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Maersk Air Offers New Service Scheme  
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6448 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Maersk Air is a Danish airline operating a load of 737s (mostly -700s) from two Danish airports to 28 European destinations.

Beginning with the summer 2004 schedule they change to one class only. But then you buy additional leg room at a decent price.

With standard price you get 29" pitch. For $33 extra you get 33", and $66 extra gives you 37".

$233 extra will give you wide seats - four abreast - and 37 inches.

I think it's a great idea.

Just because we happen to have long legs doesn't automatically mean that we are in the mood to pay $600 for free champagne. And still the midgets don't have to pay for more than what they need.

The various seat categories are simply called S, M, L and XL, something everybody understands right away.

Does anybody know if other airlines have similar pricing schemes?

Maersk Air is one of the smallest subsidiaries of the Danish Maersk Group which is by far the largest company in the country and controlled by Mr. Maersk McKiney Moeller.

Maersk Air had a very disappointing 2003 result, and Mr. Moeller is normally considered a very impatient man (even if he lately turned 90 years of age) when it comes to low performing subsidiaries.

Anyway he lately ingested quite some money, a new CEO Mr. Finn Oelund (former Air Greenland CEO) and a new sales manager Mrs. Anne von Glasow (former KLM).

I think that after this change Maersk Air will become my first choice when they are an option to me. My company will gladly pay $33 or $66 for saving my knees and make it possible to me to do some job on my laptop.

But they won't pay $600 for that free champagne. In fact they have forbidden me drinking even the slightest drop of alcohol when on a business trip.

Maersk Air normally has rather good prices even if they are not considered an LCC. For instance all tickets are one way tickets and fully flexible - can be changed up to three hours prior to departure. And when it comes to punctuality, then they have repeatedly been honored as the most punctual airline company at for instance AMS.

What do you think? Is Maersk Air pioneering the future way of air travel? One class, pay for your service, pay for your legroom, everything at fair and understandable prices.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Were Maersk not doing charters for Air Scotland? Maybe they still are.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6448 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Dear GLAGAZ, Maersk Air had a subsidiary Maersk Air UK Ltd, which operated mostly as a BA franchiser. It was an economic disaster and was closed down last year.

They may have done charters for Air Scotland, but I doubt that Maersk Air does that today.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

i flew several times on the VCE-CPH and i always found the DM service to be very good Smile I wish them all the best Big thumbs up

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Ah, well thanks for the info. I'm sure they were operating flights a few months back.


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

I think that offering the option of different pitch lengths at fixed prices on top of the corresponding fare is a very good idea. I just don't know about the wider seats (2-2 abreast config.) for $233; after all, even the flights to the Canarias are not that long. But hey, if people think differently from me, then they will maybe buy that.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6448 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

I agree with you, Eddie, $233 for sitting four abreast is never an option I would consider.

But from "the old days of separate business class" their planes have a few rows up front where three seats on each side of the aisle by some mechanical manipulation can be transformed into two wider seats with separate armrests. They are simply going to utilize the hardware they already have.

On many flights they will most likely not be used at all in the four abreast configuration.

But in case people want it, then the option is there.

And yes, the Canaries are probably the farthest Maersk Air will ever go. But that will be charter flights with planes where by far the most seats are with 29" pitch.

This new scheme is mostly made for their scheduled European network with flights of one hour up to just over two hours duration. And with a very high percentage of business travelers.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Preben,

all the DM 737-700s will have the new lay out:
8 XL
12 L
40M
72S

check it out here:
http://www.maersk-air.dk/da/Om+Maersk+Air/Fly/Boeing+737-700.htm

The 737-500 will fly only CPH-FAE and BLL-FAE as scheduled service and otherwise to charterwork







User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6448 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

Thanks for the info 747400F.

Still from what I have seen, when being a passenger on those 737-700s, those 8 XL seats can easily be transformed into 12 additional L seats.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
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