I remember a few years ago flying BA
Club 777 to LHR
and then connecting to the 757 CE
. It was my first experience with a relatively long haul CE
and I was quite disappointed when entering the cabin. For a brief moment I though I was on the wrong aircraft - "where are the business class seats - maybe in the back?". Nope, they indeed were in the front - 6 across with a fold down middle table in the center seat. I wondered why anyone would pay for such an upgrade - and really still do. However as previously mentioned, the value is in the service and Club access. You really do get the typical Club service food and pampering. I remember inquiring as to why BA
(and others) used this type of configuration. The answer: the airline can adjust the seating configuration of an aircraft to add/subtract seats, even at the last moment, by simply moving the separator (curtain) and flipping up/down the center table. Economically a great idea for the company, but in my view, not worth the $ for the customer. Incidentally, the BA
web site now shows the 757 CE
seating as 2-3, with the same seats/pitch as Economy but a wider center aisle. So maybe there have been a few changes since my 757 flight.
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