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ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?  
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5555 times:

My wife is booking a flight from ORD to DXB in business class and wants to stay in Star Alliance...what combination would you take?

UA: ORD-IAD-DXB 763/772
LX: ORD-ZRH-DXB 333/333
TK: ORD-IST-DXB 343/333

[Edited 2012-06-26 13:26:42]

[Edited 2012-06-26 13:26:54]

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User currently offlineairlineanorak From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5507 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.

User currently offlinesonomaflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5507 times:
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I suspect you mean DXB ? My personal preference would be Swiss or TK. This is based on both trip reports and personal experience. UA lost me until they get their mess sorted with the merger.

Keep in mind every response will be subjective and maybe based on different criteria. The only way UA will get its act together is if folks with the cash vote with their feet.


User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5483 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.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5449 times:

Oops - Yes DXB...

Best Service and Product is what she is looking for...UA and LX have the best travel times... TK arrives too late...


User currently offlinesonomaflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5390 times:
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Then LX it is. SWISS has fantastic service and the hard product is great.

User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2417 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 4):
TK arrives too late...

Some flights from IST to DXB are operated by A321 - a NO GO!

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
My wife is booking a flight from ORD to DXB in business class and wants to stay in Star Alliance...what combination would you take?

I am curios why LH is ruled out- despite beeing a *A carrier...


User currently offlineAZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5194 times:

LX is definitely the best option out of the three you proposed!

Enjoy!


User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5187 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 6):
Some flights from IST to DXB are operated by A321 - a NO GO!

Why is an A321 a No Go? They've got 321s with a 2-2 arrangement, like US First Class and it's only a 4 hour flight.


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2417 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5109 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...

http://www.turkishairlines.com/de-de...services/business_class_seats.aspx


User currently offlineThereandBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5028 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.

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