aviationmaster
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Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:58 pm

I might fly to Newark in October. My two options are:

Alitalia (cheapest option): ZRH-MXP-EWR (ERJ145/B777)
Continental Airlines (direct flight/90.- more expensive): ZRH-EWR (B762)

I have flown CO before and have never had a bad experience. How is the service onboard Alitalia flights?
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:13 pm

I think that the service on both airlines are good, However I would choose to fly on the 777 aircraft!


Regards,
AMS
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:32 am

Without hesitation I strongly recommend you AZ. I also trust and like CO, but with AZ you will fly a much modern aircraft, and pay less...
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:35 am

Continental.

In reference to the "modern" issue, let me point at that Continentals 767-200s are factory fresh, and very modern. You cant tell the difference between them and a 777 on the inside, complete with adjustable/winged headrests, state of the art seats and personal televisions.

Take Continental!!

JBLU
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:27 am

CONTINENTAL
I say again
CONTINENTAL
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:06 am

I would say to go for AZ. CO has good service, but AZ is pretty nice and I love those 777s.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:47 pm

It's time to boycott Alitalia until the Italian government stops the anti-consumer effort to require other airlines to raise their fares because inefficient, bloated Alitalia cannot compete.

So, I'd say fly Continental, British, Lufthansa, etc....any airline but Alitalia.
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:57 pm

First off, CO's 762s are some of the newest aircraft in the CO fleet. As JBLUA320 said, they have the 777-style interiors, PTV's, and are extremely pax-pleasing. In addition, how can you beat the convenience of a non-stop? The only thing would be the price difference and how much your time is worth to you. How much is the difference between the two airlines?
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:18 pm

Thanks for your replies! I just booked the trip. I will be flying Continental and Swiss.

CO79 ZRH-EWR
CO60 EWR-BRU
LX787 BRU-ZRH

In the end Continental's departure and arrival times were more convenient than AZ's. The BRU stop over is only 1.30 mintues long compared to a 5 hour wait in Milan.


TACAA320:

I have flown Continental before and have always had a good experience. And like JBLUA320 and Cory6188 said, their 767s are still very young with 777-style interiors.


Thanks again!  Smile

Christian
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:51 am

Bicoastal, I respect your opinion but I don't think you should incite someone to boycott an airline. In respect for all the people who flies everyday with our flag carrier and for the thousands of people who works -like myself- for AZ, let me tell you that this is not a good thing  Angry
I don't understand the reason why you have to attack AZ for a reason different from the one being discussed. This is really unfair, truly I can't believe that someone in this forum could ever say : don't fly this or that, very sad  Sad
Ok Aviation Master, have a nice travel, I respect your choice even if you'll probably miss AZ excellent service and the mighty triple-seven!!

Regards

 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:01 am

Continental. The way AZ run their airline, you'll be lucky if your AZ flight leaves at all. Plus MXP as a connecting airport is a DISASTER ! Best avoided.
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:05 am

Thanks IDISA! I would've loved to fly AZ and on the B777, but in the end my parents weren't to keen on the 5 hour wait (although I wouldn't have minded Big grin). Maybe next time  Smile
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:28 am

AviationMaster,

Not that you could have gone wrong on either airline, but I think you've made the right choice!

Enjoy Continental Airlines!

JBLU
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:16 am

AviationMaster

Enjoy and have a safe trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:23 pm

do your little bit to keep alitalia going and take AZ.
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:50 pm

Never read a post with so much bull s**t.

Bicoastal: it's a request from AZ not from Italian government.

JGPH1A: I fly quite often AZ to italy and they are always on-time......
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:03 pm

I'm agreeing with who ever said connecting in Milan is a disaster. I did it 2 days ago. Horrible but bearable, especially since I was arriving from pre-historic SVO. Anyway I flew Alitalia and heard many, many great things about their 777s. I even understood that the aircraft was the pride of their fleet. Don't quote me on that though. But on the other hand a couple of people on here said that COs 767 are good too, so its your choice.
I would choose Alitalia because of the 777 and the price. Remember Milan is bad but you can live through it.
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:08 pm

Ba299,
On Thursday in Milan gates A/B50 to A/B57 all had delayed flights. Including my flight which left Milan 2.5 hours late. And guess what the reason was, we were waiting for 3 passengers from London who's flight got delayed. What about the rest of the 160 passengers that have to suffer because of them. It was quite unprofessional from Alitalias side. I believe that Alitalia might delay flights regularly.
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:16 pm

Aeroflot777,
I fly to MXP almost twice a month and I never had big troubles.
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:02 pm

Ba299,
you might fly but do you connect, connecting is aweful.
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:23 am

Ba299....even if it's AZ and not the government demanding that its competitors raise their fares, the reason to boycott AZ remains. If they can't compete, then it's time to close up shop.
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:35 am

I have a venetian friend. He suggests that u use CO
 
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RE: Alitalia Or Continental To The US

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:38 pm

Bicoastal is totally right!

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