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Flying from NYC to Bankok
Recently I have noticed that pricing for Business Class has come down considerably hovering somewhere near the ~$2,500. Some of the most reasonable fares have come from Chinese and other Asian airlines (aside from Cathay Pacific) such as China Southern, Air China, China Eastern, etc. Of which I have no experience. What do you think of them and have you done any reviews of them in recent times?
China Eastern was reviewed fairly recently. Very good seats the the food wasn’t special and there was that whole crew smoking incident. Air China is decent but it hasent been reviewed here in a while. I dont think China Southern Business class was reviewed here but I dont think its all that special.
What other airlines did you see? If China Airlines or EVA Air is available, those are pretty great Taiwanese airlines, much better than Chinese ones. If JAL or ANA is available, those are solid options as well.
Hi David – Thanks for your reply. The food is less of an issue as I do not eat a lot in the air but this will be my longest flight ever so that may change. NYC – BKK. Among the airlines that are roughly the same price we have China Eastern, All Nippon, Cathay Pacific, Delta, China Southern, EVA, Air China, United, Asiana, China Airlines, and Thai Airlines. This will be my first trip to Asia so this will be something of a milestone on many levels.
I’d pick Cathay Pacific, EVA and China Airlines as first choice. These airlines have reverse herringbone seating, which is one of the best business class seats out there. China Eastern also has these seats but the rest of the service is iffy. After those, I’d probably go for ANA, Asiana first, then the rest of the other airlines. Thai doesnt serve the US but if youre connecting onto Thai, they are a decent option.