Klkla From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 959 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
I have a question for anyone that has traveled in Continental's Business First to Europe. I am considering a trip to Barcelona this summer and the flight is on a 757. Are the Business Elite seats in the 757s the same pitch and width as on their 767s and 777s? How was the service on the 757?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I have flown CO's 757s to Europe several times in BF, and the service is very very good with little difference from the service on the 767/777 aircraft - the small 16 seat cabin sometimes even results in better service.
1. Pitch is 55 inches, just as in the 767/777s.........seat width is a bit narrower - the 752 has 20 inch wide seats, the 767s have 21 inch wide seats, and the 777 has a more advanced 22 inch side seat. The adjustments for the seats on the 752 are a bit different, but no real issue.
2. Cappacino and Espresso coffee is not available on the 757. Otherwise, meal service is exactly the same. And, its very good.
3. The IFE system is a bit different on the 757s - yes, there are PTVs, but the 757 system has less choice than the system offered on the 767 or 777 - but, 757s are now being equipped with an updated AVOD IFE system that is very good and offers more choice and convenience than the widebody system. (I had the system on a recent EWR-FLL flight and it was good). Will you get the new system? Who knows!
4. Flight times on 757s are a bit longer than on the 767/777 fleet - but taking a nonstop flight to BCN is a big advantage.
Give the CO 757 a try -you will be impressed......many here at a.net are opposed to the 757 on longer transatlantic routes, but the 757 in BF is a very good ride.