Eire24 From Ireland, joined Nov 2001, 17 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8083 times:
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has flown on Delta's 767-300 or Continental's 757-200 Internationally.
I'm booking a flight from Cincinnati to Dublin, Ireland in December and those are my planes choices. I assume that neither one offer's PTV on these planes, any one know otherwise? Plus . . do you think there's a huge difference in comfort etc., between flying a 767 or 757 on an 8 hour flight.
DutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8056 times:
The 767-300 is 2-3-2 so you are never more then one seat away from an isle. The 757 is 3-3 so if you sit at a window, going to the restroom is a problem.
Personally, I prefer Delta's service above Continental's, but that is just a matter of opinion. If you fly Delta, try to get in BusinessElite. It is fabulous.
Bhmal From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7928 times:
Back in June I flew CO's 757 from Houston to Lima, Peru. The flight was 6 hours going and 6.5 on the return. The return was a red-eye and I mostly catnapped and it wasn't too bad. Going was an aisle seat and there were two meal services and it wasn't too bad. I do think you have more room to stand up and walk around a bit in the 767 as I get really tired of sitting for so long. Everyone was wanting to stand up and move around in the 757 but the room was limited due to the single aisle and smaller plane. I really think CO service is great especially internationally.
Erikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7877 times:
I flew Delta 767-300 from JFK to ATH and back in 1999. I was upgraded to Business Elite, which was truly great. The food kept coming and the seats were quite comfortable.
On the way back, I was in the last row in coach (as well as recovering from food poisoning - not Delta's fault!), and still remember being comfortable. The FAs were passing out free booze (which I avoided in my state) and seemed quite friendly. The 10 hour flight seemed to pass quickly. I would recommend the Delta flight.
While I haven't flown CO internationally, they are now charging for all alcoholic drink service. While they claim it is to make dinner service better, it is yet one less perk.
In my opinion, there is truly something to be said about flying a wide body internationally. I would take Delta.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7742 times:
Take Continental. I flew a CO 757 from EWR-IAH, and the flight was great. Economy had ample space, and CO's international service is superb. Flew them to Paris last Christmas, and the cabin and meal service was great. Delta's 763's have almost no room in them. It's like a cattle car. Service isn't too bad, but the room sucks. I flew on one of their 763's this past July from ATL-CVG. The flight was only an hour long, but I was ready to scream after it was over, as the seats were so cramped!
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7716 times:
I've flown on CO's international-configuration 757 in BusinessFirst. I think First had PTV's, don't know about coach. Although I think CO's service is tops, I suppose I would have to weigh the pros and cons of flying a 757 in coach for 8 hours (if you know you're definitely flying coach). Anyway, CO's international 757's have 16 first class seats vs. 20 for domestic. The cabin was awesome and I wouldn't have any trouble flying in BusinessFirst for 8 hours on a '57.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7842 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7648 times:
Plus it is more like 6 and a half hours from Newark to Dublin. So it is no longer than a transcon flight. Plus I found the inflight service on Continental to be better than most. You'll get a full meal plus a snack prior to arrival. However there are no PTVs on the 757, but it has the flip downs LCDs instead of the TV monitors over the aisle.
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CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2526 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7600 times:
In Coach, Continental's service is hands-down better than Delta's. I would take a 757 in an instant over a 763, the meals, crews, and amenities are generally a cut above Delta's. Up front, the two product are quite comparable, and flying in either one is a treat. However, the DL 767 BE seat width is quite narrow (18.5"), as compared to CO which has 21"/22" seat width standard on all BF seats. I really like the "private cabin" feeling of the 757 in BF, but since you make no mention of upgrading to a premium product, I will refrain from going into too much detail on on those products.
Either choice you can't go wrong with, I rate Delta as a fairly distant second to Continental for US carriers intercontinental products. AA and UA get good legroom and food, but have crummy IFE's and/or crews. US has a great IFE and seat configuration (A330 ONLY, 767 is poor IMO), but the crews can be bad at times. NW has poor legroom and IFE, but I have found their food to be OK sometimes, and every now and then I get a great crew. DL has poor legroom and seats, poor IFE, but usually good crews and decent meals. I find CO to be as close as you can get to the total package, fair legroom (767, 777 and 757 can be cramped in certain rows and ships), great IFE (except for 757, which is only decent), comfortable seats, good food, and of course, good crews 9 times out of 10.
Westjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7589 times:
Fly the Delta 767-300. They operate out of the old Pan Am terminal at JFK which is good news becasue its beautiful and historic. Also widebodies are so much better long haul. The newer Delta 767-300's are very nice and so are most of the old ones. FLY DELTA!
Lubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7586 times:
there's something about a widebody plane..i don't feel the love. and i love the 757 so i would definitely give it a shot. some of the best service i've ever had on a flight was a CO 752 (EWR-PBI) even post 911
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7533 times:
I'd go with the 767. As others have pointed out, that way, with a window seat, you only have to get over one person to get out.
That said, as much as I love the window, for longer flights the aisle seats are your friends (if you like to get up all the time like I end up doing). ANd if you take the centerline aisle seats, you've always got the best chance (especially if you are an elite FF) of ending up with the center seat being empty (after all, few people want the middle seat, and if only 1 in 7 seats is a middle seat...well, you see the odds).
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7511 times:
Ah, gotta love how people come out of the woodwork and boldly state their opinions without actually checking to see if they're true.
I suppose it's fun to think that Continental has "better legroom" or "more pitch" than Delta, but unfortunately, when it comes time to see if that's actually the case, you guys will be disappointed.
Continental offers predominant 31 inch pitch in coach on the 757. Delta offers predominant 32 inch pitch on the 767-300ER.
Give me the widebody anyday. I don't know about everybody else around here, but on a long flight, I prefer the bigger airplane and the one with more room. The 767 has large aft galleys and door areas and that means more areas to stand up and stretch during the flight.
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Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7476 times:
I assume you haven't made any firm travel plans yet.
Why not try Aer Lingus? (you're going to Ireland after all)
It is a OneWorld partner and you can earn miles in AA, BA,
QF and several other frequent flyer programs.
Aer Lingus flies from ORD, BOS, and JFK to Dublin, using
Airbus 330s. (2-4-2 config.) There are a lot more seats,
compared to 767s and 757s. You have a better chance of
sitting next to an empty seat. For theri A330 seating
chart, click here: http://www.flyaerlingus.com/images/seat_map_a330_300_24j.jpg
In additoin, Aer Lingus usually have lower fares than US
carriers, especially during winter months.
Last but not least: currently Air France seems to have the lowest fare between CVG and DUB... not sure why... If you don't mind connecting in Paris. With AF, you can still earn Delta miles...