KrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
I flew to London in late April with British Airways in First. I have to say that I was impressed. All the way I was on 747-400s
Excluding G-CIVX, both aircraft were fitted with BA's superb new inflight entertainment system. There is now a huge touch screen with audio video on demand plus the previous inseat video player. The new system now has 18 video channels and the screen has much better resolution.
The refitted aircraft are also fitted with a personal phone that previous aircraft lacked. BA's First is unrivalled in privicy as every passenger (14) sits facing the windows on an angle. It is pretty hard to describe but there is a small opening but then there is the seat in front which makes it like a personal cabin.
The materials are blue cloth on the seats with a swede type of material on the side of the seats. The cloth looks pretty cheap but i think BA will shortly be changing it to leather like SQ
BA have an excellent meal table, while it does not slide like SIA, it is excellent for forking. It is not flimsy like the folding Club World trays which are impossible to work from
All aircraft were fitted with a very easy to use electronic adjustment for the seat including a very affective lumbar support.
Service varied enormously, as a 14 yr old, the cabin crew often ignored me which I found pretty annoying considering I paid the same fare. Food was excellent.
Well, apart from the sometimes bad service, BA is excellent to fly with in FIRST. Oh, I musn't forget the great Molton Brown toiletries kits and the SUPERB 100% cotton pyjamas set. Soo comfortable. If comfort is important, fly BA
Clubworld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
I don't wish to comment on the validity of Krisworld777's story, but it is worth mentionning that you certainly don't have to be a millionaire to fly FIRST-many people get it for free from companies etc. Also, remember that a 3 continent Oneworld Explorer in First can be as low as £2500 for about 16 flights.
Greggi's reaction is uncalled for.
KrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
Greggj or Mr. Arrogant. I found your comments about my flights with BA uncalled for and wonder where you found the base to make such profound statements. For your information, my parents were paying even though it is none of your business. So, what is so strange about a 14-year old travelling First? I see other kids in First with me all the time and it doesn't exactly cost millions of dollars so I would like to see your mouth seeled when making comments you know nothing about.
Purdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2892 times:
Greggj - You think younger people don't fly up front? American upgraded me to First on my trip home from IND yesterday due to an overbooking situation, and I was sitting near an infant (15 months old) on my DFW-SAN leg - In First Class.