|Quoting goldorak (Reply 2):|
It's true but the difference is marginal (we are talking here about a 5-8 km difference). At the end for the convenience to use ORY or CDG, it all depends where you go in/around Paris.
|Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 4):|
And now to your question regarding service, I find Air France to be the most consistent in a very positive way since many many years. I have flown with Air France each year since about the time when AF first launched the A340 into service (so maybe 1992~1993?) I love the way the service is conducted on board as I find it is efficient and business friendly. When I mean business friendly, they flight attendants are cordial and attentive but not intrusive. I find the service is done faster as you do not see the flight attendants gossiping and taking their sweet time in serving meals. If you compare UA versus AF serving dinner in the Economy Cabin, I would swear on my LIFE, AF would do it better/faster (meaning you have more time to enjoy your meal). You might want to consult the Trip Reports on this website to compare the photos of the food served in Economy Class. You will see HANDS DOWN the food is more appealing with AF rather than UA. Open Skies, I cannot comment so you will have to refer to a Trip Report on that one for yourself to decide.
CDG is not so much a nightmare as you will read on these forums. If you have common sense and can read and comprehend signage that is in both English and French throughout CDG, you will not have any issues with arrival or transfers. I mention this as AF does not offer nonstop flights to ORY from any U.S. city.
Fly Air France, experience CDG and it's beautiful architecture, enjoy the refined and elegant cabin crew service, and most of all, the free flowing champagne that is offered in ALL CLASSES OF SERVICE!!! Oh, they also offer a nice digestif/cognac/coffee/tea/hot chocolate after the dinner service!!! It's a nice touch and shows effort!
Alternatively, you can fly United and enjoy that pre-landing meal of the typical pizza, calzone, artery-clogging "savory" snack that is offered on westbound transatlantic flights. Blah! (Go to NY, Chicago, or Italy for pizza/calzones!)
|Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 4):|
CDG is not so much a nightmare as you will read on these forums
|Quoting LDIkaros (Reply 7):|
The transfer at CDG was somewhat annoying, mostly because of the long walks. Signage is not too bad, you just have to follow the signs and you should be fine. There are definitely worse transfer airports out there.
|Quoting Icarus75 (Reply 8):|
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