mxp
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Flying Continental

Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:35 pm

Hi all
i will fly CO on my way back from SFO-EWR-DUB
I wish to know what have i to expect from the Trans-atlantic 757 because its the first time i will fly with him
Does he have PTV's?
And can i take photos on CO aircrafts?
Thanx for answer
Francesco
 
boots00
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RE: Flying Continental

Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:30 am

CO has PTVs and Laptop Power. As for the pictures, I am not sure.

Go to seatguru.com and select the comparison chart to see more on the PTVs, etc.
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:04 am

I just flew MCO to IAH on a CO 752, It was an aircraft swap from a 753. It was completely fitted with PTV's in the BF cabin and the Economy cabin. Being one of the lucky ones in the forward cabin. the BF seats are awesome, the service domestically is standard First.

As for pictures I snapped many pictures in flight on most of my legs on CO. I never have had a Crew member tell me otherwise. I am however taking photos out the window, I have only snapped a few shots of the cabin.

But all in all the 752 is a great airplane and the push you into the back of the seat on takeoff is the way it should be.


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RE: Flying Continental

Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:41 pm

I have just booked flights to SFO for April, and the first flight I found was with CO.
The flights went LHR-SFO (CO 777) and SFO-EWR-LHR (757).

No way, I paid the extra and booked with Virgin although the flights have a CO flight number. I double checked though and the flight is operated by Virgin, so something of a relief!

I am sorry, I have heard very bad stories from colleagues who fly BHX-EWR on the 757 in both Economy and First, so I didn't want to take the risk!

Good luck with your flight. Let us know how it goes, it would make an interesting Trip Report.
- Alec
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:40 pm

Sorry to go slightly of topic here:

Quoting Raffik (Reply 3):
booked with Virgin

Raffik - I am also flying Virgin LHR-SFO, although in September - are you on a 747? Any chance of a trip report or some pics to give an indication of what I can exepct. I am returning LAX-LHR (340)

Thanks
Craig
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:47 pm

Thanx all guys
I dont know for trip report...the only time i wrote one was perhaps not so good but ok i can try i think
Francesco
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:39 pm



Quoting BHD (Reply 4):
Raffik - I am also flying Virgin LHR-SFO

Hi Craig

Yep, booked on the 744 both ways, in Y. Will do a trip report on the flight to let you know what it's like. Not flown with them before so looking forward to it!

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- Alec
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:49 am

Buona sera, Francesco, come stai?

I think you'll really enjoy the 752 across the Atlantic.
Are you in coach? If so, the meals should be decent, for a US-based carrier, and the entertainment is very good.
In BusinessFirst, the seats are very nice, though certainly not lie-flat.

I have taken photos on many Continental flights in the past, and never had anyone say a word to me.

Quoting Raffik (Reply 3):
No way, I paid the extra and booked with Virgin although the flights have a CO flight number. I double checked though and the flight is operated by Virgin, so something of a relief!

Your money, your choice, but that wouldn't have been my decision.
I love the 747 and all, but not for extra money, and in coach, Virgin isn't said to be anything more than an airplane with a red tail.
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:49 am

Most of the 757's have AVOD systems & power plugs. they are fantastic! and yes, you are allowed to take pictures on CO aircraft.
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:02 am



Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 8):
Most of the 757's have AVOD systems & power plugs

They've all been reconfigured now to have AVOD and AC power outlets at all seats.
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:27 pm



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7):
Your money, your choice, but that wouldn't have been my decision.
I love the 747 and all, but not for extra money, and in coach, Virgin isn't said to be anything more than an airplane with a red tail.

1. I don't want to transit through EWR when I can get a direct service home and avoid a layover of 4 hours

2. You critisize Virgin's service, but I can assure you that service on European airlines are higher than that of an American carrier, not only in catering, customer support, inflight entertainment, baggage allowance...

3. The company I work for started flying people to the US after CO opened the BHX route, and the vast majority of those find that Continental's service is below par, in both cabins

4. I didn't pay extra to fly on a 747- I have been on them too many times for it to be a novelty any more.

I paid extra to pay with a better airline with a direct service
- Alec
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:15 pm

Thank you all for answer


Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7):


I think you'll really enjoy the 752 across the Atlantic.
Are you in coach? If so, the meals should be decent, for a US-based carrier, and the entertainment is very good.
In BusinessFirst, the seats are very nice, though certainly not lie-flat.
I have taken photos on many Continental flights in the past, and never had anyone say a word to me.

Yes i will fly in economy because i already spent a lot for this travel....
Francesco
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:01 pm

I know one thing about CO. The meals are the worst. But they have a good frequent flyer program. Leg room on 767 is 32" which is good. Legroom on 777 is 31" which is bad.

Seat guru will tell you legroom. I flew on a CO 757 from California to New York many years ago and liked the trip.
 
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RE: Flying Continental

Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:35 am

All 41 of CO's 757-200s have AVOD.
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757

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