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#1 Lui's Knob

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Flown a long haul flight in business or first class? Who rises to the top and which airlines sink to the bottom?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Decided to go first class back to Vancouver from Florida on Feb 9th

Fort Lauderdale to LAX - 5:50 flight and flew American airlines.

Fantastic flight, attendant Kevin was really catering, I drank mimosas the whole flight Breakfast consisted of a egg and black bean quesadilla with a bagel and cream cheese on the side. Lot's of little fun places to rest things or places to put things away. Also there were outlets to charge my tablet which was a nice touch.

American Airlines is fantastic for first class 10/10

LAX - VAN - 2:45 flight and flew Alaskan Airlines.

Seats were big and comfy but outside of that it was just alright. No tv's, service was alright but i took advantage of the mimosas the whole flight again. The Alaskan lounge for 1st class members in LAX was fantastic though, fresh made soup and sandwiches for free, 3 free alcoholic beverages while we waited, comfy couches and it made the 2:30 layover in LAX fantastic.

Lounge 9/10
Flight 7/10
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

http://www.airlinequ...ing/ranking.htm
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific. Swiss International Air Lines is just a cut below.

A friend who does a lot of business in the Middle East swears by Etihad Airways.

The worst? No contest Aeroflot and China Eastern Airlines is not much better.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

I've flown 3 times on business class.

Austrian Airlines was unreal with Air Canada and Lufthansa being the other two I've flown with.

All 3 were great and they have the awards to back it up.

Twice I've been lucky to be moved up front.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

I don't fly first/business class but I've flown on maybe 30 different carriers.

ANA and Cathay Pacific were the best 2

China Eastern and Delta were the worst 2
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Best: Thai and Singapore.
Worst: Vladivostok Air.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Best: Thai and Singapore.
Worst: Vladivostok Air.


Did they allow smoking? LOL.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

This isn't typical but the best flight I have ever been on was Czech Air going from Prague to Montreal. Capacity on the plane was probably 180 passengers. For some reason there were only about 10 paying customers and about 15 crew.

Talk about leg room. The crew kept bringing us beer and chocolates. I guess they were bored with nothing to do. My buddy and I were actually disappointed when the flight was over. Needless to say they no longer do the Prague to Montreal route.

Apart from that, the best airlines I have been on were New Zealand Air, Lan Chile, and Cathay Pacific.

The worst was Continental. You know it's bad when you get to your seat and the plane is so old the ash tray is sealed shut with duct tape.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

Best: Lufthansa
Worst: British Airways
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

Did they allow smoking? LOL.


It was about 9 years ago and there was ash in the ashtrays. No joke. The flight attendants basically were like sit down, shut up, don't bug us. It was ridiculous.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

It was about 9 years ago and there was ash in the ashtrays. No joke. The flight attendants basically were like sit down, shut up, don't bug us. It was ridiculous.


yeah, I've heard stories of smoking on Ruskie carriers.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

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Singapore Airlines was good..played video games and drank tons of beer for 20 hours or soo
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

American Airlines are pretty good. Flew Dallas/FW to London. Good steward/esses and was comfy enough.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

I've flown Air Canada a few times business class from Toronto to Hong Kong, and once from Toronto to Vancouver. I love the pods, and the service was great. I don't have anything to compare to though.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I've flown on Air Canada's business class many times between here and London and I find it excellent. The pods are comfortable, the service is excellent and on the 777's they have the self serve snack and drink bar. I previously had Gold status with Star Alliance which has allowed me to fly business or first class on many airlines. Qatar, Singapore and Lufthansa are world class at the front of the airplaneand stand above most. The most overrated in my experience by far is Emirates. While the seats are great and everthing looks nice, I found service to be nothing to write home about and the food was mediocore at best. I've also flown on Emirates in economy and found that second to low cost and charter airlines were the most uncomfortable seats I have flown in.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Brazil airplanes= best airplanes and best pilots.

Spend $500. No big deal. Easy.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

Brazil airplanes= best airplanes and best pilots.

Spend $500. No big deal. Easy.


I get it ;)
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Brazil airplanes= best airplanes and best pilots.

Spend $500. No big deal. Easy.

Ohh, the $500 Valentine's/Every Date special. :lol:
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Thai airways was awesome, air Canada was good too, same with transat.

I'm flying Eva air this fall, anyone been with them before? They seemed to have decent reviews
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Thai airways was awesome, air Canada was good too, same with transat.

I'm flying Eva air this fall, anyone been with them before? They seemed to have decent reviews

Eva Air is very good. My significant other travels back to Taiwan on business regularly and flies Eva Air.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

Eva Air is very good. My significant other travels back to Taiwan on business regularly and flies Eva Air.


That is good to hear, thank you for the response, it's much appreciated.
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