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what is best business class *A PEK-Europe (using UA miles)?

what is best business class *A PEK-Europe (using UA miles)?

Old Apr 15, 16, 5:56 am
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I have flown CA FRA-PEK vv twice in C, and would not say luckys observations are 100% correct. The 77W and 748 product hardware is the same as LHs (B/E parallel Diamond). The service is hit and miss, especially the food ex PEK is a challenge. PJs and snacks are more unusual.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by iflyuaaa View Post
most carriers are available on my date...CA, LX, LH - which is best? i'm going beijing to europe (will end in berlin, but can take any flight for the long haul)
HU flies PEK-TXL 4x/week NONSTOP, and has good J fares.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
HU flies PEK-TXL 4x/week NONSTOP, and has good J fares.
I can't quite figure out if there's a way to use miles on them?
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Old Apr 16, 16, 9:10 am
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Yeah, HU would be a good choice on general. But they're not bookable by UA miles as much as I'm aware..
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Old Apr 16, 16, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by iflyuaaa View Post
I can't quite figure out if there's a way to use miles on them?
AS miles work, but $1200 works also...and, you can earn AS miles.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 10:25 am
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If you were dead set on CA you could do CA via MUC which is on the A330 (instead of FRA on the 777). I haven't done the 777 or 748 on CA but I did the A330 SYD - PEK and for an overnight J flight it was perfectly fine.

Same seats as TK (ottoman style so no leg restrictions). Service wasn't anything special but was good enough for an overnight flight. I had no issue sleeping for ~8 hours despite turbulence.
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Old Apr 17, 16, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
AS miles work, but $1200 works also...and, you can earn AS miles.
in business round trip???? how do you find that? i'll pay cash for that!
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Old Apr 18, 16, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by RobOnLI View Post
However, based on your initial question most here would rank them in this order: LX, LH, CA.

-RM
I would certainly also add TK as stated above and SK's new business class with a short hop to Berlin. Both of them before CA.
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Old Apr 22, 16, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
AS miles work, but $1200 works also...and, you can earn AS miles.
Originally Posted by iflyuaaa View Post
in business round trip???? how do you find that? i'll pay cash for that!
AS sells miles that can be used to book awards on Hainan.
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Old Apr 26, 16, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
AS sells miles that can be used to book awards on Hainan.
But then you're not earning miles. I think he/she was referring to the sale they had just a few weeks back for Bus.
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Old May 5, 16, 6:00 am
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Maybe LO with the new Dreamliner service to Beijing from Warsaw?
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