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PE seats 2-2.5 x price of economy on various routes, Airlines that have this cabin.
LHR Sydney for eg, £500-800 Y, PE from £1,150+, & business (was in Sept with SQ) £1,900, but now more around £3,200+.

Many Business cabins are taken up at the moment on Long Haul down to Australia, by personal travellers, those who pay for their own tickets. You would be surprised how many travel regularly, & pay out more, but not the full business class fares. Its not the once only Antipodean trippers!

I travel to Australia twice a year, as well as 30 flights + in Europe, then there are the medium haul trips both leisure & business.
After all, it is the Business sector that has restricted spending of their staff, not the premium leisure travellers who are paying more…hence the meeting of both, fuellng more interest in PE options.

Clearly for ANZ, pricing will be crucial, if the value is more then PE, even lying down for a while in part of the converted cabin, your services & seat are probably better value in PE.
Lucky with ANZ, that they have Long haul sectors worldwide, sot his would work for their geographical location, & routes.
I don’t think this particular model, would work for other Airlines, on various routes.

But ,all speed to them for change & trying something new, its very refreshing in these troubled times when all else seems to be being restricted or part cut, to see innovation.

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