh.. first mistake.. never quote Jesse Helms. Blah..

second mistake.. don't hate Chapel Hill because it constitutes hgher education values.. I almost hate to think what school your loyalty lies but whether it is 15 miles away or 20.. neither of them are worth their merit in anything..

third mistake.. never quote Jesse Helms..

I think you have just proven my point about CH. Jesse Helms was the biggest NC supporter of the 20th century. Love him or hate him, one can't discount what he has done for our state.

"higher education values"... if you want a degree in 18th century French Poetry.  Smile



Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
User currently offlineSparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2398 times:

You should go to UNC-Chapel Hill, and fly to RDU.

This university out of all the others has more to offer if you're into meeting lots of new people. There is more student life there because of the large student population, which rivals a small town in itself. There are more student facilities and more nightlife, and should Chapel Hill become too small you can always explore Duke University and NC State, two other excellent universities nearby. None of the other UNCs can compare to all that UNC-Chapel Hill and its surroundings offer.

Asheville? If you are a ski nut, then go here.
Charlotte? You'll be bored, unless you like banks or trucks.
Greensboro? You'll be bored.

I've lived in 3 out of 4 of these places and went to school near UNC-Chapel Hill, so I'm not just whistling Dixie!

SparkingWave ~~~



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User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting JMJAirways (Reply 16):
When I for sure know which University i am going to i than can consider buying a ticket, for now it is to early as I still don't know the exact airport!

JMJ, what is your field of study? What you are trying to get a degree in really makes a difference in which UNC Campus I would recommend to you.


25 JMJAirways : WoW thank you guys for your opinions! The thing is I can not choose, I can only pick 5 campuses and hope to get my first choice! ( see list in first p
26 Cltguy : Well in that case both the business schools at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Charlotte are both excellent. I can't really speak for any of the other schools
27 Cltguy : For UNC-Chapel Hill go to RDU airport For UNC-Charlotte go to CLT airport For UNC-Greensboro go to GSO airport For East Carolina University go to PGV
28 Amhilde : JMJ- Are you currently at Lund or another school in the Skane region? As for getting to LGW- take Sterlingblue out of CPH- they have pretty good fligh
29 Post contains images JMJAirways : So I have heard, It's why I hope to get one of them! I live in Malmo Skane studying currently at Kristianstad University... Have you been to Lund? Ho
30 JMJAirways : Hello Does anybody know the seatpich on AA, DL, US, LH, CO, BA ? Still DL has the lowest price, about 875 US dollars CPH-CLT and CPH-RDU both connecti
31 Icelandair : Connection trough ATL ist hell IMHO. US does have the best seat pitch on trransatlantic. AA is also quite comfortable. US offers PTV on its A330, so d
32 JMJAirways : I don't prefer DL but the LGW-RDU fares with AA are just to high over 1000US dollars + I'll have to pay 100US dollars for CPH-LGW on Stearling in tot
33 ERJ170 : when is the time frame for the trip?
34 JMJAirways : Mid August (10th - 20th) to mid December (12th - 25th) Sometimes around these dates... Best regards
35 Post contains images Cltguy : JMJ, You can fly LH to CLT via MUC. The CLT-MUC flight is on a A343. That plane doesn't have seatback IFE, however it does have onboard highspeed wire
36 JMJAirways : sounds good indeed ! What do they charge for this service ? As I said before LH and DL are the two top so far ! Best regards
37 Post contains links Cltguy : JMJ, They have a LH FlyNet portal that is free. 1 hour - $9.95 2 hours- $14.95 3 hours- $17.95 Whole Flight- $26.95 As part of the FlyNet service you
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