|Quoting na (Reply 42):|
If it comes to capacity the 77W is even a downgrade.
Its bad for the high-yield passengers also, as the 77W cannot compete with the 747 upperdeck as well as the nose compartment. In F/C and B/C give me a 744 over a 77W anytime.
As the 77W will be replacing the 52J 747-400's that operate BA15/16, there will be a reduction of 41 World Traveler seats, an increase of 8 World Traveler Plus seats, an increase of 4 Club World seats, and no change in the number of First seats. There will be an overall reduction of 29 seats and quite possibly an increase in yield targets. This is overall not an upgrade or a downgrade. It is perhaps an increased focus on the premium segments of this route.
|Quoting CXB77L (Reply 45):|
How is replacing an aircraft with an older on board product with an aircraft with the latest on board product not an upgrade?
For regular First and Club World passengers it will be a downgrade without doubt. There is simply no substitute for the nose or the upper deck of the 747 as far as privacy and feeling of exclusivity. No 77W, no A340, no A380. There is no substitute for those zones on the 747 and regular passengers very much appreciate them. As for the World Traveler cabins, where there is a noticeable change in hard product, it will be an upgrade.