I have flown quite a few LH TATL, but only a couple on Continental, so may not be the best person to reply. On the issue of seat comfort, it really seems to depend a lot on the plane, although if pressed I would give the nod to LH.
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Originally Posted by manord
As in the title ...
Due to schedule change might be switching from TATL in UA E+ to CO or LH econ - as I've never flow econ longhaul in either, any experiences or recommendations to guide me on a preference?
Europe to USA, so daytime. Comfort of seat/space would be my main concern.
I tend to prefer LH, although if you can grab an exit row it can be ok on CO. On CO, the movies seem a little dated, my Hindu meal turned out to be a vegetarian meal (and the breakfast was a soggy tofu sandwich! YUCK!), and it was a narrow body for the segment I was on (ARN-EWR). My experiences with LH have been positive overall, the IFE is pretty up to date, and for my Europe/West Coast connections they're a good choice.
They also double-upped me on my last flight with them, so I like LH quite a bit..
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I have done both LH and Co in Y fairly recently. I would say first off, that being a tall person, I would easily sacrifice the AVOD for the Eplus every time. 31-32 inches is not fun for me and I can bring my own entertainment. That being said, if you are forced to choose between LH and CO I would go with CO. Neither airline will really care about your Star Gold status, and both coach seats are pretty uncomfortable. The two things that I noticed a difference were in the food and the AVOD. The food on LH is better and I believe alcohol is free. But, CO had about 180 movies to choose from and another 30 or so TV episodes while LH has significantly less. For that reason I would take CO. Even if it is uncomfortable at least the flight passes quickly. Good luck.