Katekebo From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 684 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
Depending on where you are going to: if you go to UK, BA to London is better, if you go to Germany, Lufthansa to Frankfurt is better. Sorry for the stupid answer, but this is like: "I have to attend a meeting in Chicago, should I fly to Los Angeles or Miami?"
Mac100 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 260 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
I have flown both airlines on transatlantic routes (in coach) and I would go with BA. I like them better, even though LH is pretty good, too. Check out what kind of planes you'll be on, BA's 747-400 and 777's have PTVs in coach (if you like that), LH does not have them. BA's 747-200 do not have PTVs and are similar to LH's. If you'd like to fly on an A340 "retrojet", you have to go with LH. They are very quiet, but other than that there is nothing exciting about these planes. If you are tall you may find it hard to sit upright in a window seat. The combination of yellow and grey that LH uses for their interiors does not do it for me, either. The overall level of service on LH will be OK, but I would rate BA quite a bit better.
Either way, you can probably go with whatever airline offers better fares and more convenient connections. FRA has a GREAT observation deck, you can get up close and personal with the planes. But also keep in mind that LH captains have been on strike recently. It caused a lot of cancellations on their domestic routes.
Jplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
Both Airlines are pretty decent.
The big advantage is that with LH, you won't have to stop in LHR. That will usally put you into Frankfurt much later in the afternoon -vs- a direct flight to FRA.
Also adding a stop can bring in more chances of flight delays. I had some friends who flew from SMF-SEA-LHR-FRA on Alaska/BA. They ended up spending a few extra hours at LHR and didn't get into FRA until after 8:30 pm. Ended up at around 27 hours of travel time. They could have done SMF-SFO-FRA on UA/LH and it would have been about 14 hours including connections.
Andie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 855 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
I've flown BA and LH from Newark to LHR / DUS. I would prefer BA. I think that the onboard service of BA is better than LH. Moreover, I think BA flies B777 to PHX. So you'll have PTV's on it. At Lufthansa "only" overhead TV.