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EI: Economy Vs Business Class  
User currently offlineflyabr From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 691 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4050 times:

Hey folks,

In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT? Getting close to buying some tickets and am weighing my options. It would be nice to fly premium to Europe for a change.   By the way, is booze free in Economy??

Thanks,
Troy

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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2471 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT?

In my opinion it's worth it!

If you wanna fly cheap BusinessClass to Europe, I would recommend PIA Pakistan Airlines great fares from ORD to BCN. After 1-2 days rest and sightseeing in BCN take a low-cost flight to DUB.


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1492 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
is booze free in Economy

Not on EI.

If you want to spend money on business class it is a big step up from Y on EI.
However, the flights are relatively short and conditions in Y may be fine for you.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

I would certainly pay the difference for Premier its a good product with decent catering.

User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 1):
I would recommend PIA Pakistan Airlines great fares from ORD to BCN. After 1-2 days rest and sightseeing in BCN take a low-cost flight to DUB.

...That being said, if I recall correctly, PIA is a dry airline, so NO FREE BOOZE!!!!         



chootie
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3372 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT?

You've not told the cruical information needed to help you....how much is Y, and how much is C. If there's a $300 difference, then yes, do it. If its $3000, then no. Of course, if money is no object, then definately book Biz, as it'll probably be more comfortable for you.



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 3619 times:
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What kind of business class seats are there on Aer Lingus? I haven't flown biz on them for close to 10 years and the old recliner wouldn't deserve much more than Y in that recliner..that barely reclined. Did they upgrade that hard product?


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User currently onlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6373 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

The Aer Lingus business class cabin is fitted with angled lie flat seats from Recaro which are very similar to what a number of other airlines feature, there's also only 24 seats which make it quite a cosy cabin experience.

There's more information on the seats here:

http://www.aerlingus.com/inflight-ex...d-entertainment/longhaul-business/

Business Class catering:

http://www.aerlingus.com/inflight-ex...ul-business/business-class-dining/

The economy product isn't bad either, cabins are comfortable and there's the usual AVOD entertainment system you'd expect these days but the economy meals never look too appealing and theres a charge for alcohol which is probably why they've started offering an online meal upgrade service.

I'd definitely go for business class if you were really considering it, the product may not have all the bells and whistles that the premium carriers have but it's still a very nice way to cross the Atlantic.

Shamrock350


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26169 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Seats look like the old Lufthansa angled seat product.

If so, imo one of the worst in the business. I could never sleep in them without constantly sliding down to the floor. Not very pleasant.



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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4227 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Seats look like the old Lufthansa angled seat product.

If so, imo one of the worst in the business. I could never sleep in them without constantly sliding down to the floor. Not very pleasant.

It's the same seat used by Qatar among others. Fine for a flight of that duration. The sliding issue isnt quite as bad as the old LH seats.

The soft product, catering etc is actually very good on EI.



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