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User currently offlineHolte From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

is this worth the money? am considering man-atl on 767. i know its not a lie flat but how does it rate in the comfort stakes.


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Quoting Holte (Thread starter):
is this worth the money? am considering man-atl on 767. i know its not a lie flat but how does it rate in the comfort stakes.

I have flown DL's B/E in B767 and also in T7 about 2.5 years ago from CDG to ATL, but my employer paid for it.
I found the flight very comfortable (even the seats) and also staff was attentive. At that time, I found DL's B/E to be minimum on par with other carriers across the Atlantic Ocean (compared to their respective Business Class).

If it is worth the money for you is something only you can judge either by earlier experience or by actually trying them out. I, for myself, would not hesitate to fly with them again if the overall costs are okay (and "okay" varies by personal judgement) and not siginificantly higher than on competitors (add to that, in my case: timings due to necessary connections from my homebase).

Constructive question: Are you looking for the extra seating comfort that comes with B/E or are you more focussed on the higher service levels ?
In case you have the same problem as me, who no longer can sit in Coach for extended periods, I would recommend to fly in B/E.
OTOH, shelling out twice or thrice the coach-fare just for some better food/meal-service (and access to a lounge etc.) would be overkill.

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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

I'd say compare it cost wise to BA via LGW as Old Club World is still ahead of DL's product on the 767's IMHO. If there's no difference I'd go BA myself.

User currently offlineHolte From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

about £500 difference for 2 people.. would you go for BA cw instead?

User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

As far as I am concerned, the DL Business Elite is really nothing more than a larger seat and somewhat improved service for an enormous premium. DL international Y is not uncomfortable at all from what I have experienced. I flew ATL-DUB in March and was pleasantly surprised with the Y product, but IMHO, Business Elite looked paltry for a "business class product". Save your money, it's just a little flight anyway. Buy something nice on your trip rather than rent some time in a really not all that amazing cabin.

User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

I'd like to chime in and mention there's the exciting 3 seconds when one can walk on the red carpet for the "Breezeway Boarding."

User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
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In my opinion, if you can't fly BA, or AF out of ATL then I'd definitely take DL's BIZ E.
I feel it's better than what AA & UA offer in terms of onboard service and such. It's all a matter of opinion.


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

I regularly fly DL's BE to/from the UK & mainland Europe. I've probably taken 20 roundtrip in the last three years in BE. Is it worth the money if the money's coming out of my pocket? NO. Is it worth spending miles for the upgrade? Yes.

The advantage of buying a Y ticket and upgrading to BE is that you earn award miles at the BE rate and Plat mileage bonus also. So the net miles cost of a BE upgrade is quite low.

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