I thought I would check here for some opinions. Ill be heading out to CPH in a few weeks and was checking my choices from RNO ( definitely NOT the easiest market to leave from) and came down to AS to SEA and then SK to CPH or UA RNO-DEN then LH DEN-FRA and then SK DEN up to CPH. Some points:
1) The RNO-SEA-CPH flight is marginally more expensive, and is faster
2) The RNO_DEN-FRA-CPH flight would take in Lufthansa, whom I have never flown before, with stops in DEN and FRA, neither of which I have seen ( well, the old Stapleton, but that was almost 20 years ago)
3) I havent flown UA in a number of years due to a series of bad experiences with them in the late 90s ( yes, I hold grudges haha). I am curious, however, to see any changes since.
4) The main flight portions are 340s for the SK flight and 744s for LH- and Ive already flown both types before, preferance for the 340. I would also get the chance to try Ted to DEN.
My other main consideration is weather at this time of year- RNO is NEVER a fun airport due to turbulence/winds, and Im slightly concerned about turbulence/weather on the DEN side. This is a quick trip- 7 days only- and I dont want to lose a day or two due to snow somewhere. The connections were very tight for UA too- 47 minutes between arriving in Denver and leaving for FRA.
Im leaning towards the SK option, because I have never tried their transcon service but.... trying something totally different could be fun. Anyone have any positives/negatives I may have missed? How are loads on SK SEA-CPH in early November?