Reporting from Paris: OpenSkies Inaugural Flight

I had the pleasure of being a passenger on the inaugural flight of OpenSkies, a separate subsidiary of British Airways.

The Prem+ “coach” cabin on this Boeing 757 aircraft surpassed what many airlines call business class in a number of ways. I had the filet of beef for dinner, which was very good. The flight attendants offered great service. The seats were quite comfortable. The in-flight entertainment consisted of an independent device on which one may play games, listen to music, watch movies or watch television shows.

Strangely enough, there was no special celebration or commemorative items such as a certificate regarding the recognition of OpenSkies flight EC002 from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Orly Airport in Paris on June 19, 2008 – at least, not for the passengers aboard the flight.

FlyerTalk member and founder Randy Petersen wandered around the aircraft, ensuring that he met every FlyerTalk member on the flight.

As I type this from Le Grande Intercontinental Hotel in Paris, FlyerTalk member and fellow BoardingArea blogger lucky9876coins is sitting next to me to my right, writing the latest installment to his weblog One Mile At A Time.

I intend to report more about this flight in further detail. In the meantime, you may want to peruse the OpenSkies/Paris Do, June 19-22 Planning Thread!

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