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United787
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ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:12 pm

My wife is booking a flight from ORD to DXB in business class and wants to stay in Star Alliance...what combination would you take?

UA: ORD-IAD-DXB 763/772
LX: ORD-ZRH-DXB 333/333
TK: ORD-IST-DXB 343/333

[Edited 2012-06-26 13:26:42]

[Edited 2012-06-26 13:26:54]
 
Airlineanorak
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RE: ORD-DBX - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:18 pm

For me, it would definitely be LX! I'm not a fan of the UA Lounge at ORD and the on board service with UA will be basic (plastic cups for your pre-take off fizzy wine - on LX it is glass and proper Champagne). TK beds not comfy on the 343, although their lounge is nice in IST.
 
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RE: ORD-DBX - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:20 pm

I suspect you mean DXB ? My personal preference would be Swiss or TK. This is based on both trip reports and personal experience. UA lost me until they get their mess sorted with the merger.

Keep in mind every response will be subjective and maybe based on different criteria. The only way UA will get its act together is if folks with the cash vote with their feet.
 
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RE: ORD-DBX - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:20 pm

I presume this is Dubai (DXB)?

Is price an issue, or is she looking for best connection and/or best service and product? According to Great Circle Mapper, there's only ~300 miles difference between the routings (via IST is shortest, while IAD longest), so none of those is particularly worse than the others.

If she wants the best product and service, LX all the way. Otherwise, it just depends on price (including whether it's revenue or award travel), and the relevant connections available.
 
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RE: ORD-DBX - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:26 pm

Oops - Yes DXB...

Best Service and Product is what she is looking for...UA and LX have the best travel times... TK arrives too late...
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Then LX it is. SWISS has fantastic service and the hard product is great.
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:24 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 4):
TK arrives too late...

Some flights from IST to DXB are operated by A321 - a NO GO!

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
My wife is booking a flight from ORD to DXB in business class and wants to stay in Star Alliance...what combination would you take?

I am curios why LH is ruled out- despite beeing a *A carrier...
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:10 pm

LX is definitely the best option out of the three you proposed!

Enjoy!
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 6):
Some flights from IST to DXB are operated by A321 - a NO GO!

Why is an A321 a No Go? They've got 321s with a 2-2 arrangement, like US First Class and it's only a 4 hour flight.
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:53 pm

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 8):
Why is an A321 a No Go? They've got 321s with a 2-2 arrangement



Nearly every A321 is differently equipped: with so many different seat types you never can be sure to get the 2X2 version!
Especially after such a long flight from ORD AND an red-eye service, I would always prefer to be on the safe side...

http://www.turkishairlines.com/de-de...services/business_class_seats.aspx
 
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RE: ORD-DXB - UA, TK Or LX In Business Class?

Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:51 pm

TK has not been using the A343 to ORD as much as they have been flying the A333/2 to ORD lately. Chances are your wife will get a newer A330 on the ORD - IST leg. As big of a TK fan as I am I'd suggest LX though because the transfer experience in ZRH will be better in addition to having a better idea of what aircraft you will get. TK has a tendency to swap them last minute based on loads.

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