Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 22 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 16983 times:
Thinking of going to New York for a few days in a couple of months and thought i'd see if BA's World Traveller Plus is worth the extra money. Has anyone experienced and it and if you have what was it like, would you reccomend it and what do you get for the extra cost? I'd most likely be flying MAN-JFK on one of BA's 767-300's.
AT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 16962 times:
Traveller plus was definately worth it to me. My family and I flew IAH-LHR-CPT last Christmas and it was worth every penny for the upgrade. The seats are wider and the increase in legroom is noticable-I'm 6ft2" and Traveller is always a struggle with the 31" pitch. Also the smaller cabin in WTP helped rid the trip of a bus ride feeling. Enjoy it!
Leigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 16947 times:
Quoting AT502B (Reply 2): Traveller plus was definately worth it to me. My family and I flew IAH-LHR-CPT last Christmas and it was worth every penny for the upgrade. The seats are wider and the increase in legroom is noticable-I'm 6ft2" and Traveller is always a struggle with the 31" pitch. Also the smaller cabin in WTP helped rid the trip of a bus ride feeling. Enjoy it!
That says it all, totally agree, go for it, I flew BA from Heathrow to Singapore and it was a very quiet, comfortable and enjoyable experience, bit of a pity the rest of the journey was with Qantas.......
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4137 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16947 times:
Used it a few times on the B744/B772 - for me, it was certainly worth the extra money. It provides enough legroom to more or less stretch out, and enough width to not feel crammed in.
However my flights in World Traveller Plus were to the West coast USA/Canada (LAX/SFO/YVR/SAN) and are a good 3 or 4 hours longer than to JFK. It would depend on how much extra it is in WTP and how much you're willing to pay for it.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16942 times:
Yeah I looked on ba.com yesterday and to upgrade was about £80 to £90 one way which I thought was worth it. Was tempted to try Club World, but I just can't bring myself to spend £2,000 on a return flight lol.
TCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16942 times:
WTP is good, but I do feel that BA needs to up the ante a little with it, and bring in some of the minor extras that others such as Virgin with their Premium Economy offer, such as seperate/dedicated check-in, priority boarding, pre-take off drink.
That would make WTP even better than the already great option!
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I thought it was worth the money, when the seat in front was reclined I could stretch my arms out in front and not touch it. I've booked to go again next March, but have upgraded myself from WT+ to Club class, using 25000 BAmiles, so make sure you join the BA exec club and start shopping at Tesco with a Tesco credit card.
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They may have AVOD on the route soon. How much are you paying? The recent BA sale finished recently but they are offering WT+ at discounted rates again. I paid £490 for March '07. I would recommend the Metro Hotel in NY (booked through ba.com) for its central location, just round the corner from the Empire State building.
Hope you have a good trip, ask away if you have any more questions.
Hope you have a good trip.
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Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16505 times:
My brother has tried it and said that it was fine, nothing to write home about, but better then sitting in back. Also I had heard that BA is having a discount on WT+, I'll get the link on here in a bit, but at the moment Im busy
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 16445 times:
Never tried the VS one although the VS marketing does make it sound a lot more sexy than the BA one.
I flew World Travller Plus SYD-LHR-SYD about 6 months ago, was quite impressed although I'd have a hard time paying the required premium given the service is the same as normal Y, even for this long flight (I travelled on an agent discount ticket).