Soon I need to buy a ticket to fly from ATL to TLV, leaving in late May and returning in late June. Delta's non-stop flight is way too expensive, so I'm looking at some other options. Here they are:
ATL-YYZ Air Canada EMB-175
YYZ-FRA Air Canada A333 or Lufthansa A346
FRA-TLV Lufthansa 744
TLV-YYZ Air Canada 763
ATL-BOS Delta (various aircraft)
BOS-MXP Alitalia 763
MXP-TLV Alitalia A321
TLV-MXP Alitalia A321
MXP-BOS Alitalia 763
BOS-ATL Delta (various aircraft)
The Alitalia flights are about $175 cheaper than the next cheapest flights, which are the Air Canada and Lufthansa flights. I may have to pick the Air Canada flights because of the schedules, but assuming I get to choose, what would you recommend?
How is Air Canada for longhaul? I've flown Lufthansa longhaul, but never on an A346. I would have a choice between the A346 and the Air Canada A333. Which would you recommend? I've never flown either type, though I have flown A343s and A332s.
How is Alitalia for longhaul? I've heard a lot of bad things about the airline, so I'm trying to figure out if the $175 savings is worth it. Also, I've flown 763s tons of times and I've been in both BOS and MXP. I've never been to YYZ, I've never flown many of the types on that routing, including the 744, and I've never flown Air Canada. However, I've never flown Alitalia either.
Thank you so much for all of your comments! I'm having a really hard time deciding what to do for these flights.