dvintiadis
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Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:32 am

Hello Guys!
I am curious to find out which airline has the beast business class in Europe and why?
 
PanAm747
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:34 am

BA Club World I guess.

Route structure, comfortable seats
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dvintiadis
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:35 am

I said european business class.Meaning Intra-european routes
 
RoyalDutch
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:40 am

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.
 
BestWestern
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:06 am

Without doubt, BMI
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AeroArgentina
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:33 am

RoyalDutch
What exactly are convertible seats??
 
teahan
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:49 am

Hello,

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.

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RoyalDutch
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 4:35 pm

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
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:34 pm

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!
 
airblue
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:49 pm

Lauda Air business class is probably the best.
They recived about 10 awards for travell and economics magazines in the last 2 years.
 
Andreas
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:19 pm

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??)
Regards
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BDRules
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RE: Best European Business Class?

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:44 pm

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

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