highpeaklad
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Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:09 am

I have enough FF miles to get me to middle east/ east africa with Star alliance. My plan is to take a few days holiday in Dubai leaving from MAN. The timetable shows I can use LH or LX , so my question is which will give me the best experience. As far as I can make out the LH service has the old C class seats. Does LX offer business class on the MAN - ZRH sector? I've checked the Swiss UK website but it has very little information on it!
If anyone can suggest a better ( especially cheaper ) destination to use my miles I would be grateful.

Thanks for your help


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SQ325
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:43 am

I think LX operates with a A332 on the ZRH-DXB sector so they will have the old LX C class which overall loses against LHs old C class.
There should be a C class service on the MAN-ZRH sector.
As a alternative to DXB you might think about AUH. There are also a lot of great hotels in Abu Dhabi for a lot less money than in DXB and if you want to go to DXB anyway you can get a rental car it is just a 90 min drive to Dubai.
Overall i would go for LH because their old C wins over LX C class and the New LH wins over the "new" C class in the LX A340s

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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:22 am

I rather fly LH. Nothing against LX [which is great] but still prefer LH.
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buckieboy
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:31 am

Hi Highpeaklad

I've never flown to DXB, however I've flown frequently to and from Asia with both LX and LH. My preference is for LH; in my opinion better service and a better overall product.

A bit of an allegation that I will never prove is that I felt that some Swiss F/As treated me a bit differently because I may not have been as smartly dressed as the other passengers. An example from a flight to HKG last year:

F/A: "You won't be wanting another beer then, sir?"
Me: "Actually, I do, thank you!"

I've never had anything closely similar on LH!

Cheers

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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting SQ325 (Reply 1):
Overall i would go for LH because their old C wins over LX C class and the New LH wins over the "new" C class in the LX A340s

Don't agree... The old LX C seats are by far better than the old LH C seats - especially the PTV screen on LH is ridiculous small! However, the new LH C seats win over the new LX C seats.

As far as crew is concerned, I have never made a bad experience on board LX but defenetly on LH (not always of course!)
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B742
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:19 am

I would travel LH, although I would choose LX if they were operating the A340 to DXB  Smile

Quoting Highpeaklad (Thread starter):
If anyone can suggest a better ( especially cheaper ) destination to use my miles I would be grateful.

Well, if Bmi and QR link up on the DOH route then you could fly MAN-LHR-DOH with your Star Alliance miles  Smile (By link up I mean Bmi operating a flight to DOH with QR equipment and QR crew)  Smile

QR is a 5 star airline and one of the best around, DOH is also a wonderfull city which perhaps is cheaper than DXB  Smile

Hopefuly QR will join Star Alliance soon as they are linked up to many Star Alliance airlines  Smile

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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:54 pm

Quoting Highpeaklad (Thread starter):
The timetable shows I can use LH or LX

As I have no experience on LX´s C-Class I cannot contribute to the original question, but as the replies so far do not show a clear winner, why not try to use both carriers for your flight ... ? Outbound LX and return LH (or vice versa) ...
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:33 pm

A recent trip report about LH's Business Class: Disappointing Experience LH New Business Class (by Jyatlantic Jan 1 2006 in Trip Reports)

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mohamed
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:39 pm

How about Egypt ? Here you would use less miles .
LH uses 2 daily A333 to CAI (new BIZ) and LX uses it's A343's about 5 times a week .
However in LH you could land in one of the EX-Sabena A332 (as I did on my only Longhaul Biz in my LIFE  Angry ). Those Biz seats are more or less the same like LX old BIZ , only with Electronic seat adjustment except mechanical for LX. At least they weren't that bad. Seat pitch is 1,40m .

Quoting HT (Reply 6):
Outbound LX and return LH (or vice versa) ...

Is probably the best option . Shouldn't be a problem , too as both are one now. (more or less)
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Prosap
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RE: Business Class : Lufthansa Or Swiss?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:33 pm

Swiss, by a long long way!

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