gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2884 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4377 times:
Not sure if there is anyone that can help...
Travelling to Larnaca with British Airways in November, has been booked through Opodo and just states for the aircraft type at "EQV" and that were travelling "Economy Class"...
I think this route has been operated by 767's in the past, or atleast I am sure that is what I saw parked up at LCA when I was departing on a Thomson flight a year or so ago. Just curious if this is still the case?
Is the LHR to LCA route operated with their Long Haul Product with World Traveller class or is it Euro Traveller Class for us peasants in cattle class?
I know routes to the likes of CAI and TLV, which are a similar distance and flight time are/have been operated by 777's and 747's so assume this is a long haul product.
Which ever kinda product it is, and if it is a 763, will they have finished the refurbishment programme to this aircraft type by then?
bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 675 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
Definitely short haul (you may be lucky and get a long haul 767 on a substitution). Short haul band 4 service is offered with drinks, and a hot meal. Overhead screens (if they're working!) will show BBC news, a film, and then TV programming. If you want to watch the screens, DO NOT book a bulkhead seat, I can't remember the last time the tiny bulkhead screens worked. One short haul 767 has been refurbished, and is much nicer, the rest should be completed by Q1 next year.
Palmjet wrote a good report recently on the BA service.
The 767s are the shorthual ones (unless you get lucky) and are falling apart. The rear Y section has cloth seats, the forward 2/3 of the plane leather. There should be IFE in the form of a film, but the monitors are of very low quality. You'll get a hot meal both ways.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2080 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3698 times:
Quoting by738 (Reply 3): Some of the Euro 767's are in a right state
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5): The 767s are the shorthual ones (unless you get lucky) and are falling apart
How come BA has allowed their shorthaul B767s to deteriorate this much, cabin wise? I have seen hundreds of A.netters comment on this in various threads. If these B767s are so important in BA's network, why not keep them up to snuff? It's costly to refurbish an aircraft cabin, I know, but dissatisfied customers can be even more costly - especially when your product is perceived to be better than others and turns out not to be...
planejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 572 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3577 times:
You'll probably get BA's "Retro" traveller class... as everyone has said above if (and that's a big IF) the over-aisle screens work then a film and short programming will be shown, if not then there's nothing you can do about it. I'd still suggest bringing a book or iPad or something else to keep you amused as you might not want to squint at the screens either.
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6): How come BA has allowed their shorthaul B767s to deteriorate this much, cabin wise? I have seen hundreds of A.netters comment on this in various threads. If these B767s are so important in BA's network, why not keep them up to snuff? It's costly to refurbish an aircraft cabin, I know, but dissatisfied customers can be even more costly - especially when your product is perceived to be better than others and turns out not to be...
They're workhorses plain and simple. It's like all 767 operators, they need a refurb (AC did this several years ago, DL are doing it now). If you think those are bad - have you seen the inside of the US 762s... In fact BA haven't been great at keeping interiors fresh (at least not to LH standards) - I mean look at the A319s half the age of the 767s with the seats falling to bits etc... The overall "Product" isn't that bad, you get a full meal they attempt to give you entertainment and the crew should be friendly(ish). You've got Terminal 5 etc it's not just about the state of the interior.