Condor Airlines

Mar 16th, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Condor Airlines

Hi guys!

I'm trying to find a flight from Europe, one way. The only airline that's giving me decent prices is Condor Airlines. I never heard of them...are they legit? comfortable seats? Any reviews would be great

Thanks,

Lina
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Mar 16th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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yes, they are legit, my friend flies them all the time. I don't know about comfortable, what do you expect. It's a German budget airline that only has flights parts of the year, at least from where I am. It used to be owned by Lufthansa.

It's a very cheap airline, don't expect the seats to be comfortable. They are about the same width as most economy but probalby have even a little less pitch than normal.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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It is a Swiss company based in Germany (Frankfurt). If they weren't legit they would not be allowed to fly in Europe.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Go here for reviews:

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/seats.htm

and here for some seat reviews:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Con...nformation.php
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Mar 16th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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It is a subsidiary of Thomas Cook Group ie large.

They offer lots of mass market tourist routes from Europe.

They code share with Thomas Cook and their flights are usually more expensive than TC. ie I normally ignore their prices.

Airline reviews sites : does anyone really take any notice.

Air travel -
1. Fly economy and just expect to be treated like a piece of meat, all you want to do is get from one place to another and even those in "First/Royal/Gold/ Superior human beings" class don't have enough room to swing a cat and are served the most expensive food ever produced by mankind.
2. Have as few expectations as possible
3. Expect to be faced with little or no customer service and be charged £17 a minute for speaking to them
4. Don't expect to be put up in 7 star hotel when your £25 ticketed flight to Milan is delayed

I have taken god know how many flights over the years, had 100s of positive experiences : never once had the urge to post something positive on airlinewhatever.com

I can't see that these sites are worth the GBytes of storage they take up.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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They also sell their capacity to charter operators and usually run routes on a weekly schedule.

The end result is that they DO price tickets for the one way leg as part of the return. If you try to buy two one way tickets in either direction, the total price is usually the same as the return ticket.

Compare this to scheduled airlines : I recently bought a return ticket to Atlanta for £640. The price of a one way ticket was £940.

Bonkers.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 03:05 PM
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Ok, thanks so much! I just wanted to hear from you since the reviews were pretty bad. I'm traveling with my husband who is 6'4 so that could be an issue. I guess I'll keep looking.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 03:33 PM
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The reviews were "pretty bad?" And here we thought "nobody takes notice."
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Mar 16th, 2015, 10:45 PM
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We've taken Condor a few times between Anchorage and FRA, usually one way. On that route, one way tickets are half the price of a round-trip. In my opinion, the premium economy seats are worth the extra cost for a long flight.

Condor has recently refurbished planes and has lie-flat first class seats, but we haven't flown Condor since then.

Another good option for one way flights is mileage tickets. I've also read that Aer Lingus flights can be purchased one-way.
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Mar 16th, 2015, 11:28 PM
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airberlin also has one-way pricing
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