Davescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2320 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3672 times:
Flying BA Club FCO -LHR, LGW - IAH, first time on BA and first time flying through the joys of LHR andn LGW.
Is the airport transfer via the bus fairly painless? I've got 3 1/2 hrs, + the bonus of fast track (club).
As to getting a seat, I know I can't select a seat until the day before (whatever that logic is about), but if I get a window (hopefully), is the pitch decent enough NOT to climb over people to strech one's legs? Is the backwards facing seat OK during the flight?
Thanks in advance to the many people who respond!!
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3656 times:
Out of curiousity, why fly to LHR when your IAH flight is from LGW? BA also flies FCO-LGW and the 07:40 FCO-LGW should connect you to the 10:00 LGW-IAH service (or be safer and catch the later IAH flight at 13:25).
It will save the transfer between LHR and LGW.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3646 times:
Im actually doing the same thing but this evening. The speedlink service operated by National Express leaves form the central bus station at LHR and costs about £17.00 one way.
I have also flown in the backward facing seats in Club World and to be honest it felt just the same as facing forwards. The only strange thing is when you take-off instead of being pushed back into your seat you get pushed out of it.... its weird.
Other than hat though everything is good
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3543 times:
Quoting Ansett767 (Reply 4): I just booked a ticket in Y+ with BA and am able to select my seat 3 months before I fly?
Anyone know the answer?
First class fares and fully flexible fares in other classes (booking codes J/C/W/Y) permit seat selection at time of booking. Also all fares if you have Silver or Gold status in BA's Executive Club (or equivalent in other oneworld carriers' FFPs).
Assume you're probably booked in W class if you're in World Traveller Plus so no restriction on advance seat selection.
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 724 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
there is no difference in flying backwards - the takeoff/landing position of the seat is a bit more reclined backwards so you don't get tipped out, but otherwise you hardly notice it at all, except during the acceleration/deceleration on the runway.
I've never had a problem getting out of a window seat either - and no one seems that bothered about me climbing over their legs. Plus there are one or two seats that only become available at T-24 that allow you to have free aisle access and a window - ie the rear bulkhead. I think they are kept back for OLCI, but I can't quite remember - am sure someone can confirm.
Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3495 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8): Assume you're probably booked in W class if you're in World Traveller Plus so no restriction on advance seat selection.
Yeah - I am in W class - it seems that I am on a discounted fare but its still W class - meaning that it's flexible and date changs free? Also means I can pre select a seat. I find this odd, as flying in Business Class (on a discounted fare), one cannot pre select a seat...... On most airlines any business class pax can prereserve seats and its Y class where you cannot!