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Amie14 May 17th, 2011 06:25 AM

Spainair Business Class to Europe - Worth it?
 
Hi,
Has anyone flown from U.S. to Europe on Spainair business class? I've read a lot of posts indicating that the service in Spainair Business Class is really no different, other than an empty middle seat. Thinking about upgrading, especially on the long flight back, but wondering if it's worth it.
Any comments would be appreciated.

travelgourmet May 17th, 2011 06:32 AM

Spanair does not fly to the US. Perhaps this is a codeshare?

Amie14 May 17th, 2011 10:27 AM

It's a United codeshare, but a Spainair plane.

mztery May 17th, 2011 10:33 AM

sure it's a spanair plane and not aerlingus?

travelgourmet May 17th, 2011 10:33 AM

From the US? What city are you departing from, and where are you going? I think you have it backwards.

NoFlyZone May 17th, 2011 10:50 AM

They codeshare with Aer Lingus to Washington and US Air to Philadelphia. United probably has it as a codeshare, too.

mztery May 17th, 2011 11:27 AM

right but the only US codeshares I know of are operated by AerLingus for United/Spanair codeshare

mztery May 17th, 2011 11:28 AM

(ht reply too soon) What I don;t see is a Spanair plane as a UA codeshare

MissGreen May 18th, 2011 01:34 AM

How much will it cost to upgrade?

Amie14 May 18th, 2011 03:28 AM

My mistake - it's an Aer Lingus plane - mztery (above) is right. But on the Aer Lingus it's still just two classes of service. I got a great deal on the tickets $800, so was thinking of upgrading, but not sure if there's a significant difference.

qwovadis May 18th, 2011 04:58 AM

seatguru.com for configuration on your plane

Biz class if I can upgrade for a few hindred

or with FF miles always worth it for me.

travelgourmet May 18th, 2011 05:23 AM

Well, Aer Lingus business class is an actual business class, with bigger seats, but I wouldn't say it is particularly well-regarded. Certainly better than coach, but it does not have the reputation of some of the better carriers. No idea what the process would be to try and upgrade a previously booked coach ticket.

MissGreen May 19th, 2011 12:28 AM

I'd factor in the length of the flight too. If you go business you'll never want to go back to coach!


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