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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18430 times:

This is only my second attempt at a trip report, and I must admit now, I wasn't actually thinking of writing at trip report until I got back here, next time I fly, I'll try and get better details, and pictures, so don't expect the high standards of Mr Davidson.
But I'll try my best.

The trip TO LAX : BA: LHR-LAX In F + Pics (by Wrighbrothers Aug 22 2006 in Trip Reports)



So, having spent 9 wonderful days in Las Vegas, it was time for the holiday to end

One final look from my hotel room, as you can see, we stayed at the Flamingo, which is a great hotel, very pleasant.
so with an early start (we had to get the airport shuttle at 6:15am), we made our way to LAS, where we were to catch a 10:20am WN flight back to LAX.

A final look at the Las Vegas strip  Sad
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m151/wrightbrothers/Picture023.jpg
Over looking the winglet of our Southwest 737-700.

We arrived at LAX about half an hour late, and after 20 minutes of waiting for them, quickly grabbed our bags and made our way to the Tom Bradley international Terminal, where we proceeded to check-in, now, the flight was pretty full, and there were about 7 or 8 OTHER stand-by's/ non-revs wanting to get home too, including one lady, who suddenly appeared about 10mins before calling time, insisting that she had go home on this flight, for an unknow reason, which didn't exaclty amuse the rest of us non-revs who had been waiting for 3 hours and should technicaly be going on first.

We were told that we were the top of the list (well, with a mix of a very high up job and 36.5yrs service from my dad given to BOAC & BA , we've come to kinda expect that) and that we would be put on stand by and so should get our bags security checked and then come back about an hour and a bit later, so we did, ahhh, the adventures of staff travel.
We also had time spare for me to go outside the terminal, for a quick photo and one last breath of Los Angeles air.

An over view of the LAX traffic.
I got back inside, and we got a McDonald's, and waited for the time to come, which, slowly it did.

We went to the check-in, Lots of phone calls were made by the gate agent, and the lady who had come very late, and insisting she get a seat, was given a bording pass, I looked around, no one was exactly smiling, for all we knew, that was the last seat and the flights after us were even more packed.
Anyway, it wasn't the last seat, and were given our tickets, once again, I looked through the tickets, and, to my joy, mine read '05A, First'.
Again, a First class window seat !, I could get used to this life-style very easily  Wink
I think that out of the 12 or so non-revs, about 9 must have got on.

Date: Tuesday 15th August
Route: Los Angeles-London Heathrow
Airline: British Airways
Flight number: BA278
Aircraft: Boeing 747-436
Registration:??
Seat: 05A (First)
Duration: 9hrs 30mins


Once we got the tickets, we made our way through security, and once all the usual stuff was done (remember, this was after the terrorist threat had been made public) we re-dressed ourselves ( Wink) and made our way to gate 122, where the U.S army (or maybe they were national guard) were waiting with a whole load of TSA folk at the gate.

The whole boarding process was a bit of a palaver, the check-in person announced boarding for pre-boarding about 6 times, and with the plane already delayed, finally, the call was made for First class and club passengers, I drifted through and made my way down the jetty-way and onto the plane, I turned left and was guided to my seat, 05A, where there was my headphones, blanket, duvet, pillow and a bowl of peanuts.
Today, we had a full load in all cabins.
The cabin crew came round offering pre-flight drinks, to which I selected water, as I'm not a fan of Orange juice, and certainly not Champaign.
Anyway, I eat the peanuts, drank my drink, and by which time, the plane was being pushed back, so, perfect time take some pictures.

BA283 from LHR/

Eva Air 744 at gate 121.

We then trundled down the taxiway, and onto the runway.
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Air New Zealand 744, also bound for LHR.

We powered our way down the runway, the 4 RB-211's screaming away, and we lifted off, into the Los Angeles sun shine, passing over the beach, and turning a right-angle onto our course bound for home.
I took a look around my seat, slightly battered at the edges, but nothing to complain about.
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A view of my seat a IFE screen.
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The great open sky.
Soon, the in-flight meal service started, today we were offered Dinner and Breakfast.
For dinner, I opted for Tomato soup for starters and Steak for the main course and finally some chocolate cake for desert, both were excellent.

