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Topic: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: Soxfan
Posted 2008-10-18 21:37:30 and read 4899 times.

Do any commercially-operated propeller planes have a premium class (first or premium economy)? I would assume not since the planes (usually) fly shorter flights, but just curious. Thanks!  Smile

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: 6thfreedom
Posted 2008-10-19 16:59:10 and read 4591 times.



Quoting Soxfan (Thread starter):
Do any commercially-operated propeller planes have a premium class (first or premium economy)? I would assume not since the planes (usually) fly shorter flights, but just curious. Thanks!

Was it Kingfisher in India that has business class and seat back TV in economy in their ATR's?
perhaps bangkok airways has J class too, but not sure if it extends to their ATR's.

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: BrianDromey
Posted 2008-10-20 05:16:18 and read 4373 times.

Im not sure if this really answers your question, but there are certainly airlines offering a two class SERVICE on turboprops, LH and Air Dolomiti, for example. On these aircraft is is the service which would be upgraded, the seats would be the same throughout the cabin, LH will block the aisle seat in J, however most other will not.

Brian.

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: CanadianNorth
Posted 2008-10-20 06:02:21 and read 4309 times.

Back in the day the large piston bangers such as the DC-6, DC-7, Constellation, Stratocruiser, etc, often featured a first class cabin.

However, I've yet to hear of a modern turboprop with two classes (two actually different types of seats, not same seats treated differently like LH (not that there's anything wrong with that method)). I guess it's probably a combination of flights short enough that it's not worth the cost to the people and generally smaller aircraft have a higher CASM so even the higher end carriers will be wanting to squeeze more seats in. But like I said the flights are generally < one hour so a premium cabin really isn't necessary.


CanadianNorth

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: Justbala
Posted 2008-10-20 07:15:58 and read 4204 times.



Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 1):
Was it Kingfisher in India that has business class and seat back TV in economy in their ATR's?

IT ATRs are in a single class config and they do not have seat back PTVs. What they do have are drop down TV panels as seen in the pic here .

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: AFKL
Posted 2008-10-20 07:37:01 and read 4164 times.

Similar to how LH and AirDolomiti have a premium serivce on their prop aircraft (though still having the same seat throughout the cabin) Alitalia and AirAlps follow a similar concept on their ATR's and Dornier's.

KLM cityhopper also does this on their F50's.


ALLARD.

Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: Paparadzi
Posted 2008-10-20 08:15:24 and read 4080 times.

MASwings has a premium economy class for their ATR-72.The front 3 rows are designated preium economy and separated by curtains, the seats are still the same though.


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Topic: RE: Propeller Planes With Premium Class?
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2008-10-20 08:24:24 and read 4059 times.



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 3):
I guess it's probably a combination of flights short enough that it's not worth the cost to the people and generally smaller aircraft have a higher CASM so even the higher end carriers will be wanting to squeeze more seats in. But like I said the flights are generally < one hour so a premium cabin really isn't necessary.

UA uses 2-3 class (depending on how you want to count) CR7s on plenty of flights shorter than an hour. It makes some sense for carriers that connect a lot of people to flights with a lot of paid-F demand (in UA's case, Colorado ski destinations come to mind). If UA got someone to operate DH4s, I suspect we'd see Ex Plus installed.


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