FilLPA From Spain, joined Mar 2009, 43 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 11745 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?
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10443 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6250 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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Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6134 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.
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4967 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).