Tomato soup.

The steak, with green and white runner beans, and some potatoes.
I must admit, the chocolate cake was soo good, I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate it  Embarrassment
All of this was washed down with my standard glass of Coke, the meal was very filling, so I decided against having a bacon roll just yet.
After dinner service, it was lights out, and the cabin was put into 'sleep mode' as I call it, the main white cabin lights are turned off, and the soft blue roof lights come on.
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A picture of the cabin during the sleeping period.

But, of course, I don't sleep on planes unless I'm very tired, which I wasn't just yet, so I settled down to flick through the IFE.
I watched the film 'Inside man' which was very good, Ice age 2, the melt down, which was also good and the Top of the pops radio station, which for some reason, wasn't playing very good music, Hmmm.
During this time, I got to speak to the cabin crew, and tell them about my plans career wise, about my hobby and other stuff, to which they talked about similar things.
Anyway, eventually, after a few hours of watching pointless TV programs and films, I finally fell asleep.
Now, let me tell you, trying to sleep in a thin aircraft seat after a week and a half of being in a double bed, while wearing formal trousers, formal shirt and a belt, isn't easy or comfortable, and I had no other cloths to change into, so the whole trying to get comfortable thing wasn't too successful.
I woke up, and, in full annoyance to me, was too late for a breakfast service, damn, I'd been looking forward to a full cooked breakfast, oh well.

The cabin crew busied themselves doing cabin crew things, and soon enough, we were on approach to LHR, my home airport, now, sods law, defined that my camera memory was full, and I wasn't going to delete any pictures, so I've got no pictures of the approach, but from what I remember, we winged our way past the BA maintenance area, dads old work place, and down onto 27R, and with a hard bump, hit UK soil.
We taxied to the gate at Terminal 1, and I decided to make room for one more picture, so, with the ping of the seat belt sign, and the whine of shutting down engines, I got out my seat, made my self look appropriate and collected my stuff.

My seat, 05A.

I de-boarded then plane, firstly, remember the Air New Zealand 744 that was behind us at LAX ?, well, our aircraft beat it to LHR by about 20mins.
Secondly, and to my surprise, I found that with my log book, I had received a personnel (!) note from the captain, talking about the routing, how long it would take , the fact that we would have to hold in formation in the sky for a while, wishing us a good flight and other things, which I thought was a very nice touch, thank you Captain.
From looking at my log book, It would appear, that I have flown over 84,000 miles since 2002

But wait, BA had another surprise in store, when we arrived at the baggage area, BA had, again, managed to lose one of our bags !, oh deary me.

In conclusion:
The food: 7/10 (not bad )
The IFE: 7/10 (the choice could have been better, but it was good enough)
The seat: 9/10 (it's still a good seat)
The cabin crew: 10/10 (BA crew never fail me)
OVERALL: 8/10
I just can't fault BA, they are an excellent airline all round, the staff should be proud.

Anyway, thank you for reading, if you've any comments, questions, etc, please feel free to ask.

Thanks
Wrightbrothers


Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18420 times:

great report! shame you missed the breakfast service!

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1951 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18406 times:
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Nice report and great pictures! BA First always looks pretty good.

767747


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18364 times:

Fantastic Pics & great Report Alister.
 bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18211 times:

Another really good report  thumbsup 

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
Now, let me tell you, trying to sleep in a thin aircraft seat after a week and a half of being in a double bed, while wearing formal trousers, formal shirt and a belt, isn't easy or comfortable, and I had no other cloths to change into, so the whole trying to get comfortable thing wasn't too successful.

Do you not get PJs as non-revs?

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
I must admit, the chocolate cake was soo good, I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate it  

I do find that BA's desserts really are their forte, aesthetically too  Smile

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 17978 times:

Great report there.
Cant wait to one day get in first. Have gotten Club on my YYZ flts and thats it. I dont care where i sit, but up front would be alot better lol


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 17871 times:

WN to BA F - one extreme to the other!!


