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Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight  
User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

Any suggestion of best economy class (legroom, service, etc.) for Europe-Asia (Far East) flights?

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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

Hi 123,

The choices depend on where you going from & to?

If you give this info it might help a little bit more.


User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6059 times:

Hello ANstar!

Good question: Germany (any Airport) or France (any Airport) - HKG and-or NRT.


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6062 times:

For flights to the Far East I would definetely recommend Korean Air as first option. They offer very good and comfortable flights. Legroom is about 86 cm as I know (please correct me if it is not correct), so they usually offer more space than many other asian airlines. Crew works very professional and is doing everything to make your flights as comfortable as possible. They also very nice and kind.

The service on board also is very great. On flights from Germany to Europe they offer several warm meals and you can choose between western styled food and asian food. Specially I love to eat the Korean bibimbab, which really taste very delicious. (Usually I can't get enough from it!). Korean Air also got some rewards for their very good service.

On board they show several good films, news and often videos about the destination.

All in all to say, if I have the choice to fly Korean Air, for me I don't need business class, as their product is better in economy than on some airlines in business.

Safety has been improved a lot through the last few years and nowadays I would rate Korean Air to the safest airlines on this globe again.


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Another good option for flying to the far east would be KLM. They also offer quite good service out of AMS, but seating arrangement is not that comfortable as on Korean Air flights. Crew is also very nice and kind.

So for me usually first option would be Korean Air and as another option KLM.

Not recommend I would my home carrier Lufthansa. They are quite often rude to the passengers, specially to foreigners, so truelly to say, even I am German, I usually try to avoid them.

Another airline which I usually try to avoid is Thai Airways. Their crew also very often very rude. Also seating arrangement on these flights are horrible, as you have very less space for your legs.

Anyway, whatever you choose...have a nice trip to the Far East !

Regards

KAL744



User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6038 times:

Thanks KAL744! Good typs are always appreciated.... LH for me is great, anyways should be the best choice from Latin America to Europe, so often this means you stick to them. Korean is widely unknown here but your good description of them, makes it a choice to consider, Danke Schön!

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6018 times:

Try Malaysia Airlines. Their name speaks for itself  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Winner of Best Inflight Cabin Staff for 3 consecutive years. You will realize they are truly "Going beyond expectations..." Smile

Of course this involves a transit at KUL.


User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6011 times:

But if Malaysia Airlines it´s easier to fetch them in EZE?

User currently offlineCptgirmaytesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

the three best airlines: (best choice depends on destination you are flying to/from). All have great service and have their hubs at very good airports.

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User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Anywhere an NWA A330 flies.

Currently: DTW to AMS and DTW to FRA



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Cptgirmaytesfa, of the three I would opt for Singapore (Staralliance) or Cathay (One World): Miles are part of savings, right? Let KLM out: I have no miles with them...

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

Pretty muh a choice between Malaysia, Singapore and Cathay! With each having their own strengths and weaknesses.


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5721 times:

ANA, JAL, and Cathay Pacific are supposed to be great airlines and are probably the most convienient option as they go to those places nonstop.


Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

I highly recommand MH , SQ ( I havent flown before but heard a lot of good things about the 777's economy ) and EK ( provided its A330-200 . B777's configuration is kind of cramp ) .


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineQantas005 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

I've taken JAL to Europe from Australia, fantastic airline though the legroom is a little slack.

then again most airlines cattle class has poor legroom, but what JL lacked in legroom they madeup with service and charm.

another airline to try might be Asiana, heard excellent reports about them.


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5692 times:

The best Y class is definedtly Sinagpore and Cathay in terms of service. By far. SQ has the best IFE-krisworld is pretty much ahead of the pack in terms of entertainment options. Service on both consistently great.


Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineLImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Germany/France - NRT ~ I would recommend ANA. The food is excellent and service is wonderful. They are very punctual and the warm Japanese hospitality will make you feel special even if you are sitting in economy class.
ANA has good legroom and features AVOD.

Germany/France - HKG ~ I would recommend CX. They are always very friendly, and they try hard to please and it shows. The honor of being #1 airline according to skytrax says it all.


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5560 times:

I totally agree with Llmamura!

I flew ANA LHR-NRT a few months ago in economy and they were excellent. The AVOD was so nice and I've never seen such a clean interior of an aircraft! The seats were decent and the crew was nice to me (always bring a small box of chocolates with you for your crew as a nice gesture... it will get you very far in life! Amazing what $3 worth of chocolate and a big smile will get you!)

I know their the underdog compared with Singapore, Cathay, Thai and Malaysian but they offer a great product and it's non-stop!



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

You mentioned AVOD. What´s that?

User currently offlineBustaphil From Austria, joined Nov 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

I think the best options when going from europe to asia are sq, cx and mh!
concerning lh i totally agree(rude fa's hardly no interesting entertainment (flights with lh are always endless...) )

the best entertainment system is definitely with sq (kris world)

best food i'd say cx

but my recommendation is sq  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



FLYING the best thing on earth!!!
User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5323 times:

Anywhere an NWA A330 flies.

Currently: DTW to AMS and DTW to FRA


Uhhhh... he asked about Europe -> Asia flights, not U.S. -> Europe flights.


User currently offlineQantas005 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

AVOD = Audio/Video on Demand
so its like your own video and cd player.


User currently offlineLImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

AVOD - Just like what Qantas005 said, it lets you stop the movie and rewind or fastforward the movie or TV show. You can do the same for the CD audio also. It also has the Video game function that lets you choose from various games.

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