LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
I personally have not flown SK at all, but I know that business in LH is great! Amazing service, and wonderful food. Seat pitch is good, and so is IFE. From what I have heard, SK is very nice too, but I am not sure...sorry, and happy flying!
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10566 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
The current seat pitch is 48' on LH and 50' on SK in business. I find that SK's seats are rather comfortable. I have never traveled LH business, only first, and their service was impeccable, and I would expect the same in business as well, however FRA is delay prone which can be a hassle. Overall the two products very similar.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
SAS has PTV's in every seat of the A340 you would be flying, while Lufthansa does not have PTV's. I am referring to the seats in coach which I assume "C" class stands for? I once flew SAS longhaul from ORD-WAW with a stop in ARN, and the serivce was wonderfull. The food was good, plenty of snacks and drinks, and the flight attendents were very friendly.
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2698 times:
C Class is one of the most common fare classes for Business Class. SAS is well known for having one of the best business classes in the world for long-haul - plus they are only a two-class airline - so you are getting their best product! I believe, they do however have an Economy Plus type section on some long-haul services.
My family and I had the pleasure of flying Turkish Airlines business class from Singapore to Instanbul and then through to Sarajevo last week. We flew on a new Airbus 340 from Singapore and then were put up by the airline in Instanbul in a 5 star hotel overnight to connect with our flight to Sarajevo the next day. The service was very good both on board and at check in. Our luggage arrived safely at all our destinations and staff were friendly and efficient. Catering from Singapore was a bit disappointing, but for the remainder of the trip and sectors the food and wine was excellent. Staff on the Istanbul-Sarajevo sector were very friendly and helpful. Check in at Istanbul was a breeze allowing for advanced check-in. The Singapore staff of Turkish Airlines were outstanding in their product knowledge and service and genuinely helpful. There was an excellent personal touch to the service. Their upgrade offer was excellent value and my family will now change our preferences to Turkish Airlines for future travel. THY comes highly recommended as it is truly a world class airline in the same league as SQ or LH.
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2056 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2660 times:
Unless you are going to get the new sleeper seats in LH J, I will go with SK. SAS J seems to be a better product with better food... LH old J seems a bit tight and the service is not as good as SK. SK's buffet station looks really nice and CPH is a really convenient airport for transfer.
About TK, I read about it on the Japanese airline magazine. The A340s look okay in J... The seats are sleeper style with 54" of legroom, a width of 21", and a recline of 140 Degrees; compared to SAS's 50" of legroom, a width of 20.4", and a recline of 110 degrees, and LH's 48 inches of legroom, a width of 20" and a recline of 90 Degrees.
The food seems to serve in varied courses and there is a salad bowl service (salad tossed on the side); however, economy looks rather plain.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5195 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2653 times:
If LH is flying their new A 340-600s on the PEK route then its worth it in J class BUT if not then choose SAS-SK A 343s that fly the route as their J class product is way better than LHs on all of its long haul aircraft with exception to their new A 346s!!!
Mikkel777 From Norway, joined Oct 2002, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
I've not tried LH C-class, only LH Y, SK C, Y+ and Y. The service is good in all three classes in SK longhaul, SK Y is far better than LH Y, even if I've had the exact same seat on the same type of aircraft. Service with LH was almost nonexistent.
SAS C-class is very good, although the seatpich could be better. Good service, good food and wine, and the little self-service bar for drinks and snacks is nice.
Mikkel777 From Norway, joined Oct 2002, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
Look forward to the MD90. Nicest aircraft built! I've never been in the pax-cabin, only in the jumpseat in the cockpit, but the cabin sure will give you a quiet and pleasant ride. Try to get a seat in the forward part of the cabin, but that shouldn't be a problem if you are flying C.
The 343 is, as stated zillions of times before, a slow climber, but it is quieter than most 2 engine aircrafts. Enjoy your flight!
Scandinavian From Sweden, joined Sep 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
Last summer I flow with Lufthansa I C class from Seoul to Frankfurt. A couple a weeks ago I was in Beijing. That time I went with SAS in C class.
I think that both airlines are good, with nice and clean cabins. I think that the food is better on Lufthansa than on SAS. The IFE are better on SAS and the self-service station on SAS longhaul in business is a nice touch. One boring thing with SAS are the old grandma's in the crew.
So, it´s not easy to choose from two nice airlines. But try SAS this time and take the chance to fly two new aircraft types as you mentioned above.
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
I would agree with you choosing SK over LH.
Seat pitch recline is limited innboth SK and LH compared to e.g KLM and BA, but catering on SK is very good. I was impressed by disiplined staff (real sinchronized timing entering the cabin etc ..), wearing special uniform/hats when serving foot. Lots of silver cutlery and nice glass / dishes etc.
Another advantage of Sk A343 is the bar behind the business class zone. Serious bar with lots of choice & friendly & helpfull crew.
You can also look at of the window when on the lavatory, it is turned 45 degrees and has a window . Also some kind of stretch bar fixed to a wall behind the c zone enabling an inflight work-out.
However space / big seats & sleeping comfort/IFE are also very important on very long flights .. therefor I personally would prefer KLM