Dalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3094 times:
Just a mini survey to see what others regard as the most important aspect of long-haul flying.
(1) comfort of the seat/cabin
(2) quality of the food/ beverage service
(3) quality of the in-flight entertainment
My preference definitely goes to the seat/cabin especially on the 24hr Australia-Europe flight.
Would you prefer to fly ultra long haul(16-18hr) non-stop or would one stop be preferable just to stretch the legs properly? I think I would prefer the non-stop service, but flight length must become an issue at some stage.
As an aside I see Emirates wins a swag of Airline awards, and justifiably so. However, I was surprised to see their 777s configured 3-4-3 in economy as opposed to the normal 2-5-2 or 3-3-3. Do other airlines have 10 abreast seating in their 777s?
Bbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
For me, the MOST important issue for long-haul flights...ANY flight...is safety.
Given a safe flight, I would vote in this order:
1. Cabin/seat comfort (must sleep!)
2. Quality of the in-flight entertainment (music and movies to lull me to sleep)
3. Quality of the food/beverage service
If I was fortunate to fly Business or First Class, where I could stretch out and sleep, I would vote for a 16-18 hour nonstop segment (God help us!). If flying Economy, I could not imagine being cooped up and crammed in for more than about ten hours at any one stretch.
Sorry, don't know if any other airlines have 10-abreast Economy seating on their 777's.