highaltitude777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3301 times:
It seems Copa's business class to GRU is more then half the price of all other airlines. I was curious if anyone had insight as to what to expect, amenities, seats, ect. I will be flying to GRU from LAX. Thanks in advance.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22025 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
As AR385 states is basically no different than a US domestic F product, matter of fact the seats, colors, bins, monitors are indeed identical to Continental.
However I would say the catering is a bit better, the Presidents Club in PTY is pretty good, and PTY overall is a breeze of an airport to connect at.
While Copa is a good airline, by no means do I think its the best or most comfortable way between LA and Sao Paulo, unless your choice is solely between other airlines Y class and Copa C class.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 4842 posts, RR: 28 Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
Quoting AR385 (Reply 1): Wouldn´t recommend it for a PTY-GRU.
I ought to qualify the above. The catering is good and the service has that warmth Latin carriers usually have except maybe for the robots in LAN, so in general it is better than an American carrier domestic F. My point was in relation to the seat. PTY-GRU has got to be at least 7 hours. Seven hours in a domestic F seat on a 737 series makes my legs turn into watermelons from the knee down and my waist starts to remind me I´m not that young anymore.
The seat pitch also becomes claustrophobic. That type of C class seat is fine for flights of up to maybe 5 hours. More than that it is pushing it, frankly. If you are willing to put up with that, then, as LAXintl pointed out, there are a few interesting advantages for flying them and PTY is one of the better Latin hubs to transit through.
I also believe the IFE is nothing to write home about.