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superchris
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Just stepped off the Dreamliner, business class Dubai to Doha and Economy back. (although business was sold as First on this short flight, this will be their normal long-haul business class product going forward).

The business cabin is truly superb. 1-2-1 seating, loads of storage, usual excellent food and service. Once this is fully deployed on key long-haul routes, and their new airport opened, its hard to see how these guys wont clean up. Having flown BA first just a few times, I cant see how it is any better than what ive just experienced.

That said, came back in Economy. Cramped and horrible. With such an amazing business class (bordering on First), I wonder why the Middle East carriers have, to date at least, shunned the idea of a Premium Economy cabin which to be honest is one of the few reasons I fly on BA these days.

The gap between business and economy on all 3 Middle East carriers is, in my opinion, far too wide.

I also think Im correct in saying this product is akin to the new AA and CX products??

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