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  • esselle
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    Maybe with a new CEO things will change, however under Alex Cruz/Willie Walsh ‘cheap and cheerful’ was the name of the game.

    Economy seats, a bit of rag hanging between J and Y, add a toastie and some cheap plonk and call it premium.

    Didn’t the “rag” get removed as part of an “enhancement”?


    Travelcruiser
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    Thanks for that Esselle. Do you want to tell them or should I?! Lol

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    LuganoPirate
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    LX, LH, Austrian all now use the European seating in business as well.


    DavidSmith2
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    I can sympathise very much with the OP. Happily Accra is considered long-haul, although sometimes the flight is only 5.5 hours (usually closer to 6.35). We get the 777 although sometimes it is replaced by the 350, which is a bonus (for business class).

    In December I will be flying this route and then onward to Tirana, Albania – also BA, also business class. That will be a 3-hour flight on a 320 I imagine, with Club Europe facilities. The only saving grace is that the second flight is only around 20% of the cost of the first. However the difference is huge.


    Travelcruiser
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    Lugano Pirate true but the flight time is less from Central Europe at around 3.5 hours. It’s five to CAI from London.


    maxgeorge
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    LHR-CAI?

    Turkish via IST.

    2-2-2 seating, yes, but proper Business seats, plus superb food and surprisingly good domestic wines..

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    AMcWhirter
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    Travelcuiser, It’s just over four hours from Frankfurt and from Paris it’s 4 hrs and 25 mins.

    Did you see one of my postings above ?

    Right now AF deploys a long range B777-300ER between CDG and Cairo.

    Things can and do change flying to that area.

    When I took Swissair ZRH-CAI in the mid-1970s I flew in a DC-10.


    Travelcruiser
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    Many thanks Alex for that tip
    And to everyone for their comments and suggestions. I shall certainly look around for another airline when I book again in January.


    LuganoPirate
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    Lugano Pirate true but the flight time is less from Central Europe at around 3.5 hours. It’s five to CAI from London.

    Yes, I agree, and i thought of that, but many people here were very unhappy when they started to use the the European configured business class. I flew to Amman in a reasonably comfortable and proper business class with Royal Jordanian, and back with Austrian which was European configured. Quite a difference and several passengers were complaining. On top, now, I believe the flight leaves in the middle of the night with the three carriers so it’s also an uncomfortable sleep!!

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