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User currently offlineFly764 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 114 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7806 times:

Sorry if this has been discussed bfore but I couldn't find any other posts reguarding what I am curious about. I am flying BA from EWR-LHR(r/t) next month. Sadly, my boss didn't book on Continental so I won't be earning any one pass miles. I am just curious to as how the general service is. I am on the 6:50 PM evening flight operated by a 777. How is the entertainment and food? DO the flight attendants come around numerous times with water/juice like Continental does on many flights? Is there a pre-arrival breakfast served? Coming back we are on a 767-300 and I was wondering if there are tvs at each seat or if there are just overhead monitors. Thanks for any answers!

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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7780 times:

BA IFE on the 777 will consist of 12 channels. There is also a very small chance of getting a new AVOD-equipped 777.

Food - usual economy fare - all on one tray - small salad with dressing, hot main course, usually fish/chicken/beef, a small dessert, and free drinks, including alcoholic beverages. The main courses are variable in quality, I've personally had some very tasty food in BA Y class, and some stuff that's downright awful! The beef casserole and fish pie are decent.

Breakfast in World Traveller these days seems to consist of a pre-packed muffin, a small carton of juice and maybe a croissant. The crew will also serve tea/coffee/juices with breakfast.

As for water/juice services, it's a bit hit-or-miss in my experience. On an overnight flight, sometimes you wont see crew until breakfast, but other times, they're active and doing their cabin checks every 20 minutes. It's quite variable on BA, as it is on other carriers too.

On your return, the B767-300ER's have seat-back AVOD. In fact, they were the first BA aircraft to be fitted with AVOD, back in 2005/6.


User currently offlineFLY764 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7734 times:

Sounds good! Thank you so much!

User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7630 times:

Em you forgot one very important detail, alcohol is complimentary on all BA flights unlike Continental

 Wink


User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7626 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 1):

Food - usual economy fare - all on one tray - small salad with dressing, hot main course, usually fish/chicken/beef, a small dessert, and free drinks, including alcoholic beverages.



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 3):
Em you forgot one very important detail, alcohol is complimentary on all BA flights unlike Continental

This is complimentary wine for dinner? Or can you have as many gin and tonics you want through the flight for free?



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User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7607 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 4):
This is complimentary wine for dinner? Or can you have as many gin and tonics you want through the flight for free?

Its complimentary for the whole trip, so you wont have Gin and Tonic issues!!!!!!


User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7596 times:



Quoting Fly764 (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there are tvs at each seat or if there are just overhead monitors

Regarding your 772 flight, check out http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=633240. In post 2 there is a table with the aircrafts that have been updated to New Club World 2.0 and AVOD in all classes. You can also see when the remaining ac are scheduled for the upgrade, so there may be a few more AVOD 772's when you're leaving.

Quoting Treeny (Reply 5):
Its complimentary for the whole trip, so you wont have Gin and Tonic issues!!!!!!

No gin and tonic issues, how nice. Thats for World Traveler. What about BA Euro Traveler ?



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User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7593 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 6):
No gin and tonic issues, how nice. Thats for World Traveler. What about BA Euro Traveler ?

Euro Traveller as well! Make the most of it!



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7580 times:



Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 7):
Euro Traveller as well! Make the most of it!

I sure will!  Silly



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7569 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 1):
As for water/juice services, it's a bit hit-or-miss in my experience. On an overnight flight, sometimes you wont see crew until breakfast, but other times, they're active and doing their cabin checks every 20 minutes. It's quite variable on BA, as it is on other carriers too.

I'll agree with that myself. My flight a few weeks ago from YVR-LHR was pure awful. The crew in our section really didn't seem to care about anything. Right after take off, the meal was thrown at us and that was it with the crew until breakfast. The dinner (chicken with raviloi) was very bland and tasteless, the coffee was very watered down and the breakfast was the worst I've ever had on a Trans Atlantic flight in years. Having said that, the connecting flight from LHR-DUS and the whole segment DUS-LHR-YVR on the return leg was fantastic. Coffee and food was exellent and the service was much more on par with past experiences I've had with BA. Bottom line, everyone, including cabin crew and airlines, have their good days and bad days.



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