Alex On… IAG Group acquires “enhanced comfort” A320

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This topic contains 22 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  openfly 18 Mar 2015
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  • AMcWhirter
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    Thanks for the info, openfly.

    So far Vueling has not disclosed what the seat pitch will be. But hopefully, as Irons80, notes above it may not be worse than the current 30 ins found on BA mainline.


    JordanD
    Participant

    @KarlMarx – Swiss is my second preference, ahead of easyJet (London airports are harder to get to for me) and behind BA. Must have done well over 25 LON–ZRH round trips in the last year, all in Y, so am fairly well versed in the various options.

    Swiss from LHR is handy for day trips due to their earlier start time out and later return. That’s my prime (only) reason for using them from there.

    As someone who does exclusively travel short haul Y, I must admit – not sure what all the fuss is about the new BA seats …


    KarlMarx
    Participant

    @Jordan

    As someone who does exclusively travel short haul Y, I must admit – not sure what all the fuss is about the new BA seats …

    I would agree, better seats giving slight more kneeroom.

    Now try Club Europe, where you had 34″ and now have only 30″, maybe you would see why some people are not very happy; as the editor of BT reported, it is not easy to use a laptop in row 2 back.


    icenspice
    Participant

    Who uses a laptop (to work) on a 1-hour flight?


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Jordan – “not sure what all the fuss is about the new BA seats” –

    if BA is offering a business class offering at a business class fare, then at least provide a business class product – not an economy product!

    @icenspice – “who uses a laptop (to work) on a 1 – hour flight?”

    just walk front to back and take a look, plenty of people are using computers to either work or watch films…


    MrMichael
    Participant

    I do not use a laptop for travel anymore. I work on an iPad……and find in the most cramped conditions it is easy to use….even on South West Trains five abreast seating!


    EU_Flyer2
    Participant

    My concern, apart from those raised by everyone on here so far, is how Airbus can get away with describing such a layout as ‘enhanced comfort’.

    I understand that slimline seats allow for slighly more space around the knees, but how can an airline that is proposing to stick another 10+ seats onto an aircraft represent this as enhancing anyone’s level of comfort other than that of their sales staff and customer’s bean counters/senior management.


    openfly
    Participant

    Alex-Fly

    Well our friends at BA explain all these awful changes by saying “passenger feedback tells us that this is we they want”. Yeah…right!

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