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How's Continental Like?  
User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I am planning a trip from London to San Francisco via Newark, NJ this coming January. Continental offer me one of the cheapest fares available and I would like to know how are their service like in their B737-NG and B777. From London to Newark, I have the opportuninty to choose between Virgin or Continental, same goes for San Francisco if I would like to fly direct from San Francisco back to London.

I am planning to fly London-Newark-San Francisco-London. Or is it London-San Francisco-Newark-London better? Thank you in advance for any replies posted. I think the cabin should be pretty empty at that time of the year, so does this mean I get like 3 seats to myself?

Regards.

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User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

I am flying EWR-LGW-EWR this week. I promise to do my best, as do the rest of my co-workers. I hope and belive that all of our customers enjoy their flight on my B767; and I would hope that we provide you with that same kind of service.

Have a nice trip...


User currently offlineJamesAg96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

I am a real big fan of CO, though all of my flights have been domestic, I have had friends that have flown to London on CO and had nothing but nice things to say about it. Great planes and friendly service, I try to fly them exclusively and am presently looking at a booking to Paris next spring.

J
Gold Club Member



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

here in LAX
The LAX-LHR flight of Continental is operated by Virgin Atlantic!!!!

Enjoy
elal106


User currently offlineSvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Actually it's great how this airline reinvented itself! I took their 777 FRA-EWR-FRA and was very satisfied. Initially I wasn't looking forward to the flight at all as this used to be the carrier from hell in the early 90s.

Don't know about their 737NG as I've only been on their MD80s in the U.S. but I'm sure they're fine.

Anyway, you can't go wrong with CO!


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

best airline.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

They're 73G's are comfy, but then again, no aircraft is comfortable in coach on a long flight. Anyway, I'll be flying IAH-CDG on CO one week from today. I can't wait. It will be my first time on a 777, and my first intl. flight on CO.

User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

CO is a great carrier. The 777's have in seat videos in every seat even in econ. The 737NG's are overhead videos so you will get a movie on the EWR-SFO or reverse if you chose the otherway. They also have the new seats in the 737's with winged headrests etc.

However, Virgin is a great carrier as well and I always perfer nonstops rather than connections. In my opinion, I would fly on the nonstops in both directions.


User currently offlineKoopas From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 172 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1285 times:

I flew IAH-CDG on CO's NY2000 777.

I was disapointed with the in-flight entertainment. The personal TV's has a limited selection of movies, and you couldn't start them when you wanted...they kept on running indefinitely. The quality of the image was also disapointing. One the way back, the video system in my seat didn't even work. I didn't even bother to bitch at the flight attendant to be reseated. I wonder if they would upgrade you to biz class if coach was full.

I enjoyed USair's transcon in-flight entertainment much better on the A330. The picture was crystal clear, and you had a LOT of movies to choose from. The flicks started whenever you wished. Same for the music selection, very varied. On the same lines, I enjoyed the service much better on USAir.

My 2 cents.


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1274 times:

what they will do is ask someone if they could switch with your seat.

User currently offlineSvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

"I enjoyed USair's transcon in-flight entertainment much better on the A330. The flicks started whenever you wished."

That's interesting. I wasn't aware of the fact that there are airlines offering "video-on-demand" in Economy.

Which other airlines offer this service?


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

I am Platinum Elite on CO and love them. I fly over 500K with them every year. Their service, entertainment, and other things are exceptional. Have a great trip!

User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Thank you guys for the responds. However, I think I am going to fly with United since they offer me a much better fare. For only 99 pounds ($145 USD), I will be able to fly to New York. Sorry for all the trouble and the much appreciated answers. Will look into it if the need arises in the future.

With best regards.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Jeez, how do u fly so much?

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Continental is a damn good airline. The have definitely improved from years ago. And after I read Gordon's book I have been more of a Continental supporter. My only regret is not having flown them more.

Have a nice trip!



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