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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 17615 times:

Hey, thanks for the replies  Smile

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
BA First always looks pretty good.

Oh it is, what ever people say about it being old and out dated, it's still a great product.

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 4):
Do you not get PJs as non-revs?

Well, I'm not sure, but mine were taken by the stewardess, presumably for another passenger, not that I would have worn it anyway.

Wrighbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17438 times:

Nice report!!

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 7):
Well, I'm not sure, but mine were taken by the stewardess, presumably for another passenger, not that I would have worn it anyway.

Were they just taken from you? Or did she ask first?

Usually they do have enough for everyone up front, even the non revs.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 17374 times:

Quoting Xjramper (Reply 8):
Nice report!!

Thanks  Smile

Quoting Xjramper (Reply 8):
Were they just taken from you? Or did she ask first?

Well, a bit of both, she told me " I'm just going to take these love, but there's a duvet there if you want to sleep", but as I say, I don't use them anyway.

Wrighbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 17090 times:

Firstly nice TR!
2nd...that NZ 744 you saw was also powered by RB211... Guess they must have been tailing you all the way from LAX-LHR... 20mins is pretty standard for a flight like that by the time you take into account congestion at both LAX and LHR  Wink

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
Now, let me tell you, trying to sleep in a thin aircraft seat after a week and a half of being in a double bed, while wearing formal trousers, formal shirt and a belt, isn't easy or comfortable, and I had no other cloths to change into, so the whole trying to get comfortable thing wasn't too successful.

now now... F class seats aren't what I would call "narrow"... try sleeping in Y! But yeah even in Business or F its still not the best trying to sleep in your clothes.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17069 times:

Wrigh, good report mate. Your birdie was G-BNLI FYI!  Smile

I'll be taking BA to LAX in steerage class and I look forward to it very much so! Big grin

Regards,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17055 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
I finally fell asleep.
Now, let me tell you, trying to sleep in a thin aircraft seat after a week and a half of being in a double bed, while wearing formal trousers, formal shirt and a belt, isn't easy or comfortable, and I had no other cloths to change into, so the whole trying to get comfortable thing wasn't too successful.

I hope that sometime I fly I'll be able to receive the PJ's, I would love to use them that way my cloths don't get all wrinkled, its heaps more comfortable and because I won't be seeing most of these people ever again and since they are wearing them to I wouldn't feel weird!

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
From looking at my log book, It would appear, that I have flown over 84,000 miles since 2002

Where can you get a log book? I've wanted to start one, but never had the chance to get on.

Anyways nice pictures and report mate!!! Is your dad now a pilot for BA?
I'm surprised that BA didn't wake you for breaky, normally the Flight attendants will wake you unless you asked not to be disturbed... they must have been like stealth's to be bringing alot of food by you and you not waking up. or maybe your just a heavy sleeper.?.?

Anyways can't wait to read your next report!
hehe, I'm now 15... well in 30 minutes, so I'll be able to legally sit in the exit rows, legally. I've done it before, but shhhh Wink

~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 16989 times:

So Alistair, next time i travel on BA, I plan to kidnap your father for a bit, just to get me into first, Ok by you?


Great report mate


Tom


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16871 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 10):
now now... F class seats aren't what I would call "narrow"... try sleeping in Y!

True, and you can make them even wider by sleeping with your head in the "foot area". I find the adjustable headrest thing gets in the way a lot...

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Where can you get a log book? I've wanted to start one, but never had the chance to get on.

You can buy them onboard for £1 or I guess by a small blank notebook from a stationers.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
I hope that sometime I fly I'll be able to receive the PJ's, I would love to use them that way my cloths don't get all wrinkled, its heaps more comfortable


Bring your own from home or buy some   That said I do find the BA pyjamas are really thin and therefore take up less room in my carry-on when I pack them for those flights in J.

