CalAir
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Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:38 am

Hi folks, flying from LHR-LCA on July 21st on the BA662 outbound and 663 inbound. Fly out at 8.50am and back in at 16.50pm. What a/c type and service can I expect from this flight? I've only flown BA on the LHR-MAN Shuttle and just got a coffee and a sandwich. PLEASE tell me we'll get more than that!! Any movies?Oh and how long is the flight usually?
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bhxforever
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:53 am

Flew this route last year(in club europe). The plane should be a 767, I got BNWD and BNWY. AFAIK there is a hot meal served in Y on these flights, and you will get some form of IFE unlike the shorter European flights, we had a movie, and an episode of the simpsons.
 
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:56 am

Hi there,
I looked at http://dps1.travelocity.com/timetabl...Q=111955276139436906232005&LANG=EN

the BA662 is apparently operated by a 767 and so is the BA663.
I must admit I am not too sure what the cabin is like inside, the only pictures in a.nets database are from March 2003.
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:01 am

767s are scheduled to operate both routes. The outward journey takes 4 hours 40 minutes and the inward journey slightly longer. In World Traveller complimentary drinks and hot meals are served on both flights, probably a hot breakfast on the outbound flight and two-course lunch on the inbound flight. The IFE should be a movie channel and a tv channel plus 12 audio channels. However, not all 767s are equipped with IFE and although the 767s without IFE are not normally scheduled on LHR/LCA, chances are they might be on the day. The Pacifier is the movie scheduled for this month on outbound flights. Not sure what next month's movie will be.

Forgot to mention: Service on BA is consistently very good and professional. You should be well looked after, so enjoy the flights.

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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:02 am

Ought to be a B767-300.

Not having flown BA since 1995, I really can't speak to their service or current IFE situation.

The outbound flight is blocked at 4 hours and 40 minutes, so expect it to be somewhat shorter. Today's flight (23 June) was delayed 37 minutes departing LHR, but arrived LCA just 28 minutes late... of course, that includes all taxi time, etc.

Enjoy your trip, CalAir!

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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:46 am

Just make sure you don't get a middle seat if you are flying in Euro Chaveller. This is the one that converts into a small storage area in Club Europe and therefore is TINY!

I've not flown in the back before on BA shorthaul but saw people being seated in them when I flew the 767 to BCN. Poor little buggers looked extremely cramped.

As for meals I'd guess airlinemeals.net would be a good place to start...
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:03 am

Thats great folks,cheers. NEVER flown scheduled before for my hols so this is quite a change! Last time I flew was on a Caledonian L-1011 from ALC to LGW!! We have requested as far forward in the economy cabin as possible cause its quieter in my opinion, after all, less roar and more saw-mill sound the further forwards you are! Is the BA 767 fleet fitted with leather seats?
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:30 pm

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 5):
Euro Chaveller

I love it!
 
AlanUK
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:41 pm

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 5):
Just make sure you don't get a middle seat if you are flying in Euro Chaveller. This is the one that converts into a small storage area in Club Europe and therefore is TINY!

I can see where you are coming from, but I can assure you that the 'E' seat on the 767 is the exact same size as any other seat. It wouldn't be possible for BA to have a seat per row of a different size. It might just be an optical illusion as the seat headrest is different from the A/C/D/F/J/K seats, that's all!

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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:02 pm

I flew the route over a year ago in the 757. The meals were very tasty and of a high quality - and the bar is free!
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:39 pm

Quoting CalAir (Reply 6):
Is the BA 767 fleet fitted with leather seats?

I flew with BA LHR-ARN-LHR in Euro Traveller back at Easter this year - both flights were operated by a 767. I can't remember the registrations right now, but I do know that each flight was operated by a different aircraft.

Leather seats are fitted, but only on part of the aircraft. The rear cabin (where I was sat in 27A I think - a great seat BTW) on both aircraft on which I flew had cloth seats for some reason, although the seats from the row in front onwards were leather, even though they were still the Euro Traveller cabin. Anyone know why that is?
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RE: Flying BA

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:44 pm

BAViscount

This is due to the fact that, on the 767, as well as on the 757, the rear cabin (between doors 3 and 4) cannot be converted into a Club Europe cabin. Basically, leather is only for Club Europe, fabric is for Euro Traveller. But as all seats between doors 1 and doors 3 can be both Club Europe or Euro Traveller, they have to be in leather. In other words, it's a bonus to get a Euro Traveller seat that has leather on the 757 and 767s.

Note that all new 319/320/321s have leather seats throughout, regardless of what seats can be converted.

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RE: Flying BA

Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:03 am

Correction - All the 767's are fitted with IFE but the Shorthaul aircraft have a film shown on the overhead screens in each cabin and not the seat back IFE.
 
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RE: Flying BA

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:01 am

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 11):
In other words, it's a bonus to get a Euro Traveller seat that has leather on the 757 and 767s.

That explains it then - thanks for that. I wish now that I'd moved to one of the leather seats while I had the chance (there were plenty that were empty), but I guess I was enjoying the spaciousness of my exit row seat too much!
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