Highpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
I have enough FF miles to get me to middle east/ east africa with Star alliance. My plan is to take a few days holiday in Dubai leaving from MAN. The timetable shows I can use LH or LX , so my question is which will give me the best experience. As far as I can make out the LH service has the old C class seats. Does LX offer business class on the MAN - ZRH sector? I've checked the Swiss UK website but it has very little information on it!
If anyone can suggest a better ( especially cheaper ) destination to use my miles I would be grateful.
Thanks for your help
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SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4690 times:
I think LX operates with a A332 on the ZRH-DXB sector so they will have the old LX C class which overall loses against LHs old C class.
There should be a C class service on the MAN-ZRH sector.
As a alternative to DXB you might think about AUH. There are also a lot of great hotels in Abu Dhabi for a lot less money than in DXB and if you want to go to DXB anyway you can get a rental car it is just a 90 min drive to Dubai.
Overall i would go for LH because their old C wins over LX C class and the New LH wins over the "new" C class in the LX A340s
Buckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4672 times:
I've never flown to DXB, however I've flown frequently to and from Asia with both LX and LH. My preference is for LH; in my opinion better service and a better overall product.
A bit of an allegation that I will never prove is that I felt that some Swiss F/As treated me a bit differently because I may not have been as smartly dressed as the other passengers. An example from a flight to HKG last year:
F/A: "You won't be wanting another beer then, sir?"
Me: "Actually, I do, thank you!"
As I have no experience on LX´s C-Class I cannot contribute to the original question, but as the replies so far do not show a clear winner, why not try to use both carriers for your flight ... ? Outbound LX and return LH (or vice versa) ...
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Mohamed From Egypt, joined Jan 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
How about Egypt ? Here you would use less miles .
LH uses 2 daily A333 to CAI (new BIZ) and LX uses it's A343's about 5 times a week .
However in LH you could land in one of the EX-Sabena A332 (as I did on my only Longhaul Biz in my LIFE ). Those Biz seats are more or less the same like LX old BIZ , only with Electronic seat adjustment except mechanical for LX. At least they weren't that bad. Seat pitch is 1,40m .