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Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:18 am

British Airways named as best Business class - South African Airways in 2nd place and Virgin Atlantic 3rd.

Please refer to: http://www.airlinequality.com/index.htm
 
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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:41 pm

Great news!

I agrea that SAA should get second, but I think VS should get Top!

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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:39 am

I prefer the one on BA though. Afterall it is the first business class flatbed on earth (Correct me if I am wrong)
 
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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:58 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Afterall it is the first business class flatbed on earth

Perhaps, but so what? The consensus is that SA's C class flatbed seat is the best out there by a substantial margin.

http://www.flatseats.com/Reviews/flat-bed-biz.htm
http://www.flatseats.com/Reviews/ftr-saa-3.htm
http://www.flatseats.com/Reviews/sa-f.htm

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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:41 am

Is SA's 100% flat? Or is it similar to what QF, CX, SQ etc have?
 
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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:12 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
I agrea that SAA should get second, but I think VS should get Top!

I think there should be a separate category for strictly two-cabin airlines versus airlines that have a F, J, and Y cabin. It's a lot easier for airlines with 2-class configs to make their business cabins more spacious.
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RE: Skytrax Best Business Class Award Winners

Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:13 am

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 5):
I think there should be a separate category for strictly two-cabin airlines versus airlines that have a F, J, and Y cabin. It's a lot easier for airlines with 2-class configs to make their business cabins more spacious.

Fair enough. Although the product on the SAA Airbus longhaul fleet is only 2-class, the airline offers a 3-class configuration on the 744-fleet. The entire J-class has been fitted with very comfortable flatbed seats. I just had the pleasure of experiencing the product on the JNB-LHR-JNB route.

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