IN2FLYING From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 71 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6310 times:
My wife and I accumulated enough points to fly first class on the return flight (CO19) from London Heathrow to EWR. My question is, because the 757 is an older plane, how much of a first class " down grade" is this from flying a newer Continental plane, like a 777?
While we appreciative to have the upgrade I guess my question focuses on what to expect in the 757 first class experience on Continental?
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6282 times:
The 772s have lie-flat, the 752s have recliners. However the lie-flats are being installed on the 757s, but I do not think installation has started yet. It's a pretty significant downgrade if you are one a 757 with the current BizElite product.
JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6272 times:
I think you should go with the 772, the 757 has the old/recliner seats while the 777 has the "almost-lie flat" seats. If you fly the 757 on trans-atlantic it would be a complete downgarde compared to the 777.