Wow, lots of conflicting reports here. For my part, I haven't a clue
although I should mention the fact that in a recent BA ad, World Traveller Plus was offered on a variety of USA 'World Offer' flights except for one, San Diego, which I know is ex-Gatwick
Strech 8 I don't think the crew would allow it, (although I'm sure Branson would reward
such moves on his a/c).
A lot in the UK news at the moment about the trial of the REM guitarist who got a bit hot under the collar on a BA flight last year from SEA-apparently, amongst other things, he managed to spill some expensive yoghurt all over 2 cabin crew, ripped up the 'warning' card given to him by the good Captain, hurled abuse at one and all, did something unpleasant to the First class lavatory (the mind boggles...), and left the entire cabin in a generally awful state.
The hearing is continuing. You can get some coverage on BBC News.