planesarecool
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British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:31 am

Sorry for the "not-so-specific" topic, but i have a few questions regarding the allocation of British Airways B747-400's and World Traveller Plus.

Firstly does anybody know what aircraft (regs) have 38 seat business class and what have 70-seat business class? Also what routes do each fly?

In regard to WT+, i am flying LHR-LAX-LHR in the summer and accidently requested seats 21 on the 38-seat layout (though i managed to change the outbound flight), but it appears that seats 21 have a "blocked out window" within them. Though generally each WT+ row takes approx 2 windows, does anybody know how good or bad this seat is in terms of the window (or not as the case may be).

I had another question, but i can't remember it, so i'll ask it later on if i remember Embarrassment

Cheers for any help
-Stephen

 
senorbob
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:43 am

Nothing to worry about re: the windows. I was worried before I sat there, but it wasn't a problem. The open window is aligned well with you when you are seated, with the blanked one further forward. WT+ seats get 2 windows each, although rows 20 and 21 both have the forward of their two windows blanked out.

Enjoy your flight in WT+!
 
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:50 am

Thanks for a quick response.

So do the blanked out windows really affect it (i.e. do you have to lean forward to see out)? Out of interest, when did you fly WTP last?

Thanks
-Stephen
 
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:51 am

From memory, BA have two flights a day LHRLAX, one with 70J, the other with 38J. Their use reflects the demand for the Business passengers.

Row 21 in WT+ is on the 38J config and is in the back row of the compartment. With the 70J config, WT+ comprises rows 28-31.

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planesarecool
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:56 am

When we fly there are three flights out and on the seat request thing it shows it for the 38J config. We fly out on the 16:05 departure and arrive home on the 12:00 arrival at LHR.

I changed the outbound seat to row 18 and 20 (splits the four of us up by a row, but who cares  Big grin)

-Stephen
 
senorbob
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:59 am

You don't have to lean forward at all if I remember correctly - it seemed to be perfectly well aligned for the window seats of both rows 20 and 21. The only difference is really for the person in the aisle seat who has to turn round a bit more than they would otherwise to look out of the one window, but that's not a problem.

Last flight in WT+ was about a year ago now, but I do think it's a very good product.
 
planesarecool
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:50 am

Thanks a lot.

Does anybody know what reg's carry 38J config?

Thanks
-Stephen
 
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:14 am

Get 28B or 28J on your flights if it is available.

These seats have no A seat or K seat and as a result have unlimited legroom and space beside the seat. Its the 1A/1K equivalent for WT+
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:43 am

Check out and click on British Airways. This webiste displays a bunch of airlines' seat maps and show which seats to watch out for based on certain criteria (i.e. no window, noisy area becuase of people lining up for the LAV etc.etc.). The website is pretty cool, check it out
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:44 am

www.seatguru.com

oops
 
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:45 am

 
planesarecool
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:02 pm

I've seen that, before i posted this. It didn't help what i was looking for, but thanks for the input nonetheless.

-Stephen
 
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RE: British Airways B747-400s

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:03 pm

I flew WT+ back from Vancouver a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed. They didn't have this product when I worked for them and this was the first time I had experienced it. We got 18DEFG, which is a bulkhead. It was impressively roomy. The service was good, too.
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