Jamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 544 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6790 times:
bmi upgraded the business class cabin of their three A330-200s a few months back, installing near-lie-flat beds and moving the old business class seats into the premium economy cabin. They've now updated the website (finally) to include a basic but useful tour of the cabin.
787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6514 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1): As with so much of BMI, the presentation doesn't work There's no way to see the seat in "flat" mode. How flat is it anyway ? Doesn't look like it's flat-flat - more like slopey-flat.
The presentation worked fine for me. You may have computer issues.
The upgrade looks like a great step forward for BMI. Good move!
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6466 times:
Looks a great product and in my humble opinion if I did not know I was on the BMI website, it could easily be mistaken as the J cabin of one major flag carriers around the world.
I think if BMI was to have a larger fleet of long haul aircraft, to more destination and consistantly offered this level of service in Business, I think they could be on to a winner! But I think they really need to raise their profile internationally. Even other airlines within Star Alliance (outside of Europe), know next to nothing about them. For example their ORD-MAN service, is hardly heard of by American's and many people still choose to fly ORD-LHR with UA offering an inferior product. Then either travel to MAN by ground or connect with BMI and this is only because the flights are code shared. This is purely due to them not being a recognised brand!
Is this the 2nd or 3rd refit of the A330 cabins in J class?
I hope in time they will be able to offer a similar product to their J class passengers flying on the A32X, routes that use to be flown by BMED. As it seems a little unfair passengers flying in these aircrafts who will have paid a similar price and with flying times to Saudia Arabia will have to put up with an inferior product.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6437 times:
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4): As it seems a little unfair passengers flying in these aircrafts who will have paid a similar price and with flying times similar to Saudia Arabia will have to put up with an inferior product.
They wouldn't be the only one. AF put a "Dedicate" 319 on CDG-JED and it's crap. Nothing like the proper AF J product. It's easy when your only other competition is SV (even worse) or LX A330's. Why even bother ?
LHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5749 times:
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12): ooks pretty decent, though I do like the privacy of BA's window Club seats.
In the demo, when the woman is fully reclined and covered in her duvet, it looks as though the poor guy in the window seat has absolutely zero chance of going to the bathroom! It's easier to climb over a footrest (Club World) than climb over an entire person, IMHO.