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Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

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Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

I have to go to the US next week and find that both Lufthansa and United fly direct to Newark.

I've searched the forum and can see answers from a few years ago.

Anyone flown both recently - Economy and can give a comparison?

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1. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Lufthansa does not fly direct (non stop) from the UK to Newark. What you're seeing is a code share on the United flight.

I'm a very frequent United flier and I like them. The LHR-EWR flights are served by either 757 narrow bodies or 777s. In economy, both aircraft have in seat video with full AVOD. If you can afford the extra money, Economy Plus gets you extra legroom which is a real plus. The only downside of United is that alcohol is charged for in economy. IME the flight attendant service is good to very good on United.

Edited: 11 November 2013, 11:10
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2. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Based on your location I assume you are looking at the Manchester to Newark service which I've flown previously and is a good choice with the option to upgrade to Economy Plus for the extra legroom.

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3. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Indeed Manchester to Newark... United or Lufthansa?

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4. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Jonyrowe, the flight from Manchester to Newark is a United 757, which is also a codeshare with Lufthansa which means even if you booked it through Lufthansa you would still be flying on a United airlines plane.

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5. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Aha - that's funny - that's why the times are identical. United it is then!

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6. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

Is alcohol charged in economy plus

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7. Re: Lufthansa Economy or United Economy - UK to USA Which one?

"Is alcohol charged in economy plus"

Yes.

The only flights where alcohol is free in economy (the whole Y cabin) is beer an wine on transpacific flights.

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