Old Jan 2, 08, 4:11 am
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Originally Posted by NoWindowSeat View Post
This is the case for foreigners for sure but not for their Finnish clientele. Most Finnish companies do not allow corporate J travel (even for long haul) so people are forced to travel in Y for business. Service doesn't matter as on most Asian routes many will take direct flights for business when available. But as mentioned earlier, the masses on AY long haul Y are non-Finnish anyway (except M11/BKK).
So I can come back to my pet peeve of economy plus lacking on AY planes. It would solve many of those problems and save the corporates money while getting their people to the chosen destinations a little less roughed up.

Let's see how aggressive Air Berlin will be marketing their new China routes in Scandinavia and Finland. Together with their existing FF program and good value LCC product this could make inroads into the cost conscious market.
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