OpenSkies Kills Coach to Expand “Prem+” Cabin

OpenSkies, which announced plans to fly between New York-JFK and Amsterdam in addition to its Paris-Orly launch destination, is now planning to remove all its (30) coach seats.

This makes it exclusively a premium class carrier — pulling 30 seats in back in favor of 12 additional “Prem+” seats which are akin to previous generation business class seats still being flown across the Atlantic by Delta (and others). Of course, their business class product is similar to the big brother British Airways’ ‘next generation club world’ lay flat seats.

Every Friday, Flyertalk is giving away Prem+ tickets.

Two OpenSkies inaugural flight trip reports can be found here.

Personally I’m in favor of anything that increases international premium class lift. More supply pushes down price and make it more accessible, including spreading out demand and freeing up award seats on other carriers. So bravo!

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