Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5732 times:
Which plane do you guys prefer for long haul international flights. I have never flown on an A340, but it would seem to be a better option for me since my wife and I are travelling together. (The A340 is 2-4-2 as opposed to the 747's 3-4-3) Business class is out of our price range, so I am mainly interested in cabin space in economy. Thanks in advance,
Sndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5465 times:
I would recommand the A340 and try to book a flight with an operator where you can book your seat at the moment of making your reservation. A340 is a great, quite aircraft, very comfortable even in economy, certainly when you are able to two seats near the window.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5459 times:
Because of the 2-4-2 seating I prefer the A-340. I can also recommend the Swissair flight from LAX to ZRH (SR 107, leaving daily at 3pm) operated with MD 11. They have a 3-4-2 seating. The MD 11 is very confortable aircraft and they have an excellent service.
Lax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5398 times:
747!!! I have flown both on virgin lax to lhr and i prefer the 747...ask the gate agent if there is any way she could block the seat between you 2, if the flights not completely packed they will sometimes do this for couples, it worked for my wife and i, and it was quite roomy..unfortunately those flights to europe are usually packed.
Ab.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5397 times:
Take the 340, all the flights I had FRA-DTW (LH) were smooth, arrived earlier than scheduled and it is a very nice atmosphere onboard since the plane is so quiet and roomy in the cabin. Don´t know which airlines go from LAX to europe with A340, maybe AirFrance.
I have never been on a B747 but my girlfriend loves the Airbus and she was used to fly 747 with KLM and BA.
Have a nice time in europe and enjoy your flight.
AerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5366 times:
I concur with Pilot 21, the Airbus A330-200 that Aer Lingus uses between Ireland and Los Angeles is a fine aircraft.
I had the pleasure of flying on it last May when they actually used it for my flight from Boston to Shannon (St. Mella EI-LAX). As a matter of fact, we were in Ireland when they began flying the SNN-DUB-LAX route. Made the news overthere since it was Aer Lingus' first service to the Western United States.
Hey United 777ORD, you got to do something about United's overall service! I'm sure you heard that United finished dead last in the customer satisfaction report issued this week! (-: