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How does the UA P/E compare to LH P/E?

How does the UA P/E compare to LH P/E?

Old Nov 23, 22, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by timfountain View Post
I've flown LH TATL >10 times. For me the deal breaker is the lack of air vents on LH, coupled with a cabin temperature that is mandated at 26C, according to the CC I spoke to when I complained how hot it was onboard. For me it was pure misery, no air and hotter than hell...The rest in terms of hard and soft product? I'd probably give the nod to UA, but I'm into LT mileage building and that means flying on UA metal on a 016 ticket....
Is this a new thing with the temperature? 79F is way too hot for sleeping. The last time I flew LH, it was in F, and it was definitely not that warm. I was in shorts and a T-shirt though, and didn't use the blanket, sleeping uncovered. This weird heat thing is the reason I no longer will fly TK anywhere. Their cabins are kept oppressively warm. UA is mostly pretty good about cabin temp.

You would think that LH wouldn't want to waste fuel overheating the cabin in order to reduce the carbon footprint of their flights.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by zombietooth View Post
Is this a new thing with the temperature? 79F is way too hot for sleeping. The last time I flew LH, it was in F, and it was definitely not that warm. I was in shorts and a T-shirt though, and didn't use the blanket, sleeping uncovered. This weird heat thing is the reason I no longer will fly TK anywhere. Their cabins are kept oppressively warm. UA is mostly pretty good about cabin temp.
I think the FA made it up, or the OP misunderstood the FA. While long haul flights always seem to be too cold or to warm, I've never ever heard about a policy that sets an exact temperature, never mind one that is way too hot for humans to be comfortable indoors.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:52 am
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I agree - while I have heard stories of hot non-US cabins, all of my LH flights (mostly 747s upstairs) have been fine.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by jcturnbull View Post
Wouldn't both get EU protections? Destination is EU
Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
I learned yesterday that US airlines flying to an EU airport does not invoke any EC241 protection; only flying from an EU airport.

LH flights to and from EU airports would receive EU241 protection.
Correct non-EU/UK carriers are only covered by EU261/EC261 for flight departing from EU/UK. Arriving flights are not covered for non-EU/UK carriers.

For more see Best Practices for Filing EU 261 Claims Against United?

And let's return to discussing LH vs UA Premium Economy
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Old Nov 23, 22, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I think the PY seat on UA is a big advantage.
Correct. That said, every time Ive purchased a LH long haul PE ticket, about a month or so out they have offered a very reasonable upcharge for moving to J, something Ive never experienced on UA.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by halls120 View Post
Correct. That said, every time Ive purchased a LH long haul PE ticket, about a month or so out they have offered a very reasonable upcharge for moving to J, something Ive never experienced on UA.
What level of upcharge for LH? Does everyone have access to that?
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Old Nov 23, 22, 6:55 pm
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Old Nov 24, 22, 9:32 am
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I've found TATL LH cabins more often too warm than not, often enough that it can't be random chance. 26C sounds about right for what I recall, since that's about my threshold for feeling uncomfortable in my normal travel wear of long pants and long sleeves. LX cabins are usually just right. UA cabins are sometimes slightly cool.
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