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User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 510 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

I am booked to travel IAH-LHR with BA in econ at the end of OCT, just after the upgrade to the 744 on the route. I have noticed that there are 2 different seating configs on the 744. 1 has WTP over the wings and the other has WTP in the nose behind first and before CW. I am considering upgrading this flight to WTP. What are the chances of getting one of the 744's that has the WTP section in the nose?

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User currently offlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Thread starter):

Between now and october, anything can happen, but the plane with WTP in the nose only has 50 club world seats, whereas the normal config with WTP over the wing has 70 club world seats..

I guess it would depend on the amount of premium travellers they have booked on your flight or the return to justify which cabin config'd plane they send.

[Edited 2008-08-18 09:56:37]


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User currently offlineBCA2005 From India, joined Sep 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

WTP is positioned infront of J on low-J 744 (52 seats) and over the wings on high-J 744 (70 seats).

BA196 generally shows to be operated by low-J config.
BA194 generally shows to be operated by high-J config.

Therefore, it depends on which flight you are booked on, also bearing in mind the possibility of last minute equipment changes. Hope this helps.


User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

It seems the BA194 flight has 70 J seats which means WTP is over the wing. The 196 has 52J which means WTP is just after the First cabin, and in front of the business class cabin.

I have flown both configs, and I have to say, the one where WTP is just behind First is fantastic. It's very private and exclusive, and the service is usually excellent as there is a dedicated crew member just for that cabin.

Go for the 196


User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Thanks, 196 is the flight I am booked on, so I think I will probably upgrade this flight. The cost to upgrade is quite reasonable.

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:



Quoting B747-4U3 (Reply 3):
I have flown both configs, and I have to say, the one where WTP is just behind First is fantastic. It's very private and exclusive, and the service is usually excellent as there is a dedicated crew member just for that cabin.

I have ot agree 100%. I have ALWAYS flown the high config one and ended up just behind business. But LHR to SYD recently was great in that mini cabin- with a dedicated F/A who was super and it felt like the old style business class, being just behind First - really super!

It also meant I was about 10th off the plane once the First passenger deplaned in SYD, meaning no queue at immigration.

Straight through to bagagge but of course I had to wait til last as BA had left one piece of my baggage in LHR! hehe


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