Cabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
What ever happened to all the newspapers that were seved to passengers onboard Y? Around 5-6 years ago, all pax used to get a newspaper either when boarding or an F/A used to come around with papers. Nowadays nor do you get a newspaper and when you ask very nicely then they will nick one from the J class and bring it very discreetly back to you. Service is certainly going down. Anybody have any comments to this?
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
KL offers newspapers on all non European flights in both C and M class. The newspapers are presented on a trolley at the boarding door. They offer Dutch newspapers (Telegraaf, AD, Volkskrant and FD), US newspapers (Wall Street journal, USA Today), British newspapers (Guardian, HT, FT) and sometimes local newspapers depending on destination.
On European flights newspapers are available for Europe Select passengers only, with the exception of CDG flights. For flights to CDG both Europe select as well as economy passengers are offered a newspaper at the gate (French, Dutch, English). The latter is due to the AF merge. AF is offering newspapers on all flights for all passengers and demanded that for all codeshare flights from AMS-CDG as well. I wonder when -or if- KL will do that for the rest of its flights.
It is a minor service, but highly appreciated by the passengers.
On my recent flight with NW, NO newspapers were offered on the AMS-DTW leg (in WBC!), but the return from MSP-AMS (in Y) FAs walked (or better:ran) through the aisles with US and Dutch newspapers.
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8317 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
I recently flew on OS, on a short 45min flight and they had a good selection of newspapers for the entire cabin. So I guess it depends on which airline you're flying with. Also, LH had a pile of newspapers available as you walked on the plane in FRA, on my flight to the States.
Edina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
BA offer newspapers to all pax within the UK & Europe, to all pax. C class both in the lounges & at the gate, M class at the gate. From LHR the choice is FT, Times, Telegraph, Mail & Evening Standard after 1230. From UK outstations there is also a local choice eg The Herald from GLA, ABZ , INV, & EDI along with a local choice from most of our European outstations.
On long haul services F & J pax get a full choice of UK papers on baording & select international titles in the lounges. W class get a copy of the Daily Mail & M class none.
[Edited 2006-01-20 17:21:09]
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NWBOS From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
On NW, international Y passengers usually get the leftovers after WBC customers have had their choice. (Usually, all that's left is Financial Times). On Trans-Atlantic flights departing from the US, the International papers come in on the inbound leg that day, and some days KL forgets to board them, or, they are mistakenly thrown out.
I remember our old Chicago Fast-Track area used to have newspapers at the gate for all passengers travelling between MSP/ORD, along with a gate buffet. Those were the days (hard to think just a few years ago)!
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2538 times:
As the flying public expanded well beyond the business person and the well healed, the desire for newspapers decreased and the desire for things like AVOD increased. Which is not to say that everyone doesn't read a paper, but those who do it religiously tend to buy their own at this point.
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