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User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Hi everyone, During the Summer Holidays I will fly from Munich to Miami. I will be flying with LTU. My questions are, What aircraft will I be using? What seat pitch does LTU have on that aircraft? and Can anyone share their experiences flying LTU on longhaul?

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Hi Cathay744,

Where to begin...Well you'll be flying on the A330-200 and if you want a window seat, STAY AWAY from rows 11 and 18...because they don't have windows! Seat pitch is dreadful at 29" (76.2cm), so I hope you're not tall.

I've flown longhaul with them three times already. On all three flights, the coffee was served almost cold, the food was OK, but after the duty free shopping, the F/A's disappeared for about 5 hours. On one flight, I went to the galley where they were sitting, playing cards, and I asked for a drink, they told me to go back to my seat and they'll come around to bring something. They finally came an HOUR LATER! On one of the other flights, there was a sick passenger a few rows behind me who used the call button several times, but no one came. As I was sitting close to the galley I overheard the F/A's joke around and said if it was important, the passenger will come to them.

But, those are just my experiences, I am sure that some people have had good experiences.

Enjoy your flight anyways!

cheers,
Patrick



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Well consider yourself lucky going with LTU at least their 330s are not configured 3-3-3 like UK charter airlines long haul 330s.

User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

I have been to America 5 times on LTU and all I can say is that the flights have been some of the best ever from any airline. Maybe I have been just lucky, but I am rally critical with the flight I go on and I tell you that there have been really nothing that I can think of to complain about. Which is rare. I have been on 29" seat aircraft and the 330s are not that. Lately they have not been the cheapest and I have gone over on US airways and Delta and wished I was on LTU.

BTW the only flight I have been on is DUS-LAX.



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User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Thanks for answering everibody, U have helped me a lot, because most of u sead tht LTU isnt that bad I am now shure that ive picked the best flight, thanks a lot.

Cheers
Leonardo


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 3):
I have been on 29" seat aircraft and the 330s are not that.

Check out their website. A330-200 = 76.2cm pitch.

I usually don't complain about airlines because I find that you have good and bad experiences with every airline. However, I judge an airline on how consistent they are, and LTU, all 3 times has been unacceptable. But maybe, next time I fly them they'll do better.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 2):
Well consider yourself lucky going with LTU at least their 330s are not configured 3-3-3 like UK charter airlines long haul 330s

Are 3-3-3 seat layouts that bad? I've never been on an a/c with that kind of layout and would be interested to know. The seats wouldn't be any narrower, is it because there is a middle seat in every block? Does it seem more crowded that way?

cheers,
Patrick



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

not been on LTU long haul, but have been short haul with them a few times. Thay are very professional and boss all the UK charter airlines. Reasonable seats, good service.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I had an option on a LTU flight from DUS to CPT but I canceled it later in favor of a KLM flight from DUS to JNB via AMS v.v., not that I think that LTU offers bad service, it was just because I can earn miles via my Frequences Plus (soon Flying Blue) account. Now I have to pass on one daylight flight but the miles are a good compensation.

In the past I was pleased with all my LTU flights (except one), they are much better than Lufthansa and I would prefer them anytime when I have to decide between these airlines (well, every other airline wins when I compare it with Craphansa)!

Patrick

[Edited 2005-04-03 02:09:32]

User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 5):


Check out their website. A330-200 = 76.2cm pitch.

1"= 2.54cm

76.2cm/2.54= 30"

A whole inch more than 29".

Maybe that 1" is the difference between my knees touching the seat in front of me or not touching the seat in front of me.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 8):
1"= 2.54cm

76.2cm/2.54= 30"

A whole inch more than 29".

Interesting, I have my conversion table in front of me and it shows, as you said, 1"=2.54cm but it also shows 1cm=0.3837" (which is the conversion I used...76.2x0.3837=29.2", Maybe my table has a mistake in it?

Regardless...

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 8):
Maybe that 1" is the difference between my knees touching the seat in front of me or not touching the seat in front of me

I couldn't even get into my seat and sit with my knees together, and when the persons in front of me reclined his/her seat, the top of their head was right in my face! I could have their head as a cup holder!  Silly

BTW, I'm 6'1", how tall are you? Maybe that's why we have had different experiences.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 5):
The seats wouldn't be any narrower,

Yes they would. A330/340s are normally 2-4-2 or 8 across, 3-3-3 is 9 across.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
Yes they would. A330/340s are normally 2-4-2 or 8 across, 3-3-3 is 9 across

My goodness! I think I should grab a cup of coffee and wake up, maybe then I'll start making some sesnse! My mistake, and is my face red! Sorry everyone...  banghead 



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