airlineanorak From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4375 times:
For me, it would definitely be LX! I'm not a fan of the UA Lounge at ORD and the on board service with UA will be basic (plastic cups for your pre-take off fizzy wine - on LX it is glass and proper Champagne). TK beds not comfy on the 343, although their lounge is nice in IST.
LHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1422 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4351 times:
I presume this is Dubai (DXB)?
Is price an issue, or is she looking for best connection and/or best service and product? According to Great Circle Mapper, there's only ~300 miles difference between the routings (via IST is shortest, while IAD longest), so none of those is particularly worse than the others.
If she wants the best product and service, LX all the way. Otherwise, it just depends on price (including whether it's revenue or award travel), and the relevant connections available.
debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 8): Why is an A321 a No Go? They've got 321s with a 2-2 arrangement
Nearly every A321 is differently equipped: with so many different seat types you never can be sure to get the 2X2 version!
Especially after such a long flight from ORD AND an red-eye service, I would always prefer to be on the safe side...
ThereandBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3896 times:
TK has not been using the A343 to ORD as much as they have been flying the A333/2 to ORD lately. Chances are your wife will get a newer A330 on the ORD - IST leg. As big of a TK fan as I am I'd suggest LX though because the transfer experience in ZRH will be better in addition to having a better idea of what aircraft you will get. TK has a tendency to swap them last minute based on loads.