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User currently offlineJamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

What is the name of the BA class that is in between the Economy and Business class. I was hoping of going to Seattle for a long weekend but I would like to get there in a fairly fresh state and I do not fancy spending thousands of pounds for a Business Class ticket. For those of you who have traveled in this class, my question is: Is this intermediate class worth the extra and what does it offer?

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User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

World Traveller Plus - worth the money in my opnion. Try to get 27B on the 747 as its an induvidual seat on its own at the front of the cabin with a little side table.

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Or could it be seat 28B, or even 28H, on a 744?

See BA's website.





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User currently offlineJamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Thank you for the info!

User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quite possibly 28B and H, it was a while ago!

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

From BA's website.
Seat Plan for 747 WT+







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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

The configuration shown above is on aircraft with a low-density configuration and a large business class. This is not the configuration that serves SEA. I'm unfamiliar with that config since it's been some time since I've worked with an aircraft that features it.

According to this, ask for row 17

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/British_Airways_Boeing_747-400_A.php

LH423



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User currently offlineMuttley35 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Got upgraded to World traveler plus on a BA 777 LGW to DFW couple weeks ago.Returned cattle class the next day and I certainly missed the extra leg room, foot rest etc.
On the 777 layout World traveler plus is a 2 4 2 configuration as opposed to the usual 3 4 3 in cattle class, also they close off both forward and rear curtains making quite a small cabin area.
I have also been upgraded to BA'a business class on this route and in terms of ticket cost the World traveler plus seems quite a good deal.


User currently offlineKZBA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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LH423...SEA typically gets the 70J config 744. High yield market for us that demands an increased Club cabin. So, actually the seat map shown would be correct for the BA49/48.

User currently offlineSrbrenna From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

World Traveller Plus is so worth it IMHO especially if you are tall. In fact I bought my first WTP ticket a couple of years ago and haven't gone further back since!

Another advantage is that since BA sorted out the Exec Club (OK, stop laughing everyone!) you can upgrade to Club World using your miles from WTP with the bonus that you will recoup about half the miles back.


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I invested in a couple of WTP tickets for a trip PHX in October, scheduled for a 744 but which config do they use for PHX? I thought they were all the same Sad.



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Looking at specific availability, it looks like the 'low density' 38 Club World to PHX.





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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Carduelis

I'm taking BA288 on Sept 5th, and returning on Sept 14th on BA289. I'm nonreving are you able to check the loads on these flights, or know how I can without calling BA directly? Thanks!!



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Try:- http://www.flyaow.com/classamex.htm which shows space in all classes both ways.

I've also looked at BA's Staff Travel pages which also show reasonable chances in all classes, but nearly two weeks to go!

I have no direct access to commercial figures, and I doubt BA Res will pass on specific availablity.





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User currently offlineSrbrenna From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1702 times:

Is there any way to find out what each fare class costs? I assume it decends left to right?

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Does it really matter? Do you really want to clutter your brain with '26' different fares?

Most of us are looking for the cheapest, and as such there may be restrictions placed on them, so if you are not happy, just adjust you search accordingly!

Whilst it is logical that fares will reduce from 'left to right' that is not necessarily the case - but does it really matter?

Have a look at another thread:-

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1713826/

Bon Voyages!





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