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Inflight Experience / Seating air canada 787 or austrian 777?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by mattLAN, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. mattLAN

    mattLAN New Member

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    Hi,

    i need to choose between air Canada 787 or Austrian 777 business class,

    * i will travel solo.

    i looked at lucky reviews and both looked great,

    can someone help me to choose?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    If you like both then I would just choose based on convenience. I think Austrian is well regarded for food but based on Ben's recent reviews AC seemed pretty decent too.
     
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    No Name Well-Known Member

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    Welcome

    @Gaurav make a very good point about convenience. Also keep in mind that intra-EU J seats are economy with a free middle seat so unless you areflying long haul directly to your destination you would end up with this type of seat part of the way.

    Austrian can be nice, problem is that the true single seats seems to go first every time I look at them.
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Austrian_Airlines/Austrian_Airlines_Boeing_777-200.php

    While AC is all single seats
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Canada/Air_Canada_Boeing_787-8.php
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Canada/Air_Canada_Boeing_787-900.php

    If you can tell us what route your are planning to travel we might be able to give better advice.
     
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  4. mattLAN

    mattLAN New Member

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    the destination is Tel-aviv Israel,

    with Austrian it will be via Vienna and with AC via Toronto.

    i usually fly with Lufthansa but i wanted to try something new.
     
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  5. No Name

    No Name Well-Known Member

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    Sadly VIE-TLV is a narrowbody route
    http://www.austrian.com/en_us/flight-to-tel-aviv.html
    With a tight pitch
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Austrian_Airlines/Austrian_Airlines_Airbus_A321.php

    Have you considered Swiss? They use widebodies on ZRH-TLV.
    Same type of seating as Austrian
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A330.php
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A340-300_B.php
    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_Boeing_777-300ER.php

    Think they and BA are the only European airlines to use long haul aircraft's to TLV.

    If you are able to sleep on planes my advice would be AC since Toronto-TLV will be a longer flight and you would get more rest than on a short red eye to western Europe..
     
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  6. mattLAN

    mattLAN New Member

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    i think ill do AC all the way or BC inbound and AUS on the outbound,

    i will never fly with BA due to the ridiculous charge on seats (125$ each way).
     
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  7. Ben Holz

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    @mattLAN which is your origin?
    I would personally recommend you to fly Swiss since from what I experienced they had a very decent J product.
     
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  8. mattLAN

    mattLAN New Member

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    oops i forgot to say from where i'm departing,

    the origin will be Miami FL.
     
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    Depending on when you are traveling I think the daily flight from MIA gets in to late for the morning flight ZRH-TLV, which means a codeshare operated by EL AL. And those tickets seem to be expensive/double cost of Swiss own flights, and probably impossible to book with miles.

    And than there the fact that to do TLV-ZRH-MIA in one day would require taking either another expensive EL AL operated flight again or a Swiss flight at O-Dark-30.


    If you have some time for leisure and want to see ZRH on the way it might be possible to book it with an overnight in ZRH, but other than that the Swiss schedule does not seem to work well with MIA and TLV.
     
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  10. mattLAN

    mattLAN New Member

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    ok thanks for the answers!!!

    is it safe to order from: www.priceline.com ?

    i want a split package they offer.
     
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  11. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Safe in what way? They are a pretty well known OTA if that's what you mean.
     
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  12. mattLAN

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    it will be the first time ill be ordering from a website that not belong to the airline.

    i wanted to know if its a known website and if it is safe to order from them.
     
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  13. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Yes, priceline is a well known website. I have ordered from there in the past and would do so again.
     
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  14. mattLAN

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    great!!!
    last thing for now, you know if they provide a reservation code so i can chose seats and manage the reservation on the airline website?

    Thanks .
     
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  15. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Yes. If for some reason you don't get one you can always call.
     
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