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User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

In your opinion(s), what is the best economy class product? (internationally)

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User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4974 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.

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User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

BA GETS MY VOTE!

744 RULES


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Although I haven't flown it, I would think that SQ's Executive Economy on their LeaderShip A345s would probably be the best.

User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4898 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.

User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

BA's short-haul aircraft have the best leather seats, really comftable and plenty of leg room for a tall guy like me, Also I love the map & info.

LHR340



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User currently offlineHugojimenez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4883 times:

British Airways and Singapore Airlines for service, punctuality (everything). AA for legroom...


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4856 times:


Of the airlines I've traveled on, Virgin Atlantic Airways followed by Air France.

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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

It's not Lufthansa  Laugh out loud! 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.


User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4826 times:

I think that BA and AA have the best econemy class.

Mat


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

short haul: BA
long haul: Lauda



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User currently offlineKAVANAGH From Chile, joined Nov 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

My vote goes to LAN CHILE, p tv on every seat, excelente meal and wine cellar, also they have a great digital music selection, from classic to pop and rock. Nice stewardess and cool liveries on board.


User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 775 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

AA with their "more room" made a very comfortable economy class! AF has a good economy too!

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User currently offlineSNBA319 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2003, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4734 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!


User currently offlineKoreanair747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Most of all I love the Korean Air economy class. They really offer great service, very nice and kind crew and the planes usually always puctual.

Korean Air is my first choice at all.

For inter european flights and to North- and South America I love most the KLM economy service.

Regards

Koreanair747


User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4663 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.


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User currently offlinePimpy69 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4663 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.

Tony.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

I'm split between UA Economy Plus and AA. E+ has a little more room, but I found AA's seat to be more comfortable.

I also found that UA normal economy legroom was barely less than AA MRTC. I knew there was less legroom, but still could not notice it. I was in row 19 on a 737-300, so I know it was not Economy Plus.

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User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4420 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.

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineLanAlemania From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

My vote goes to LanChile, followed by British Airways.

British Airways have nice seats and IFE with PTVs, but Lan beat them in my opinion with more softer seats and AVOD in Economy.


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

If you want excellent legroom and meals, go for Egyptair.

BA probably offers the all-round best economy (world traveller) class experience.



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User currently offlinePoh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

SWISS (on their new A340-300's) have the best economy product.


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User currently offlineEalsys1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

I have to say AA. Why? More Room Throughout Coach. Every seat in coach (ex A300 and 752) has extra legroom.

Sam


User currently offlineOerk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

SWISS... best economy class... with 32 inches of pitch?!

Get real!

AA with 34 inches of more room throughout coach is supreme. Particularly on the 777 aircraft with PTVs. Nice headrests too.

There is just nobody else worth flying with transatlantic. If it aint AA, I aint going!


User currently offlinePoh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Oerk,

My criteria when selecting an airline is not based solely on seat pitch. 32" is enough for me.

However, on LX you don't have to pay for headphones, drinks, etc...

And the IFE is MUCH better (featuring AVOD). I thought the food was better, too.

Nothing against AA, I will be flying them next week to MIA, LAX, and PHL from CCS. But IMO, LX has a better Y-class product.



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25 Ken777 : I've only flown oneworld in the lst 10 years. In that alliance AA has the best for long flights because of the additional leg room. After 3 ro 4 hours
26 Babybus : Top of my list goes Air France both for short haul and long haul. For the things I look for in Economy,they have it all. Great seats, great IFE,great
27 NAVEGA : On short haul between the US and Mexico, without a doubt, Mexicana which has made a name for itself with their coach class product. Good seat pitch, c
28 Post contains images SNBA319 : @ Horus, i remember seeing on the egyptair website that some seats are still smoking....this would kind of deminish my perception of the Y-class. No o
29 Qantasflyer : Qantas' economy product is really good, definitely up there with the best. Comfortable, Genuine and warm service ( not mechanical like many other airl
30 Continental : For me, it's Lufthansa or American. Lufthansa's domestic economy is great! I like the pleathery seats, they're comforting, and cool on a hot Croatian
31 Spike : VN - Vietnam Airlines: miles above any other in long-haul Economy product.
32 AC345 : Of all the airlines I've flown so far: SK and UA.
33 AM772 : AeroMexico in their intercontinental B767 cabin, they do not have ptv's, but they're really great!!
34 ToBEYwithMEA : MEA- AVOD in eco with a 6.8 PTV with 32 seat pitch!
35 Freakfor747 : I know jetblue only has one international flight but you got to love the ptv's, leather seat, and cheap fares.
36 Kevin752 : I know that many people will not agree with me but Lufthansa gets my best Y class seating. Also I say this because they are my FAVORITE AIRLINE. I al
37 The Coachman : EK A340-500's. Beats all airlines hands-down, pitch 34", 500 channels of AVOD entertainment, reasonably high standard of service. EK's other economy p
38 Airjampanam : BA hands down over all. AA for the leg room. BA is typically old world class and professionalism. I fly back to the US tomorrow in AA economy. NO amen
39 Chrisrad : Malaysia Airlines has the best economy class, great service (3 times winners of best cabin staff), great legroom 34", great IFE with PTV'S, great food
40 Post contains images BusinessBoy : One word: Continental Airlines
41 Post contains links and images COAB767 : Continental Airlines is my favorite. View Large View MediumPhoto © Vasco Garcia View Large View MediumPhoto © Vasco Garcia View Large View M
42 JGPH1A : Interesting that there is such a divergence of opinion on who offers the best Y class, but not a lot of divergence of opinion on what goes to constitu
43 AirGabon : Air France: free Champagne, good food with good wine, good IFE and professional crew.
44 Sabena332 : From my experience: Long haul: 1. Swiss 2. Air France 3. British Airways Short haul: 1. Air France 2. Alitalia 3. SAS Patrick
45 GOTbound : Have to say CX, with runner up AY! Actually very impressed on my last GOT-HEL-MIA flight with them. rgs.GOTbound
46 Post contains images BusinessBoy : I know this is out of the topic, but how do you insert pictures into your replies? Thanks
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