|Quoting FlyKev (Reply 11):|
Hmm, Im going to have to disagree with you again BCAL
FlyKev we love to disagree but debate is healthy!
Thanks for the link to mid class but my recollection is that BOAC even had a class, situated between First and Economy, on their 707s and VC10s that was generally reserved for frequent flyers and business passengers paying the full fare. It did not offer any improved service (although there might have been a higher ratio of cabin crew members to passengers) but the middle seat could, if unused, be folded down to make a work table and extend the armrests for seats on either side, rather similar to the current seating arrangements for today's Club Europe. Now BOAC disappeared when it became BA
and by my reckoning that is ten full years before Virgin Atlantic was founded.
The question really is which airline offered an enhanced economy class with not only dedicated cabin but increased legroom, seat pitch and better catering? To refine the question to deal with the thread is, "Which airline was first to offer it between the UK and Australia?" and much as Virgin would wish to claim the title, unfortunately it was BA
who offered World Traveller Plus four years before Virgin entered the route.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."