TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3687 posts, RR: 34 Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5465 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 3): I'm sure when I flew NCE-LHR about 2 years ago the BA 767 had blue leather seats.
The front two cabins have convertible leather seats. The rear cabin has cloth seats.
Its about time BA decided what is going to happen to the shorthaul B767. They really need a new PES/PSS system. The videos are old, the multiplex system is antique, the video screens are out of the ark, the call bells and reading lights are always failing. The whole lot needs replacing.
BA has ordered B787 to replace the longhaul B767, what is going to happen to the 7 shorthaul aircraft?
SirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5303 times:
I went on a 767 last week and they still had the old cloth seats.. very tatty looking now... what routes do they serve with the 767's now? I thought when I got on it they should have been phased out by now
Anyone know if they still run the 757's? I hav'nt been on one for ages if they do
Flown On: A319/A320/A321/A332/A333/AT45/734/736/738/744/DH8D/T204/T154/IL62/T134/IL-18/An-24
Well where do we start? IST/DME/ATH/NCE/LCA/ARN.. Um what else have I missed out from the shorthaul network? Starting up the FRA on them for Winter I believe but what else have I missed out? I haven't been on one for 104 days and counting!
Tiktokjake From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4690 times:
My sister is crew for BA and gladly explained why! BA only have leather seats due to the need to convert the seats into Club Europe. On the 767 there is a firm divide between where CE ( completely full ) ends, and where the Economy rows start! On an A319/20/21, B 757 - there is just a moveable class divider, therefore just starting cloth seats on row X would look cheap and tacky!
If you look carefully on the BA website, on CE passengers are guaranteed leather seats, therefore can be sold as another advantage of CE!!
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3687 posts, RR: 34 Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
Quoting Flyglobal (Reply 5): The same what happened to LH's A306: they will be retired and changed to A321'
Yes agreed, but some of the B767 routes are there mainly for the cargo. This is true of ARN. If the fwd hold wasn't full of pallets every day, it would have been an Airbus long ago. Every year the OPS planners downgrade it to an A320, then BA Cargo makes a case, and the B767 on BA780/1 continues for another season. It would never be a B767 for the pax loads.
But BA operates an A300 freighter once a week ARN LON so I suppose they could add to that.
I could also see the Moscow and Istanbul going to Longhaul B787.
But what bugs me is there is no decision, and the B767 soldier on.
Theginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 14): Does the A321 have the range to do LCA comfortably?
Yes they do, very easily. They are already being used on longer routes with no problem such as LHR-AMM and also LHR-CAI. MEA also uses them between LHR and Beirut. The A320 series has long legs if it needs to!
Edina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 14): Also the BA seats are 'pleather' (plastic leather) not leather.
They're definitely leather - airlines put leather seatcovers in because in the long run it's quite a bit cheaper than constantly changing fabric covers. They are more durable & easier to clean - in most cases a wipe wil suffice.
Worked on - Caravelle Mercure A300 A320 F27 SD3-60 BAe146 747-100/200/400 DC10-30 767 777 737-400 757 A319 A321
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3687 posts, RR: 34 Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Quoting Edina (Reply 18): airlines put leather seatcovers in because in the long run it's quite a bit cheaper than constantly changing fabric covers. They are more durable & easier to clean - in most cases a wipe wil suffice.
Agreed. We were forever changing cloth seat covers on turnrounds due spillages. I have never had to change a leather cover.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21460 posts, RR: 24 Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 3): Don't they still have cloth seats on their 747 and 777's?
Yes, very few airlines use leather seats on their longhaul fleets, and those that do are airlines I avoid flying (e.g. DL). SQ uses leather in their new business class seats on the A380 and 77W but that's much higher quality leather than what you typically see on other airlines which is only chosen because it's cheaper in the long run, not because passengers prefer it.
Quoting Letsgetwet (Reply 9): Cloth is much more comfortable, than leather. Especially when your butt has to be in them for hours on end. You'll never see leather in the cockpit or bus drivers seats.