milesaddict
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LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi all,

This report is our inbound to France.

HK is a wonderful city / country. I came there countless times.

We spent one night at the royal garden, then my wife discovered the perfection : Four Seasons. This luxury hotel impressed me wherever I go to. The best.

For our return, we both have spent the remaining balance with BMI. The unclear future for them made me turn to another FFP. I will miss it very much.

Check in : We used the in town check in.

Lounge : The private Lounge Traveller close to gate 20, nice lounge ( good catering, dinner possible, massage ). AF and LX send their First Class pax there, they have a space booked.

We also went to the TG and UA lounges.

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Boarding : No one in front of us, the ground staff have presented the crew, the purser came to greeted us.

NO WAY........

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Crew: Nothing to complain about, they were lovely, even at 4am, they are pleased to serve you whatever yours needs.

Siège : Despite the seat gets old, it's still a pleasure to sleep on it. I still don't know when LX will roll out the new first in the 340. We have experienced very bad turbulence, my wife was scared.

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Catering: Outstanding as always. The only small complain I have about LX, they don't serve caviar. Got my balik salmon, perfect meet, and nice dessert.

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The breakfast, I can stand having a tray in F !!!!!!!!!!!

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IFE: Not that great, the movie was blurred. Last year to DXB with the 333 it was perfect. Only picked a nice movie then I fell asleep.

Lounge LX F ZRH

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I didn't taste the meals we were obviously too full.

Thanks to french airport my luggage arrived the last. Damn country !

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Things to improve : They have to change the seat ASAP, offer caviar and a well known champagne.

Verdict : I don't want to create a controversy, there were captain's wife seated 1A and the co pilot's wife seated 1K. I don't mind, but they should avoid going to the cockpit.

Looking forward to try again LX with the new F to HKG..

Next long trips.

CX F
SQ R
AF J

Thanks for reading.

Thomas
 
lychemsa
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:39 pm

So what is your favourite F class? Thanks for posting.

PS. I like your hand luggage. Except I prefer something with wheels.
 
milesaddict
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:45 pm

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 1):

SQ, CX, TG are for me the best out there. LX is good very good but they look like a 4* instead of 5.

Indeed we were supposed not to buy many things there, but as you can figure out, my wife ripped me off !!! hence I biught a new luggage. Hard to fit all the things !!!

Thanks for your feedback.
 
thegivenone
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:12 pm

Great little report! Thank you very much!

Are you Star Alliance HON and FlyingBlue Platinum?
 
sfflyer123
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:46 am

To me, with LH serving caviar with a nicer seat, LH may have the edge over LX. What do you think?
 
milesaddict
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:34 pm

Quoting thegivenone (Reply 3):
Quoting thegivenone (Reply 3):
Great little report! Thank you very much!

Are you Star Alliance HON and FlyingBlue Platinum?

I'm *G thanks to BMI, I wish to be HON however I don't fly enough with *A LH or LX to get it. I'm also BA Gold, and AF Plat.

Quoting sfflyer123 (Reply 4):
Quoting sfflyer123 (Reply 4):
To me, with LH serving caviar with a nicer seat, LH may have the edge over LX. What do you think?

It depends, LH have a nicer lounge both in MUC and FRA, I have not taken the new F with LH yet. The LX F on the 333 remain the best.

Lounge : LH
Seat : LX
Catering : Both are great !
Crew : LX
Ground : LH with the FCT

Thanks for your comments.

Thomas
 
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Quoting milesaddict (Thread starter):
Things to improve : They have to change the seat ASAP, offer caviar and a well known champagne.

Grand Siecle Laurent-Perrier is a well known champagne.......too bad you dont know that!  
 
milesaddict
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:53 pm

Quoting LHPII (Reply 6):
Grand Siecle Laurent-Perrier is a well known champagne.......too bad you dont know that!

As a French (born and used to live there), I do know, I'd better have a Krug or a Dom.

Laurent Perrier is a good vintage but worldwide Krug and Dom are on top of the list.
 
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:56 pm

Quoting milesaddict (Reply 7):
Laurent Perrier is a good vintage but worldwide Krug and Dom are on top of the list.

......  and how about Crystal?
Krug and Dom might be the most popular to those who know little about wine.
Both champagnes are neither the most tasty ones inflight nor ever win the best champagne category at yearly BTs' "Cellars in the sky" awards.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...ellars-in-the-sky-awards-announced
 
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:54 pm

SWISS still refuse to retrofit the A340s with their newest First Class.

Despite this, definitely agreeing with you that SWISS are the best airline in Europe.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
SASMD82
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:46 pm

Quoting LHPII (Reply 6):
Grand Siecle Laurent-Perrier is a well known champagne.......too bad you dont know that!  
Quoting LHPII (Reply 8):
......  and how about Crystal?
Krug and Dom might be the most popular to those who know little about wine.
Both champagnes are neither the most tasty ones inflight nor ever win the best champagne category at yearly BTs' "Cellars in the sky" awards.

Guys these are all names: Laurent Perrier Rosé has had the best scores, followed by Charles Heidsieck. If we only count cru's I find Dom disappointing. La vieille dame from Veuve I find the best!   Armand the Brignac, Krug, Crystall and Bollinger La Grande Année are all too complex.

Anyway, nice trip report. Next time, I would like to read your comments!  
 
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RE: LX First HKG-ZRH : The Best Carrier In Europe?

Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:38 am

Hi


Nice trip report, thanks for sharing it with us. LX looks comforatble, even the older seats look good.


Greetings
Marc
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