Hirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 597 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4753 times:
I´m planning a trip to South Africa. How is the business class of SAA compared to other major carriers especially LH, and how is SAA`s econ compared to LH`s. As I´m going to fly from Germany the aircraft will be an A346 or A343, perhaps somebody has some experiences with SAA`s Airbies...?
I haven't got the faintest idea what LH's J-class is like. However, the SAA flatbeds are as comfortable as you can get for any flight. The seat pitch is 73 inches and there's laptop power supply and full audio- and video on demand available.
My experience and thoughts on JFK-JNB: The best inflight service I have ever experienced, comfy seats, nice duvets and pillows, awesome food and great entertainment!
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FokkerVII From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4601 times:
I flew LHR-CPT last January. SAA use the 744 on this route and the business class seat is not the new flat bed but the older lie-flat seats. Having said that I was impressed. I had heard many 'horror stories' about SAA and was quite annoyed not to be flying BA, especially missing out on the FF miles but things could not be more wrong.
Only the lounge at LHR is a bit ratty...but that is just being picky...
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
There is no comparison, LH is garbage compared to SA, if you fly SA from FRA it will be a 346, business class is awesome. I flew it in November and everything was perfect, food, attention, IFE, amenities, seat, sleep....everything!