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User currently offlineBAKYUNHAM From South Africa, joined Feb 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

For a trip from SFO to their respective hubs, what airline would you choose for a trip to Europe?

Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa??

Any comments appreciated, Thanks


Mike from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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User currently offlineMalina From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

How about KLM to AMS/Schiphol?
Great airline - excellent airport...
 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

I have flown often between the West Coast and Europe, and the best flight I have had have been on either Lufthansa out of LAX or SFO or AerLingus out of LAX.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

It depends what you want from an airline.

1. Good food - Air France (so I hear)
2. P.T.V's - BA, Virgin (Air France on A340/777)
3. Service - Virgin
4. What aircraft - 777-744-A340?

A few years ago I flew SFO-LHR on a BA 747-200 (not much to write home about!)

Its up to you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




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User currently offlineMac100 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I'd go with BA.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

I think that Lauda Air and Austrian Airlines are the best. They have great food, service, safety, food, aircraft and they also have PTV´s on their longhaul fleet.

Fritzi


User currently offlineKWSea From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

I agree, BA's old 747-200's were not the best. But they are all gone now and I just did a round trip SEA-LHR-SEA on the BA four class 747400.
The service and comfort was excellent, I highly recommend them. I did a FRA-YVR on LH (on the return they oversold the SFO-FRA flight-I had to fly BA) and they seemed very plain, nothing special.


User currently offlineDavid Viking From Sweden, joined Jun 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

I would definitely choose Finnair because their Business class is where First class is on other airlines and because they operate the MD-11!

Best regards, David Viking


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

I would have to say Northwest or KLM to their Amsterdam hub. Great airlines, great airport.


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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

My personal opinions

trips I liked:

KLM to AMS (good airline, great airport)
Lufthansa to FRA/MUC (very reliable airline, MUC great if you get a connetion, since it aint too big)
United to wherever they fly (the 777 is great to fly on)
Singapore to FRA (great airline, not-too-great airport)
Swissair (no comment)

trips that delivered what I expected and payed for.
Delta (decent airline)
British Airways (good on the 777, poor on the 742, LHR is a mess)

trips that I didnt like:

Iberia (airline is ok, MAD is a pain)
Air France (good airline, but CDG is a nightmare for connections, and yes, I speak at least some french)
Northwest (wasnt too good overall performance, AMS is great)

SailorOrion


User currently offlineJer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

US AIRWAYS TO MUNICH!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

What's so funny about that?
US Airways has a pretty good transatlantic service, and MUC definetly better for connections than messy airports like FRA, CDG, LHR; MAD or MXP.....



User currently offlineBAKYUNHAM From South Africa, joined Feb 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

A few of you have made references to connections at CDG. I am probably going to use an intinerary from Travelocity that puts me on BA SFO-LHR. I plan on treveling down to Morocco and flying Air France CMN-CDG-SFO. The time for connection in CDG is 1.5 hours. Will that be okay. What sort of headache is CDG?

Thanks



Mike from Stellenbosch, South Africa
User currently offlineHb-iqj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I think you should connect via JFK and take the Concord to Paris or to London.

Its expensive, but just great.





User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

If you fly only on Airfrance, CDG is quite ok if you have 90 minutes time. Just one little hint that helped me a lot: DO NOT follow the signs. Get the next customer service agent (who speaks english, since I dunno how you French is), and ASK for directions. Made me felt like a moron, but saved me of miles and miles of walking in circles.

SailorOrion


User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

I hear often that American airlines are very good. Many European airlines could learn from them. If you want to choose a European one; take SAS; sturdy and one of Europe's most beautiful liveries and female flight attendants (although I do not know for sure whether they fly to and from SFO or not)!

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Singapore Airlines to CPH and LHR from Toronto
Singapore Airlines to FRA and AMS from New York



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