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In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Class?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:22 pm

I know all about Skytrax and stuff - just wanted to know which airline you all thought (from experience!) had the best Y Class product.

I'd probably have to say JAL or Qatar Airways.

Any thoughts?
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Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:48 pm

Singapore Airlines (especially the service).  thumbsup 
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:10 am

My personal top 5:

1. Air France
2. Swiss
3. Thai
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Continental

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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:10 am

In my limited experience I would say that Qantas is by far the best economy class I have ever experienced. But I have only flown in longhaul economy with QF and CX.
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Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:43 am

If your talking about cabin atmopshere and not so much about the service I would say Southwest has the most comfortable cabin. I flew JAL once and eventhough the service was special, the seats and cabin environment wasn't good. I have no idea about SE Asian airlines or Quatar Airways and such but on this side of the world, I think United has a good overall Y class.
 
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Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:17 am

My top five:

1. SK
2. VS
3. CO
4. NZ
5. TG

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Checo77
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Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:15 pm

My top five:
1).KLM
2).CSA Czech Airlines (I´m not biased, they are really good, check trip reports)
3).Continental
4).Delta Airlines
5).Air France
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cessnalady
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:46 pm

My top four:

AF,
LH,
AM,
QF

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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:08 pm

My top three:
KE
SK (Intercontinental flights only!!!)
DL

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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:10 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 8):
SK (Intercontinental flights only!!!)

Yeah, SK are great intercont, but not that good on the European/Intra-Scan/Domestic routes.

//Mattias
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Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:32 pm

You can't beat Finnair around Europe. Free booze in Economy. Very nice!

Qantas domestically in Australia are very good too.

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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:36 pm

Depends on what you're after.
being tall, my number one preference is 34 inch pitch.
For that, you can't go past TG and MH, and that's why I consider them the best in Y.

I think SQ and QF are way over-rated for Y class.

Travelled recently on SQ in Y, and had my knees under my chin for most of the flight.
If you're under 5'7, then it's a different ball game.
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:44 pm

JAL - definitely
ANA wasn't too bad when I took them
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:50 pm

air new zealand and qantas are best of what i ve experienced...
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Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:36 am

My top five would include:

1. KLM
2. Air Canada
3. British Airways
4. Lufthansa
5. Northwest

I based this on long-haul economy only and from my own experiences.
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:27 am

Long haul my favourite is NZ, simply because of the 34"seat pitch. In addition, service is always friendly, and cabin very comfortable and pleasant. Once they have refitted the complete fleet with PTV they will be perfect.
However, I was also very happy with CX and BA on all their long haul flights, and in 2 weeks I get to try SQ again on 4 sectors...
LH was always nice as well, even without PTV (just as NZ). I like the clean modern cabin on LH, and - against their reputation - never had an unfriendly flight attendant.
Never was happy with QF really, but that was years ago, and I'd love to give them a try again  Smile

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Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:46 pm

Of the airlines I've flown with, here is my top five:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Thai Airways
3. Malaysia Airlines
4. Turkish Airlines
5. Air Berlin (LCC)

KLM would be up there about ten years ago, but not anymore...
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:11 am

Air New Zealand will soon be in contention. A 34inch seat pitch and PTV's, accompanying good food and friendly F/A's. They seem to be the key ingredients to a successful Economy Class!

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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:33 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 10):
You can't beat Finnair around Europe. Free booze in Economy. Very nice!

Sorry, but no free booze anymore. Wine and beer is free, but now you have to pay for booze in economy class.
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:18 am

From my mostly domestic U.S. experience:

1. AA (more room throughout coach- those extra inches are heaven)
2. WN (on short hauls--comfortable seats, and if you can get near the front of the plane it means you're quickly off at your destination)
3. UA economy plus (again, the extra room)
4. VS (the best trans-atlantic service I have experienced, and they put me and my wife in the back of the plane where the seating is 2-4-2, and we got the 2 by the window)
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:33 am

It all depends in what part of the world you're flying:

Here's my top 6-list:

for LCC: definitely Air Berlin
for Asia: MH
for Africa: SA
for N-America: CO
for S-America: LA
for Europe (excl. LCC): MA
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:21 am

My preferences:

Asia - Cathay Pacific
Middle East - Qatar Airways (333's)
Africa - SAA
N. America - Continental
S. America - No idea  Wink
Europe - SAS/Virgin Atlantic
Low Cost - Iceland Express (Exit row  Wink)


Best service would have to be TG, but they don't have PTV's or anything special!

Rob!  Smile
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:31 pm

NZs new cabins will give the worlds best airlines a could run for their money on the routes NZ compete on.

NZs B74R (refitted): PTVs, 34" leg room plus of course NZs award winning service

NZs B772s: PTVs, 32" leg room plus of course NZs award winning service
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:33 pm

With the new cabins, NZ will be unbeatable. Service on board is second to now, that is very very important.
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:26 pm

I second what the Kiwis said. Air New Zealand will be fantastic, cannot wait for their new Business Class product.

Paul
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:59 am

I remember 34" pitch standard in coach and 38" Domestic First, so as far as I'm concerned they all suck today.
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:56 pm

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 25):
I remember 34" pitch standard in coach and 38" Domestic First, so as far as I'm concerned they all suck today

NZ still have 34" pitch in Y in the 744s Big grin
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:30 am

I can only list the ones I've flown but here goes:

1.LX
2.AA
3.KLM
4.VARIG'S MD-11 (comfortabe seats)
5.MH
 
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RE: In Your Opinion - Which Airline Has Best Y Cla

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:17 pm

mine would have to be:

1. KLM
2. DL
3. CO
4. NW
5. AA

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