Need help for flight to Spain

Aug 21st, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Need help for flight to Spain

We are trying to decide on flights from CA to Barcelona - anyone has experience with US Air, Continental or Northwest/KLM?
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Aug 21st, 2007, 05:32 PM
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I have flown Continental from Newark to Barcelona. Do you have any specific questions?
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Aug 21st, 2007, 06:13 PM
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I am a big fan of Continental, but they use the narrowbody 757-200 for EWR-BCN. That's one of the longest flight currently in the world with a narrowbody, and there's right now no personal video screen in coach. Seatpitch is also a relatively tight 31".

If you're flying coach, I'll look for alternatives.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 06:43 PM
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rkkwan,

You are absolutely right. I had forgotten about that. It was very uncomfortable and the plane was packed!

Unfortunately, Continental is also using that kind of plane for my Newark to CDG flight in November. I am not relishing the thought, but have no choice as I'm going with FF tickets and the bulk of my miles are with Continental.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 06:52 PM
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cruiseluv - CO has three EWR-CDG flights daily. The first one, 56 is always a 777. Second one, 138, is always a 757. The late flight, 54 switches between a 757 and 767. On your day of travel, you may want to try standby or do the "confirmed standby" for $25 on the other flights.

Also, have you had them checked for awards on Air France?
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Aug 21st, 2007, 07:10 PM
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rkkwan,

Thnaks for your comments.

I wished I had "talked" to you prior! LOL! I could kick myself, I never thought of checking the AF awards! I knew we couldn't take the earlier flight of Continental due to time issues but I just checked and AF has an 8:15 PM that would work , if available. Certainly, an Airbus 330 looks more comfortable.

Maybe I'll see if I can switch.

Thanks again!
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Aug 21st, 2007, 08:06 PM
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I've flown both Northwest and KLM. If the places are Northwest, I would NOT recommend them. They're old and dingy and the service is crappy. KLM is pretty nice.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 08:07 PM
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oops, i meant "planes" not "places"
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Aug 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM
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Apart from a few routes with 757, most NW flights to Europe are on their brand-new A330s. Very nice with AVOD in all seats. Better than on some KL planes.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 10:49 PM
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I guess they improved in the last 2 years? I flew to France through Amsterdam in 2005 on a NWA plane and it was awful.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Thanks everyone on the recommendations. Very helpful.

I realized that there are other airlines we can take - does anyone have a great airline they recommend for flight to Spain?
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:23 PM
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it'd be easier if you provide the options you have and what planes they're using.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:26 PM
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We flew to Barcelona through Amsterdam on NW, then KLM, and had fantastic service on the NW A330. We will not fly to Europe on any other service. It's great!
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