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Air France, Lufthansa , More Legroom In Coach?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:21 pm

BA, United and BMI are introducing a new class inbetween Business and Economy. A kind of "super economy class" with more legroom, more seat recline and perhaps extra beverages. You are allowed in if you have a good FF status or paid a lot for your economy ticket. E.g United Economy Plus :

http://www.ual.com/site/primary/0,10017,1601,00.html

Does anyone know if other big carriers (Lufthansa, Air France, Singapore, Delta) will follow ? On the net was a rumour that AF is doing so, starting their new A330's. http://justplanes.net/images/welcome608.jpg

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RE: Air France, Lufthansa , More Legroom In Coach?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:29 pm

Some months ago (when there was a lot of media attention to people dying from thrombosis in coach class), I read an interview with one of LH's management. He said LH is currently (then) not planning to put in some superior coach class, because they don't see enough demand for such a project (and the thrombosis problem could not be solved either).
So LH: rather not, but if anyone here could tell me if such enhanced coach classes are economically successful?
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RE: Air France, Lufthansa , More Legroom In Coach?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:06 am

On Air France west indies and Réunion flights, the upper deck of the 747s are Alizée class, which is quite a premium economy, with the same seat as in Tempo (maybe it has changed since the last years "improvements") but with more legroom and better service.

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RE: Air France, Lufthansa , More Legroom In Coach?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:25 am

I think EVA Air (of Taiwan) and Virgin Atlantic started it all in the early 90s with "Economy Deluxe Class" (later changed to "Evergreen Deluxe Class" -- EVA Air) and "Premium Economy Class" (-- Virgin Atlantic)...

later (quite a few years afterwards) UA, AA, bmi, SAS, BA followed... (not sure about LH)

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