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What US Airlines Have Had Premium Cabins?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Once upon a time, airlines flight were all one class. I believe it was in the 50's, before the jet era, that economy was added. In some aircraft, economy was in the front of the plane, where the noise was greater.

Most of the US majors had two cabin service through the 60's. Though I remember a UA ad that talked about three-classes on their 707's. Seating was either 2-2, 2-3, or 3-3. They didn't call the middle cabin business at the time.

At what point did the US majors add two class service to domestic flights?

I remember that airlines like PI and US were mostly one class, with a splattering of F flights on their longer routes.

NY was all Y.
PE was Y, except for their 747's.
RC had a C cabin on some planes, but no F
YX is all Y with F (ish) service.
WN and J6 are both all Y.

Did FL and WA offer F service? What about QF?


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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

FL currently offers Business Class, which is comparable to Domestic First Class.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

At what point did the US majors add two class service to domestic flights?

I believe it was in the 60's.

AirTran relatively recently started offering First Class. Not sure exactly when though.

NK started offering First Class just last year.

NJ offered First Class on there MD-80 series aircraft. Of course, they're gone now.

QF I believe began offering First Class when they got the 707s. They were the first airline outside of the US to order the 707.



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