Paris Air Show

Maybe it should be first class plus?

 - June 20, 2007, 9:59 AM

For travellers with deep pockets or generous expenses allowances–or simply an interest in how the other half lives–Indian carrier Jet Airways is showing off here the first-class interior of a Boeing 777-300ER, with which it plies the Mumbai (Bombay)-London route. The cabin is outfitted with eight exclusive “suites,” each occupying more than 25 square feet of useable floor space that can be separated from prying eyes by sliding doors. Each suite has a 23-inch monitor, storage areas (including wardrobe) and an 83-inch bed. The BE Aerospace first-class seats feature variable lumbar support and an eight-point “massage system.” A two-place table is available. Panasonic in-flight entertainment provides films, television and other “programming,” including audio compact discs. The remainder of the cabin has capacity for 30 business-class passengers and 274 economy-class passengers. In two months’ time, Jet plans to introduce North American service to New York through its European hub at Brussels, from which it is planning also to fly to Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. The carrier also plans to fly to San Franciso via Shanghai.