Craig From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 171 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 993 times:
I'm not sure if anyone will be able to answer this question but it's worth trying.
Britannia, like most British charter airlines has an upgraded class. (2 in fact, 360 Premium and 360 Extra).
I'll be flying to florida in June on one of their 767-300's and I was wondering if the upgraded classes are any good?
Has anyone flown on a 767-300 and sat in either of these two classes or seen inside an aircraft with the upgraded classes. I'm not sure if it will be worth the money (£60 for 360 extra & £120 for 360 Premium).
360 Premium has:- wider seats, 5 inches more legroom, complimentary drinks, PTV etc.
360 Extra has:- 4 inches more legroom and you get a travel pack.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 913 times:
I've seen inside an Air 2000 767-300 in a 2 class config. I don't know about Britannia but Air 2000 have 38 "Classic Premium" seats and 274 "Classic" seats. The seats are 7 abreast instead of 8 and have a 35" seat pitch instead of 30" in economy. The seats are very similar to British Airways "Club Europe" seats, with footrests, adjustable headrests and extra padding.
There are also power sockets for the PTVs in the seats, which are personal video players with a choice of films as opposed to seat back TVs. Unlike other charter airlines, Britannia didn't have any PTVs this Summer and will only have PTV's on Some flights this Summer.
Plus you get the usual upgraded service, on Air 2000 it's a choice of 3 meals with free drinks, comfort packs and that sort of thing.
The upgrades are very good value, although I'm not sure why Britannia charge £20 more than it's competitors. I doubt if 360 Extra is a separate class, but just a seat at the front of a cabin or in an exit row. That's what it is on BY's competitors, I can't see them operating a 3-class charter flight. Depends how uncomfortable you find charter flying, maybe it would be worth upgrading if you don't mind spending a bit more! It will be a lot more comfortable than a scheduled flight and probably about the same cost, upgrade included.
Phil330 From Australia, joined May 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 897 times:
I have been inside the premium cabins of all four major charter airlines (Air 2000, Britannia, Airtours and Monarch).
Basically Air 2000 and Airtours have got it right, and Britannia/Monarch really don't live up to the others. If as you say Britannia's premium seats are at additional cost to the Air 2k Classic Premium/AIH Premiair Gold then I would say you'd be wasting your money.
Personally I like Airtours A330-200 Premiair Gold best (warning: my opinion may be slightly biased) but the great legroom, wide leather seats, PTVs, free drinks, quick check-in 1 hour before departure, priority baggage on arrival, etc.. is worth £99 to Sanford and even £149 to the Caribbean. I've yet to speak to one Premiair Gold passenger who has said that it was not value for money.
I spoke to a couple en-route to Barbados who said they had gone with BA Club Class the year before and paid £1,200 each for the flight. On Airtours their flight-only was about £280 with an extra £149 for the upgrade, and they thought it was far superior, the crew were much more attentive and they could fly from Manchester!
The Britannia 360 Extra (like Airtours Premair seats) are situated at bulkhead and emergency exit rows, no separate cabin I'm afraid.
Obviously it's your decision, but if you've booked Britannia 767-300 for sure and can't swap to AMM/AIH (both operate GLA-SFB during Summer) then prepare to be dissapointed for spending so much on so little.