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Air Canada A333 Or Lufthansa A346?  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10467 times:

In may I will be flying from ATL to TLV. Thanks to another thread, http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/112358/, I picked between an AC and LH combination and a DL and Alitalia combination and chose the AC and LH combination. Now I'm having a lot of trouble deciding on an exact itinerary. On the way to TLV, I will fly ATL-YYZ-FRA-TLV. Between YYZ and FRA, I can fly either an AC A333 or an LH A346. I haven't flown either type (though I have flown A343s and A332s). I have flown LH, but I have never flown AC. However, I will be flying TLV-YYZ on AC for the return. What are your opinions on the service of each airline and the comfort of each aircraft?

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10441 times:

Isn't the A333 and A332 really the same aircraft, just one is longer and holds more passengers? So if you flown on one, then the other should be similar.

User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10441 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
Isn't the A333 and A332 really the same aircraft, just one is longer and holds more passengers? So if you flown on one, then the other should be similar.

it is pretty much the same, just a lengthened fuselage.  checkmark 



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10378 times:

If I had to choose, I will go for LH A346 with no doubt! Such a beautiful bird!

Raphael


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10375 times:

Difficult situation you've got there... at least from my viewpoint, I'd always greatly prefer the A340 over an A330, but you've got the difficulty that that would land you on LH, something that I try to avoid on longhauls...

Then again, with that choice, I'd probably be sitting on LH's A340-600.



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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

What flight do you take from FRA to TLV? LH offers two flights a day. LH 686 is operated in the morning with a 744, the evening flight LH 690 is operated on an A346. So maybe you have the chance to enjoy the A333 from YYZ to FRA by AC and take the A346 from FRA to TLV by LH.

Regards

Stefan


User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10361 times:

I would also go for the LH 346. The only noticeable difference between the the A333 and A343 is that one has 2 engines and the other has 4. If you look at Air Canada's website, the measurements are exactly the same. The difference inside is that the A333 has more Executive Class seats. If you have been on a 343, you probably won't notice any difference. Apparently, though, the LH 346 is beautiful. Don't know about seat pitch. AC is 31" or 32", pretty standard I guess.
Cheers,
AY104



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User currently offlineCjh2007 From Austria, joined Jan 2007, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10350 times:

Which class is also a major factor...? You are only really influenced by the aircraft type if youre in Y...


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10311 times:

Thank you for all of your responses! I'll answer a couple of questions that some of you posed.

I will taking the morning flight from FRA to TLV, so I will be on the 744, which means there is only one leg of the trip that I could fly on an A346. That's fine with me though. I've never flown a 747, so I would choose that over anything else.

I will definitely be flying in Y. Business or first would be great, but I can fly roundtrip to TLV and spend over a month in Israel for about half of what a business class ticket would cost me. Furthermore, I only have enough money for the plane ticket and the time I'll be there.


I'm leaning towards the A346 for this trip, but I'm still not sure. How do AC and LH compare for service on longhaul flights? I know LH is decent since I've flown LH, but I've never flown AC.


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10309 times:

I would go with Lufthansa on this one.

In the last Zagat International Airline Survey (2005), Lufthansa outranked Air Canada in service, comfort, and food on international flights. Air Canada had higher satisfaction with its website. Lufthansa was preferred on average over Air Canada.

Although for the record, if I were you I would have just gone with DL non-stop unless it was prohibitively expensive, but that's just me. In this case now I'd pick LH.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10294 times:

I'd go with LH, the A340 is more appealing imo.  twocents 


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10247 times:

Delta non-stop is really expensive, otherwise I would probably do that.

User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10117 times:

A346 all the way, where else can you take a leak below your fellow seatmates?

Though seeing as to how you're flying LH, I'm just wondering why you decided not to fly LH 443/444 to FRA from ATL, although it's an A343.


User currently offlineContinental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10102 times:

Why not go up to JFK and take El Al?

User currently offlineEGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10093 times:

Gotta be the A346....everyone prefers a bigger engine Big grin

User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1835 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10040 times:

Quoting AY104 (Reply 6):
AC is 31" or 32", pretty standard I guess.

In the A333, AC is 33". Very roomy and comfortable seating.

As for service, I think that AC is better (much friendlier), but LH has a better product (i.e. food).


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