EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 1009 posts, RR: 10 Posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
Hi all. Looking for some suggestions as to which of the above two airlines would you choose when flying to South Africa in economy? Im thinking IFE, food, leg room, seat width, transit experience etc. Also, is a stop in either hub city worth while?
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 2): ST is also a great city for a stopover.. Lots and lots to see...
In terms of hub city, there is absolutely no comparison between Istanbul and Abu Dhabi, Istanbul has a rich history and is a very dynamic city, so it wins hands down.
In terms of product, I'd say TK wins on catering, EY wins on crew service, and they are on par on pretty much everything else (IFE, seats etc). Both IST and AUH aren't particularly nice airports to transit through.