“With first class cabins shrinking or disappearing, airlines globally are improving business class with new lie-flat seats and amenities. I'm out to find which ones are worth dropping your frequent flyer miles or life savings on.”
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
From August 15th through August 18th, Jake Redman of popular travel site ModHop.com, a site that focuses on which travel upgrades are worth using points or paying extra for (and exactly what those points will get them), will live-tweet his trip from the United States to China aboard planes with new, upgraded business class amenities, including lie-flat seats. His Twitter feed will offer live commentary and updates from the planes, including a Lufthansa A330-300, a Swiss Airlines A330-300, and an Air China 777-300. The trip allows Mr. Redman to explore these new business class cabins, because, as he says, “With first class cabins shrinking or disappearing, airlines globally are improving business class with new lie-flat seats and amenities. I'm out to find which ones are worth dropping your frequent flyer miles or life savings on.”
Changes at Lufthansa come from a 2007 survey of over 500 frequent fliers about preferences in a business class seat. After trials taking place in 2010, the outcome is a new business class seat aboard Lufthansa’s A330-300 planes that includes amenities usually only found in first class. These include lie-flat seats that fold to 1.85 meters in length without the passenger having to stand up, inflight entertainment systems with larger screens, and greater distance from neighboring passengers, due to a unique, V-shaped two-by-two configuration that maximizes shoulder space.
Swiss Airlines has adopted many of the same changes in their new business class cabins. Swiss Airlines offers lie-flat seats with built in massage function and comfort controls, upgraded inflight entertainment systems with a built in iPod port, and an updated seating configuration that allows for greater freedom and comfort when moving about the cabin.
Also upgrading their business class experience is Air China. Their new Capital Pavilion business class cabins aboard Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts offer unique amenities that are a first for Air China. These amenities include a two-by-two seating configuration, lie-flat seats, and an updated inflight entertainment system with ports for laptops, iPods, and other electronic devices.
Updates on Redman’s trip will be posted to his Twitter feed @modhop. For more information, please visit http://www.modhop.com/.
Jake Redman has been leveraging his personal travel experiences to help others get the most out of their travel experience, providing them with the information that they need to maintain the most comfort in their travel experiences at the lowest prices.
To listen to Jake Redman’s interview with Jim Brickman, please visit https://soundcloud.com/modhop/your-weekend-with-jim-brickman.
ModHop is dedicated to providing people with real insight into what their money and their miles will get them. Instead of offering content like “Five Ways to Get a Better Seat”, ModHop using “fancy, ‘almost-pro’” video cameras to show just how far passengers’ legs will stretch in a premium seat, what is offered in airport lounges, and even a few hotel and resort reviews, “for good measure”.
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