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Helicopter Interiors - 'Comfort or Prestige VIP'
Val Thorens Helicopters often gets asked the question; what is the difference between the Comfort and Prestige Range?
The answer is simple there are very few differences! Firstly though, we must emphasise that this question only really relates to the smaller single and twin engine helicopters where you, the client is provided the choice of comfort and prestige versions of the same helicopter.
In France, the French Alps these helicopters include: AS350 | AS355 | EC135
Initially it is the same aircraft so the build and the seating layout will be the same in both. The most visible difference is what you will be sat on. Prestige VIP models will have leather or suede seats whereas, in comfort models the seats will be made of cloth.
Model: Eurocopter AS350 - Comfort
The only other real differences are; Prestige models may have a carpeted floor giving it an overall smarter appearance and feel when sat inside the passenger cabin. The Comfort model will almost certainly have a plastic floor, occasionally covered by rubber matting allowing ski boots to be worn; this basically gives the comfort model that rougher appearance and feel inside the cabin.
Model: Eurocopter AS350 - Prestige VIP
Here it must also be noted that the most noticeable difference between the comfort and prestige VIP models will be the difference in cost.
Please Note: If you book a comfort version with Whitetracks Helicopters we will try our best to get a prestige VIP version to collect you at no extra cost!
When it comes to the larger single and twin engine helicopters EC135 | A109 | AS365 | EC155 there is no choice Val Thorens Helicopters only have access to one type of interior, prestige VIP.