(Closed) Bees who travel – Business vs First?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

sounds like there are only 2 types – as in economy and first

is it a short haul flight or long haul? i think true first class is normally long haul only

but youll have lots of lovely leg room and itll definitely be better than economy either way, lucky you!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@aliciab21:  Depends on the plane. Many planes only have business class and economy. The first seats you see on your standard aircraft are usually first/business class.

I’ve flown United Airlines and every plane I’ve been on only has business class (seats up front). Air Canada has first class pods at the front of the plane on their longer flights (like to Europe).

Some planes have a mix of first, business, and economy.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@aliciab21:  What you’re referring to as business in coach with better seats is also known as premium economy – it’s a good option because you get bigger seats for a lot less than business.

But yeah, as PP said, you’re probably on a smallish plane that only has ‘first’ and ‘economy’ but first class on these planes tends to really just be business class. A lot of smaller planes don’t have the full 3 (or sometimes 4) classes because they aren’t necessary.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

looks like ‘first class’ to me. then again I know the lingo varies from airline to airline. but these do not look like the basic coach seats I’m used to

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/US_Airways/US_Airways_Boeing_757-200_B.php

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Delta_Airlines/Delta_Airlines_Canadair_CRJ900_C.php

the above links show your planes and the seat maps. The seats you describe definitely have more room than the normal seats. Have fun!

PS I fly on planes like this a lot since my airport is fairly small and doesn’t really accomodate the bigger planes. Talk about small plane (well I’ve been on smaller) and there is only one class of seats… I love being able to snag a very front seat on these babys.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Delta_Airlines/Delta_Airlines_Embraer_ERJ-145.php

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Some airlines, especially domestic, only have a first + coach, OR business plus coach.

I’ve almost never found first/business to be worth the upgrade domestically. Internationally (on trans-ocean or long haul international flights, not to Canada, haha) you get your own cubicle/lay flat bed, ridiculous amenities etc in first class. Besides a slightly bigger seat and some meal perks, guaranteed overhead bin space, there’s not a lot of upgrades in first/business domestically.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@aliciab21:   we flew first class R/T from oakland, CA to maui so it’s definitely available on non-international flights. i think our flight coming back had business class also because there was a section behind 1st class that was nicer than coach and seperated from coach. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

there’re basically four types of seats:

first class: x number of seats or cabins located in the front of the aircraft which are notable for their space, comfort, service, and privacy

 

business class:

it was originally intended as an intermediate level of service between economy and first. however, in the US usually is available only on transcontinental flights or  premium routes between New York City and Los Angeles, and some flights from the east coast to hawaii.


premium economy: regular seats with a tiny bit more leg space


economy: what we all usually fly!



so, most flights are only economy/first


Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

CRJ 900s are for short distant flights.  Yes there is a first class seating. Nothing fancier than being in economy except for the compimentary alcoholic drinks. Also if your  flight is over 699 miles, there is a meal on that flight,  if its under 699 miles you get snacks. Its a little more roomie as well. Your airline company doesn’t want you paying for it and not enjoying yourself. Boeing s are for much longer flights.  And there is plenty of time to actually enjoy bussiness elite that you paid for.  Think of it this way….. jets are small and for shorter distance s. Boeings are big and for longer distances.(international flights as well)  Enjoy ur honeymoon. I wish I was working your flight…… 🙂 and we share the same wedding date. Congrats!!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes, there is only first class and economy on your 757. In my experience true first class and business classes are only on international flights.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aliciab21:  Depends on the plane/airline. Seat configurations are usually left up to the airline to decide.

Domestic flights usually only have 2-3 classes for multi cabin configurations. First/Business (same thing) and Coach. Some airline also provide an “coach plus/economy plus) option where they charge you to put you in the bulkhead or exit rows due FAA required extra legroom.

International flights will have more options: First, Business, Premium Economy, Economy.

 

 

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