I have used PrivatAir's flights for KL
(and return) last spring ...
Yes, seats are (were) of older style, nowhere near lie-flat and IIRC manually operated.
Also, there was no fixed installed IFE to speak of (only some overhead monitors), but (for me: useless) digiplayers were handed out - devices that were unable to power the noise-cancelling function in the KL
-headphones provided ...
From what I understand, the BBJ
/BBJ2 are weight restricted especially for such long sectors (AMS
is 5012 mi) and keeping seats light-weight helps a lot.
Service, however, was above KL
's standard as cabin crew was coming from PrivatAir meaning they have gone through a very good training to provide service.
Food & drinks were standard KL
-Business Class in line with the then current theme "Brazil".
|Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 1):|
Privatair's purpose is not to offer a super-duper premium service, it's to offer flights where premium demand exists but not coach-class demand for an airline to use one of its own wide-bodies. Privatair's customers do not choose between that service and a more comfortable carrier, they choose between a better-timed and/or non-stop service vs using another carrier with a connection or a less (not) convenient schedule.
I couldn't have said this better.
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