The bottoms are also really handy for working out in since they are thin and so don't make you too hot. Thankfully they aren't embroidered with an airline logo like the top   Aircraft exempt, you'd have to pay me a lot of money to venture beyond the apartment in the whole outfit!

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
I'm surprised that BA didn't wake you for breaky, normally the Flight attendants will wake you unless you asked not to be disturbed... they must have been like stealth's to be bringing alot of food by you and you not waking up. or maybe your just a heavy sleeper.?.?


A few times I've slept through the second meal onboard, and the FAs do a pretty decent job in not waking you up. The F seat isn't so prone to magnifying people walking in the aisle unlike the J counterpart, and there is no trolley service in F. Personally I think it is a good idea the FAs don't wake everyone up, one of the major selling points of BA J (and F if they ever advertised it) is the better sleep it offers and waking passengers up for a risible meal doesn't help things IMO.

[Edited 2006-09-06 18:23:09]


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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16801 times:

Thanks for the replies.

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 11):
Wrigh, good report mate. Your birdie was G-BNLI FYI!

Ahh, thank you, damn, wish I'd noted down the Registration.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Where can you get a log book? I've wanted to start one, but never had the chance to get on.

As Mr Davidson said, you can buy one onboard, but I must admit, I got mine free from a pilot at BA I know.
I must say (IMHO) , the ones they sell on the plane have a rather 'kiddy' design, a picture of some animated people on the front, which is a bit embarrassing for a 14yr old to hand over, the one I've got (which they discontinued for some reason) is dark blue, with a silver BA 'tick' on the front, which looks pretty cool.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Anyways nice pictures and report mate

Cheers.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Is your dad now a pilot for BA?

Nope, he was a senior manager and he worked his entire career in engineering, started off as a BOAC apprentice and worked his way up.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
Anyways can't wait to read your next report!

Hopefully my next trip report will have more pictures (as I plan to buy a bigger memory stick) and it should be more detailed, better quality, watch out Mr Davidson  Wink
My next planned trip (unless there are any quick jollies to Scotland or Europe for a day) should be next Easter, when I should be off to PHX.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 12):
I'm surprised that BA didn't wake you for breaky, normally the Flight attendants will wake you unless you asked not to be disturbed.

I'm guessing that you'd have to ask to be woken up, if you've paid £6000 for a return ticket, then I guess been shaken up at gone midnight West coast time by a cabin crew for breakfast isn't too humorous.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16578 times:

Excellent report with some great photos. You're so lucky to be able to non-rev in F!

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
Secondly, and to my surprise, I found that with my log book, I had received a personnel (!) note from the captain, talking about the routing, how long it would take , the fact that we would have to hold in formation in the sky for a while, wishing us a good flight and other things, which I thought was a very nice touch, thank you Captain.

Wow, that is nice. You should have asked to see the flight deck Big grin.

Oliver



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16495 times:

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 16):
Excellent report with some great photos. You're so lucky to be able to non-rev in F!

Thanks, I know i'm lucky, not many people my age non-rev in F on BA.

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 16):
Wow, that is nice. You should have asked to the see the flight deck .

Yea, I was thinking of that, but unfortuantly, it's much harder than taking a vist on an A320.

Wrightbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15803 times:

Very nice report there, hope one day when I'm not a poor student that I can fly in F more often biggrin .

Great pictures too, keep up the good work.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineJyatlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15247 times:

I always love International F reports, and this one was no exception.

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Thread starter):
I think that out of the 12 or so non-revs, about 9 must have got on.

Were all 9 in F?


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 15045 times:

Quoting Jyatlantic (Reply 19):
I always love International F reports, and this one was no exception.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 18):
Very nice report there, hope one day when I'm not a poor student that I can fly in F more often .

Great pictures too, keep up the good work.

Dan

Thanks  Smile

Quoting Jyatlantic (Reply 19):
Were all 9 in F?

No, I was the only one in F (thanks dad  Smile) I know there were a family of 4 in club, along with the other 3 in my family, I think the other one got Y.

Wrighbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offlineLH417AF025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13021 times:

how does it work with BA staff travel, do you have to pay the difference to fly in different classes of service? are dependents allowed to fly in first without the employee?

User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12606 times:

Curious about something. How is it you got F while non revving. I was just reading a trip report from another BA staff who got only Y:and the general consensus was that non revs on ba get only Y or Premium economy at most

User currently offlineTrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12129 times:

You must love BA to say that you can't fault them as an airline, but that (again) they lost your bag! Did you get it back? If so, how long did it take and how apologetic were they (assuming it had some kind of first class tag on it)? Great report. Next time, take a photo before dessert! (please)

User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11960 times:

Quoting LH417AF025 (Reply 21):
how does it work with BA staff travel, do you have to pay the difference to fly in different classes of service? are dependents allowed to fly in first without the employee?

At the moment we cannot pay a different ID fare to travel stand-by in CW/CE or FIRST. Occassionally we are able to buy discounted 'hotline tickets' in CW/CE. These are not available on all routes though. These are also different to usual non-reving. They are confirmed at the time of purchase and each employee has 12 per year and they can buy tickets for anyone they wish. The savings are sometimes good, sometimes not so good. You are treated exactly as a regular commercial customer and there is no information given to the crew that you are any form of non-rev. You can use all the regular benefits of a confirmed booking: check in online, print boarding pass etc. A one way hotline ticket from east coast US to London in Club (confirmed space) is around US$700 + tax.

The only time we get the opportunity to sit in FIRST is if a)you know one of the crew and are upgraded on board. b)you have a 'management' postion (including CSD and pilots) then you are entitled to one bookable J class ticket with F space available priority per annum for you and your dependants.

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 22):
:and the general consensus was that non revs on ba get only Y or Premium economy at most

This is pretty true. BA staff non-revving are generally upgraded before commercial passengers when it is full down the back, usually to WTP if there are seats there, or CW if both WT and WTP are full. The CSD on the flight has pretty much carte blanche over whom s/he upgrades so if it is someone travelling with one of the operating crew, or we spot one of our colleagues non revving 90% of CSD's will move them to a comfy seat.

I was speaking with a friend who flies for QR. They have a very strict policy of NOT upgrading any non-revs. My friend took his dad on a trip to the maldives, and although J class was EMPTY (0 pax) and he was the Purser on board he still had to leave his dad down the back otherwise he would have been shopped by one of his colleagues and could land in big trouble. Sad some airlines are like that, the odd 'nice seat' when travelling is one of the best perks of the job!


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 25, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11226 times:

Wow, I was away for a bit so sorry to get back a bit late. This is one of my earlier trip reports, please feel to read my later ones which are way better lol.

BA Non-rev: LHR-SEA In F (lots Of Pics). (by Wrighbrothers Jan 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
BA Non-rev: SEA-LHR In F (with Pics) (by Wrighbrothers Jan 21 2007 in Trip Reports)

Quoting LH417AF025 (Reply 21):
how does it work with BA staff travel, do you have to pay the difference to fly in different classes of service? are dependents allowed to fly in first without the employee?

As BAStew said, you can't pay to fly in a certain class or pay for an upgrade. You only get Club or First if you're high up, or if the 'back' is full. Oh, and no, you can only get F when traveling with the employee, not without.

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 22):
Curious about something. How is it you got F while non revving. I was just reading a trip report from another BA staff who got only Y and the general consensus was that non revs on ba get only Y or Premium economy at most

I got F because my dad was a manager at BA.

Quoting Trent1000 (Reply 23):
You must love BA to say that you can't fault them as an airline, but that (again) they lost your bag! Did you get it back? If so, how long did it take and how apologetic were they (assuming it had some kind of first class tag on it)? Great report. Next time, take a photo before dessert! (please)

Well, we got the bags back....2 days later ! Apologetic, nope, not a word, but it didn't really matter, since we were back home, so we had fresh cloths there and we had flown in F for dirt cheap (compared to a normal ticket price).

Wrighbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
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