Zugo
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ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:32 am

Hello,

I have never flown before so now that I will be flying for the first time I want to do so in style. I will be flying business class between Arlanda Airport (ARN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) but I don't know which airline company to choose for this flight? I want the best experience possible and when I say that I mean non-stop flight, the best possible seats, best lounge, priority boarding etc. The quality of the food and beverage on the airplane is not that important.

I'm 6' 3" and 220 lbs so I need a large comfy seat.

I have read that SAS is quite good when it comes to business class. They use 1-2-1 seat configuration in the A330-300 so if I choose one of the window seats I will have my own little "cabin". I found this picture below.

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How are the A330-300 when it comes to cabin noise? I have read that the A380-800 is the most quiet one but I don't really like the seat configurations. British Airways (2-3-2) and Lufthansa (2-2-2). SAS is more "private".

Thanks!
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:29 am

What is your budget and do you mind making stops?
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Zugo
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:24 pm

zrs70 wrote:
What is your budget and do you mind making stops?


I'm willing to spend up to 30,000 SEK / 3,550 USD / 3,117 EUR and I want a non-stop flight.
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:53 pm

If you want a nonstop in business class, you have one option - SAS. The only other airline that flies that route is Norwegian, and they don't have anything more than Premium Economy.
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:34 pm

Zugo wrote:
zrs70 wrote:
What is your budget and do you mind making stops?


I'm willing to spend up to 30,000 SEK / 3,550 USD / 3,117 EUR and I want a non-stop flight.


As others have said, if you want a non stop flight in business class from ARN to LAX your only choice is SAS. But their new cabin is not that bad and my impression is that airlines that don't offer first class usually have a better business class.
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:24 pm

SAS is fine. I flew the nonstop twice last year. Seats product was quite decent. The food was so-so, but overall it was a good experience and the nonstop convenience was great.
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:03 am

Zugo wrote:
How are the A330-300 when it comes to cabin noise?


In my experience, these are the least noisy aircraft:

1: A380
2: A340
3: A330
4: 787
5: 747
6: 767
7: 777

And, in reality, there's very little between the A330 and A340.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:50 am

I will give SAS a go. I'm booking as I write this.
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:23 pm

Let us know how your experience was, and consider a TR :)
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Zugo
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:57 pm

fallap wrote:
Let us know how your experience was, and consider a TR :)


I will.

TR? I'm new to the world of flying. ;)
 
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:53 pm

Zugo wrote:
fallap wrote:
Let us know how your experience was, and consider a TR :)


I will.

TR? I'm new to the world of flying. ;)

Trip Report. I would love to hear about SAS Business class (I'm considering them for a trip next year, personally).
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Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:24 am

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
Trip Report. I would love to hear about SAS Business class (I'm considering them for a trip next year, personally).


Ah, I see! Sure, I will post it here in about 2.5 months (I will be in the USA for a 2 months vacation).

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