My brother is a pilot and has just told me about Last Class, yes Last Class, has anyone heard of it, no, not First, nor Business, nor Premium Economy or even Economy.

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sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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My brother is a pilot and has just told me about Last Class, yes Last Class, has anyone heard of it, no, not First, nor Business, nor Premium Economy or even Economy. Last Class.

Richard Brown

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2012

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It has unofficially been around for some time. A number of airlines (budget and legacy) offer different economy options where you pay for frills (including seat type and location) and if I am correct, Philippine Airlines offers (or was considering) an economy minus product, seemingly aimed at migrant workers.

PK

Member since 03 May 2012

Total posts 56

Coincidentally, the Sydney Morning Herald covered Last Class on Wednesday last.  I would post the link but it will take a while to clear.  You can find it easily enough with a Google News search.  As Richard indicates, it is not an official term but loosely refers to the worst economy seats or economy seats with no frills. 

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Last class features such innovations as seats with no windows, seats that hardly recline and seats right next to busy toilets or right near screaming baby bassinets. All the things economy passengers hope to steer clear of. Just on thickness of seats, can anyone remember years ago, economy seats had about 12 inches of padding, they were magnificent, these new seats are wafer thin and hard as rocks and are sold as 'streamlined', (grin).

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 159

Yep, all part of the race to the bottom! 

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Just imagine being upgraded to economy if you had booked last class, (shock).

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