B6JFKCOEWR From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
Hey everyone. It's my first post, many more to come. I'm planning to fly NYC-FCO this August. My options are AA on 763, CO on 762/4, AZ on 772, or DL on 763. I know that AZ and DL are going through some tough times. If I book on either AZ or DL, is there a serious possibility of cancellation due to strike, or some other hardship? I've heard great things about Alitalia's transatlantic product, especially in the 777, but I'd rather not take serious risks. What do you think? Also, from your experience which has the best transatlantic product to offer? Thanks.
Boeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
Hello, welcome to A.NET! I would suggest CO. Their service is attentive, you wont face "mechanical delays" due to Employee Strikes... but in all seriousness, both thei 762 and 764 are brand new, the 2-3-2 Seating is devine, and so are the PTVs in every seat!
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
I definitely agree with Boeingguy1. CO's international Y class product is the best of the U.S. airlines, better than some European airlines (AZ, KL, EI, etc.) and not far behind the best European airlines (BA, AF, etc.). My only other suggestion is that you might find better fares on connecting itineraries, such as AF via CDG. If there isn't a big price difference (or if money is no object!), though, I would go with CO's nonstop hands down.
FlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
I am a DL employee so your buisness is definatly welcomed at DL but CO does have PTV's in every seat but the DL148 is rarely (Have never seen It Yet) cancelled. BUt it does have a tendancy to be oversold severly.
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
maybe you should book on DL and take the denied boarding compensation which you can use to pay for your next flight. DL is very good about getting you where you need to be that day if it is at all possible even if it is because of denied boarding. DL is operating 2 flights a day JFKFCO at least some days this summer.