flyabr
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EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:30 am

Hey folks,

In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT? Getting close to buying some tickets and am weighing my options. It would be nice to fly premium to Europe for a change.   By the way, is booze free in Economy??

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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:12 am

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT?

In my opinion it's worth it!

If you wanna fly cheap BusinessClass to Europe, I would recommend PIA Pakistan Airlines great fares from ORD to BCN. After 1-2 days rest and sightseeing in BCN take a low-cost flight to DUB.
 
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:47 am

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
is booze free in Economy

Not on EI.

If you want to spend money on business class it is a big step up from Y on EI.
However, the flights are relatively short and conditions in Y may be fine for you.
 
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:41 am

I would certainly pay the difference for Premier its a good product with decent catering.
 
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:16 am

Quoting debonair (Reply 1):
I would recommend PIA Pakistan Airlines great fares from ORD to BCN. After 1-2 days rest and sightseeing in BCN take a low-cost flight to DUB.

...That being said, if I recall correctly, PIA is a dry airline, so NO FREE BOOZE!!!!         
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:34 pm

Quoting flyabr (Thread starter):
In your honest opinion, is it worth the step up to Business Class from Economy on an ORD-DUB RT?

You've not told the cruical information needed to help you....how much is Y, and how much is C. If there's a $300 difference, then yes, do it. If its $3000, then no. Of course, if money is no object, then definately book Biz, as it'll probably be more comfortable for you.
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:59 pm

What kind of business class seats are there on Aer Lingus? I haven't flown biz on them for close to 10 years and the old recliner wouldn't deserve much more than Y in that recliner..that barely reclined. Did they upgrade that hard product?
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:08 am

The Aer Lingus business class cabin is fitted with angled lie flat seats from Recaro which are very similar to what a number of other airlines feature, there's also only 24 seats which make it quite a cosy cabin experience.

There's more information on the seats here:

http://www.aerlingus.com/inflight-ex...d-entertainment/longhaul-business/

Business Class catering:

http://www.aerlingus.com/inflight-ex...ul-business/business-class-dining/

The economy product isn't bad either, cabins are comfortable and there's the usual AVOD entertainment system you'd expect these days but the economy meals never look too appealing and theres a charge for alcohol which is probably why they've started offering an online meal upgrade service.

I'd definitely go for business class if you were really considering it, the product may not have all the bells and whistles that the premium carriers have but it's still a very nice way to cross the Atlantic.

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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:59 am

Seats look like the old Lufthansa angled seat product.

If so, imo one of the worst in the business. I could never sleep in them without constantly sliding down to the floor. Not very pleasant.
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RE: EI: Economy Vs Business Class

Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:13 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Seats look like the old Lufthansa angled seat product.

If so, imo one of the worst in the business. I could never sleep in them without constantly sliding down to the floor. Not very pleasant.

It's the same seat used by Qatar among others. Fine for a flight of that duration. The sliding issue isnt quite as bad as the old LH seats.

The soft product, catering etc is actually very good on EI.

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