|Quoting ordjoe (Reply 10):|
Would be nice if Vs did like VX does with the first class for the upper class pax on these domestic flights. Never cared much for the Pseudo business class European airlines use for short haul
Agreed, European business class is rubbish compared the Americas offering, but VS
would have to be nuts to do something that will increase their costs that this particular market does not need - the short haul ops are probably going to be at best break even and are more about shoring up the top line of the long haul operation. Bear in mind the block time from ABZ
is 1h15m (iirc) - there is limited time to differentiate yourself on that segment if you want connecting pax going on to 8+ hour long haul flights.
|Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 11):|
BA Club Europe is a ripoff. VS could get win J customers from BA if they offer more than a glass of champagne and sitting at the front of the plane for short hall business class. But then again the flights will be an hour or so.
All the routes VS
are competing on are domestic routes for BA
- Club Europe is not offered, seating is 3-3 although the basic differentiation is that passengers with flexible tickets get lounge access. Flexible European short haul is a rip-off - I have paid over £500 for a LHR
return and is often more expensive than flexible Club Europe - and to be honest every time I rock up for a 6/7am flight from LHR
, all I end up doing is passing out in 1C, most often before pushback. The (pretty ropey) champagne and cooked breakfast is wasted on me - so getting out the other end before everyone else is a tangible benefit.
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