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Economy Class To Business Class  
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

I will be flying from Madrid to Las Palmas on July 25th and flying back on July 28th.

I will be flying out on a A340-300 and back on a A340-600.

For economy it is $820 total for me, my mom and dad. If we flew business class it would be $1022 total for the three of us.

If you where in my situation would you opp to fly this:


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For $202 more or:


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If you would opp for business class can you give me some suggestions to win my parents over?


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

Look at it this way:

How much is the good meal worth to you?
$20
How much are the extra miles worth to you?
$20
The IFE, considering it's almost $10 nowadays to go to the movies?
$25
The extra legroom?
$22
Cool things to take home with you, like the Menu, the Business Class Kit, ...
$16.99
The 20 minutes less line time at check-in?
$5

and so on... just go on until you reach $200! I could easily get there in a couple of minutes!

That "special" feeling about being better than the average Joe Sixpack?
Priceless!



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User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

How long is the flight? if its less than three hours I say save the money and spend it somewhere more worthwhile. If it is a longer flight you could set up a couple of kitchen chairs ala economy, sit them down and ask them if they'd like that for x hours, then offer them the living room couch. $68 a piece is not that hard to justify for a long flight, but if it is short you are just wasting.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

IB domestic C is crap. I wouldn't pay much extra for it even if it includes a longhaul J seat, although I am used to a much more polished service in shorthaul C class with BA. Having said that $200 split between three people is nothing so I'd pay for it.

If you are used to flying with third rate airlines then it may be worth going for but don't expect unbridled luxury. Also look at how close you are to earning higher or retaining status in your FFP.



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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

It's about 2h45 average each way - seeing as Expedia is coming up with Biz at 2.5x times the price of Cattle, I'd say it's a bargain! Just about long enough to make it worthwhile.

I have no experience of Iberia though... Air Europa any good?

Still can't beat SE Asia upgrade prices though - I've paid not more than GBP5 for the same flight for biz class instead of economy when it's been offered! (Malaysian and Thai).

Geoff M.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Air Europa business class is almost the same as their economy class on the B737.

Since I am leaving Spain, I wanted to have the experience of flying Iberia on business class.

Thanks for all the advice guys!

I am going to confrence my parentals.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

I have been looking at Iberia.com and expedia.com and it would make more sense to show my parents expedia since the price difference is $348 and on Iberia it is $855!


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

In a flight over three hours I would always take business if you can afford. Under three hours it is not worth.

User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3880 times:
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as 727EMflyer and others said, for such a short flight, it's not really worth it. But one thing is right: 200$ more is really not much!

I'd go for it, as long as they don't suddenly switch to an A319 Big grin



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