Early Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
I am flying to Europe in business class in the near future. However, I do not know which airline has a better business class. Business class on a Lufthansa 747-400 or Business class of a United 777? Which is better?
SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
Trust me, you better take United over LH. UAL flight attendants are much more personable and friendlier than Lufthansa's 68 year old stone-faced sky marshalls parading up & down the aisles as "flight attendants." Plus, on UA, you'll more than likely get PTVs as the primary entertainment.
Lufthansa people seem to be downright stern, if not cold. Also, witht he way the loads have been on most U.S. carriers since September 11, you'll probably have less passengers on your United flight. The LH flight will probably be more crowded.
Tw/oa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
I have not flown LH C class, but just returned on UA (Sept 9th) from a roundtrip IAD-BRU on a 767/300 in C class. I was pretty dissapointed. The seats are rather narrow, the PTV was a nice feature, but the choice was downright lousy. The movies were ok, but the other channels were limited, at best. I hesitantly brought a cd player for the domestic legs, and ended up using it over the ocean, instead of watching the PTV's. And believe me, I am a big PTV fan. Also, on both legs, the food was just ok. Flight attendants were NOT friendly at all. Perhaps the seats are better on a 777. Overall, it was not the worst flight or anything like that, but I certainly thought it would be much better. I was going to write them a letter, but thought it sounded so trivial, compared with everythhing else going on.
Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
Hmm... Hard to decide I flew Buisness on United 747 from Fra and coach on United 777 twice in betwen FRA and ORD Both were very nice. But Ive been on Lufthansa A320 Buisness, no so great Id choose United
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1040 times:
I can't speak for United, but Lufthansa does not have a good reputation for its Business Class amongst Star Alliance carriers - it's really quite ordinary, however their First Class is excellent. For example, it has a very simple PTV system - only a few channels of TV, it's not particularaly advanced. Seat pitch is amongst the smallest of any major long haul airline - 47".
You can't compare LH320 Business Class with that of a UA777 or 747 - intra Europe business class is nothing special - in fact it's basically Economy Class with tastier food. Seats are practically the same, with seat pitch virtually identical.
Why not do what Konstantin suggested and fly both?