Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2 Posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
When I was planning our flight to Paris, I checked out an airline called Corsair. They operate 747's from LAX to ORY. Their 747-300's seat 580 people! And they have a business class! How is this possible? Can you imagine an 11 hour flight on a plane with 580 people onboard. My goodness.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5601 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
That's realy unbelievable. Go to the home-page of this airline. An example to compare: They have A-330-200 with in total 355 seats, 18 of them are business. Swissair has some A-330-200 with only two classes: in total 230 seats, 48 business. Compare! I would never ever choose Corsair.
Cricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
It's not the first time that I read something like this about Corsair.
Corsair is a carrier owned by a french Tour Operator called "Nouvelles Frontières" an equivalent of Club Mediterranée if you know it better. Here in France they are known for puting as much people as they can in their aircrafts.
You have to know that this type of passenger belongs to a certain category of traveller who wants the farest but the cheapest. No surprise then...!!!
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
The way they do it is have a small "business class" on the upper deck of their 747-100, with probably 12-15 seats. On the main deck of the 747, it's all economy seating for about 560 people. The numbers of galley and lavatories are kept to a minumum. Yes, you can pack that many people in there.
In the US, Tower Air does the same thing on their aging 747-100s.