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User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Posted (16 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Why do so many European Airlines have 3x3 seating for both business and coach, and the same pitches in both classes? If the seating is not 3x3 it 3x2, still not as sapcious as the normal 2x2 you find on all US airlines. i dont get why they do that. And so many people say Euro airlines are better than US airlines...


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

You are not only paying for the seats up front you are paying for the service, something which US airlines have a lot to learn about.....If you can get Super Executive service on a one or two hour flight and sit in a simmilar seat as the ones in economy, then I don;t see the problem....Also in europe you would not have any red-eye flights or anything over 2.5 to 3 hours unless you were flying from one end to the other like a London - Kyiv flight.....where as in the US you can expect something like a 737 or and A320 from New york to LA or Toronto to Vancouver........so on the smaller planes so long as the service is superior you get basically the same bang for your buck.....

"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offline777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

On my frequent trips on BA, I noticed this alot, and it seemed that they did it so they could reconfigure the airplane at turnaround (i.e. have 10 biz class seats one leg and 20 the next leg) just move the curtain and sit someone in the middle seat.

Service in European business was not IMHO any better than US business class.

User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Hey Slawko, neither Toronto, nor Vancouver are in the U.S!

User currently offlineUA865 From El Salvador, joined May 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

On my trips on AF L'espace has only two seats. they block the middle seat with a large armrest. The seats are wider.

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

British Airways, swissair, Lufthansa and most other European airlines use convertible seats, which can be adjusted to either 5 abreast Business class or 6 abreast economy to meet the loads on each flight. So, most European airlines have 5 abreast Business Class, but show the whole plane as 6 abreast seating because you never know where the 5/6 abreast seating divide will be and on some flights, such as domestic routes all seats will be 6 abreast

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

I have been on a Lufthansa flight where I sat in business class and the service was below average; very rude flight attendants!!!


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

I did YUL - CDG on an AF 747-400 and I was not happy at all, the flights attendant were very rude, snobs and unpolite

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6065 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (15 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

...I think I flew a plane with this sort of config on Ansett earlier this year... the seats toward the fron t of the 737 were "nicer" looking, but same pitch , 3-3, but had split in center seat. Were these convertible? Sorry I didn't get the reggo, couldn't get a clean angle for the picture.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (15 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

European Airlines operate business class on EU flights while US airlines operate first class on domestic flights. Its 2-2 for first, 2-3 for biz and 3-3 for coach. There is some logic behind it.


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5601 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (15 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Rude flight attendends is normal at Lufthansa! I don't find their service very good.

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