jamesvf84
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BA's Upgraded Economy

Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:46 pm

What is the name of the BA class that is in between the Economy and Business class. I was hoping of going to Seattle for a long weekend but I would like to get there in a fairly fresh state and I do not fancy spending thousands of pounds for a Business Class ticket. For those of you who have traveled in this class, my question is: Is this intermediate class worth the extra and what does it offer?
 
flylondon
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:16 pm

World Traveller Plus - worth the money in my opnion. Try to get 27B on the 747 as its an induvidual seat on its own at the front of the cabin with a little side table.
 
carduelis
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:50 pm

Or could it be seat 28B, or even 28H, on a 744?

See BA's website.


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jamesvf84
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:10 pm

Thank you for the info!
 
flylondon
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:46 am

Quite possibly 28B and H, it was a while ago!
 
carduelis
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:57 am

From BA's website.
Seat Plan for 747 WT+




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LH423
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:25 am

The configuration shown above is on aircraft with a low-density configuration and a large business class. This is not the configuration that serves SEA. I'm unfamiliar with that config since it's been some time since I've worked with an aircraft that features it.

According to this, ask for row 17

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/British_Airways_Boeing_747-400_A.php

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muttley35
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:39 am

Got upgraded to World traveler plus on a BA 777 LGW to DFW couple weeks ago.Returned cattle class the next day and I certainly missed the extra leg room, foot rest etc.
On the 777 layout World traveler plus is a 2 4 2 configuration as opposed to the usual 3 4 3 in cattle class, also they close off both forward and rear curtains making quite a small cabin area.
I have also been upgraded to BA'a business class on this route and in terms of ticket cost the World traveler plus seems quite a good deal.
 
kzba
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:57 am

LH423...SEA typically gets the 70J config 744. High yield market for us that demands an increased Club cabin. So, actually the seat map shown would be correct for the BA49/48.
 
srbrenna
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:04 pm

World Traveller Plus is so worth it IMHO especially if you are tall. In fact I bought my first WTP ticket a couple of years ago and haven't gone further back since!

Another advantage is that since BA sorted out the Exec Club (OK, stop laughing everyone!) you can upgrade to Club World using your miles from WTP with the bonus that you will recoup about half the miles back.
 
qantas744
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:19 pm

I invested in a couple of WTP tickets for a trip PHX in October, scheduled for a 744 but which config do they use for PHX? I thought they were all the same Sad.



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carduelis
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:39 pm

Looking at specific availability, it looks like the 'low density' 38 Club World to PHX.


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AV8AJET
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:35 pm

Carduelis

I'm taking BA288 on Sept 5th, and returning on Sept 14th on BA289. I'm nonreving are you able to check the loads on these flights, or know how I can without calling BA directly? Thanks!!
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carduelis
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:25 am

Try:- http://www.flyaow.com/classamex.htm which shows space in all classes both ways.

I've also looked at BA's Staff Travel pages which also show reasonable chances in all classes, but nearly two weeks to go!

I have no direct access to commercial figures, and I doubt BA Res will pass on specific availablity.


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srbrenna
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:41 am

Is there any way to find out what each fare class costs? I assume it decends left to right?
 
carduelis
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RE: BA's Upgraded Economy

Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:04 am

Does it really matter? Do you really want to clutter your brain with '26' different fares?

Most of us are looking for the cheapest, and as such there may be restrictions placed on them, so if you are not happy, just adjust you search accordingly!

Whilst it is logical that fares will reduce from 'left to right' that is not necessarily the case - but does it really matter?

Have a look at another thread:-

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1713826/

Bon Voyages!


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