Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
I just thought about this. If a company flys their employees on, oh, let's say United. Their employees are going to fly business class. Shouldn't airlines make busness class better than first? This is because employees are under a lot of stress when they go on business travel and Business class should be better for them to help relieve stress, right? Also, if the employee likes the airline and it's service, then that company will most likely stick to that airline, right? What do you think?
Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
B744... I am assuming you are being sarcastic. You know... I had never really thought of Buisness class being for people who were traveling for work! hehe! Duh Hank! LOL! I know they always send my mom in first class. I don't think all airlines have 3 classes anyway. I have heard of some companies that get their people to pay for their own tickets... glad I don't work for them!
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
Well if you think about it, business would be for those who want to travel in comfort without the hassels of coach, then first is for those who want the best, no matter what the cost is.
So, for international business flights, business would be perfect as it is not as much as first, but provides pretty much all the traveller would want. First class would be good for the very rich and VIPs (including those of companies).
A330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 673 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
A company nowadays looks primarely at the schedules and PRICE of an airline!
Gone are the days where businesspeople all flew up front, now, you see them flying Easyjet, Southwest or in Eco. on the majours.
First is only used for Upgrades to FF's, VIP's and staff travel (on ID ticket's!) (long haul, first in the US is about the same as Club in Europe)
This is the current situation, and the airlines are not happy with it...
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
My uncle flys from MSP-SEA alot for his comapany, they would fly him coach but they paid for a lifetime Worldclubs membership for him, and he gets alot of FF miles with NW so now he pretty much gets upgrades all the time cause of his Elite status.
Flybulldog From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Yes, the days of business class, especially first, are slowly going away as companies cut costs. My company, very large, has a new policy prohibiting any travel other than coach unless traveling overseas. Maybe airlines should dump the business class and upgrade coach.
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
What A330 says is right. With the cost cutting programs there are quite a few restrictions for the employees of companies.
Usually they aren't allowed to fly on Business class on short and medium-hauls (or 2h30 flight time). But on more and more companies, employees have to travel in coach.
In fact, surveys conducted about customers travelling for business on long-hauls showed that there are now more people of that category travelling in coach than in Business!
Of course, if employees relax during their journey, they'll be more efficient at their work place, take fewer days to cope with fatigue, ... But airlines have all increased their fares on Business class over the last decade to higher their revenue (which doesn't mean Business classes are now empty).
This move to the Economy class resulted in the creation of a fourth class on long-haul flights at British Airways (better service than Economy, but not the price of the Business), and Air France on European flights (called 'Challenge', with people sitting just behind Business class, and with priorities, better service, not as expensive as 'L'Espace Europe')
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
Business class is basically first but with a cheaper price and not as many amenities/service.
for amenities in business,they should be,
wide, 130-150 degree reclineable seat with leg and foot rest,
lap-top power ports
fax machines(in the galleys)
business travelers mainly do their work but they also get a lot rest and relaxation(they need it)
first is also for the business traveler but also the leisure/business traveler and I would not make anychanges either.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Surf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
With the exception of JFK-LAX/SFO (and just a few other flights, sometimes, but not always) Business Class is only available on International flights, and most companies do allow business class travel on International flights. I wouldn't make any changes to the way things are either.