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General Question: Have Big Six Upgraded Int'l C class Seats?

General Question: Have Big Six Upgraded Int'l C class Seats?

Old Aug 1, 08, 3:48 pm
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General Question: Have Big Six Upgraded Int'l C class Seats?

I thought I had read somewhere that the Big 6 were in the process of or will upgrade their Int'l Biz class seats in the near future. Did I imagine this?
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Old Aug 1, 08, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by XFed2001 View Post
I thought I had read somewhere that the Big 6 were in the process of or will upgrade their Int'l Biz class seats in the near future. Did I imagine this?
I assume that Big Six, is not to be confused with B6, considering that JetBlue doesn't fly outside N. America.

That said, United is slowly rolling out lie-flat seats in C. You can check out the UA forum for the latest on which routes have been upgraded.
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Old Aug 1, 08, 6:27 pm
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AA has "next generation business class" which feature fully-flat (though not quite parallel to the floor) seats. IIRC, most internationally-configured 767s and 45 out of 47 777s have been updated so far. I very much enjoyed the NGBC seat (booked as Y) on the one daily DFW - ORD - DFW 777 flight. A search of the AA forum for NGBC yields much discussion about these seats.
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Old Aug 1, 08, 10:45 pm
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I think United has new seats, and American does, as does Delta (if I'm not mistaken). Don't know about the other three. BTW the AA business seats look pathetic.
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Old Aug 2, 08, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by nd_eric_77 View Post
AA has "next generation business class" which feature fully-flat (though not quite parallel to the floor) seats. IIRC, most internationally-configured 767s and 45 out of 47 777s have been updated so far. I very much enjoyed the NGBC seat (booked as Y) on the one daily DFW - ORD - DFW 777 flight. A search of the AA forum for NGBC yields much discussion about these seats.
All 763s have been converted to NGBC. There is now one 772 remaining to be converted.
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Old Aug 2, 08, 10:50 am
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NW rolled out their new WBC product as all of their A330s have come on board, retrofitting the 747 fleet and retiring the DC-10 fleet.

It's a good seat with one caveat -- while the chair technically flattens all the way out, the result is a bit of a slant/incline. So not exactly lie-flat. Very comfortable, though, for a westbound daylight flight ^
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Old Aug 2, 08, 8:35 pm
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Thanks for all of the input.

Appreciate all of your prompt replies
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