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Premium Economy, Why Not The Whole Plane?  
User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quite a few airlines are now offering a kind of "premium economy" which is better than economy but not as good as business class.

Given the fact that many companies are cutting back on business travel and many economy passengers complain about cramped conditions on long flights, what do you think about the chances for an airline flying with an all-premium economy layout, ie single-class but better than normal economy?

Do you think that an airline that did this would be able to fly profitably in certain markets?

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User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

What you don't like UA's Economy Minus  Laugh out loud

User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

AA already does this... its called MRTC(More Room Throughout Coach)

User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Actually I mean why not have premium economy throughout the WHOLE plane. That means no business or first class or economy, only premium economy.

That is what my original question was.

Thanks,

Bells


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

I think as long as there is a substantial segment that wants to pay for business class, airlines won't delete it.

Business travellers want rest, you can't offer that putting them between John, Joan and the children..

cheers

keesje


User currently offlineBraniff place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

I fly premium tourist class/BR Evergreen Deluxe whenever I can, but i believe fitting the whole plane with these nicer seats would defeat that feeling of being a premium or a more special passenger that these full fare paying passengers want included in the price they paid. Here are some pics of the magnificient BR Deluxe Class on Eva Air:



The only airlines that i know of that have done the FULL premium tourist plane config are Midwest Express Southern Airlines Legend Airlines and ??Pro Air??

-BN



User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

It didn't do Legend any favours, did it?
AA soon saw to that!


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