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BA's Progression Of New Club Rollout  
User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 518 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3237 times:

This has probably been covered many times before, and apologies if that's the case:

Does anyone know how BA's getting on with the refit of their fleet with the New Club cabins? Any indications of when they are hoping to start on the 777's?


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User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

About 2/3 of the 744 fleet has been done.

No word yet on when the 777 fleet will be upgraded, however it is unlikely to start until the 744s are finished.



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User currently offlineBAOPS777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting Geo772 (Reply 1):
o word yet on when the 777 fleet will be upgraded

Just heard from a engineer friend that BA have run into a slight problem and that is that the seats dont fit in a 2 4 2 config in the forward cabin of the 777 due to the way it narrows at the front of the cabin


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5319 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Quoting BAOPS777 (Reply 2):
Just heard from a engineer friend that BA have run into a slight problem and that is that the seats dont fit in a 2 4 2 config in the forward cabin of the 777 due to the way it narrows at the front of the cabin

I guess that would only effect the 3 class 777's? The 4 class should still be fine.

Perhaps we will see WT+ in front of club on the 3 class 777's? (ie like the mid J 744's)


User currently offlineBAOPS777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Quoting ANstar (Reply 3):
I guess that would only effect the 3 class 777's? The 4 class should still be fine.

Perhaps we will see WT+ in front of club on the 3 class 777's? (ie like the mid J 744's)

After the number of complaints the Mid J has recieved I dont think so.


User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Are BA still planning to upgrade First as well? I thought they were planning to upgrade First and Club at the same time?


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User currently offlineJonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

I know there will be 777s ready by November as the buggers have just changed my seat to JFK and the first row is now 13 rather than 10.

Just travelled back in FIRST on a Mid J from Hong Kong... Really wierd vaulting over a rope thru WT+ to see a friend 'down the back' in Club, with ogre like attendants guarding the club larder!


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

777's will be starting to roll out from Feb 08 now I believe.

Quoting BAOPS777 (Reply 4):
After the number of complaints the Mid J has recieved I dont think so.

Do you actually have any evidence to back this up? Most feedback is positive, the W layout is seen as a minor problem compared to the improvements.


User currently offlineJonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 7):
777's will be starting to roll out from Feb 08 now I believe.

BA113 to JFK definitely New Club World on November 15th. Unless anyone knows of a 777 with old club and Row 13 at the front of J rather than Row 10


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Quoting JonnyWishbone (Reply 8):
BA113 to JFK definitely New Club World on November 15th. Unless anyone knows of a 777 with old club and Row 13 at the front of J rather than Row 10

The BA 113 is a 747 on the 15th Nov.

The first 777 will not be converted until Feb 08. No question.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

My mate is flying LHR-HKG in November - WT+ on the way out and CW on the way back. Will she get new Club World?

Also is there any way I can pay for or arrange an upgrade for her on her LHR-HKG leg as a birthday present? She is a loyal VS customer but I urged her to try BA as they would have the new Club World - she flies long-haul at least once a month to the US, China and Japan but hasnt flown BA for about ten years. I hope she has a great flight as it would be a shame to see her go back to VS!



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User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
My mate is flying LHR-HKG in November - WT+ on the way out and CW on the way back. Will she get new Club World?

She would be unlucky not to. 747's should be more or less done by then.


User currently offlineJonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 9):
The BA 113 is a 747 on the 15th Nov.

You're right... Doh! Despite the fact the website and aircraft layout says 777, there's an upper deck! So i'm either in comfort on a 747 or bloody cold on the roof!

Thanks for that!


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Does anyone know when all of the 747's will be converted? My Mother and Father-in-Law are flying to SYD in Club on 01Oct and returning on 28Oct. Ive pretty much advised them that they should get the new Club although some old Club cabins maybe kicking about still

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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Flew LHR-PHX and back in First class and both times (G-CIVL out and G-BNLW back) the 744's had the mid J layout and the new AVOD and it was very good I have to say.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 13):
Does anyone know when all of the 747's will be converted? My Mother and Father-in-Law are flying to SYD in Club on 01Oct and returning on 28Oct. Ive pretty much advised them that they should get the new Club although some old Club cabins maybe kicking about still

Late this year, probably October or November time so they'd be almost guaranteed to get new Club, in fact they'd be very unlucky if they didn't get new Club.

Quoting EISHN (Reply 5):
Are BA still planning to upgrade First as well? I thought they were planning to upgrade First and Club at the same time?

Yes, BA are going to upgrade First Class once the new club world roll out is complete, so new First Class (last time I heard) was due in 2008, at some point..during 2008 that is.

Quoting ANstar (Reply 3):
I guess that would only effect the 3 class 777's? The 4 class should still be fine.

That would be correct.

Quoting BAOPS777 (Reply 4):
After the number of complaints the Mid J has received I dont think so.

They only really receive complaints from F passengers (I guess they do matter but still) who have to go past the minions if they leave through the second set of doors or battle their way through with WT+ and the rest of the plane if leaving through the first set of doors, but I flew F in the Mid J and left through the second set of doors at PHX and the first set of doors at LHR, and I had no big complaints.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
Also is there any way I can pay for or arrange an upgrade for her on her LHR-HKG leg as a birthday present? She is a loyal VS customer but I urged her to try BA as they would have the new Club World - she flies long-haul at least once a month to the US, China and Japan but hasn't flown BA for about ten years. I hope she has a great flight as it would be a shame to see her go back to VS!

Well, if you can get here details you can go on manage my bookings on BA.com and upgrade her there, but that'll come up on her credit card bill, so I'd say the best option is to ring BA..

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