in2flying
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1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:15 pm

Hello ,

My wife and I accumulated enough points to fly first class on the return flight (CO19) from London Heathrow to EWR. My question is, because the 757 is an older plane, how much of a first class " down grade" is this from flying a newer Continental plane, like a 777?

While we appreciative to have the upgrade I guess my question focuses on what to expect in the 757 first class experience on Continental?

Thank you in advance.

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MAH4546
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:22 pm

The 772s have lie-flat, the 752s have recliners. However the lie-flats are being installed on the 757s, but I do not think installation has started yet. It's a pretty significant downgrade if you are one a 757 with the current BizElite product.
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:25 pm

I think you should go with the 772, the 757 has the old/recliner seats while the 777 has the "almost-lie flat" seats. If you fly the 757 on trans-atlantic it would be a complete downgarde compared to the 777.
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in2flying
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:30 pm

Kind of what I thought. The upgrade wasn't available however on the newer plane. Boo !
But honestly it's still a lot better than coach. Thanks for your input.
 
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:47 am

On a short flight like EWR_LHR both are fine. the 777 isn't a full flat seat either.
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:30 am

Just a minor correction. CO doesn't offer first class service on international routes. It's called "BusinessFirst" but it's a business class product at business class fares.
 
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RE: 1st Class Question On Cont. 757 EWR-LHR

Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:06 pm

Here is what you get, it's good.

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