The business class experience on flights within Europe is quite different to what Australians would expect to find Down Under.
Often dubbed ‘EuroBusiness’, forget the idea of larger seats with extra legroom: on most EuroBusiness routes, your seat is literally identical to those found in economy.
The only difference? The seat beside you will be kept vacant for a little extra breathing room, or better yet, kitted out with a stylish cocktail table to maximise your space on board:
It’s a far cry from the domestic business class seats of Qantas and Virgin Australia which are wider than economy and usually provide extra legroom, although expected benefits like priority check-in, priority boarding and inflight meals are usually included.
Pre-flight business class lounge access also comes as standard.
At London Heathrow, for example, British Airways’ passengers booked in ‘Club Europe’ – BA’s version of ‘EuroBusiness’ – are given access to the BA Galleries lounges.
Those are the same business class lounges used by passenger on longer routes such as from London to Singapore and Sydney, so even if your experience on board is more akin to economy, you'll at least begin your journey with a glass of Taittinger, if you know who to ask…
More on EuroBusiness:
- Aer Lingus Aer Space: a 'EuroBusiness'-style premium class
- Inside British Airways' new Club Europe business class cabin\
- Airberlin adds EuroBusiness to European flights
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