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How Many Flight Attendants Work On BA LCY-JFK?  
User currently offlineFilLPA From Spain, joined Mar 2009, 42 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10815 times:

I was just wondering how many flight attendants would be working on the new BA flights from LCY-JFK.

Normally on A318 planes we would find 3 flight attendants or maximum 4 !!! But since this is an aircraft with only 32 passengers is it going to change?? At the end all of them are Club World seats and if there would be 4 F/A working, that would be 8 passengers for each F/A!!

I have flown Business Plus with Iberia´s A340-600, which has 52 seats and all of them were occupied, and we only got served by 5 F/A.

Can someone tell me how many do work on those particular BA flights??
Which is the minimum crew number for that section of the plane for other airlines?

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24709 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10786 times:

Planned staffing is 3 F/A,s with flexibility to reduce to 2 if needed.


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User currently offlineNws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10761 times:

Didn't Eos have 6 for 48 passengers? 3 for 32 doesn't seem bad at all though, 2 would be a difficult flight to work if it was full though.

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10149 times:

US regulations require one flight attendants for every 50 pax. The exit door rule over there makes sense though.

But I think 3 is not enough for 38 high-end pax. I would think that they'd want at least five to cater to them.

How many were on the Concorde?



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User currently offlineIcaro From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8358 times:



Quoting FilLPA (Thread starter):
I have flown Business Plus with Iberia´s A340-600, which has 52 seats and all of them were occupied, and we only got served by 5 F/A.

On IB A-346's there are only 4 F/A's for 52 pax.


User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 740 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8024 times:



Quoting Bigphilnyc (Reply 6):
How many were on the Concorde?

On BA SSC flights it was 6 cabin crew on most services, with 7 on busy JFK services (either over 75 or over 80, can't remember the exact trigger).



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5320 times:

On other widebody aircraft, BA's ratio is about 1 FA for 10-12 business class passengers. 3 makes sense. I've found service adequately prompt with that ratio, although the cart based service isn't as classy as you will find on other airlines. There is no one topping off wine for example outside of each course of the meal.


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User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5204 times:

However, with a total westbound time of 9+ hours, do they need more than 3 FA so that rest can be taken? Or will they have a crew change at SNN? However its a nonstop flight eastbound so I doubt that will happen.

Therefore I suppose there will be more than 3 FAs, just my thoughts though.

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User currently offlineNws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5142 times:



Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 7):
Or will they have a crew change at SNN?

I know they are slipping in a new flight deck crew at SNN, not sure about cabin crew.


User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4037 times:



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
On other widebody aircraft, BA's ratio is about 1 FA for 10-12 business class passengers. 3 makes sense. I've found service adequately prompt with that ratio, although the cart based service isn't as classy as you will find on other airlines. There is no one topping off wine for example outside of each course of the meal.

Actually, the logic behind a cart-based meal service in Club World is that everything is on hand for top ups. As trays and starters are served from the trolley, then plates cleared in before the main course, bread, wine and water are always to hand on the top of the cart so top ups can be provided. Equally for the dessert service, wines, liquers and hot drinks are on the trolley so can always be offered.

Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 7):
Therefore I suppose there will be more than 3 FAs, just my thoughts though.

3 is the maximum complement BA will provide. As the crew will be nightstopping in LCY before the flight, they will be able to leave London with 2 crew in the event of unforeseen circumstances, as they are seen to be operating away from base (LGW).


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