Rant: why call it "premium"?

Old Aug 31, 22, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by carlosdca View Post
This is even more confusing.
So AA "First Class" on LAX-LHR will be just as Lufthansa "First Class" (which is only offered in long haul)?

One has to say "Domestic" First or "International" First or "First on three (or 4 class plane)" to understand what someone is talking about.

The front cabin in domestic flights should simple be called "BUSINESS". IMO.
Agreed. Especially since AA calls the same class on the same airplane "business" internationally that they call "first" domestically.

The booking code is J. Call it Business and be done with it.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 11:00 am
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I grok the spirit if not the details of this thread. There are WAY too many confusing, overlapping names for different cabins or parts of cabins. MCE on AA, Comfort Plus on DL, Premium Plus? on UA, Premium Class on AS, Lawn Chair Duct Taped to Wing on WN, etc. I usually just call anything in between Economy and Business "Premium Economy," and then I get chastised because AA calls yet another cabin (that I'll never be in on domestic flights) "Premium Economy."
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Old Aug 31, 22, 11:28 am
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No need to get bunched panties, anyone. It is all trademarked marketing. CO's "BusinessFirst?" Is it business? Is it first? Is it a hybrid? Is it just not clase basura? UA's Con A Sewer Class? For the discerning traveler that wants a loungy recliner? AM's current Clase Premier? On some flights, it is a lie flat, on others, narrowbody first style, on others, there's now a "light" version like Euro-Business. All of LA's planes front cabins are "Premium," whether Premium Business or Premium Economy (a la Euro-Business.)

Same thing with lots of other consumables, such as gasoline marketing, "reserve" wine marketing, or anything else to possibly confuse us into spending more money. Caveat Flyer.

And for those that want forced inter-airline consistency, isn't that antitrust?
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Old Aug 31, 22, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
No need to get bunched panties, anyone. It is all trademarked marketing. CO's "BusinessFirst?" Is it business? Is it first? Is it a hybrid? Is it just not clase basura? UA's Con A Sewer Class? For the discerning traveler that wants a loungy recliner? AM's current Clase Premier? On some flights, it is a lie flat, on others, narrowbody first style, on others, there's now a "light" version like Euro-Business. All of LA's planes front cabins are "Premium," whether Premium Business or Premium Economy (a la Euro-Business.)

Same thing with lots of other consumables, such as gasoline marketing, "reserve" wine marketing, or anything else to possibly confuse us into spending more money. Caveat Flyer.

And for those that want forced inter-airline consistency, isn't that antitrust?
Yeah, the reserve and preferred credit cards, also the platinum visa/master/up cards, >99.9% annual feeless card I knew of are platinum cards already, just another way to make people feel happy to enrol.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
No need to get bunched panties, anyone. It is all trademarked marketing. CO's "BusinessFirst?" Is it business? Is it first? Is it a hybrid? Is it just not clase basura? UA's Con A Sewer Class?
UA was the worst.

First Class
Global First
BusinessFirst
Business Class

Needlessly complex.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 12:47 pm
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If OP is referring to AAs Premium Economy cabin, then I think the use of Premium is fully justified and in line with customer expectation and airline competition globally.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 2:47 pm
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I was hoping this was a discussion of a far more critical matter: why is the crappy snack mix called a premium snack mix on the package.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
I was hoping this was a discussion of a far more critical matter: why is the crappy snack mix called a premium snack mix on the package.
Because it needs to precede the "chef inspired" meals.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Because it needs to precede the "chef inspired" meals.
Now this thread is getting interesting
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Old Aug 31, 22, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
UA was the worst.

First Class
Global First
BusinessFirst
Business Class

Needlessly complex.
You forgot Connoisseur Class.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by BlooJoo View Post
It's actually the opposite. It makes no sense to call the front cabin of a two-class plane "First."
What in the world do you think this cabin was called prior to the introduction of three-class aircraft?
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Old Aug 31, 22, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by born sleepy View Post
What in the world do you think this cabin was called prior to the introduction of three-class aircraft?
You're assuming the poster you quote is "of the world."
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Old Sep 1, 22, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by UncleDude View Post
Which AA Marketing Guru came up with "Premium" for the New Merged Business/First Class on International Routes. Permium is already the most Used name for Dozens of Airlines who have Superior Economy/Coach.

Uncle
Where do you see premium used by AA in reference to such a cabin or seat? I have seen bloggers like OMAAT use that term but that seemed to be their term, not AAs. Did I miss an announcement?
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Old Sep 1, 22, 1:02 am
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All, this is what I think the OP was referring to...it's not premium but premier. I saw this when I was searching flights the other day, but I couldn't replicate for this thread, and then just saw this so I quickly did a screen capture to share... now the bottom example is for a 772 and not 77W but the top example is better and showing how it treats 772 MIA-LHR nonstop and MIA-DFW-LHR connection on AA. FYI this search was for Tue Nov 8.


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