B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6403 times:
The original LH 343s are tolerable in coach by all accounts. However, the ex-Sabena planes (D-AIMF & D-AIMG) are in awful condition. I flew on one a few weeks ago and was absolutely repulsed by the poor interior condition. The plastic seat pockets are broken, the lavatory sealants leak, etc...
Delta777jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1259 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6334 times:
What do you expect from Lufthansa ?!?
Lufthansa is only wearing the name Lufthansa and that`s their product in Economy Class. You get what you paid for, even if other normal airlines offering such services why should LH do so ?
Av8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6285 times:
I'm also scheduled to fly LH's A340 in cattle class in a couple months. I do expect to get a somewhat better product than Delta since it IS Lufthansa. Germans in general are some of the most punctual and professional folks I've dealt with, and some of the cleanest as well in terms of air travel.
Looking forward to it, and I hope to see a trip report concerning your trip from JFK!
Maintain thine airspeed, lest the Earth rise up and smite thee.
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5974 times:
Service and food will be very good on the A340, but legroom in the last few rows is below 31" pitch, so avoid them. Anyone over 5'10 will be very uncomfortable. Pitch in the other economy rows is fine. The Sabena A330's have several inches more legroom and PTV's.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5951 times:
I would agree with AFAY1 - avoid the last few rows of Y class, very very uncomfortable indeed. LH is OK, nothing to write home about though. I'm going to DFW in their Biz class hopefully next week, it will be interesting to sample the difference (if any !).
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5880 times:
You should never expect any special amenities in Lufthansa's economy class. PTVs missing plus poor seat pitch are too main aspects which can be mentioned...and both in combination with the most boring aircraft ever - the A340 classic. Welcome to LH...
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5805 times:
I don´t think LH´s Y-Class product is THAT bad. Of course, you don´t get PTVs unless you fly on the A332 or B763 which is astonishing considering most major airlines have installed or are installing new IFE systems at least on their flagships (which would be the B744 or A346 in LH´s case).
But: I have flown a lot on LH longhaul and was never treated in an appropriate way. Yes, you might not get as many (faked or not) smiles as on SQ or a nice amenity package as on MH but the service is consistent, efficient and professional.
And yes, the A340 is a slow climber but from a general passenger´s perspective a very nice airplane (quiet, 2-4-2 configuration in Y-Class).
I like to fly LH, even in Coach Class, because they heve never disappointed me, flights are more punctual than on many many other carriers and the seat pitch is just the usual crapmped 31" you get on most of the other airlines flying transatlantic as well.
Would be nice to read a trip report after you´ve finished your flights.
777ualsfo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5655 times:
I flew MUC-SFO on Lufthansa A340 last summer in economy - had a great flight, good was great, service was excellent. No PTVs but showed a movie and read which was fine. Not sure I like the A340, seemed to take a long time to gain altitude but is very quiet I would fly them again, they were also great within Europe, always served food even on 1-2 hour flights but that may be changing according to some other threads here.
Thvgjp From Ukraine, joined Mar 2002, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5551 times:
I am assuming a few rows share one moniyor, do they use airshow. I flew on KLM in 2001 and it had it and it was wonderfull. I always want to know where I am when I am flying and how fast I am going. I cant bring my GPS aboard, I gfot scolded on a AAL flight BWI to DFW for using one in flight