Member since 04 Apr 2013
Total posts 1
JAL PE is excellent. Have used it on 777-300ER and about to try it out on 787 LHR to HND. JAL treat PE as a kind of Business minus class so you get to use Lounges too, baggage gets Priority tags. Food good too and very attentive service.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Oct 2016
Total posts 13
Can't speak highly enough of Turkish Airlines J ex Asia. Cathay Pacific J is also right up there.
Member since 26 Nov 2012
Have flown Lufthansa, Qantas, Cathay, BA and JAL premium economy and would say JAL is superior.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 21 May 2018
Total posts 6
United's PE sucks (although I've heard they're doing a massive overhaul) however their Polaris Class (business) is essentially first class - quite comfyAir Canada's business class window seats on 787 are quite good as well since they do 1-2-1
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Aug 2017
Yes, Air NZ PE seats and service would be hard to beat - I do NZ87/NZ80 (777-200)regularly and I flew NZ87 last night AKL-HKG and slept 7 hours (11 hour flight) and even missed the meal/drink service until breakfast. Seats are well padded and offers a great sleep. I have done the CX (350 aircraft) on same routing - seats are ok but service is econ service whereas Air NZ almost shares with J class.
Member since 20 Oct 2018
i agree have flown twice this year MEL_NRT_HEL and one more to go. JL connects to European destinations with AY Economy, which is tolerable but better starting than finishing!! Seats good (hard shell so no problems with passenger in front) food interesting etc. I'm QF Platinum so didn't need to worry re lounge. All round good experience.
Member since 22 Jul 2016
I have just recently flown with Lufthansa business class and the seats are not comfortable. Qantas, Emirates,Swiss and Singapore business all very good. My two favourite are Emirates and Singapore for comfort, service and food.
Member since 26 Oct 2018
Total posts 2
I flew Qantas PE earlier this year PER - LHR and I have never had such a sore back before. It took me days to recover.
Member since 25 Feb 2017
Total posts 12
If flying PE from Europe look for Austrian PE Fares from selected European Cities around US$640 Return. But only selected destinations and usually only 4 seats a flight.
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