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gf-a330
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The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:18 am

GLOBAL RANKINGS

1 Virgin Atlantic 9.4
2 Lauda Air 9.2
3 Gulf Air 8.9
4 Lufthansa 8.8
5 Emirates 8.5
6 KLM 8.2
7 American Airlines 8.0
8 Sabena 7.9
9 BMI British Midland 7.7
10 US Airways 7.5
11 Turkish Airlines 7.2
12 Qantas Airways 7.1
13 Garuda Indonesia 7.0
14 Cathay Pacific 6.6
15 Swiss Air 6.5
16 Delta Airlines 6.2
17 Air Pacific 6.0
18 United Airlines 5.8
 
star_world
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:24 am

Have you got a source for this? I'd be very scpetical about these rankings, considering that both BA and SQ are missing altogether, among others?

star_world
 
teahan
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:27 am

Hello,

Very unfair rating. Airlines with only 2 classes of service (or 3 including premium Y) cannot be considered having a C Class. Instead it is 1/2 F and have C.

Straight away, that eliminates, Virgin Atlantic, Lauda Air, KLM, Sabena, BMI, US Airways, Delta and Air Pacific.

BTW, what is your source (always worth mentioning in such posts)

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Jj
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:41 am


/Has Air Pacific got a good c/f class???
 
9V-SVE
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:49 am

Very Very Unfair. No SQ, BA, AF, and many major airlines. I thought EK's J class is not up to date? Air Pacific??????????? Confused
 
gf-a330
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:49 am

Due to the slow introduction of the New Business Class on British Airways and Singapore Airlines aircrafts, both are out of place in the Alasta Travel Consultancy Survey 2001.

source: http://www.alasta.nl/index1.html
 
Jason Seiple
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:50 am

From previous discussions on Alasta, most of the forum has concluded they are not reliable nor was a correct sampling procedure for results used.
 
RJ_Delta
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:58 am

Hi:

The best business class is the Delta International Business Elite. Great Class!

RJ_Delta.
 
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:58 am

Best Airport Ranking:
GLOBAL RANKINGS

1. Dubai
2. Hong Kong Int'l
3. Amsterdam Schiphol
4. Singapore Changi
5. Kuala Lumpur
6. Denver International
7. Vancouver
8. Manchester Airport
9. Copenhagen
10. Istanbul International Airport

ASIA / PACIFIC

1. Singapore Changi
2. Kuala Lumpur
3. Hong Kong Int'l
4. Sydney International
5. Auckland

If HKG ranks 2nd in the Global ranking, how can it be 3rd in Asia/Pacific category?


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9V-SVE
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:00 am

Simple. A ton of people in Europe and North America voted for HKG.
 
kaitakfan
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:06 am

I dont think I have ever seen UALs biz class rank that low! considering they have some of the most comfortable seats out there that I have come across. I bet that more people vote against UAL biz class due to the lack of young attractive f/a's on international routes.
 
teahan
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:16 am

Hello,

RJ_Delta, as I said before, they should not qualify due to them offering only 2 classes.

KaiTakFan, perhaps the seats may be good but the service errrrrrrrr let's just say not so good.

Jeremiah
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TonyBurr
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:19 am

I usually fly UA ( 100,000 miles per year). I thought their Business Class was not to special until I recently flew NW NRT-SEA in Business Class. It was the sorriest cabin I have seen!. Worn, threadbare, very basic. Service was good, but the cabin/seats were terrible. I asked the FA if this was an aircraft which had not been redone, and she said it was their typical (747) cabin.

Big disappointment!
 
2cn
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:21 am

Why shouldnt a two class airline qualify? It still is Business Class.
 
carmy
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 12:24 pm

I thought we'd discusses this a while ago, and that this survey was shown to be unrepresentative?

And good point, Cathay_Pacific, just another point about the airport rankings, why is Singapore Changi top in Asia but behind Hong Kong in the overall rankings? I thought the overall rankings should be a cumulative result of all the rankings in the different parts of the world.
 
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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 12:36 pm

Of the US airlines, I would have to say that Continental has far and away the best business class product in the sky, closely followed by Delta's Business Elite. I think American and United are quite good (I have flown all of these over the past five years) but nothing extraordinary. Never been on US Airways. I have been on Northwest's World Business Class product on a DC10 and I have to say it was truly awful. The flight crew were very nice and efficient but the cabin was dowdy, seats old and worn, and the overall feel, cheap.

Of the non-US carriers that I have flown, I'd have to say that Virgin Atlantic and Cathay Pacific are outstanding, as is BA.

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RE: The Airline With The Best Business Class Is...

Thu Dec 20, 2001 1:20 pm

I think BA has the best.
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