LH - PrivateBed on 333/346/some 343/some 744
Never tried the LH
bed, but I hate the slippery slope seats with passion. LH
744 at least has this new seat if you're connecting from Oz. Also BKK
Old seat is nothing great, but not too bad. Tight pitch, go for aisle seat. IFE is very basic, service is a hit or miss, food is usually good on longhaul. Amenity kit can be described as a trash bag - it even looks like one. LH
Business Class lounges are a disgrace, always crowded and no food whatsoever. Except shower waitlist to be about 27 people in the morning.
- New Royal Silk flat bed on '7443' config, flying BKK
920/1/2/3. A340-500 (MXP
) and A340-600 (MEL
) have these seats as well.
'7442' has older seats like LH
old C. Acceptable. Mainly flying to LHR
'7441' and '7431' have ancient and very uncomfortable seats with no IFE or any other gadgets. Pitch is a joke at 40-42". These can be found on secondary routes such as FCO
and unfortunately on a number of Australian services.
operate with this config, your RTW D-class ticket would get you a Royal First Class seat however (either old 18-seat, 60" pitch, 160" recline or newer 14-seat flat bed with PTV). I'd recommend this as the most comfortable C out of your options. Service is also F without caviar or Dom.
lounges are very nice, especially the one near pier 3 at BKK
. Amenity kit is quite nice as well in my opinion, miles better than LH
. Food and service on TG
is top notch. 7443 has a nice AVOD IFE, 7442 has a basic PTV, 7441 has 1970s mainscreen in all cabins.
- Perhaps the best "old" business class seat out there in my opinion. Lots of pitch on the upper deck of 744s as well. Service can be great (NRT
based crews mostly) to downright terrible. Basic PTV such as old LH
/TG. Food was ok but not any culinary treat really. UA
lounges stink in my opinion, NRT
RCC is a nice lounge though, but even that lacks food.