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Jun 2nd, 2014, 04:47 PM
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AVOID UAL international....why? I have flown them
to China, and Europe a couple of times but then I was in business class which might make a difference...China flight had beds but I have to admit the service was not that great compared to ANA and Lufthansa. Up coming flight (via mileage awards) going SFO to Frankfurt Business class but coming home coach. We do have exit row coming home so I hope it won't be too bad. # of miles has really risen to get the seats on United and harder to get now that continental is part of the team. I think most US flights could learn a whole lot from foreign airlines.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 11:47 PM
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AVOID UAL international....why?

Because any non-U.S. carrier is very likely going to offer better service for a similar flight.
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Jun 8th, 2014, 07:40 AM
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At PHL it might be worth it to pay the $50 day fee and go to the US Air lounge. Free hot meal, chips, crackers, fresh fruit, magazines, clean restrooms, charging stations, free internet. They announce the flights at the lounge.

The lounge is in the A terminal, the escalator (longest in Philadelphia) is next to the Lego Liberty Bell.

The plane from PHL to FRA is a new Airbus 332 with a 2,4,2 seat configuration.

In economy he will have a choice of two hot meals, and breakfast.

He will have his own screen with a choice of over 200 movies, TV shows, numerous music channels and audio books. Headphones will be provided.

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Jun 8th, 2014, 07:45 AM
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Sorry, that should be to PHl to FCO and Airbus 333.

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Jun 8th, 2014, 11:44 AM
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People have missed a good reason for booking an EU based airline - EU 261/2004

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulation_261/2004
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Jun 8th, 2014, 03:43 PM
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Mark, that's great information to have. Thanks!
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Jun 10th, 2014, 05:10 PM
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Even though, yes, Lufthansa is typically superior, one stop is always better than two. Also, short connections are often problematic. Frankfurt is a huge airport and it is doubtful that he would have time to clear customs, navigate to the other gate, etc. There are more lines than for domestic flights. I'd opt for the Philly route.
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Jun 14th, 2014, 08:20 PM
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Thanks!
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Oct 27th, 2014, 09:11 PM
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Just to follow up-- he went with US airways and it was great!
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Oct 27th, 2014, 09:11 PM
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Just to follow up-- he went with US airways and it was great!
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Oct 29th, 2014, 05:41 PM
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Happy to hear that.

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