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Old Jul 25, 11, 5:25 pm
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LeisureFirst
 
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Originally Posted by BA304 View Post
Air Berlin fly there from Munich if you want to stay with oneworld.
I don't specifically need to stay with oneworld. But flying most of the way (to ATH) on BA has the advantage of knowing what I'm getting, and knowing that my advance seat selection effectively guarantees it will be an exit row seat (or CE). Even if not, the convertible seats on BA's planes have enough space to be much more bearable than 90% of shorthaul seating on aircraft generally.

Put another way, I'm reasonably content in ET on short journeys, but on any airline other than BA I'm scared to be in economy and avoid if it at all possible. (ATH is a bit far to count as a short journey, but the alternative isn't exactly Club World is it?).

Some shorthaul aircraft are so cramped that I actually get claustrophobia to the point where I'm visibly nervous to those around me. If I'd ever had to endure a full RJ-100 it would have been like that.
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