b707forever From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9041 times:
Nice report, thanks. Makes me smile to read about the 'you won't have a meal on board' nonsense.
BA certainly has their act together in delivering a consistently solid J class service and yes, the semi-private cabins are the best. Smart to take the rear facing seat as with the aircraft natural incline one's head is in a better position for sleeping. I also find Hertz the best rent-a-car company of them all in the US. Like BA, consistently good and convenient services - I'm not surprised you caught the upgrade, even if you didn't like the color.
I was surprised. Some weeks ago I knew that I had a tour of some thousand miles to drive, so I thought about renting a green collection also. I thought about renting a Toyota Prius and hoped to get a Camry ( both hybrid ). When I called Hertz before this rental, they told me clearly, that upgrades are only available if you rent standard cars. For green or fun collection u usually get only what you pay for.
ChopChop767 From Italy, joined Aug 2010, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7543 times:
Thanks for posting the report. It's nice to hear that BA accommodated the ticket change.
Unfortunately, I've not been lucky enough to sample BA's j class, only ua and aa from lhr. You seemed to really enjoy the seat and the privacy is nice. I guess my question though, is you don't feel cramped or claustrophobic? The space looks a little tight? Is that true?
Catering looks very nice. Now that I'm living in Europe again, I think I'll def give ba a try based on your recommendations. From NAP, I have to connect to get back to the states, and the easiest option is via MUC or FRA. If the product is good though, wouldn't mind flying to gatwick and then taking the shuttle to heathrow.
Mennix From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7093 times:
I"m not a slim guy ( 125 kgs ) but don't feel cramped in this seats. The overall product is not only cheaper but also far better than Lufthansa. However I would not recommend airport transfer in London. If you book in time you should be able to get a cheap connection from NAP to FCO or to Milan and then go through LHR directly. Just my 2 cents
chopchop767 From Italy, joined Aug 2010, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6268 times:
Thanks for the tips and the awesome trip report Mennix. I'll have to look maybe at the discounted airlines to fco or mxp as suggested and then take BA from there. As mentioned, I like AA, I think they offer a decent product at a competitive price, but felt 'stuck' using them for transatlantic flights because of the loss of the miles. It's one thing to forgo miles from nap to fco or mxp, but something else entirely to lose them on lhr to ewr or bos. I'm happy to see one world finally giving the flyer a choice. Again, many thanks for the tip and the great report.