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Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:48 am

Any suggestion of best economy class (legroom, service, etc.) for Europe-Asia (Far East) flights?
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:03 am

Hi 123,

The choices depend on where you going from & to?

If you give this info it might help a little bit more.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:14 am

Hello ANstar!

Good question: Germany (any Airport) or France (any Airport) - HKG and-or NRT.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:16 am

For flights to the Far East I would definetely recommend Korean Air as first option. They offer very good and comfortable flights. Legroom is about 86 cm as I know (please correct me if it is not correct), so they usually offer more space than many other asian airlines. Crew works very professional and is doing everything to make your flights as comfortable as possible. They also very nice and kind.

The service on board also is very great. On flights from Germany to Europe they offer several warm meals and you can choose between western styled food and asian food. Specially I love to eat the Korean bibimbab, which really taste very delicious. (Usually I can't get enough from it!). Korean Air also got some rewards for their very good service.

On board they show several good films, news and often videos about the destination.

All in all to say, if I have the choice to fly Korean Air, for me I don't need business class, as their product is better in economy than on some airlines in business.

Safety has been improved a lot through the last few years and nowadays I would rate Korean Air to the safest airlines on this globe again.


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Another good option for flying to the far east would be KLM. They also offer quite good service out of AMS, but seating arrangement is not that comfortable as on Korean Air flights. Crew is also very nice and kind.

So for me usually first option would be Korean Air and as another option KLM.

Not recommend I would my home carrier Lufthansa. They are quite often rude to the passengers, specially to foreigners, so truelly to say, even I am German, I usually try to avoid them.

Another airline which I usually try to avoid is Thai Airways. Their crew also very often very rude. Also seating arrangement on these flights are horrible, as you have very less space for your legs.

Anyway, whatever you choose...have a nice trip to the Far East !

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KAL744

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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:25 am

Thanks KAL744! Good typs are always appreciated.... LH for me is great, anyways should be the best choice from Latin America to Europe, so often this means you stick to them. Korean is widely unknown here but your good description of them, makes it a choice to consider, Danke Schön!
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Fl

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:30 am

Try Malaysia Airlines. Their name speaks for itself  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Winner of Best Inflight Cabin Staff for 3 consecutive years. You will realize they are truly "Going beyond expectations..." Smile

Of course this involves a transit at KUL.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:36 am

But if Malaysia Airlines it´s easier to fetch them in EZE?
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:21 am

the three best airlines: (best choice depends on destination you are flying to/from). All have great service and have their hubs at very good airports.

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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:26 am

Anywhere an NWA A330 flies.

Currently: DTW to AMS and DTW to FRA
Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:47 am

Cptgirmaytesfa, of the three I would opt for Singapore (Staralliance) or Cathay (One World): Miles are part of savings, right? Let KLM out: I have no miles with them...
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:57 am

Pretty muh a choice between Malaysia, Singapore and Cathay! With each having their own strengths and weaknesses.
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:13 pm

ANA, JAL, and Cathay Pacific are supposed to be great airlines and are probably the most convienient option as they go to those places nonstop.
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Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:19 pm

I highly recommand MH , SQ ( I havent flown before but heard a lot of good things about the 777's economy ) and EK ( provided its A330-200 . B777's configuration is kind of cramp ) .
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:22 pm

I've taken JAL to Europe from Australia, fantastic airline though the legroom is a little slack.

then again most airlines cattle class has poor legroom, but what JL lacked in legroom they madeup with service and charm.

another airline to try might be Asiana, heard excellent reports about them.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:27 pm

The best Y class is definedtly Sinagpore and Cathay in terms of service. By far. SQ has the best IFE-krisworld is pretty much ahead of the pack in terms of entertainment options. Service on both consistently great.
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:22 pm

Germany/France - NRT ~ I would recommend ANA. The food is excellent and service is wonderful. They are very punctual and the warm Japanese hospitality will make you feel special even if you are sitting in economy class.
ANA has good legroom and features AVOD.

Germany/France - HKG ~ I would recommend CX. They are always very friendly, and they try hard to please and it shows. The honor of being #1 airline according to skytrax says it all.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:18 pm

I totally agree with Llmamura!

I flew ANA LHR-NRT a few months ago in economy and they were excellent. The AVOD was so nice and I've never seen such a clean interior of an aircraft! The seats were decent and the crew was nice to me (always bring a small box of chocolates with you for your crew as a nice gesture... it will get you very far in life! Amazing what $3 worth of chocolate and a big smile will get you!)

I know their the underdog compared with Singapore, Cathay, Thai and Malaysian but they offer a great product and it's non-stop!
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:16 pm

You mentioned AVOD. What´s that?
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:01 am

I think the best options when going from europe to asia are sq, cx and mh!
concerning lh i totally agree(rude fa's hardly no interesting entertainment (flights with lh are always endless...) )

the best entertainment system is definitely with sq (kris world)

best food i'd say cx

but my recommendation is sq  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:14 am

Anywhere an NWA A330 flies.

Currently: DTW to AMS and DTW to FRA


Uhhhh... he asked about Europe -> Asia flights, not U.S. -> Europe flights.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:37 am

AVOD = Audio/Video on Demand
so its like your own video and cd player.
 
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RE: Which Is Best Economy Class For Europe-Asia Flight

Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:28 am

AVOD - Just like what Qantas005 said, it lets you stop the movie and rewind or fastforward the movie or TV show. You can do the same for the CD audio also. It also has the Video game function that lets you choose from various games.

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