Jaysit, the difference between F and J Class on CX
is evident and really obvious. (I will agree with you on most US airlines)
the food is a lot better, eqv to some 5 Star Restaurant
The service is more personal and attenative.
Also the bed is heaps more comfortable than J Class. I think other than BA
, no other airline has introduced a good J Class product in recent years.
I know the difference in price is sometimes hard to justify (Hard for me to justify it to my boss as well!!!) I mainly used my FFP and also my status in MPO to get upgrades to F Class. I guess this is why CX
is cancel the F Class service.
I mean they provide the following service and the I have guessed the following cost = attributrable to them :
Amenity Kit and PJ
and Slippers = 500HKD ( I saw something similar in Shang Hai Tang costing around the same)
Duvet = 50-100HKD(Cleaning cost)
= 3000-4000HKD (incl accom, salary, benefits etc...)
Food = 1000-1500 HKD (In terms of the caviar, wine, champange, Noritake Serveware etc..)
So on the face of my ROUGH estimate, they save around 6000HKD per F Class seat. I guess replace them with Y Class will reduce the cost by 95% and also filling the seats up = a lot more easier!!
I know the HKG
segment is pretty buswy, but the YVR
I was told is another story by the FA
. they told me it is really seasonal and sometime can be overbook by so much they have to fly people to YYZ
828) and then use AA
to connect them back to JFK
Othertimes there can be only 2 people in J Class (like what I expereienced during Low season). I guess CX
always used this as a feeder route/Shuttle flight. But with HKG
non-Stop things can change ( I can already picture that they will overbook the non-stop flight and ask people to travel on the 1 Stop flight)