LHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4884 times:
I loved Excel and American. American had plenty of legroom in their 777s and TV's in the backs of all their seats plus the TV programs were good. I loved Excel because the seats were leather and extremely comfortable and they had TV's dotted on the ceiling about 3 rows to 1 TV which is better than any other charter airline I've been on. I'm traveling on TCX in the summer and I will give a report on them as soon as I get back, however Excel and American are going to be hard to beat. This is my opinion so don't please shout at me for my view.
764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4808 times:
If you get Economy Plus, United is definitely the best. Sadly, they have too many aircraft that are not equipped with that section and their regular Economy is not that good, even though it still outperforms Lufthansa.
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4757 times:
It's not Lufthansa ! Sorry, I had to. I'd imagine, for airlines in the US, that UA and CO would be near the top. Once NW has all A330s on trans-Atlantic operations, they'd be near the top. Although, I'd rather take a DC10 in a middle seat, before I'd take a new A330-300 with the latest and greatest in-flight entertainment. Call me crazy, but I have a thing for older aircraft, and haven't had the opportunity to fly many of them- just one, the B727.
Back on topic, I think that UA, CO, or NW would be the top 3.
SNBA319 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2003, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4644 times:
may be biased, but they are comfortable....SN Brussels Airlines, especially the A319 (similar to BA seats). New inflight catering product has been added recently, adding to the comfort of the short- and medium haul flight.
Long Haul; last one i flew was CO BRU-newark. Thought they had a very comfortable economy class!
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
LanChile at the moment. Very good IFE and PTVs, footrests and headrests, very good meals, and fine wines and drinks at no charge.
Although I've flown BA,AA,KL and AZ long haul, I made this flights quite a long ago,(except AA) so I can think that BA Economy is better than LanChile's.
But as I was saying, the best economy class I 've experienced is Lan.
Pimpy69 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
i personally think that BA is the best. i've flown to the US on Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, and BA before, and BA stood out as being the most friendly in terms of the staff and the cabin ambience, although i didn't fill out the immigration paper properly, and got shunted to the back of the queue at JFK.
The world traveller cabin on BAs 747 was roomy enough for me, although admittedly I am not very big, and I was sitting next to a bulkhead both ways. It also had a PTV on the back of every seat, and i had one that folded out of the armrest due to the seat being at the bulkhead. the only problem with BA, as with most of their longhauls, is going from Heathrow.
Motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3016 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4330 times:
For friendly genuine cabin service that values their economy passenger, I choose Air New Zealand. Of course some would say I'm biased.
But seriously, once NZ have upgraded their 744's economy cabins (IFE etc) from later this year and introduced their new medium sized longhaul fleet (with possibly A332's to replace the 763's), I'd choose NZ hands down for flights to/from New Zealand and Australia from around the Pacific.