air france or continental?

Mar 20th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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air france or continental?

we're flying newark to paris in september, and have a choice between air france or continental. Any thoughts about choosing one over the other? Thanks!
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Mar 21st, 2005, 03:10 AM
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Whichever has less expensive air fare. We used both many, many times. They both are fine.
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Mar 21st, 2005, 04:23 AM
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Unless you want the frequent flyer miles with Continental, I would pick Air France for the free drinks in coach. Continental makes you pay $5.00. Continental can also be very conservative about turning off the Fasten Seat Belt sign, so when they do finally turn it off, everyone needs to get up and use the restroom. Check and find out if the planes have the seatback television screens.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 06:10 PM
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I'veflown both and would choose Continental for their sperior service and more comfortable seats. By way of full disclosure, I am a CO FF so may get some nier treatment, but the AF staff is legendary for being curt or worse.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 02:50 AM
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Every time we fly AF we find flight attendants very professional, pleasant and helpful. We chose Continental or Air France depending on a price and connection times, never took under consideration free drinks.

Ronnie, compare prices and schedules then decide.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Continental's 777's are excellent. They all have personal video monitors on each seat and comfertable coach seats.
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Mar 25th, 2005, 03:35 AM
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We just flew AF direct from Boston. It was a great flight. We flew in an Airbus. The seat configuration was 2-4-2 and we had individual seatback screens. The flight attendants were gracious and professional. The food was good; better on the return flight. Drinks; aperitif, drink with meal and after were included if you so desired. We would choose them for France. I have flown Continental domestically and always been satisfied with those flights.
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Mar 29th, 2005, 03:40 AM
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The last time I flew Continental, they woke everybody up at 4:00 a.m. to announce on the PA that alchol can only be consumed when purchased for $5.00 from a flight attendant. Go with Air France!
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Apr 5th, 2005, 07:18 AM
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According to, Air France is a four star airline and Continental is a three star.

If a three star hotel room was the same price as a four star hotel room, which would you pick?
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