Other European Frequent Flyer Programs - airBaltic RIX-TLV-RIX in C?
Apr 16, 12, 7:59 am
For a visit in Israel in July I am considering airBaltic. However, both of my flights BT773 RIX-TLV 23:55-04:10 and BT772 TLV-RIX 23:55-04:25 are short night flights.
What to expect, as a service, in C? Only a breakfast or also some kind of a dinner? What would be the load of these flights in July? Is is worth traveling in business? Sorry to bother you with these questions, but this would be my first BT medium-haul experience.
Apr 16, 12, 12:10 pm
airBaltic doesn't have proper business class at all. You will get regular European seating with blocked middle seat. Sleeping is not very comfortable in these seats but possible.
Connecting flight from Germany may be on Dash Q400. I would advise against emergency exits 1A and 2C seats in Dash, they are narrow due to table in armrest.
Lounge is nice in RIX, has hot and cold food.
You should get proper dinner, unlimited booze, free iPad to watch movies or play pre-installed games onboard. Some Boeings also have coffee making installed that produce quite ok cappuccino, espresso, etc.
I could also suggest to take a look on Turkish Airlines if your budget permits to pay ~1100 EUR for round trip in business. You'll have a choice of daytime flights, earn miles, see new and very nice IST lounge and have much more on-board comfort. Some IST-TLV-IST flights even are on 330-300 which feature fully flat business class bed. You cannot really rely on it, TK is notorious about equipment change.
Apr 19, 12, 5:22 am
No direct experience of the TLV flights, but normally the BT J-class is one of the best within Europe (food, drinks, wines...). As already said, the seats are normal economy seats with the middle seat blocked (B737 only). :rolleyes:
The lounge in Riga is very nice indeed. ^
May 6, 12, 11:07 am
What to expect, as a service, in C? Only a breakfast or also some kind of a dinner? What would be the load of these flights in July? Is is worth traveling in business?
I booked C and will report on it.