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Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:31 pm


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It looks like much more than Premium Economy to me, comparing with other airlines business class the legroom is really cramped!


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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:37 pm

I travelled in such a seat a few (5) months back and I confirm it.

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:48 pm


Uhhhm, you are comparing the business class seat of an Alitalia MD80 with that of an Air France A340, ...
A short haul business class cabin is different from a longhaul business cabin !
 
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:49 pm

But that's their MD80 biz class, isn't it a bit unfair to compare it with biz class on a B747 or A340?
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:58 pm

Still for a short-haul...



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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:02 pm

Other narrow bodies' biz class:

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:04 pm

I think compared to other business classes in Europe, incl. Finnair, LOT, TAP, Sabena and Swissair earlier it is average.

Finnair had also 2/2 in C the legroom could have been a littlebig more than on the pic. But I'm sure that AZ offers MORE legroom on their long-haul planes than in the MD80  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:08 pm

The Alitalia Business class is an excellent product, with good leg room, a comfortable seat, and excellent on board service.

In the US, you get a bigger seat, but that's it... In Europe, you get a smaller seat, but its made up by a better overall service, with lounge access, and a proper meal.
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:12 pm

What class is their Magnifica Class? J or F?

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:31 pm

How about BA's Business Class in Europe and South Africa! 5 across seating in Business. Looks like AZ has got BA beat.
 
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 9:37 pm

Last December I have flown in AZ`s Business Class (MD-82) from MXP to DUS. In my opinion has AZ one of the best Business Classes in Europe, the seats are really comfortable and the service is great!

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:16 pm

I flew AZ Business class a few years ago from Rome to Africa.

6 abreast big leather seats in a MD11 (I think the picture above), great food served from the a special trolley by beautifull crew with black leather handgloves.

The leg space was very large and the seats were fully electronic.

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 11:39 pm

Does Alitalia have PTV in Magnifica Class on their 742, M11, & 763? I have never really found an answer to this.

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:03 am

Your are comparing the Alitalia's European Business Class with an intercontinental Business Class. All Business Class of the short haul and regional flights are different from the long haul flights. Besides is a single aisle aircraft (MD80) not a widebody plane.

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:32 am

Hi,

i have travelled with AZ's Biz.Class several times and i have to say that considering the Seat and legroom of that MD80 seat, it is one of the best i have experienced for a European short haul product!

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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 3:41 am

Alitalia does not currently have PTV on board yet in Magnifica class, on none of the long haul planes
 
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 3:50 am

Is it just me or is this interior identical to American Airlines new interios?


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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 5:21 am

CMB320: QANTAS received their 738s from AA. They are brand new from Boeing, but AA didn't want them due to 9/11(IIRC). That's why they have the same interior.
 
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RE: Is This Really Alitalia's Business Class?

Fri Jun 14, 2002 8:02 am

Qantas:

The seats in your pic are Magnifica (J) on an MD-11. Alitalia dropped their long-range first (Top Class) years ago. Great service compensating for the lack (as yet) of personal entertainment.

Regarding short-haul biz class, it's obviously unfair to compare an MD-80 with a 747! Anyway, as far as first and biz class go on short-range narrowbodies, AZ MD-80s are great. I'm 190 cm tall (6'3'') and I never had any legroom problems. Felt even roomier than Swissair and the service was good.