MCI777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4984 times:
Im planning a trip to Asia for later this year and I thought I'd ask the knowledgeable people of A.net to give me an idea who has the best A-Class to Asia. The choices I have are:
I'll be using either a OneWorld or SkyTeam Award so the options to Asia are limited.
Another option I have is using a Y award over the Pacific and a Biz Class award within Asia. Unfortunately, I dont have enough miles for a SE Asia Business Class award (110,000 on OW and 120,000 on SkyTeam). These are the times I wish I had Star Alliance for their 90,000 Biz Class Award.
AMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4945 times:
I would definitely go for JAL, because of the magic IFE entertainment and all round snacks and beverages are available. I don't say that the other airlines are bad, but I have flown all of the above and I would recommend JL.
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2896 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4940 times:
I have flown MH in economy which was excellent only their ground crew lost two of my bags and we got them back with a lot of stuff missing.
I ve heard that their new Buss class product is simply excellent.
My Father recently flew CX in Buss, And he could not stop praising their food and menus.
Ozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2773 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4836 times:
You don't say where you're originating, so based on the flag, I'll assume the US:
i) On long haul routes (nothing personal, but) avoid all US carriers, they don't do it well (even if Delta may provide a cm more seat pitch)
ii) Asian carriers are all generally of high service standard
iii) I'd go with CX: great service in all classes, good IFE, food, seating; not sure of your OW status, but if you have lounge access, the CX lounges in HKG are amazingly good and destinations in their own right; Y is good; J is very good and F is rated by Skytrax as the world's No.1 First Class
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4827 times:
I would fly JAL as a spotter. I love the video channels that show you forward, down, back, and sides views from the plane. You can watch the ground go away on take-off and come closer on approach. It is awsome.
JL has lots of connections and destinations within Asia from multiple airports. They also serve many airports in the U.S.
NW is nice in business. But in Coach.. YUCK!
I have a student flying over on AA in April and she is excited at the space and seating in Y. But AA has limited destinations. All depends on where you are going in Asia.
I would rank it as 1)JL 2)MH 3)CX 4)KE
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!