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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6276 times:

After traveling many times in business class onboard different airlines ,i believe that the best name that attracted my attention is MAGNIFICA class by Alitalia.What are the best names for business class?
Ciao Alitalia
Alex!!! wave 


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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

Empress, by Canadian Pacific

User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Thread starter):
Best Business Class Name

"Envoy" US Airways.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6224 times:
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I always thought "Raffles" on SQ has a nice touch of elegance and history about it .

Does UA still call theirs "Connaisseur" ? Have had varying opinions about whether it lives up to the name - but it is a classy name


edited to add: BTW shouldn't this be in Polls & Prefs ?

[Edited 2006-03-17 09:16:36]


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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

Club World is it for me.. Or even better, when the crew or agent just casually says "Club"  cloudnine 

That word sums it all up in a way..

Just my  twocents 



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User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 4):
Club World is it for me.. Or even better, when the crew or agent just casually says "Club"

That word sums it all up in a way..

Just my

I agree with you here, "Club" is the best. In fact, such is power of the marketing of that class, that in the UK many people refer to other airlines business class products as "Club".


User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6168 times:

Quoting B747-4U3 (Reply 5):
in the UK many people refer to other airlines business class products as "Club".

I agree to ,but the word MAGNIFICA is far significant than "club"  
With all my respect
Alex!!!

[Edited 2006-03-17 09:59:31]


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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6164 times:

Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class


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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

Upper Class, by Virgin Atlantic Airways


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

The most significant to me is also "MAGNIFICA" Class ! That's a great name, more original that all those boring "XXXX Club" or "XXXX Club".

One of my favorite remains the UTA's Business Class name : "GALAXY"


User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

My favorite is "Business Class" by Lufthansa. It best describes business class.

The worst one is "Pearl Zone" by Etihad - sounds ridiculous.


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6081 times:

How about MH's Golden club class?

9W (Jet Airways) calls J as Club Primiere

"Club" is an accpeted word afterall.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Quoting HAM (Reply 10):
My favorite is "Business Class" by Lufthansa. It best describes business class.

But it doesn't best describe what LH brings to business class, since so many other carriers use the same exact name for their middle cabin. It's German efficient, but not distinct branding.

BusinessFirst by CO is far better, because it says many things:

It's business class (duh)
We treat business class like first class
It's as good as first, but we charge a business fare
Our airline cares about your business first and foremost
At our airline, the business traveler comes first

Not too many other names have that many ways they can be read.

I also like Club World, which speaks more to the old world business club life style. It makes you feel part of something friendly.

I think Upper Class is meant to be pretentious and it does it's job. Not sure it is meant to imply a business class, or just a class that presents luxury and prestige, though.

BusinessElite tries to be pretentious, too, and fails. Just sounds pompous.

Raffles is a nice name, but loses it's meaning for people who aren't familiar with it. It's definitely an "in the know" kind of name.

Executiva is to the point, and more formal sounding than business. Are there any airlines that call their product "Executive" class?

Envoy is a cool sounding name, but it's more political than business, really.

Affaires may sound cool to non-french speakers, but it just means business in French, so it's no more innovative than any other airline with generic business class naming.

Emirates calls theirs "business" on the English site, but do they have a more interesting name in arabic with more meaning?



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6067 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 12):
Raffles is a nice name, but loses it's meaning for people who aren't familiar with it. It's definitely an "in the know" kind of name.

but uneducated people shouldn't be in business or first class anyway - it should only be for those 'in the know'  Wink



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6063 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):
One of my favorite remains the UTA's Business Class name : "GALAXY"

Quel nostalgie !!! I flew Galaxy from ABJ to CDG.It's a very original and significant name
Regards
Alex!!!  wave 



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User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

Club World is quite nice, but I also like the Air France name:

l'Espace Affaires

Then again, most things sound quite nice in French.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9490 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

Business Class. A simple name used by many airlines. It isn't confusing and is clear and to the point. It is quite difficult to keep up with all the airlines out there. I honestly thought Club World was economy the first time I heard it.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 13):
but uneducated people shouldn't be in business or first class anyway - it should only be for those 'in the know'

So are you implying that Mr. Executive earning 7 figures a year should find time to research what the names of the different classes are? haha  Smile



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5914 times:
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Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 16):
So are you implying that Mr. Executive earning 7 figures a year should find time to research what the names of the different classes are? haha

earning?! how vulgar ! wealth should be inherited , not earned ...are they permitting merchants and tradesmen into the premium cabins now ? O , Tempora! O , Mores !



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User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

Kiwiandrew,reply=3
I agree with "Raffles" on Singapore, it means much more to those folks that have walked
around, or had a stay at the Hotel. I like the tie-in with the City ,the Hotel, & fine service.
Also , I like the fact that its not an ad agency "made-up" thing.  twocents 


User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5847 times:

Club Condor : Aerolineas Argentinas
Club Poerava: Air Tahiti Nui
Saga Class: Icelandair
Executive Class Seasons: Japan airlines


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Don't know if they are the best, but different.


User currently offlineToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5809 times:

I will always prefer, Trans World ONE!


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

Air France's old "Le Club", sounds super stylo!

Patrick


User currently offlineScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

I like AC's "Executive First" class. Makes it sound very exclusive indeed.

User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5781 times:

raffles is definitely great. even for those who dont know the significance, it still sounds classy and cool! on a side note, what did PanAm and TWA call their various classes? did they have special names for them or were they just economy, business and first?!

User currently offlineEIN145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5781 times:

I like Club and Envoy

25 ToTheStars : When I started at TWA, first class was called "Royal Ambassador class," business class was called "Ambassador class" and coach was called the main cab
26 Timboflier215 : oohh, i like the sounds of TransWorldONE. v grand! so sad its not still flying today
27 Shilla : Ethiopian Airlines: Cloud Nine (it´s like dreaming away) EVA Air: Premium Laurel Class (very stylish name) Biman Bangladesh: Maslin Executive Class (
28 Door5Right : LOL. Quite right, Mr. KiwiAndrew - let us keep it that way!
29 Post contains images 767-332ER : Quote taken from the Matrix Revolutions: "I have sampled every language, French is my favourite - fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom d
30 Post contains images Cedars747 : C'est vrais ! French gives an elegant touch like Frequence plus and l'espace affaires Alex!!!
31 RootsAir : SAME HERE otherwise in the practical point of view is Bsuiness plus of IB. Certainly not a very original name but it tells you its just more than a b
32 Post contains images UAalltheway : "Business" All the other special names some airlines give to their premium classes just confuse me.
33 Post contains images Worldjet777 : I think its great when all the adjectives are added to the name like "Royal Emperor's Supreme Service Buisness Class"...haha no I'm a fan of the "Club
34 Post contains images Doona : But they named it after one of the ugliest cars in the world! Cheers Mats
35 Molykote : I like "Envoy" - I think it's only used on international flights so it seems like a good use of branding. A bit pompous perhaps - but this is consiste
36 Post contains links and images Debonair : I think a wonderful name is TAP's 'Navigator Class'! It still remembers and reflect Portugals rich history in seafaring... like Vasco da Gama, Pedro
37 Post contains images Cedars747 : I like the name Navigator class but unfortunately TAP changed to TOP EXECUTIVE CLASS for their business class Greetings from Brazil Alex!!!
38 JAGflyer : Air France - L'espace Affair�s Air Canada- Executive-First Class (makes you sound like a somebody!)
39 FlyboyOz : I like Businessfirst (Ansett and Continental used it)
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