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Best Business Class Product?!  
User currently offlineIAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

I just saw some pictures of Virgin, Emirates and Lufthansa's business and first classes. They are pretty comfortable looking. I would like feedback on some of ya'lls experience's on any airlines business/first class and what you liked about it?


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5090 times:

Personally I find the BA products in Business and First really rather good, and so I stick to them rather than hop about (damn loyalty schemes!). Now the seats are having a second mini overhaul they are looking a little more fresh.

VS appears to have a lot of fans although I am yet to try it, and same with SQ F.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 878 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

The VS business product (Upper Class) is good and the seats are nice and wide, however, I'm not keen on the side panels which seem too plastic.

The BA business product with the current updates is still one of the best. The new cushion in the seats makes it very nice. The BA First product is way above most.

QF also has good business and first class products.


User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5021 times:









Qantas. Thats the spirit! The spirit of Australia!



Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

IAHTowTeam....I see you're fairly new to Airliners.net. Welcome. If you haven't discovered it yet, you'll see there's a separate forum for topics like these. It's the Polls and Preferences Forum, http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/index.main?rand=94

There's usually a "Best Business Class" thread running at any one time or another.

Enjoy!


User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

The best I've flown are:

Business Class:

QF and BA; SQ (long haul version)

First:

CX, QF and BA

Generally, Asia Pacific and UK carriers have the best products and service levels. You can now add Middle Eastern ones, with EK and QR rating very highly. American and some European carriers are very second rate in premium cabins in comparison .



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

I would say Privatair on behalf of LH and LX.

User currently offlineOlympicbis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

Best Business I have flown :

Short -haul : SR / LX - LH - SN
Long - haul : SQ - CX - SR / LX - EK - QR
Special mention for the deeply missed Sabena, with 60 inches of
legroom on their A330-200s

Best First : SR / LX. I will never forget a ZRH - MIA on their MD-11
LH


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

I would really like to try out the Emirates first class. You get like your own little compartment/"suite" thing.. which I think would be pretty awesome. One might get a little closterphobic, though.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4732 times:
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SAA is very good, only done it once, 346 FRA-JNB but it was excellent, the seat, the food, the service.....

check out the seat here:

http://www.flatseats.com/Reviews/ftr-saa-1.htm



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineIAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

All great suggestions!! Thanks for the input. Who do you guys think has the best US INTL' Business product? CO, UA, DL, AA???

User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

LX new business isn't too either, but LH has won my vote...LX's first class product, however, is simply outstanding...

User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

Lufthansa's new Biz class is great. BA's is to short for me. Virgins is extremely nice and you get major benefits before and after the flights.

That picture you originally posted of EK is their first not their biz class section.


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Quoting Wdleiser (Reply 12):
That picture you originally posted of EK is their first not their biz class section.

indeed it is First class, that is not EK's biz class!

Have flown VS Upper Class Suite - 4 words to describe: OUT OF THIS WORLD!


Rich.


User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4369 times:












Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

My vote goes to BA for long haul and CX for short haul, both products are simply great.

Patrick


User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

C-class:


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Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

Quoting LHB727230Adv (Reply 16):

Ok I have a question about those two kind of "SKYBEDS" that seem to kindof slope down.. I've seen many of those on various airlines of all sorts in business/first classes. My question is this: Wouldn't you like slide down the bed or whatever you wanted to call it when it's in "sleep" position?


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 17):
Wouldn't you like slide down the bed or whatever you wanted to call it when it's in "sleep" position?

Based on my experience, yes. I find these "flat beds" at an angle very uncomfortable, because I tend to have the feeling of slide down. Fortunately, it is only 6 foot long, so your feet can stabalize you against the bed


User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 17):
Wouldn't you like slide down the bed or whatever you wanted to call it when it's in "sleep" position?

Not unless you're wearing one of those super low friction skiing suits. Wink No, you don't slide down in ordinary clothes (but what's ordinary these days??).

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

In America [the continent] my vote go to Lan. Far ahead of ANY other around here.

User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Quoting BRAVO7E7 (Reply 18):
Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 17):
Wouldn't you like slide down the bed or whatever you wanted to call it when it's in "sleep" position?

Based on my experience, yes. I find these "flat beds" at an angle very uncomfortable, because I tend to have the feeling of slide down. Fortunately, it is only 6 foot long, so your feet can stabalize you against the bed

Depends on the ANGLE: QF, SQ: No problem. CX, AF(I predict): yes



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1702 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

Mine's going to be the new product from ANZ that goes live in AUG, CANT WAIT for that, their new buisness class is a bit like virgin's , and IFE in every seat now thats a big improvment, !! just bring on the tripple sevens ,two and i'll celebrate!! oy yipy  Smile


NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Ok, thanks you guys. At my height it looks as if I would just kind of slide out of the seat haha.

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