McG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 515 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1480 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?
B747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1441 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.
Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1293 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