03 March 2010

The Long March Back to 3 Class Seating

Tim Hughes wrote an interesting piece not so long ago on the death and rebirth of first class.

It seems he is spot on. The latest carrier to offer premium economy (with a touch of leg room extra) is CO. Their announcement further aligns them with their new best friend UA.

It does seem to be that the first class is going to die a slow death. A relic of a bygone era. Rather like Concorde.

Still I can say I have flown a couple of times in a decent first class. Its a really great experience. Did I enjoy paying the 4X price for the short duration of the trip? No!

And neither does anyone else. (with few exceptions and you know who you are).


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