EI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 576 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3386 times:
I need some opinons on the following choices. Im currently finalising a round-the-world trip using the Star Alliance RTW ticket but in a few areas I have a choice of airline (which is where you come in). Id love some feedback on the best choice on the following routes;
1. Ireland - Singapore
DUB-CPH-SIN - SAS shorthaul, SAS longhaul or Singapore Longhaul or Thai Longhaul
DUB-FRA-SIN - Lufthansa Shorthaul and Choice of Singapore or Lufthansa Longhaul or Thai Longhaul via BKK
DUB-LHR-SIN - BMI Shorthaul and choice of Thai Longhaul via BKK or Singapore direct.
BananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1570 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3370 times:
On the *A ticket you will be booked into "B" class on UA which, if you are a member of Mileage Plus, will be bonus miles for you. Regardless of that, you will also be eligible for Economy Plus, which will give you more legroom than the AC option.
Of the first options, I would rate TG's Econ above Singapore. . (I have not flown LH). I did a *A RTW a year ago, and LHR-BKK on TG was good, though I value space above everything else. Their IFE was poor, but service, food and legroom were very good. SQ on the other hand had great IFE, but I didn't rate the service or food as highly, and the legroom on the 777 was not good at all. Not sure, but I hear TG are bringing their newly refitted 747's to LHR, so if you get good IFE too, they will have an excellent product.
Intothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3275 times:
I'd definately go for the DUB-CPH-SIN route with SAS-SQ.
The route CPH-SIN is flown with a 772ER, with 34 inch pitch in economy, with avod, and in business, with the spacebed, in a 2-2-2 layout=a lot of space, with Thai, it's a 747-400 as far as I know, no PTV's in economy, not any more pitch than on the SQ 777-200ER, and the service is just about as good, + an extra stop in BKK.
If you would go for the DUB-FRA-SIN, or DUB-LHR-SIN I would go for SQ long haul, due to PTV's, reasonable pitch, and direct, however, I think the SQ 747-400 have got 32 inch pitch, which is possibly 1 inch less than Thai, not sure about that though.
I hope this helps.