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Business Class On AF's CityJet And Regional?  
User currently offlinejcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

I was looking at blowing some SkyMiles on a business class ticket between NYC-CDG-OSL-CDG-DUB-CDG-NYC in March (want to do some skiing, visit Oslo, and go to Dublin over St. Patrick's). Of course, the OSL-CDG-DUB would be purchased, but I'm wondering what's the deal with CityJet and Regional offering me Premium Voyageur instead of Affaires. Does business class not exist on the E90s and AR8s?


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User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7311 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

Business class does exist on the AR8, so surprised that they are offering you Premium Y. The only difference is there is no middle seat free in Premium. Because of the excellent network Skyteam has out of Paris, tThe WX service to Dublin has very very high loads, so could be that J is not available.

Can I propose that you change your routing and fly DL direct to Dublin and save yourself a fortune in taxes.

DUB OSL fares are really cheap thanks to competition, especially if booked well in advance. Norwegian, SAS and Ryanair ply the route.



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User currently offlineBCBHokie From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

Before assuming you have to pay for OSL-CDG-DUB yourself, check with Delta first. The fare rules for award business tickets are very permissive and you may be able to include the intra-Europe flights for free by counting OSL as an included stopover.

These aircraft have no dedicated business class cabin - premium affaires service is a blocked middle seat and an upgraded meal service, nothing more. Worthwhile if you're getting it free on an award ticket, very much not if you're paying yourself.

Finally, try to avoid flying DL across the pond to Dublin if at all possible - you'll be stuck on an ancient 767-300, and if you're splurging for business class it's absolutely, positively the wrong airplane to do it on. JFK-CDG on Air France will be much better (although I've heard the A380 business class experience isn't ideal due to the large size of the cabin, the seat will at least be a vast improvement over DL's 763 fleet.)


User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7311 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Quoting BCBHokie (Reply 2):
Finally, try to avoid flying DL across the pond to Dublin if at all possible - you'll be stuck on an ancient 767-300, and if you're splurging for business class it's absolutely, positively the wrong airplane to do it on.

Direct is so much more convenient vs one stop - especially if in transit via CDG, you fly over dublin 4 hours before you get there.

Other suggestion is DL to LHR on the 764, and a back track.



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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4227 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5603 times:

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 3):
Direct is so much more convenient vs one stop - especially if in transit via CDG, you fly over dublin 4 hours before you get there.

Other suggestion is DL to LHR on the 764, and a back track.

Only the later flight on Wed and Thu evenings to DUB is 763 operated. The regular daily flight is on a 752.



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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

Quoting jcs17 (Thread starter):
Does business class not exist on the E90s and AR8s?

No C class on the Regional E90. Only Y. Premium Eco is the "premium" service in Y for AF European flights


User currently offlinerufusisgod From Ireland, joined Nov 2008, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

I wouldn't bother using miles for J class on the ERJ's or Avros. I use the service now and again and it's really not up to scratch. You'll be handed a box with some food and offered a drink. Y class get a sandwich and free drinks at 1/2 the price.
Last time i flew WX i paid €800 for a one way flight CDG-DUB and they moved Y pax into the J cabin beside me. I haven't used the service since.


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