I want to take advantage of the great fares that are currently offered between the US and Europe and decided to visit my home country, Germany, for 2 weeks starting at the end of May.
I have narrowed my selection to 2 choices.
1.) Air Canada from SFO via Montreal and Frankfurt to NUE and then back from Berlin via Frankfurt and Calgary.
2.) LH nonstop to MUC and then on to NUE. From Berlin it's via MUC nostop back to SFO.
AC is only about $425 whereas LH is about $630 when booked directly on the airline websites.
I can't quite decide what carrier and routing to take.
Advantages of AC: $200 cheaper, new routing (I have never been to Montreal or Calgary).
Advantages of LH: A346 with IFE, nonstops SFO-MUC-SFO, shortest trip time, better flight times.
Normally I would fly LH, despite being somewhat more expensive, but I have flown them quite often on the SFO-MUC nonstops so I would like to try something different.
How does AC compare to LH? Do you get free booze on AC and what is the meal quality like nowadays? How reliable is AC considering I have connections in Montreal and Calgary on the outbound and inbound trips? What about seat comfort and IFE? The AC international segments are schedules to be on 77W and A330 aircraft.
Any advice is appreciated.