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The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 1)  
User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19250 times:

Please visit http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...1c4fff800aa594e5169b68f17&t=847462 to view the trip report.

Please feel free to leave comments and questions below...

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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19039 times:

Nice trip report, glad you liked BA!

Quoting Genius12 (Thread starter):

It%u2019s always great when, as soon as you step off the aircraft, a blast of warm air hits you in the face - it reinforces that you really are in a foreign country

Indeed, although for me it implies exactly the opposite, i.e. to have cool air surrounding my face once I deboard the plane! This reminds me that I am in a foreign country!

How was Ritz Carlton?
I will be staying there next week!


User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18939 times:

Many thanks for your lovely trip report ... I thoroughly enjoyed reading your reviews and seeing the photos you so generously shared with us.

At a time when BA's F cabin is now looking somewhat dated (and in some cases, scruffy) it is pleasing to read that the staff that are part of the overall service proposition held their own. Excellent service from ground staff and, perhaps more importantly the cabin staff, can help to make up for other deficiencies that the customer may encounter.

Let us hope that you find the premium experience just as good, if not hopefully better, on your return to the UK  Wink


User currently offlinePpcd From Romania, joined Nov 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 18359 times:

Great trip report. Thank you.

One small comment though, you should have embedded your photos into your FT post.



Dan
User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 17553 times:

Thanks for all the comments.

Quoting Ppcd (Reply 3):
One small comment though, you should have embedded your photos into your FT post.

Is this because it takes a long time for the images to load? How would I go about doing this for next time? Thanks.


User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 17351 times:

Reallly enjoyed the trip report, glad you enjoyed the service on board.

Regarding the point you made about there being no dedicated Club World check-in desks at LHR T5. Just another example of some of the very questionable decisions made by our 'management' whom seem to be full of lets not rock the boat 'yes-men'.

I remember when I, along with a group of around 30 other cabin crew were taken around T5 for our familiarisation tour. This was about six months before the opening. Whle guiding us around the departures hall the managers showed us the self service kiosks, the fast bag drop and the dedicated FIRST check in area. From us, there was a chorus of 'but where is the dedicated Club World check-in area'? The management reply was 'Club World passengers dont want a dedicated check in area, they want to check in online and print their boarding passes, not carry luggage and fly thru to the lounges'. Believe me, there were many a roll of the eyes from us crew, whom like the ground staff probably have a much better understanding of what BA's premium passengers DO value. This was a topic of much discussion among the front line staff. If Club World is the biggest area of revenue and profit should we really be making assumptions that they dont want a dedicated check in area? What about the Club passengers to India/Middle East/Africa that do tend to check in baggage, should they not have priority service? There were posts put on the internal discussion forums which were answered in a very fobbed off manner by the management (we know best).

And, T5 opens (sort of) and quelle suprise, 6 months later 'after feedback from our Club passengers and staff we have decided to install a dedicated CW check in area a T5'.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16482 times:



Quoting BAStew (Reply 5):
Regarding the point you made about there being no dedicated Club World check-in desks at LHR T5. Just another example of some of the very questionable decisions made by our 'management' whom seem to be full of lets not rock the boat 'yes-men'.

T5 was designed as the terminal to eliminate queueing - that was the response I got to the same question, so there was no need to provide such a faciliy for Club passengers as there would not be queues for them to complain about and everyone would be checked in within minutes. (But the F facility was needed to keep Posh Spice away from prying eyes).

I dont think ive been there and not seen a queue!



We'd like to welcome in particular our Executive Club members and those joining us from our Oneworld alliance partners.
User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16359 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 1):
How was Ritz Carlton?
I will be staying there next week!

The Ritz-Carlton Central Park is an excellent hotel - our room was very spacious and the whole hotel has a very luxurious feel.

The only thing I would complain about would be the price of food and drink if you eat in the hotel, but high prices are what you have to expect at a five star hotel in the US.

A more detailed report on the Ritz-Carlton will feature in the second part of my trip report.


User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16245 times:

Thank you! I appreciate it

User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15585 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 8):
Thank you! I appreciate it

I hope you enjoy your stay.  Smile


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 15265 times:

What a superly detailed report, glad you enjoyed your First experience with British Airways Smile.


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14232 times:

Part 2 is now up and ready to be read! Please visit http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/trip_reports/read.main/132166/.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13704 times:
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Good report, nice honest view of your trip, thanks.

Will be travelling out on this same flight next week though in J  Sad  Wink

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13090 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
Will be travelling out on this same flight next week though in J

The things we have to suffer.  Smile


User currently offlineKLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10784 times:

Thanks for such a comprehensive and enjoyable look at the premium products offered by BA! After reading both parts, I must say that I am a bit taken back by how sharp the contrast is between F and J...I thought that an airline like BA would aim to try and lessen such a difference between its two premium products. Thanks for all the great pics too!

--KLM11



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10110 times:

Great TR! Thanks for posting! I am also looking forward to the new BA F....I've been saving my miles for it.

Dave



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