I am contemplating flying Vietnam or Emirates economy out of KUL return to europe what is a better option, is the extra $150 worth the legroom for a 6ft male?

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kpkazzie

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I am contemplating flying Vietnam or Emirates economy out of KUL return to europe what is a better option, is the extra $150 worth the legroom for a 6ft male?

074061

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Member since 25 Apr 2013

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Can you please tell us where you're trying to go? I don't know your origin or your destination, so it's hard to answer you.

watson374

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And what's the $150 for, anyway? 'Stretch' row, exit row, special premium economy upgrade...?

kpkazzie

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Sorry, I am looking at flying from Kuala Lumpur to Paris with Vietnam airlines or to Amsterdam from singapore with Emirates and the price difference between the two tickets is $133 including flights from Sydney as I am planning to fly AirsiaX to singapore for Emirates option or direct to Kuala Lumpur  for the Vietnam airlines alternative. 

I just trying to get to a point in Europe on an extremely tight budget from there I will use Aegean points to get where I want to go.

Thank you

jhor

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I'm a 6ft3 male and I wouldn't bother chasing extra leg room if your budget is tight, but  I'd go for the better connections, and a more even spread of the flight durations and the transit time (which is where you get to stretch out properly).

watson374

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In this case, I would go with Emirates. If you can fly KUL-DXB-CDG or KUL-DXB-AMS for a cheap fare, do it.

(You could also look at flying MH KUL-CDG or KUL-AMS, actually - they have some good sale fares at times.)

074061

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The extra $150 given for Emirates is actually not a good price. The seats are only 17in wide, and quoting reader Michael, "nothing makes up for prolonged discomfort" (even a world-class entertainment system). Vietnam Airlines is much better 3-3-3 across.

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