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What To Expect From CO 737 Business Class Service  
User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Hey Guys,

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.

Thanks for the help!
Tomas.

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5826 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.



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User currently offlineDutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

I'll be flying it tomorrow. You will have great food, good service. Some of the planes will have IFE, some won't. Free drinks, roomy seats, icecream. If I have time I will do a trip report tomorrow.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5758 times:

didn't know their 737s had business class...


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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

It's not.

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 3):
didn't know their 737s had business class...

The 800's have overhead LCDs.
Check seatguru.com and pick your favorite seat. I think CO has 4 versions of the 738 thou.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5730 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.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5667 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 5):
Does the 737-900ER have audio/video installed?

Nope.

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 3):
didn't know their 737s had business class...

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.


You should have a very pleasant flight. CO is my favorite carrier, and on the occasions when I've been upgraded to the forward cabin, I've never been let down.

Note, your 739ER will have no entertainment what so ever..... heads up...


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5508 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
Note, your 739ER will have no entertainment what so ever..... heads up...

Why is that?



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5431 times:



Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 7):
Why is that?

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.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5237 times:



Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 7):
Why is that?



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.


User currently offlineIronDuke08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5155 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.


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