|Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 5):|
That is great to hear!
Do you think that the suite over takes Singapore/Ccathay new first seat or is just up to par, I had been expecting a little more out of SQ's first seat, but it looks nice all the same.
(I realise that you views might be bias due to the fact that you work for BA, but that aside)
Hey Kyle, I only saw illustrations of the new seat so a bit difficult to describe really. The seat is wider than the current and is more enclosed/suite like than the current but not to the 'closed door' extent of EK
There is also an area of the seat that acts as a sofa/lounge while the seat is upright but that forms into part of the bed when the seat is in the bed position. Hard to visualise from my description I know, but looked good!
Some more infor on FIRST from the presentation!
said it is committed to FIRST in the long term. It sees the FIRST product as essential in positioning itself as a 'full service premium airline'. It has no current plans to remove the FIRST cabin from any more aircraft.
- The new FIRST is 'quite far' down the development line already.
- FIRST is currently the third most profitable cabin. The most profitable is Club World. Second World Traveller Plus. Third FIRST. Last, World Traveller.
- FIRST currently breaks even. BA
says that 'on average' they need an extra bum on a FIRST seat per sector to turn a tidy profit. A few years ago whilst BA
was offering FIRST on nearly every aircraft it was operating at a loss.