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Continental BF Seat On The B757  
User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2994 times:

Can anyone point me to a photo of the Businessfirst seat that they use of the 757 International cabin?
Thinking of LGW - EWR.
I understand it is not as good as the B777, many thanks.  Smile


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2992 times:

I like it just fine. Not "flat" but a nice cradle with soft cushions. I enjoy flying it. AVOD video is nice (but screen is small, and fast forward/rewind is a joke).


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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2985 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):

Thank you.



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
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the one nice thing about the 757 is hte more personal/intimate service. with only 16 pax as a max, service is very quick and very detailed to the pax request.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6103 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Check this out for a pic...Its not the greatest angle (no offence to whoever took the photo its way better then anything I have) but it will give you an idea.

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...8439&filename=1188205151m1ob9G.jpg


There used to be some really good CO BF 757 trip reports with pictures on here.



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User currently offlineBDL2STL2PVG From China, joined Jun 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

The Continental website has a pretty good description and a side view of the seat. It can be found at
http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...el/inflight/businessfirst/757.aspx
They also have similar pages for the 777 and 767, each of which are different. A very good comparison tool.


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

i don't understand why they win so many awards and are the darling of the Legacy carriers... it looks like a tired old seat. Not that amazing... what's the deal?


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2620 times:



Quoting FA4UA (Reply 7):
i don't understand why they win so many awards and are the darling of the Legacy carriers... it looks like a tired old seat. Not that amazing... what's the deal?

Our service and crew. We do a great job.



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User currently offlineWNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1483 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2551 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 8):
Our service and crew. We do a great job.

Not to hijack the thread but I SECOND THAT MOTION! Don't get me wrong, I LUV working for WN and I think we have a fantastic product as well as great Inflight service....however, when I buy tickets I ALWAYS buy them on CO if I can! CO has great staff, nice, clean, comfortable planes, free food, inflight entertainment, and they still have some class! When it comes to First Class I find them top notch there too!

and there's my .02..... : )

[steps off soap-box]....



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I can't point you to any photos that haven't already been linked, but I would like to say that I recently sat in such a seat for a long flight, ANC-IAH, and foudn it very comfortable. I do wish that it had reclined a tad more, but generally, I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
So, if I were you, I'd have complete confidence in booking such a ticket.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2428 times:



Quoting FA4UA (Reply 7):
i don't understand why they win so many awards and are the darling of the Legacy carriers... it looks like a tired old seat. Not that amazing... what's the deal?

As has been said, it's the SERVICE, not the seat, that has differentiated B/F from other services from U.S. Legacy carriers. And I think you'll see B/F become even better when the new seats are introduced with the into of the 787 into our fleet.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

As for seat width, it's .25" narrower than the 767, which is 1" narrower than the 777. I can't tell the difference sitting in the seat, in terms of width. The only complaint I have is when the seat in front is leaned back completely, it's a little hard to get out from the window, but not that hard.

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 3):
the one nice thing about the 757 is hte more personal/intimate service. with only 16 pax as a max, service is very quick and very detailed to the pax request.

I agree. It's a cozy cabin, service is great, and I like to choose 4F. Nice view, nobody bugs me from behind, few people use the lav near there. I love when I get this plane on LAX-IAH or TPA-IAH, but with the 739ERs coming in, I doubt that will be much longer...  Sad


Quoting FA4UA (Reply 7):
it looks like a tired old seat. Not that amazing...

Looks can be deceiving. The design may be 15 years old, but the cushioning and upholstery is kept up to standard. They don't let them fall apart like AA, for example. Not in my experience, at least. It's very comfortable, with no weird "bars or ridges" across your back or butt like some "good looking" seats have. Would be nice to have a little more adjustment, but I don't get a sore butt like I do on the 767.



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2815 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

After first flying the 777 BF, the 757 seat is somewhat disappointing. I didn't notice a difference in service but found the seat "underwhelming." But, BF is still BF and nothing to complain about.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2394 times:



Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 13):
I didn't notice a difference in service but found the seat "underwhelming."

Well the 777 seat is best. No doubt. But the 757 is comfortable. I prefer it over the 767 myself. But I agree the 777 wins. All I need is to prop a pillow under my thighs on the 777 and I don't slide down in my sleep.  Smile



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User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2328 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 12):
As for seat width, it's .25" narrower than the 767, which is 1" narrower than the 777. I can't tell the difference sitting in the seat, in terms of width. The only complaint I have is when the seat in front is leaned back completely, it's a little hard to get out from the window, but not that hard.

According to Seatguru, the 757 seat is actually 1" narrower than the 767 and 2" narrower than the 777. I can't vouch for the validity of their figures, but it seems pretty consistent with what I remember of the relative sizes.


User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2295 times:



Quoting FA4UA (Reply 7):
i don't understand why they win so many awards and are the darling of the Legacy carriers... it looks like a tired old seat. Not that amazing... what's the deal?

I quite agree with you. Its like the seats BA ripped out and trashed 10 years ago


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2265 times:



Quoting OptionsCLE (Reply 15):
According to Seatguru, the 757 seat is actually 1" narrower than the 767 and 2" narrower than the 777. I can't vouch for the validity of their figures, but it seems pretty consistent with what I remember of the relative sizes.

That's right. I was thinking of the domestic F width on the 757, not the BF seat. 753 F (and 737) is 20.75", BF is 20".

I never feel cramped either way. The shoulder area is about 30", at the window even more.



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