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What are the best business class seats to travel from Denver to Barcelona and returning Rome to Denver
Hey Brian you have a lot of options although in some ways not too many cause i believe you have no non stop options. United would be the only one that maybe would do it b/c of the presence in Denver but I dont believe they do. Barcelona not being a financial hub seems to not have as many options as I recall from planning a previous trip. I think whether you go Delta or United you’re going to have to head East and catch a flight from either JFK or EWR. In comparing those scenarios it comes down to the plane to me. I mean Delta Suites take over any Polaris lay out but I would take any Polaris lay out over a 757 on Delta ( you will be sitting next to someone, although if flying with someone then that’s different). For that matter United may use a 757 EWR to BCN also, and again you’d be sitting next to someone, until they finish retro-fitting the planes (although i am not sure if they are doing the 757’s). If you can get a 787-10 on United then go for that. You gotta just check the planes.
I think you can go to Miami and fly AA but MIA to BCN is a 772 on AA which leaves the possibility of a 40% chance of getting the Zodiac seats that rock and also half are reverse facing. If you could get a 787-9 on AA I’d take that all the way. I think regardless of which of the Big 3 you fly its not going to be their best plane to BCN.
You might find better options on your return out of Rome. Delta used to have a 777 to ATL if they still do that would get you Delta One Suites (the best possible scenario)
Btw, you could fly non stop from DEN to Frankfurt on Lufthansa and then back track to Barcelona or for that matter non stop on BA to LHR (747 which would be cool) but if its Business and not First then that leaves a lot to be desired on those 2 airlines. If its F on those 2 airlines then thats diff. I like BA F and obviously Luf F would be the best.
I am not sure if that helped you or not.. In the end go for the better plane, where you can sit alone, or have a 787 or Delta Suites, etc
I tend to mostly agree with [USER=5445]@Mikewarren1000[/USER]. I havent seen a non-stop out of Denver to BCN. Combinations I can come up with are United-Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich, United via EWR, Delta via JFK (or LGA and JFK), AA/BA via LHR or Miami. Depending on when you fly, the other possibility is Aeromexico via Mexico City. For the return out of Rome, same connection cities in Europe for the same airlines – with the addition of Atlanta for Delta.
I think Delta One Suites on Delta via Atlanta would be fantastic. If its me, going out I route via JFK or MIA on AA/BA – I would try and get the best jet I could (i.e. not a 757).
Hope that helps.
+1 on both what [USER=1686]@RTBones[/USER] and [USER=5445]@Mikewarren1000[/USER] have said. Though I don’t think AA’s 772s are as much of a risk as he does. I’d rather get the “good” 772s, but the ones with Zodiac seats are fine. Not great, but fine.
From PHL AA flies 332s to/from Barcelona (but that is now seasonal) and 333s to/from FCO, avoiding the 757s. From MIA and JFK AA has 772s on both routes. (I think it is all 772s and no 77Ws). So AA has wide-bodies with fairly good lie-flat seats across the Atlantic from 3 gateways. The only issue is that DEN to all 3 is a fairly long flight – and you are going to be on narrow-bodies to all 3 east coast AA hubs.
You may want to take the best UA flight to Europe and connect in Europe on a partner. Or maybe BA as suggested and connect via LHR.
Don’t forget about flights out of ORD, DFW, IAH, DTW, etc. Sometimes the mid-continent flights have more availability. Plus it’s a longer TATL flight so you can get more sleep.