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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Hello,

KLM formerly had a First class called "Royal Class" IIRC.

Would anyone have some information about it please?
Whene it was removed? What aircraft featured that First class and how many seats?
What kind of service did they offer?


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Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

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User currently offlineAF777 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

I have a brochure back from 1989 when ROyal CLass was still in existance. It looks pretty much like the First Classes of the 80's Seats with 60 inches of pitch, elegant meal complete with caviar and chilled vodka for hors d'oeuvres. The seats were blue with little yellow horizontal pin-stripes across the middle. It was an attractive cabin. It is interesting that in my brochure they advertise testing of PTV's on select routs in the future. Overall it looed nice. I think it was only on their 747's but I am not absolutly sure. Hope this helps.

-wes


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Hello,

Thank you AF777. Would you know if there's a picture available somewhere?

Was the decision made in cooperation with NWA?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3054 times:

The decision for KLm to go just to World Business Class was incoperation with NW. However, it is intersting that NW kept First Class on its 747s until this year.

The lastest World Business Class offered by both carriers is easily the best business class in the industry. The seat pitch is 60+inches! The seat recline all the way back to 150 degrees. etc etc we have heard about all these improvements before.

Still the new World Business Class is better than many airlines First Class (well not the sleepers but the regular
seats)


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