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Best airline for economy to Paris from ORD

Best airline for economy to Paris from ORD

  1. Kim L

    Lucky and Co.,

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to travel with my family like a rock star! I happily have been supporting the blog for years! I find myself in a situation where I’m flying with a group of girls to Paris and they won’t have enough points for biz, (or are saving for something else), so most likely we’ll end up paying for economy. This is a september trip. I’ve started looking at flights.
    I still want them to have a good experience as it sets the tone for the trip. What is the best airline and/or plane. I’ve looked at AirFrance premium economy across their fleet, UA direct from ORD?
    I could probably position to another airport if the flight was worth it.
    I’d love your suggestions. Thanks. Kim

  2. David W

    It’s economy so i think its more important to pick fights with the best times for your party. UA has 767s, AF uses A330s and AA’s seasonal flight uses a 787. The 787’s probably the best aircraft of the three but if you can get extra legroom seats on any of the flights it’ll be good.

  3. Kim L

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 62847, member: 29″]It’s economy so i think its more important to pick fights with the best times for your party. UA has 767s, AF uses A330s and AA’s seasonal flight uses a 787. The 787’s probably the best aircraft of the three but if you can get extra legroom seats on any of the flights it’ll be good.[/QUOTE]

    Hi David. AF also uses the 380 as well. I think that 330 seems the most outdated.
    Do you agree?

  4. David W

    Not to Chicago. ORD only modified one gate last year to handle an A380 and currently only BA uses it.

  5. Kim L

    Ahh, yes. I was thinking it might be an option our of JFK is the experience would be worth it.

  6. David W

    its ok if you havent flown an A380 before. otherwise, it’s still economy and pe. AF’s pe is decent though – i liked it.

  7. Kim L

    I guess because I’ve flown emirates first, I think of that as a good choice, but at the end of the day, it’s going to be nothing like that. Maybe I just book UA direct – since that’s where my loyalty lies these days, and get there as quickly as possible. 😉

  8. Donna

    I wouldn’t go out of my way to fly an A380 unless the price was competitive with other options. Baggage claim with 500 other passengers can be a lengthy wait. I’m sure you must have considered AA out of ORD – their nonstop is more pricey than taking a connecting flight but regular economy is $728, premium economy a couple hundred more. I think those are excellent prices for CDG. I fly to CDG twice a year, sometimes on AA through ORD on their 787 which arrives mid morning and is reliably ontime and often early. Enjoy your trip!

  9. Kim L

    Thanks, Gia. If the IFE good on the 787 out of ORD?

  10. Donna

    Yes. New plane, IFE has good resolution and lots of selection.

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