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New York City To GIG

Wed May 09, 2007 9:48 pm

Can someone please suggest which airline I should fly to RIO,

I am a SkyTeam Member also.

How is Economy & Business on each flight
 
AF086
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RE: New York City To GIG

Wed May 09, 2007 11:34 pm

You have two options:

Delta via ATL and Continental (EWR-GRU and then connect with the last leg of CO's IAH-GRU-GIG).
Just remembering that DL flies ATL-GIG with the 763 and CO flies EWR-GRU with the 762 and IAH-GRU-GIG with the 764.

As for seat pitch and inflight service I cannot help you but there are some pictures of the cabins at airliners:


Delta 767-300 - Y

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Delta 767-300 - C

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Continental 767-400 - Y

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Continental 767-200 - Y

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Didin't find any pictures of CO's biz class.
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Analog
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RE: New York City To GIG

Thu May 10, 2007 1:55 am

CO 764 C:

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AFAIK the 762 looks similar (same 2-1-2 layout)
 
Evan767
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RE: New York City To GIG

Thu May 10, 2007 5:04 am

I think you will be pleased with both. However, DL economy service trumps CO service, IMO. But CO has PTV's, so that trumps DL. I think it should be a matter of schedule and price. If you fly DL in F/C, you can fly out of LGA to ATL and receive a meal is it's at meal time, and have access to the lounges in ATL.

DL's new C class is stellar compared to the old by the way, and if that is guaranteed that you will get that, I'd go with DL no doubt.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
 
Viscount724
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RE: New York City To GIG

Thu May 10, 2007 8:51 am

Leaving aside the new DL 763 business class seating, if it was a choice between the current CO and DL business class products on 767s, I would choose CO. Their 5-abreast (2-1-2) configuration is much more spacious than DL's 6-abreast (2-2-2).
 
LipeGIG
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RE: New York City To GIG

Thu May 10, 2007 10:56 am

I also live in New York and fly very often to GIG.

It depends on your focus, but as also a SkyTeam member i like to arrive early so, my option is always to take the 4 PM or 4:59 PM LGA-ATL and fly non-stop ATL-GIG. It's faster and convenient as usually arrives before 7 AM.

Felipe
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Analog
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RE: New York City To GIG

Fri May 11, 2007 3:13 am

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 3):

DL's new C class is stellar compared to the old by the way, and if that is guaranteed that you will get that, I'd go with DL no doubt.

Is that out yet?
 
Evan767
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RE: New York City To GIG

Fri May 11, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting Analog (Reply 6):
Is that out yet?

The new lie flat seats aren't. But there is a refreshment on the old B/E cabin that makes it so much brighter and better. Footrests are noticibly raised a little. Extra padding is added. The main difference though is the AVOD. The old IFE pales in comparison to the new AVOD.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
 
LipeGIG
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RE: New York City To GIG

Sat May 12, 2007 6:45 am

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 7):
The new lie flat seats aren't. But there is a refreshment on the old B/E cabin that makes it so much brighter and better. Footrests are noticibly raised a little. Extra padding is added. The main difference though is the AVOD. The old IFE pales in comparison to the new AVOD.

I have to trips booked on ATL-GIG, one for July, another for December, and probably more to come.. do you know when the new lie flat will be used on ATL-GIG ships ?

Felipe
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
 
Analog
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RE: New York City To GIG

Sat May 12, 2007 7:14 am

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):

I have to trips booked on ATL-GIG, one for July, another for December, and probably more to come.. do you know when the new lie flat will be used on ATL-GIG ships ?

Not until 2008, at the earliest.

http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10405

767 mods "expected to be complete by 2010"
 
Evan767
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RE: New York City To GIG

Sat May 12, 2007 11:31 am

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
I have to trips booked on ATL-GIG, one for July, another for December, and probably more to come.. do you know when the new lie flat will be used on ATL-GIG ships ?

Yeah, 763's will be the last ones to get them. With that said, Delta is still refreshing them, and you should get the 'refreshed' product.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
 
LipeGIG
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RE: New York City To GIG

Sat May 12, 2007 12:36 pm

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 10):
Yeah, 763's will be the last ones to get them. With that said, Delta is still refreshing them, and you should get the 'refreshed' product.

With the advantage of arriving early and no crowding... i would say acceptable  Smile

Thanks !

Felipe
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