I had that pleasure just before Xmas on LH
's D-ABYD, from LAX
. It felt very much like the B744, just more modern. It sure was a very pleasant ride. On the way back we were on LH
's B744 D-ABVX (FRA
), and that was equally nice - even seemed to have a bit more legroom. When you board an LH
B744 you think it is just a year old or so - absolutely impeccable (like any LH
Off-topic, I thought I would never say this, but LH
sectors were *significantly* superior to NZ
sectors, pretty much in every aspect. NZ
are my most flown airlines, so I have plenty of experience to compare the two, and this year was the first time that I thought LH
|Quoting WSTAKL (Reply 156):|
Get told its because I was only out of the country for 8 days.
What a ridiculous reason! If that was the case, I would be searched about 70% of my arrival times. And in the last 10 years my luggage hasn't been searched once!
|Quoting NZ107 (Reply 158):|
QF doesn't have 777s so they had no choice but to keep the 744s
Just like LH
- they don't have the 777 either (yet), and they are doing very well with B744, B748i and A380. Of course, they are a much larger airline, but interesting to see they can make it work (plus all those - according to anet myth - fuel guzzling, inefficient A340s). The A 346 was/is probably their "B777" in terms of capacity. KE
also have all three types (B744, B748i, A380) plus the 777...
I am with Mariner and gasman - I select VLR flights wherever possible (except for EK
), but that means there is very little choice here out of AKL
, especially if you want to ride on Star Alliance airlines. At least LH
will have them for many years to come
Happy New Year everybody!
[Edited 2015-01-18 22:13:02]