Tsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
I've had a full fare y-class seat on BA: DEN to LGW. The service was fine; the food simple, yet edible and the seats were comfortable enough. If you can change your plans, I would recommend flying HOME in Club World. I know for me, I would rather put up with economy on the way over, and look forward to flying Club on the way home. It's kind of like first owning a BMW and then selling it and buying a Toyota. You see what I mean. I'd rather first drive the Toyota and look forward to my ride in the BMW rather than vice versa.
Just my opinion...and I'm not saying Toyota cars are bad...simply an analogy.
I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
If you are flying with the new bed seats it will be fantastic. They are great. The whole layout is so different to everybody else and who cares about looking backwards. Give me the rest and a nice simple service anytime.
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
I tried old ClubWorld last year (767, LGW-JFK). Only one thing to add to the previous posts: I don't remember if my plate and glass were always full but I couldn't eat and drink all I got and I didn't eat at home until the next morning!
BoyShane From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Thanks everyone for your replies!
I've been saving up for the past 4 years to go first or business. I can only afford one way and that's what i'm doing going over and most likely flying back over in Economy. I don't have to worry about lodging because I will be staying with family and my parents are helping me out. It's easier for me now as I am 18.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I'm with Jaysit...I let my co. pay for my J-class. But even they've gotten tighter restrictions now. There is even some talk about using Y-plus on those carriers that offer it for flights that are less then eight hours.
I'm fortunate that living in Texas my territory is London and Singapore (both over 8)...so I think I'll continue in the middle cabin.
Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
There is no guarantee, but many BA flights are overbooked in the summer - especially out of JFK. If you are lucky and charming, you can get upgraded for free. It doesn't happen all the time, but it happens. Make sure you treat the agent like you would want to be treated and ask: Is economy overbooked? If it is, it will make me very happy if you choose me to upgrade...The most enjoyable flight in business class is an upgrade. Save your money and take the chance.