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KLM vs Air France vs Delta – SkyMiles redemption
Hi there. I am planning a trip to Rome using Delta points in economy and was wondering what the best flight options would be. The[SIZE=3] [/SIZE]itinerary would be:
DL – SFO – ATL (or JFK) – FCO Departs SFO 7:45am/8:30am – Arrives FCO 9:45am/10:45 am -or-
KL – SFO – AMS – *FCO Departs SFO 2:30pm – Arrives FCO 1:45pm -or-
AF – SFO – CDG – *FCO Departs SFO 2:40pm – Arrives FCO 3:10pm
*Operated on Alitalia.
All connections are 1h 45m to 3h
What is best for connections, entertainment, food, comfort, service etc… Thanks!
From the 3 choices above, I’d go with KL SFO-AMS-FCO, since it’s one long haul flight followed by a short intra-Europe flight. Connecting in Paris is tough, given the size of the airport, and distance between terminal concourses. Connecting in ATL and JFK isnt [I]that[/I] bad but you’d be avoiding two medium/medium long flights.
I’d actually lean towards the first option and take some melatonin to make sure I sleep. That way you get to Europe early in the morning and have a full day to use and to hopefully get your body clock synced.