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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

I'm flying NW to FCO (Rome) in their new WorldBusiness class next week. Can anyone tell me what I can expect?


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User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

You will like the extra legroom and increased seat recline. The seats are the same though.

The food is great and now they have a designated chief pursor so the service is better. The FA's seem happier to be there as the capacity is less.

You feel more elite.

There are no winged headrests, but you will find PTVs and a good foot rest.

Check out the nwa.com site for a virtual tour of the new cabin and more information.

Enjoy!


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

There is a very good chance you can expect Dennis Jorgensen as your captain on that flight..i believe my dad is doing that trip next week. I know he is doing it sometime in the next week or so.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1047 times:

I am flying KLM World Business Class to Amsterdam in August. Excited about that.

NWA 747-400: Have you flown World Business Class to Rome? Or are you referencing information from the web site?



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User currently offlineWpr8e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1031 times:

If you flew NWA World Business Class before than you won't know the difference. The only improvement that they have made is with Seat Recline. That's it. If you are tall the leg rests don't come down enough. And if you take your feet off the rest, they snap back up. What is with that?

Food, sorry but it is the same. Now I always liked NW's food.

PTV. Exactly the same. Not interactive. Limited selection.

Service. Thank God you're not flying to Asia. Those old ladies are rotten. The only thing you have to look forward to is the Asian cabin crew on the connections in NRT.

I'd take AZ.


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Not to Rome.

But I have done various trips to and thru AMS on NW DC10s and 747s.

I would argue that the added seat pitch is also very noticable, even if you haven't flow World Business Class before, it's a lot more than I have seen on most Business Classes.

I think that interactive PTVs will come with the new A330s, as will winged headrests, and a foot rest that works better for tall people (I'm only 5'10 so it isn't a problem)


User currently offlineAking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Wpr8e, I can definitely echo your sentiments regarding the FA's on their Asian-Pacific flights. I fly to Seoul several times a year and the difference in service between the U.S.-originating flights and NRT ones are significant. Some of them, and they are mostly mature, you just have to wonder why they do it--they seem so unhappy.

WBC is definitely better although they haven't finished with the 744's yet so they're still the same as far as the seats. I would imagine they use DC-10's though for Europe and they're all finished with them. Food's a little better, you can use the WorldClubs lounges for free, and you might get your bags out first in the baggage claim area (this especially happens in Asia, VERY rarely in the U.S.).

It does pale in comparison though to KE, SQ and the other ones everyone here knows all about.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 979 times:

I have flown WBC many times and ifnd it terrific. With the enhancements in pich, recline, food, service and entertainment, it will likely be even better! Just read that new seat covers and curtains will be in place by the beginning of summer and that new headsets and a new digital entertainment system is launching shortly. Then in the near future, a new WBC seat will be launched. This all per PASSAGES and Richard Andersons letter to the company. Be patient! THings will get even better!! Enjoy your trip.

AZJ


User currently offlineWpr8e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Then why on earth did they launch a new "World Business Class" when it appears that we have to wait for the New seats and IFE to appear.



User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Because NW listens to customers and they wanted more legroom, more recline, and better food.

The new seats will come with the A330, but NW just wanted a rapid solution in response to customer suggestions and input.



User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 963 times:

I just did the Detroit to Rome flight...and now I'm back. The new World Business Class is just a temporary solution while we are waiting for the new aircraft. The food is excellent. The seats are comfortable. The entertainment isn't bad, although at times I wonder about the movies. I have never had any trouble with any of our Flight Attendants. True, they aren't the youngest, but then again these routes require the most seniority. If you treat our Flight Attendants like people and actually have a conversation with them, you will have some of the best service in the sky.

Of course, I am a little biased.

Iflewrepublic.



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