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What Is The BA Service Like To LCA?  
User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

Hi there, this is my first post on Airliners.net, so a big hi to everyone. I just booked my holidays to Cyprus in July and got an amazing deal with BA via ebookers for £244 rtn, which was compared with over £300 for a charter flight! Anyway, I digress, what I want to know is, whats the service like on BA? Ive flown with them on the shuttle but never on a 767 which the web says the flight will be on.LHR-LCA. Have they been fitted with leather seats or are they still fabric? Any IFE?And do they serve a hot meal or the "all day deli"? Been told all drinks are free,which for someone used to flying Monarch is quite a treat! Any info would be greatly appreciated.

PS. Anyone know how to get an upgrade to Club.....free?lol. Ive heard it can be done if Y is overbooked, and seeing as im going during the school summer hols, i'd say the flight may well be full!


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Depends. Is LCA longhaul or shorthaul that week  Smile

(It does change sometimes - when its a 757/767, its shorthaul, if its 777 its longhaul, it depends on how unsafe BA feel their routes to KWI are, whether or not LCA is a shorthaul destination or a security-related crew stopover on their Gulf flights.)

Whatever it is, booze will be free. That's the important thing.


User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 875 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
It does change sometimes - when its a 757/767, its shorthaul, if its 777 its longhaul, it depends on how unsafe BA feel their routes to KWI are, whether or not LCA is a shorthaul destination or a security-related crew stopover on their Gulf flights

Since I've been with BA, I've never known us to use LCA as a stop over for our KWI or other Gulf routes for security reasons.

CalAir, welcome. It will be a Euro-configured 767, which I belief are leather seats, but I work primarily with long-haul or the A320 series, I'm not 100% sure. The meal will most likely be the all-day deli, but I do believe that some flights have a breakfast option which is a hot sandwich with the all-day deli. The overall service will be the same as is offered on all our European flights, there are no PTV on these flights. As for an upgrade, it will be unlikely unless it is severely oversold in the back and even then, it will be BA executive cardholders who will get first.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Dude

I have flown BA several times- long, and short haul...

BA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kieron747


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Euro configured 767s have leather seats. No IFE I'm afraid.

Food will be all day Deli, which means predominantly a sort of pizza slice thingy.

School holidays will mean full planes to LCA - doubt there will be room for an upgrade, but you never know if you are flying alone...



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24932 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Quoting CalAir (Thread starter):
PS. Anyone know how to get an upgrade to Club.....

Pay for it  Wink



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

Gosh, I would have thought BA would have offered a hot lunch/dinner on a flight as far as Larnaca. The all day deli is fine for flights to Frankfurt and the like but Larnaca!

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 744 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 2):
CalAir, welcome. It will be a Euro-configured 767, which I belief are leather seats, but I work primarily with long-haul or the A320 series, I'm not 100% sure. The meal will most likely be the all-day deli, but I do believe that some flights have a breakfast option which is a hot sandwich with the all-day deli. The overall service will be the same as is offered on all our European flights, there are no PTV on these flights. As for an upgrade, it will be unlikely unless it is severely oversold in the back and even then, it will be BA executive cardholders who will get first.



Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Euro configured 767s have leather seats. No IFE I'm afraid.

Food will be all day Deli, which means predominantly a sort of pizza slice thingy.

School holidays will mean full planes to LCA - doubt there will be room for an upgrade, but you never know if you are flying alone...

* Leather seats i.e. the convertible business/economy seats are only in the forward and mid cabins....the back cabin which is always in econmomy configuration has fabric seats.

* Flights to LCA (as well as DME, ATH, SOF, TIP, OTP, IST, LED & KBP) offer a full meal service.....bar round, hot meal (1 choice) followed by a full bar round (not just a few bottles of wine on top of the meal cart) and tea/coffee x 2, with tax free sales offered afterwards.

* LCA always has mainscreen IFE when operated by 767 or 320.......same as long haul economy on 767.

* Upgrades very unlikely, as due to the convertible seats, the configuration can be finely tailored to the actual load.



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User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 875 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Quoting Edina (Reply 7):
LCA always has mainscreen IFE when operated by 767 or 320.......same as long haul economy on 767

Longhaul 767 are changing to PTV, with only a few left to be done.


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

I flew it on the 757 last year - I did a trip report Here

The BA service was excellent, and the food was good (not all day deli!)



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 2):
Since I've been with BA, I've never known us to use LCA as a stop over for our KWI or other Gulf routes for security reasons

It may have been a while back, I admit - but I distinctly remember LCA switching from shorthaul to longhaul and then back again, because of security fears somewhere (I forget where) - we had to make a table update in RTZ to switch the flight over (flight type being essential to certain res functions).


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