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OpenSkies..Bye Bye Y, Hello More Y+  
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3036 posts, RR: 23
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

OpenSkies to ditch its Y cabin, increase Y+ number, become 2-class carrier.


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OpenSkies adds more premium seats

30 Jul 2008

OpenSkies is adding 12 seats to its premium economy cabin, PREM+.

The move will increase the number of seats in PREM+ to 40 on the airline’s Paris and Amsterdam routes to JFK.

MD Dale Moss said: ‘From the very beginning, OpenSkies was built with a spirit of experimentation and creativity and a passion for listening to our customers.

‘Since our launch, we have had a tremendously positive reception to our PREM+ service. By offering business class comfort without business class costs, PREM+ compares very favourably with what our competitors offer as business class.’

The PREM+ cabin has leather seats with a 140-degree recline and 52-inch seat pitch. PREM+ passengers also have access to OpenSkies’ concierge desk.

Following the expansion of PREM+, OpenSkies will carry a total of 64 passengers on board its reconfigured Boeing 757 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration, with 24 seats in its BIZ business class.

Thirty economy seats will be removed to enable the expansion of PREM+ and the newly configured aircraft will enter service on the Paris-JFK route on 1 October.


So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4646 times:
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Not surprising, if EOS has done this, they would be around. We know PREM + is doing well, how is the Club World doing on Open Skies ?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27232 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4429 times:

I guess it makes sense. Shame in a way as that must have been the best Y class around due to its nice small size.

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4398 times:

Its just been announced internally within BA.
OpenSkies will expand the Prem+ cabin from 28 to 40 seats on flights from ORY and AMS to JFK.
This change will reduce the total passenger number per aircraft to 64 seats in a two cabin configuration.

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OpenSkies managing director Dale Moss said: “From the very beginning, OpenSkies was built with a spirit of experimentation and creativity and a passion for listening to our customers.

“Since our launch, we have had a tremendously positive reception to our PREM+ service. By offering business class comfort without business class costs, PREM+ compares very favourably with what our competitors offer as business class.

Prem + offers seats with 52" seat pitch and 140 degrees of recline.

I think this is a great move by BA. It offers the customers who normally travel CW through LHR a 6ft flat bed, with Biz. It will also now offer as many Prem + seats as most other carriers do in business class on the routes they fly.



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User currently offlineMysterzip From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4308 times:

Well, the ECON cabin (if you've seen it) is allll the way in the back of the plane and there is no personal TV (in any of the cabins, except for BIZ). I think EC does provide a tv separately, though, but I'm not sure if they provide it for all three cabins.

User currently offlineAceFreighter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4263 times:

All cabins have PTV - I have seen them

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4247 times:



Quoting Mysterzip (Reply 4):
no personal TV (in any of the cabins, except for BIZ)

Biz and Prem+ both have portable monitors that are fixed into a bracket within the seat



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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4056 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
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How's the meal service in Prem Y?

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2480 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 7):
How's the meal service in Prem Y?

I believe Prem+ get the same meal as Biz passengers



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User currently offline1peter From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1945 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 8):
I believe Prem+ get the same meal as Biz passengers

Really.......?! I've been checking around but couldn't find any info to confirm this......as there's nothing clearly stated on their website. Only says that Biz pax get an a la carte meal, but nothing about the Prem+.



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User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1917 times:



Quoting 1peter (Reply 9):
Really.......?! I've been checking around but couldn't find any info to confirm this

A complete trip report can be found here:

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/onemil...06/24/openskies-to-paris-part-one/

Tons of details and pictures.

Hope it helps.



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1889 times:



Quoting 1peter (Reply 9):
I've been checking around but couldn't find any info to confirm this......as there's nothing clearly stated on their website. Only says that Biz pax get an a la carte meal, but nothing about the Prem+.

I read a TR on EC over on Flyertalk and Im pretty sure the author mentioned that Prem+ get the same meals as Biz. (he was travelling in both cabins, one in each direction)



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