milesaddict From Singapore, joined Dec 2007, 100 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 16474 times:
Before I start, I’ll make some soccer fans jealous…. You’ll know why if your scroll down your mouse…
The report will feature the Old BA First from LAX to LHR.
I booked the trip thanks to BA sales from Europe. I flew from FCO. 1540e all in.. it’s a steal. The outbound was done with AA… I really enjoyed flying AA, My expectations were low anyway, but still a good airline and hoping to try the revamped cabin in J both with the new 77W and the 321.
Here we go, holding a J ticket, entitled me to upgrade with avios to First. I called the executive line and I was confirmed within a minute. 25k miles were deducted…
My flight was scheduled at 6pm. I left my dad’s house in Santa Monica at 1pm in order to have a lunch with him at my fav Thai restaurant in L.A, Saladang.
It was a full load in all classes. Along with me in F, three adorable kids, quit, well educated. Impressed, as kids are known to scream, disturb.
Upon boarding I noticed all F windows open up… Meaning I got the old First. While I would have loved to get the NF, the old one remains good. IFE was Not on Demand… hence I’ve decided to talk with my buddy seat and worked a little with my mac book.
Too much words for you…. Starting to say, come on man, show us the pictures…
Here we go..
Boarding: As soon as I reached the door, a very friendly flight attendant welcomed me. I really like BA crew.. Always been a hit so far. I’ve filled out the form on ba.com/welldone.
We are keen to complain and send a letter, however when things are great, we take that for granted…
Good thing to take 1A…..
Seat and entertainment: Curiously, I had a better night with the old seat than NF….
I was either beat, or the seat was comfy… Maybe both…
As I previously stated, the IFE is clearly outdated. 14 movies or so, the screen is a far cry when I think abt TG….
Let’s talk about the catering, yes a TR without, it’s like a plane without wings…
I have to say it was quit good, not on par with top notch Asian Carriers, but I really enjoyed.
I had the lobster, meat, and my chocolate cake with whipped cream…
I guess I have gained 1 lb…
For breakfast I went traditional… I was still stuffed from the dinner. And I had to keep some space for the concorde dining.
Crew : Where to start, both the purser and FA made an outstanding service. I had the feeling flying TG…
Upon arrival, I made my way to the CCR.
I really like the outfit, design. British style is unique. Trust me !
I had to chose between having a lunch or a quick massage… My tummy required more food…
Perfect cooked lamb… Allas I could not eat anymore.
I then made my way to the gate for my FCO flight.
My report is ending; I hope you have enjoyed reading it. For sure I can’t compete with brilliant reporter. But still…
Will I fly BA again, for sure, I won’t think twice.
Genius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 199 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15741 times:
What a coup to have your photo taken with Beckham! The LAX oneworld first class lounge is nothing special - certainly not the Concorde Room standard. I often find generic alliance lounges are quite bland - thankfully oneworld doesn't have many - most are airline branded.
I think the BA Old First cabin is still standing up quite well - not a patch on New First of course, but I do like the extendable leg rest in the old cabin which is no longer a feature of the new cabin.
Old First on the 747 does have AVOD IFE - the system is exactly the same as that fitted on the New First 747s (only the screen is larger of course in New First).
I suppose you hit the gym, first thing after arrival
BA First look top-notch as always, only heard good about this airline so maybe it's time to give it a try soon. The CCR looked really nice, and btw was it Caviar they served in those little glass jars?
It's a very nice lounge, very well furnished. But to me I still prefer the AF FCL one. It's the best for me.
Hi Mr Jonas ! what's up, too bad for SAS.....
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7): your pics have improved over your last ones!
I'm now using a better camera with my Samsung Galaxy note.
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7): Wow that looks like a generous portion of meat. Did you manage to finish that whole one?
for 9usd it's cheap and sooooooo gooooood.
I have finished all to the last piece of rice... and helped my dad to clean up his meal.... I may have an hidden tummy.... lol
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7): I suppose Mr. Beckham took use of that one?
Not even, it did not bothered. I was in the lounge for 20 mins.
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7): I suppose you hit the gym, first thing after arrival
Well I ate in the CCR.... and I dozed off....
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7): BA First look top-notch as always, only heard good about this airline so maybe it's time to give it a try soon. The CCR looked really nice, and btw was it Caviar they served in those little glass jars?
No caviar yet....
You should give them a try.... and to me it's far easier to achieve top tier. and in coach to get 100%.