RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
Well, for what its worth, KLM doesn't use convertible seats, which is my major gripe with a lot of carriers. That doesn't really make it the best though...it sure looks nice when you're sitting in the back! Actually, form observation alone, it looks better than any other European Carrier I've flown on.
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5277 posts, RR: 62 Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 3185 times:
Aer Lingus Premier on European flights is pretty good, certainly the best European business class I have experienced. A full meal on a 1 hour and 10 minutes DUB-BRU, beats numerious other airlines (including dear old Swissair ) However, I am not sure if things have been cut-back recently and I don't think I will have the chance to find out either.
I also agree with BestWestern's praise for BMI's European C Class. Never flown it but heard great things about it.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 3177 times:
AeroArgentina - A convertible seat is a nasty thing that lots of airlines use in narrow-body aircraft (although IM sure somebody probably uses them with big planes). It is basically an Economy class row with a removeable/adjustable armrest to allow for the 3 seat row to be turned into a two seat one. It is nasty when you have to sit in them in Economy, because if you get the middle seat, there is a crack right down the middle of the backrest. Also, in my experience, the adjustable armrests aren't all that durable, and tend to flop around a lot. Basically, it makes for a low-quality business class experience, but allows airlines to increase/reduce the size of business class easily. CSA has convertable seats installed, but doesn't even use them...very pointless if you ask me.
GuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 837 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months ago) and read 3160 times:
Sad ... but it's actually on CROSSAIR!
On a Saab340 flight from AMS to BSL last autumn, we were served a hot breakfast with champagne and orange juice, with fresh croissants, fruit plates and cold cuts. Hot coffee and tea served on china and real cutlery with linen napkins, and tablecloths. It's all also one class only on this aircraft!
This on an aircraft similar to that operated by American Eagle where you get only drinks or sometimes nothing at all!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3126 times:
In the end it's all about NOT feeling cramped, which starts being relevant on flight times above 60 minutes. Forget all other aspects, nice to have champagne etc. but there's only one real reason to pay a lot more money, and that is legroom, seat pitch, width of the seats etc. Unfortunately there are no big differences in Europe (please prove me wrong!), at least not among the big majors.
btw: Are there any plans from any LCC to offer a low cost business class (no service, no reservations, just more legroom??)