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737 With 4 Different Seat Class  
User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6360 posts, RR: 34
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

I believe that this is a first for an airline... Maersk Air out of Denmark is offering 4 different seat classes on their 737-700s:

The "Small" fare can range from as low as US$84 for a 3 hour flight (i.e. Copenhagen to Madrid).

Small = 70 cm (27.3") pitch

Medium = 80 cm (31.2") pitch - Price: Small fare + 200 DKK ($32)

Large = 90 cm (35.1") pitch - Price: Small fare + 400 DKK ($64)

X-large = 90 cm (35.1") pitch + 90 cm (35.1") wide seat - Price: Small fare + 1400 DKK ($224)




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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12286 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
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I Wonder how many passenger seats they are having on their 737-700's with this seating arrangement?

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Small = 70 cm (27.3") pitch

Now that gives the word "small" a new meaning !!


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Actually their website says that the Small pitch is 29". Medium is 33", Large and Extra Large are 37". The metric numbers are evidently just roundings...

V/F



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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Thanks, but I'll pass on small, that would REALLY be too small.


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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Yeah, they started that out just few weeks ago, I guess (I've been travelling a lot though so might have been longer).

70cm is guite bad! Although for me being 165cm (5'6") it would not be end of the world for me!

I think their longest flight at the moment is CPH-AGH 3h40min

http://www.maerskair.com/en/Travel+Services/The+new+Maersk+Air.htm



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

I tried the new DM concept. It was actually really good. But I flew on ID tickets so I of course got one of the small seats. And I'm 196cm. But thank god it was only from CDG to PAR. But the service onboard is still very good IMO after they have become a LCC.  Big thumbs up Thumbs up for that.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

QIGuy24 - re: thank god it was only from CDG to PAR

Yeah - a really really short trip !

So how does it work if everyone on the flight wants to pay for a Fattie seat ? Do you have to wait for the tiny seats all to be sold before you can buy a bigger seat ? Sounds like a very stupid idea to me - I expect they'll go to all 29" pitch pretty soon.


User currently offlineHeyMach From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Qlguy24 - Is the service for each passengers the same, irrelevant of what "seat size" one purchases?

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

JGPH1A

I was comparing it to the flight to AGH. And it's not that bad anyway. 1½ hour.. I have tried worse. Sitting in Martinair from AMS - MCO in a middle seat in economy.

HeyMach
I don't know if the service is the same. I didn't really see what they got up front. I was sitting very far behind. But I don't think there is any difference at all.

And by the way does anyone know if they have the same procedures for their CRJ flights to ARN??


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

QIGuy- I wasn't disbelieving you - did you spot your board and offpoint ? CDG to PAR ? Charles De Gaulle to Paris ? Kind of a short hop....

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

JGPH1A

Oh shit!! Sorry! What I meant was BLL - CDG
Thanks for noticing  Big thumbs up But you are right. That would be a very short flight. landing in the middle of Champs Elysess. I don't know if I spelled correct  Big grin


User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Qlguy24:

This X/M/L/XL concept is only for their 737-700 fleet not for CRJ's



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

DABZF

Thanks for the info. But does that mean it is the same usual price calculations on the routes they are using their CJR's like they always had but only much lower fares now?


User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6360 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Maersk ponders future of CRJ fleet
Victoria Moores, London (19Apr04)

Danish carrier Maersk Air is mulling the future its five Bombardier CRJ regional jets, as the introduction of a new product concept pushes it towards expanding its Boeing 737-700 fleet.

A ten-strong Boeing 737-700 fleet currently forms the backbone of Maersk’s charter and scheduled operations. It operates four Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets on short and medium-haul links, while a fifth acts as a back-up aircraft. Maersk has ten Boeing 737-500s, mainly on lease to other operators.

As competition in the Scandinavian market intensifies, Maersk has recently revamped and simplified its product; dividing its cabin by seat pitch to offer small, medium, large and extra large products, based on the cabin layout of the Boeing 737-700.

Newly introduced one-way fares in each class are based on a flat fee to upgrade from the ‘small’ tariff. Set fees now apply for changes, cancellations and all booking amendments.

Speaking at a press briefing in London today Maersk director sales and marketing Anne Von Glasow says: “The low cost entry into the market means that the yield is dropping – something had to be done.

“Some [carriers] are doomed not to survive in the future - in the Nordic market maybe three airlines will survive.”

The new product, launched on 28 March, has nearly quadrupled weekly booking levels, and is “going brilliantly,” according to Glasow. Maersk launched 12 new destinations at the start of the month and is poised to add a further ten this winter.

“We have leased a lot of aircraft and we are knocking at the door to get them back. We think that by introducing this new concept we will get the need for capacity up,” says Glasow. “We need more equipment for the winter season.”

She says the carrier is currently seeking further Boeing 737-700s to add to the fleet, and adds “we wants to get rid of [the CRJs] because they have a much higher cost per unit than Boeing”.

But a Maersk spokesman stresses the CRJ project “is not finalised,” adding that several options for the CRJ fleet are being evaluated.

Under the revamp Maersk has increased aircraft utilisation – up from 2,200 flight hours per year to 3,500 – leading to the re-employment of pilots and cabin crew, which were hit by cut backs two years ago.

While the majority of Maersk’s scheduled services operate on the Boeing 737-700, it still deploys Boeing 737-500s to the Faroe Islands because of operating restrictions which preclude the 737-700 on the routes. But Maersk says that it is working with Boeing on the issue and will use the -700 “as soon as we have solved the Faroe Island challenge”.

Source: ATI news




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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

But a Maersk spokesman stresses the CRJ project “is not finalised,” adding that several options for the CRJ fleet are being evaluated.

Oh yeah I forgot that we got one of their CRJ's her in Cimber now. So they have one less.


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