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Do Emirates Have First Class To Birmingham?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I read somewhere recently that the new Emirates lounge at BHX is going to be for both First Class and Business Class passengers.

Do Emirates really have First Class to BHX? I thought it was only Business and Economy. Is there really that much demand for First Class?

Its only Business and Economy on their Manchester route isn't it? Is there no demand for First Class on this route?


Any info appreciated.

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User currently offlineJohruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Correct, EK only operate 2 class 77W's on the BHX route. You are also correct in that MAN is also 2 class.

You might find however, with EK bringing the A380 to BHX back in Sept, it might be a sign of something to come!! You never know.


User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3674 times:

Yep, 2 class config  Smile


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User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3592 times:

The problem with UK regional routes is that it's difficult enough for the airlines to get business travellers to pay the business class rate, let alone the even costlier first class price. I don't think there's a single long-haul route from a UK regional airport where first class is offered.

User currently offlineJohruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 day ago) and read 3461 times:



Quoting LondonCity (Reply 3):
The problem with UK regional routes is that it's difficult enough for the airlines to get business travelers to pay the business class rate, let alone the even costlier first class price. I don't think there's a single long-haul route from a UK regional airport where first class is offered.

However, if you look at the BHX flights with EK, it is normally the J cabin that sells out first! I put alot of business people on the flight, primarily as it is not far from their offices in Glocs, but also because on a comparison basis, flying to say Singapore direct non stop on BA/SQ in J or routing via DXB can sometimes be as much as half the cost (as long as you get the lower J class availability).

I think you would be surprised just how busy the flights in the J cabin actually gets!


User currently offlineIainbhx From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 22 hours ago) and read 3364 times:



Quoting Johruk (Reply 1):
EK only operate 2 class 77W's on the BHX route. You are also correct in that MAN is also 2 class.

I believe that both MAN and BHX sometimes get 3 class aircraft scheduled but the service is usually operated as 2-class.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (5 years 22 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

I would also assume that if you are flying to SYD, for example, you would go J+F transferring in DXB and would have F lounge access even before the 2 class leg.


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