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British Airways B747-400s  
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7398 times:

Sorry for the "not-so-specific" topic, but i have a few questions regarding the allocation of British Airways B747-400's and World Traveller Plus.

Firstly does anybody know what aircraft (regs) have 38 seat business class and what have 70-seat business class? Also what routes do each fly?

In regard to WT+, i am flying LHR-LAX-LHR in the summer and accidently requested seats 21 on the 38-seat layout (though i managed to change the outbound flight), but it appears that seats 21 have a "blocked out window" within them. Though generally each WT+ row takes approx 2 windows, does anybody know how good or bad this seat is in terms of the window (or not as the case may be).

I had another question, but i can't remember it, so i'll ask it later on if i remember Embarrassment

Cheers for any help
-Stephen



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User currently offlineSenorbob From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

Nothing to worry about re: the windows. I was worried before I sat there, but it wasn't a problem. The open window is aligned well with you when you are seated, with the blanked one further forward. WT+ seats get 2 windows each, although rows 20 and 21 both have the forward of their two windows blanked out.

Enjoy your flight in WT+!


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7230 times:

Thanks for a quick response.

So do the blanked out windows really affect it (i.e. do you have to lean forward to see out)? Out of interest, when did you fly WTP last?

Thanks
-Stephen


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7233 times:

From memory, BA have two flights a day LHRLAX, one with 70J, the other with 38J. Their use reflects the demand for the Business passengers.

Row 21 in WT+ is on the 38J config and is in the back row of the compartment. With the 70J config, WT+ comprises rows 28-31.

Bon Voyages!





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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7212 times:

When we fly there are three flights out and on the seat request thing it shows it for the 38J config. We fly out on the 16:05 departure and arrive home on the 12:00 arrival at LHR.

I changed the outbound seat to row 18 and 20 (splits the four of us up by a row, but who cares  Big grin)

-Stephen


User currently offlineSenorbob From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7199 times:

You don't have to lean forward at all if I remember correctly - it seemed to be perfectly well aligned for the window seats of both rows 20 and 21. The only difference is really for the person in the aisle seat who has to turn round a bit more than they would otherwise to look out of the one window, but that's not a problem.

Last flight in WT+ was about a year ago now, but I do think it's a very good product.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

Thanks a lot.

Does anybody know what reg's carry 38J config?

Thanks
-Stephen


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

Get 28B or 28J on your flights if it is available.

These seats have no A seat or K seat and as a result have unlimited legroom and space beside the seat. Its the 1A/1K equivalent for WT+



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineJet1977 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6647 times:

Check out and click on British Airways. This webiste displays a bunch of airlines' seat maps and show which seats to watch out for based on certain criteria (i.e. no window, noisy area becuase of people lining up for the LAV etc.etc.). The website is pretty cool, check it out
JN


User currently offlineJet1977 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6637 times:

www.seatguru.com

oops


User currently offlineJet1977 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6629 times:

http://seatguru.com

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

I've seen that, before i posted this. It didn't help what i was looking for, but thanks for the input nonetheless.

-Stephen


User currently offlineRb211ltn From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

I flew WT+ back from Vancouver a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed. They didn't have this product when I worked for them and this was the first time I had experienced it. We got 18DEFG, which is a bulkhead. It was impressively roomy. The service was good, too.


The customer is always right.....unless he is a passenger!
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