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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

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i'd avoid us air... philadelphia sucks and is the black hole of luggage. we used to fly american all the time, service and prices ok, food not so great. unless you fly a 777 on american - via london - the entertainment is not so great (older 767 or 757) . my sister flew united in april... had to go via dulles, which was a mess. older 767, crappy entertainment.

people seem to like swiss, i've only done short flights within europe and liked them.

my husband actually prefers british - he's quite tall and pays extra for the premium economy and doesn't mind going through london. in fact he's on his way to san francisco right now on ba.

Agree that US Airways is awful. I've enjoyed Delta/CO in the past. Never been on Swiss but would like to try.
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

any experience with United Airlines (Boeing 767) flying from Zürich?
Is the "economy plus" with extra leg space worth the extra money?
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

I like Lufthansa flights to the US, but really any airlines in star aliance seem ok to me! I got a flight to Basel-Boston return for under 500chf so check for deals if you don't have specific dates in mind.
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

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any experience with United Airlines (Boeing 767) flying from Zürich?
Is the "economy plus" with extra leg space worth the extra money?
YES. Even if you don't need the space (as I am short as it is), it is definitely nice to have the space. Plus, if you have a tight connection, you are closer to the front of the plane.
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

In general I found this website pretty useful : http://www.flylowcostairlines.org/

It provides you with almost all the cheapest options you may have for any destination.
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

flying to JFK/EWR from Zurich, go with the foreign (non-US) carrier. All US carriers give sub-standard service.

If you have to go with a US carrier, I would go in this order of preference:

1. Continental
2. United
3. toss-up between Delta and American
4. US Scareways

This is also useful. It shows you how crappy your seat is going to be.

http://www.seatguru.com/

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any experience with United Airlines (Boeing 767) flying from Zürich?
Is the "economy plus" with extra leg space worth the extra money?
Definitely, especially if you're taller than 5'10".
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Re: Advice about flights to US [Good prices? / best Airlines?]

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any experience with United Airlines (Boeing 767) flying from Zürich?
Is the "economy plus" with extra leg space worth the extra money?
haven't tried economy plus, but their Business was horrible and their check-in people are something else entirely. not in a good way. Whenever possible, I go for Swiss/Lufthansa.
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