Tomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9 Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6274 times:
I will be travelling SJO-EWR-BOS-IAH on 737-800 and IAH-SJO on 737-900 (hopefully ER) on business class. It is my first time flying in business class and just want to know what to expect here in terms of comfort, foods, beverages and any other thing I would not receive in coach.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9926 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6257 times:
Free drinks, food, movies, pillows and blankets are what you get on CO. It's decent. The 800s are ok. If you get on the 900ER, the first class seats are a bit more modern, although comfort wise they are about the same.
You get more legroom, but no legrest. It's decently comfortable and a lot nicer than economy.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6161 times:
Does the 737-900ER have audio/video installed? I thought I read on here (of course if they do that may be the problem) that they were delivered without it in preparation for the liveTV roll out next year.
Quoting CO777ER (Reply 8): I believe they are waiting for LiveTV or something similar. So instead of installing an a/v system and then removing it in a few years, they are waiting. It saves weight and money.
That's correct. With LiveTV on the way, Continental chose to not waste labor, fuel, and installation/purchase cost on fitting the old system. Which is great, on one hand, but a real bummer if you get stuck flying in one now!
Does anybody know what routes these '9ERs are on? I haven't found one in the schedule yet.
IronDuke08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5586 times:
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6): It's marketed as business on international flights, but it's the same cabin as domestic first. They couldn't really market it as an international first product, for obvious reasons.
I flew from Hawaii to Hong Kong on CO Mike's Island Hopper with stops in GUM, ROR, and YAP. I'd assume that the service is the same as that "International Business (C)" as opposed to "BusinessFirst (J)." They'll have champagne and in my experience be a little bit more polished than they are as a domestic First flight. It should be pretty similar though, Continental has a great product up front.
I spent about 25 hours in that product and was never uncomfortable and even found it pleasant.