seb76 wrote:The business class seats of Lufthansa are bad enough in terms of room privacy to make first class valuable for some.
Companies like Singapore Airlines, ANA, Emirates, etc... on the other hand have already such a good business class product that first class is unnecessary to many (I don't need it)... but then again, their first class product is also in another league than LH's first and they serve markets where plenty of wealthy people can afford it.
readytotaxi wrote:I can not see them giving up First Class, just like BA would never let it go, it is a status thing. I do see it being limited to certain routes and maybe just 4 seats in a roomy cabin area, for that exclusive market. Also that large investment they made in the First Class terminal at FRA, wow!
seahawk wrote:Who knows? It is quite possible that the typical customers will mostly move to private jets.
seahawk wrote:If you fly alone, once you take your team with you. Add that you can use more airports and do not have to connect.
fbgdavidson wrote:seahawk wrote:If you fly alone, once you take your team with you. Add that you can use more airports and do not have to connect.
My rule of private flying is to avoid anything beyond 50% capacity otherwise it really isn't that comfortable (Unless we're talking BBJs, ACJs, etc.). Longhaul business class is more comfortable than sharing a G-V with 10 other people. At 50% capacity you're still WAY different cost wise.
I can see a business case for flying a group of people to more remote spots with limited air service/greater connection requirements.
Scotron12 wrote:They did say that F would not be on their 779s but a new business seat would. Guess would leave just the 748s and the 380s to retain F.
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