Sunday, December 09, 2007

Took My Chances on a Big Jet Plane

The gap between business class and economy class on airplanes is growing wider. Flying sucks, unless you've got the money to make it better.

Here's a recent ad for AA's new Luxury Stretch Out Sleeper International Deluxe Kick Ass Class. And then the ad is reworked from the perspective of a jealous guy who'd love to fly up there someday.

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  • I gotta call bs on that top ad. “Not in the office?” Riiiight. Anyone in first class lives for the extra room to spread their freakin portable office out so they won’t miss a Type-A beat. Especially from the time they leave the boarding area to the time they sit down, all the while speaking loudly into their cell like a contractor in Home Depot on his Nextel: “YEAH, NO, I'M JUST GETTING ON THE PLANE. NO, I'LL CALL YA IN MINUTE WHEN I SIT DOWN.”

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 9, 2007 at 6:51 PM  

  • Yeah, but once the plane takes off, they are SOL.

    For now.

    I have read that on-board email and internet access is coming over the next few months.

    By Blogger Alan Wolk, at December 10, 2007 at 5:12 PM  

  • I don't want phones on a plane, I don't want to hear half of his conversation while he's yelling into a TDMA-crap-digital network, and thinking he's saving the world by closing a deal...........

    My 2-5 hours of peace and quiet, time to read a book, veg, etc.

    The original Douglas DC series were STs, the sleeper-transports, which flew at night, to allow the Type-A to mega-compete during the day. Then the Douglas DC-3 ( DAY COACH ) took over: less beds, more seats

    By Blogger warbird2010, at December 10, 2007 at 9:38 PM  

  • @Toad

    My thoughts exactly, although I haven't noticed AA being listed as one of the upcoming air-wifi launches. It would be interesting if they chose to keep the sanctuary aspect of air-flight as a distinct positioning, though alas I doubt it.

    By Blogger LimitedTimeOffer, at December 11, 2007 at 10:26 AM  

  • @Toad, yes, but I'm still referring to the ones who spread out their stuff across the seat tray and seat like they’re at a conference room table.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 11, 2007 at 1:06 PM  

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