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Best European Business Class?  
User currently offlineDvintiadis From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 4010 times:

Hello Guys!
I am curious to find out which airline has the beast business class in Europe and why?

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3973 times:

BA Club World I guess.

Route structure, comfortable seats

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User currently offlineDvintiadis From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3965 times:

I said european business class.Meaning Intra-european routes

User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3959 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!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Actually, form observation alone, it looks better than any other European Carrier I've flown on.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7696 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Without doubt, BMI

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineAeroArgentina From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

What exactly are convertible seats??

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5324 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3902 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  Sad ) 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
User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3894 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.

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3877 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!

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Lauda Air business class is probably the best.
They recived about 10 awards for travell and economics magazines in the last 2 years.

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3843 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??)

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

My mates Gulfstream IV. Leather Seats 1 dbl bed and a minibar

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