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  1. patricia
    patricia at |

    evil airlines … all Boeing’s fault

    used to be airlines improve Premium Econ is justify the upsell value proposition

    now it’s worsening Y- to a point that people will pay the Y+ premium just to have an *acceptable* seat

    before it’s a short list of airlines to avoid …. now it’s a short list of airlines that i can still consider

  2. MARC
    MARC at |

    Do you know when this is effective? I am scheduled to take ANA 777-300 on a United award ticket in November. Might see about switching to Singapore.

  3. Dennis
    Dennis at |

    and this on the heels of another Skytrax 5-star award…. 🙂

  4. JT
    JT at |

    So, the 777X is supposed to offer greater comfort for 10 across seating. How long before we see 11 across seating prior to 777X deliveries?

  5. Nick
    Nick at |

    As long as they have a premium economy to upsell/upgrade to I don’t have a huge issue, but not having a premium economy for a plane that can fly for +/- 18 hours will make me think at least twice.

  6. ffi
    ffi at |

    Seth
    I like your blog as it posts the real news that matters to most flyers not just those at the pointy end for free kind.
    All carriers are going in the direction of squeeze the masses and shower the few with extras. ANA is no exception

  7. Stephan
    Stephan at |

    Write us once you’ve taken the Air Canada HD B773ER with 398 seats in Y at 10 across. Nice! Ugh!

  8. Joe Jones
    Joe Jones at |

    ANA has had 10 across on its domestic 777s for a long time now, FWIW. They only fly 1-2 hour segments though.

  9. Paul
    Paul at |

    Anyone in this game who still flies BOB deserves what they get. No excuse for having to fly longhaul in economy when it is so easy to get virtually unlimited points at low/no net cost. If you don’t know how to do that, you’re reading the wrong blogs.

  10. Kristin
    Kristin at |

    Hello Seth,

    Have you flied with ANA lately? Do they really enforce the rule of a total weight of 22 lbs for all of your personal items and 1 carry-on bag combined?http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/us/e/asw_common/guide/baggage_carry.html

    I found it pretty absurd, the limit for the carry-on bag is ok but seriously who would try to weigh the carry on AND personal items (handbags, laptop bags etc) together?

    Thanks in advance for your insights,

  11. Kristin
    Kristin at |

    My case will be the same. I’m gonna fly with United Airlines from FL to Houston then take 2 ANA flights from Houston to Tokyo (operated by UA) then from Tokyo to Vietnam (operated by Air Japan). So for my 2 ANA legs, i wont have to stop by the ANA counters. Hopefully I should be fine.

    I just can’t imagine how long the counter check-in/boarding process would be if they have to weigh all your carry-on bags and personal items together…

    Thanks much,