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Look At The New BA Club Class  
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2747 times:


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So BA is reconfiguring their ClubClass and offers 4-class service. Can you imagine having to FACE someone during a flight!? Sitting next to someone can be bad enough, but FACING someone!?


Bonjour Chef!
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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

You don't actually face one. There's a clever little panel that hides the other person's face. It's quite neat actually, and very comfortable.


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Looking at that picture, it strikes me that the World Traveller Plus seats are very similar to the Club World seats, except of course they all face forward, and dont recline. Those Business Class seats look narrow. The brown backs don't do anything for them, either, and someone forgot to tell BA that there are an increasing number of people who are taller than 6ft (which is the length of the bed). Still, it is a very original idea, but it just doesnt seem to be all that well thought out. I might have to try it and see what its really like for myself.

V/F



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

VirginFlyer, the seats in the first pic are those from New Club World. World Traveller Plus seats are smaller, all face forwards and are in a smaller cabin.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

777236ER - if you read my post beyond the first line, you will notice: except of course they all face forward, and dont recline

I probably should have made it clear when i said don't recline that I meant less room, but I thought that was obvious. Please read the entire post before posting a reply...

V/F



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

**whoops**

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Looking at that pic...how in the world do you get out if you are in the middle two of the 2-4-2 config???

It strikes me that if Mr. Aisle is lying down, you're stuck, buddy.


User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

The concept of forward and aft facing seats is quite revolutionary however the configuration shown in the picture seems very high density for a business class. If I had purchased a Club World ticket I would not be best pleased.

User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Jetstreamer:
Threr are 6 rows of seats in the picture. Each row is at least 6 feet from the row in front. How many other airlines give their business class pax a 6 foot bed?


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

How many other airlines give their business Class passengers 8 abreast in a 747 and 777. Its all relative.

V/F



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

I flew Club on my flight to Cape Town this Xmas-personally, I found that the seats were indeed a little too narrow for my liking-I'm barely 6', so the length was more than enough, but I found difficulty in sleeping, as my elbows constantly brushed the sides.

It may look cramped, but once you get settled down, and setup the partitions, you feel relatively 'private', and the cabin actually 'feels' quite spacious-if I may use that word.

A nice touch are the vintage B&W photos of old BOAC a/c in various airports-repeated inside the toilets.

What annoyed me was that I had to ask for an amenity kit, as these are not apparently handed out, like they used to be.....


Link to the trip report:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/15423/

Regards


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Amenity kit not handed out, or waiting for you on your seat!?!?

I flew main cabin this past June and got the "basic" kit (dunno if they're different), it was waiting on my seat.



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

No, no amenity kit waiting on the seat. Not sure what you mean by 'basic', although cabin staff were handing out the 'Molton Brown' kit on request-this is the one to which I refer.

Perhaps it was a case of them having run out, or not having enough time during the pre-boarding preparation that goes on.

Either way, it shouldn't happen, especially not at over 3.000 quid per trip!

Small details though, overall they are a pretty damn good operation, from pax perspective.

Regards


User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2511 times:

When i had to ask for mine last time i was on american airlines buisness class the FA said they stoped puting them on seats before boarding because coach class passengers would steal them as they walked thru to board. Nowadays they are hidden or jsut passed out after boarding.

User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2502 times:

The seats look interesting, but I like wider seats (no, I'm not fat). But 8-across is a lot for a 777, considering economy has 9 across. Sorry, but I'll take the non-bed United Biz seat in the 777!

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2483 times:

When I said "basic", I didn't know if there was a different kit for business and/first classes, as in more treats inside or better bag.

The seats do look slim, as in not wide and I imagine a 2x2x2 configuration would have been more of a "business class" layout? Even 2x3x2?



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2477 times:

Wouldn't the people who are sitting facing the rear of the aircraft fall foward during takeoff?

Alitalia777


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

They are incredibly comfortable - although very expensive !!

I am 6ft 1, and wear a size 44 jacket, and could sleep very well in one of those seats, although the seats are a tad narrow for any acrobatics in bed. When youre lying flat, the person on the inside has to hop over the footrest part of your flat bed, but then unless youre in SQ, CX, SR, QF, BA or UA first Class, thats the situation. So it works quite well.


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