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I have taken several airlines to travel from Southern California to Euorpe (American, Bristish Airways, Delta, Lufthansa, KLM).  Do I have any favorites?  Is there one Airline company that is better than the other in terms of airplanes used, service, food, on-time schedule?   In my experience, there are some differences between airlines in the comfort level and service.  My favorites:  British Airways and KLM.  They are the most comfortable (as far as Economy class goes which is the only way I fly) and service. 

 
TIPS
– I prefer to pick flights that are on 747 jets which has the two aisles and a 2-4-2 configuration.  I find that I'm less likely to become motion sickness on them and I feel less claustrophobic.  Remember that this is about a 10+ flight from the West Coast of the US to Europe.  It is torture just sitting in your seat for that long.  I need to get up and walk around and it is better doing that on a big jumbo jet.
 
 
 
– Airfare:  I usually start searching for airfares about 4 months out and I use a very popular search engine called Kayak.com.  It brings up all the fares (categorized by cost, stops and airlines).  Once I find a price that I like, I'll go directly to the Airline company to make purchase my tickets. 
 
Choosing a Seat:  I really try to get assigned seating as well to secure an Aisle seat which for me is really critical.  I need to be able to get up and move around without feeling bad about making someone get up for me to do so.  I don't mind getting up for someone else but I feel much better not asking someone else to do it for me.  I use a internet site called Seat Guru.com to find the configuration for the flights that I want to purchase so I can get the seat layout.  Once I find that information, I'll call the airlines to book my reservations and ask for my seat.  I'll actually print out the seating map and add it to my i-Touch using Airsharing, just in case they decide to change my seating.  I'll know which seats to ask for.  I also prefer to sit on the Aisle on the right side of the plane in the middle column.  I think I have a better chance of getting an empty seat next to me rather than on the window side.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  When it does work, it is heaven!  😀
 
 
RESOURCES
 
 
KAYAK.COM  – Search Engine for Airfares
 
SEATGURU.COM – Great resource in finding out the seat configuration for most Airlines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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